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  • 48153 Münster
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  • Anja Rullmann
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Greater reliability, faster installation

New at the SHK: SH/Armaflex self-seal with tangential cut (Hall 6, Stand 402)

(PresseBox) (Münster, ) Premiere at the SHK: Armacell has switched over to manufacturing its complete range of SH/Armaflex self-seal tubes with a tangential cut. Thanks to this new cut, stability in the seam area is increased and the self-adhesive tubes can now be installed even faster.

Seams represent a potential weak spot in technical insulation. Unnecessary energy losses are brought about by open or partially open seams. Due to the non-radial nature of the cut, the self-seal SH/Armaflex tubes now have a larger adhesive surface on both sides of the seam. This means, on the one hand, the adhesive power is increased and, on the other hand, the detrimental tensile stress is reduced.

During the installation process, the adhesive surfaces of the self-seal tubes are pressed firmly together at each point. With the new tangential cut the tubes can now be installed even more reliably and therefore also faster. It is still necessary to ensure that the ambient temperature lies between + 10 °C and +35 °C while the tubes are being installed.

The use of self-seal SH/Armaflex tubes is particularly recommended when insulating already installed pipes. Even in difficult building site conditions they can be sleeved over the pipes easily and then bonded. The installation time can be reduced by up to 50 % in comparison to the standard material. A further benefit of the self-seal product lies in the fact that less adhesive and, as result, less solvent is used. When self-seal tubes are installed, only the butt joints need to be wet bonded.

Armacell GmbH

Armacell ist Hersteller technischer Schäume und weltweiter Marktführer für flexible technische Dämmstoffe. Im Geschäftsjahr 2007 erwirtschaftete das Unternehmen einen Brutto-Jahresumsatz von rund 400 Mio. Euro. Hauptsitz der mit 20 Fabriken in 13 Ländern, darunter China, Australien, Nord- und Südamerika, tätigen Firmengruppe ist Münster/ Westfalen. Neben ARMAFLEX als führender Marke im Bereich flexibler technischer Isolierungen fertigen die rund 2.500 Mitarbeiter des Unternehmens thermoplastische Dämmstoffe, Ummantelungssysteme für Rohrisolierungen, Spezialschäume für eine Vielzahl industrieller Anwendungen und den Sport- und Freizeitbereich. Weitergehende Informationen zum Unternehmen unter: