Exhibitions we're Attending

Comtrans Moscow

02 - 07 September 2019

Comtrans, the international commercial vehicle trade fair to be held in Moscow, is Russia's most important event of its kind. More than 400 exhibitors from all leading companies and visitors from over 40 countries are expected to participate. Apart from commercial vehicles and accessories themselves like buses, trucks and trailers, there are also offered various services and repair products for cars. The fair is therefore an excellent opportunity to look at the latest products and technologies.

Rosenheimer Fenstertage 2019, Rosenheim, Germany

09 - 11 October 2019

Europes premiere Window and Facade Conference, there should be No limits to the the chances for constructors, markets and technology in this day and age, which is what we will discuss with you at this year's Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference. It is about the effects of ever evolving architecture, as architects and house owners demand the impossible from us, components are becoming ever larger, heavier, more complicated whilst open markets allow trade barriers to be removed and technical rules to be harmonised creating opportunities for all.

Advanced Building Skins, Bern

28 - 29 October 2019

The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to achieve a multi-disciplinary, integrated planning approach with architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers and the building industry to reduce energy consumption of buildings. The annual international conference attracts 800 participants from over fifty countries. The Conference will be held at the Congress Center Kursaal in Bern

METS, Amsterdam

19 - 21 November 2019

METSTRADE Show the world's biggest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. This global business platform and community focuses on innovation, market developments, and on-site networking.

Sealant & Adhesive Industy News from Kommerling UK

Kommerling responds to market demand with new improved adhesives for automotive and bodywork sectors

19 June 2019

Kommerling responds to market demand with new improved adhesives for automotive and bodywork sectors image

Kommerling UK has announced that its new adhesive, Korapop 257 is now available to the UK market following a robust testing procedure carried out in collaboration with one of the country's leading truck and trailer manufacturers. The one-component sealant has been developed in response to market demand for improved sealant performance in the areas of weather and moisture resistance. Ian Little, Key Account Manager, Engineering Adhesives EIMEA, for Kommerling said; "The majority of caravans, trailers and vans are constructed with a predominantly white body. As these vehicles travel along the roads tiny particles of dust and dirt are trapped by the surface tension of the sealants on the bodywork joints. However, Korapop 257 has been developed to deliver a high-performance sealant that greatly reduces the retention and collection of dirt particles on the vehicle bodywork."

 

High Spec Glass, targets the laminated glass market

13 June 2019

High Spec Glass (HSG) is a newly formed company providing specialist lamination, bonding and installation services to key architects and constructors across the south of the country. Established by Martin and Mark Shorney, who both have extensive experience in the production of liquid and foil lamination and high performance, laminated glass substrates, the company has already undertaken the multi-lamination of thick decorative glass for the prestigious and complex "Sundial" art installation in Staffordshire. Mark Shorney, founder, HSG, said; "The industry focus on lamination techniques to create ever more complex constructions requires processors to demonstrate the highest levels of awareness of both their processes and the required specifications. He continued; "Kommerling has played an important role in the development of our expertise over many years and it seemed natural that we would centre the manufacturing of our specialist laminates around its Koediguard AHV 3C 3-part catalytic curing platform. Experience tells us that we require flexibility in both the production process and in the mechanical interlayer performance and this is readily available with Kommerling's passive curing, high quality acrylic based liquid products."

 

Transdek choose to stick with Kommerling

27 February 2019

Transdek choose to stick with Kommerling image

Transdek, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of double deck trailers and associated loading bay solutions, has extended its relationship with Kommerling by using a selection of the company's products on ten refrigerated Wedge trailers.The 4.95 metre high trailers offer a 90 roll cage (850mm x 753mm) capacity, and are based on a 5th wheel height of 1160mm, which provides sufficient internal height clearance to fully load each deck over the neck.Tony Sturgess, Director (Trailer Design), Transdek UK Ltd, said; "Transport efficiency is key and achieving the highest performance for each and every vehicle starts with the design and construction. We've worked with Kommerling to produce a fully bonded body construction on these latest trailers in our range of innovative, high volume double deckers. The trailers don't require any mechanical fasteners to hold the body together. Even the second deck support angles are bonded to the side panels. High performance structural bonding products ensure a robust structure for the trailer with bonds that are flexible but also resistant to water ingress." Bonding is more common on the Continent, but is being used increasingly in the UK to replace traditional mechanical fasteners. Bonding load restraint tracks to side panels, for example, gives far greater strength, as the adhesives spread the load along the track length.

