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NEW  SIZE ADDED
BK 2004 black now 144"
(12 feet long)
offers more options for
larger windows and
less waste when figuring
the amount of BondKap
needed for a job!

 

 
        




 


International Window
   Film Association


  Southeast Glass
     Association

 

QUICK LINKS
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Online Documentation Library
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Installation and Testing Videos
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Questions and Answers Section

  The downloadable documentation from FilmFastener.com are formatted in Adobe Acrobat format and you may need to download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader program in order to view and print these documents.
  BondKap CSI Specifications
  Comparison Chart of GE with Other Silicones
  Commercial door Installation Guide
A guide for the proper installation for most storefront doors
VERY IMPORTANT to do correctly
  BondKap makes Silicone Stronger test results
Finally proven silicone is up to 45% stronger with BondKap
  BondKap impact and cyclic test results
Independent testing done by Architectural Testing Lab Inc.
The BondKap attachment passed easily
  BondKap tri-fold  guide
Tri-fold handout describing BondKap and why you should anchor your safety film
This is also available pre printed on glossy heavy stock paper. please ask for copies when placing your order.
  Patio Door Installation Guide
Installation guide for patio doors with narrow sill
  TechTalk 995
Technical sheet from Dow Corning.
The Use of Dow Corning 995 Silicone Structural Adhesive in Retrofit Protective Glazing Installations
  Dow 995
Dow Corning 995 silicone installation techniques
  Commercial Use
Commercial use and product line
  Residential Use
Residential use and product line
  01_04 storefront guide
BK 2001 and BK 2004 commercial storefront installation guide
  Why use BondKap™
BondKap explained

Dow 995 using BK 2004 and corner caps
showing how quickly it can be installed
(7 minutes) 22.4 MB

BondKap impact and cyclic test video
(38 seconds) 1.3MB

BondKap impact and cyclic test video
low resolution
(38 seconds) 463K

BondKap BK 2002 and BK 2003 installation video
for residential patio doors
high resolution
(8 minutes) 37 MB

BondKap BK 2002 and BK 2003 installation video
for residential patio doors
low resolution
(8 minutes) 7 MB

BondKap BK 2004 installation video
high resolution
(11 minutes) 39 MB

BondKap BK 2004 installation video
low resolution
(11 minutes) 9 MB

Test video - Residential window with 8 mil film on 1/8" glass and anchored using BK 2002 and Dow 995. The frame bent and the BondKap still held in place!
low resolution 1 MB

Test video - Residential window with 8 mil film on 1/8" glass and anchored using BK 2002 and Dow 995. The frame bent and the BondKap still held in place!
high resolution 10 MB
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BondKap Residential window installation video
high resolution 85 MB
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BondKap Residential window installation video
low resolution 6 MB
 

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www.youtube.com/bondkap

 

Q: Why is BondKap made from PVC instead of aluminum?

A:  During research and development while performing the simulated cyclic test, the edge of the aluminum started to cut into the film causing failure. Although aluminum would match up well to the window frame it is to rigid to use in this application with direct contact to the film.

Q: How large should the silicone bead be?

A: We recommend no less than 1/2" coverage on the film and 1/2" coverage on the frame on ANY installation with or without BondKap! If you see a tiny 1/8" bead of silicone on the window it will not hold the film to the frame. The window will be easily compromised.

Q: Do I need to wait to put the BondKap on the silicone?

A: Yes, The silicone needs air to cure. You can apply several feet of silicone then go back and install the BondKap. 2 to 5 minutes seams to work well. If you wait to long the silicone will form a skin. Not long enough and the silicone could take weeks to cure depending on the size of the bead.

 Q: What is BondKap made of?

A: Window Grade PVC (plastic) The same as any vinyl window in your home.

 Q: How can BondKap be cut?

A: heavy scissors, tin snips, shears.

 Q: Do you put the silicone on the window or the BondKap?

A:  If the glass and frame are perpendicular or 90’ like a storefront, apply the triangular bead to the window. If the frame and glass are in a similar plane or flat like a single hung window apply the bead to the BondKap and press it into place.

 Q: Has BondKap been tested?

A: BondKap has been tested and passed for adhesion and compatibility with structural silicones used for attachment, Tremco Proglaze SSG, GE SGC4000 and Dow 995, documentation is available.

BondKap has also been tested by an independent lab for impact and cyclic testing and PASSED. You can read the results here.

Q: How much silicone adhesive is used? 

A:  x bomb blast bead uses approx. 8 feet per 20 ounce sausage.
     x hurricane bead uses approx. 12 feet per 20 ounce sausage.
    
x bead for patio doors and most other residential uses 21 to 25 feet
     per 20 ounce sausage.

Q: When installing on a residential window how is the coverage divided?

A: When the glass/film and window frame are co-planar or flat to each other, you should have equal amounts of structural adhesive on both the window frame and film. For example the BK 2002 is about 1” wide. It should be placed on the window so ” is on the film and ” is on the window frame.

Q: Do I need to remove the gasket around a commercial window?

A: YES, structural silicones DO NOT adhere to rubber. If you apply the silicone to the window without removing the rubber gasket or at least minimizing the exposure the installation will fail!


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