 

Employees recognised by new parent company for going above and beyond

31 May 2018

Employees recognised by new parent company for going above and beyond image

First employees in the UK to receive 'Spirit' award from new parent company, HB Fuller. Robert German, Technical Services Manager and Dave Pickup, Shift Supervisor at Kommerling UK, Preston have been recognised for their outstanding work ethos and commitment to the organisation. The two gentlemen were recently presented with a cheque, a certificate and a 'Spirit' award T-shirt by Lee Foulkes, General Manager for Cilbond, part of the Kommerling organisation.

 

New distributor agreement for Weld Mount products

29 May 2018

New distributor agreement for Weld Mount products image

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Albert Jagger as distributor for the Weld Mount range of bonding and sealant products, ideal for the marine market. The heart of the Weld Mount System is its acrylic adhesives which have been specifically formulated to be used with other products from the range. They are high strength/high viscosity methacrylate's with incredible strength in both tensile and in shear. Ian Little, Business Manager, Kommerling UK, said; "The UK luxury yacht market now has a far better understanding of and confidence in the benefits and performance gains when using a bonding agent compared to more traditional, mechanical methods........."

 

Kommerling appoints Solvochem as its Middle-East distributor

21 February 2018

Kommerling appoints Solvochem as its Middle-East distributor image

Kommerling UK, manufacturer of the Cilbond range of rubber to metal bonding agents, has announced the appointment of Solvochem FZCO as the distributor for the Cilbond range in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region. The agreement came into force at the start of the year and Solvochem will initially supply Cilbond to existing end-users in the UAE, and then explore and support new opportunities throughout the GCC region. Solvochem FZCO has a state-of-the-art warehouse and drumming facility in Jebel Ali, where they will stock and distribute the Cilbond grades. The company will be working with any organisations who are bonding rubber and polyurethane to different substrates, including producers of rollers, bridge bearings, anti-vibration parts and industrial tank linings.

 

Kommerling to focus on window bonding at Fensterbau

06 February 2018

Kommerling UK will be alongside its parent company in Hall 7, Stand 7-118 at this year's Fensterbau exhibition. The company will be focusing its stand on the productions and solutions is provides for the bonding of the IG-unit into the frame. This includes solutions for a range of materials including PVC, wood and aluminium frames. Alongside the structural and architectural benefits, this approach offers far greater protection against burglary and intruders. Products from both the Kodiglaze and Kodispace ranges will be on show.

 

H.B.fuller poised for global growth with acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants

24 October 2017

H.B.fuller poised for global growth with acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants image

H.B. Fuller has finalised its acquisition of Kommerling's parent company, Royal Adhesives & Sealatns, including its operations in Pirmasens, Germany. The merger of these businesses has created a more capable and dynamic company for customers, employees and shareholders. H.B. Fuller and Royal are better together with complementary market penetration and minimal overlap in customers and technology, and the strategic capabilities of the Pirmasens site will support the company's long-term growth strategy. Kommerling's market strength in Insulating Glass and other adhesive technologies for manufacturers of durable goods will broaden H.B Fuller's portfolio and supplement the company's progress towards its growth and profitability goals.

 

Kommerling providing more than just hotmelts and liquid composites to Tuffx

04 July 2017

Kommerling providing more than just hotmelts and liquid composites to Tuffx image

Tuffx, one of the country's leading manufacturers of specialist glass for both the residential and commercial markets, has forged a long-term partnership with Kommerling UK. The latter is providing Tuffx with a range of hotmelts and specialist resins that are being incorporated into several of the company's market leading products including glass for balustrades, canopies and stair treads.

 

Kommerling UK appoints Business Development Manager

15 June 2017

Kommerling UK appoints Business Development Manager image

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Marcus Hunter to the new role of Business Development Manager. With a strong presence already in the UK and wider European market for adhesive, bonding and sealant products, Kommerling is now keen to develop opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. Marcus brings with him extensive knowledge of the rubber and polyurethane industries, combined with experience of growing and managing export sales and distributor networks in these target regions. "I am delighted to be able to join the Kommerling team, where I gained much of my knowledge of this industry. Being able to combine this with my commercial experience and drive the company's ambitious growth plans is really exciting," said Marcus. The company's specialist Kommerling CILBOND range is widely recognised as being a market leader for the bonding of rubber and polyurethane to metals and plastics and is used in the automotive, mining and oil, and gas industries.

 

Kommerling UK appoints Chemical Technologies Ltd

24 April 2017

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Chemical Technologies Ltd (CTL) as a distributor for its Cilbond products in the UK. The product range includes high-performance primers and bonding agents, designed to chemically bond rubber and polyurethane elastomers during the moulding/casting processes to a variety of substrates including metals, plastics and fabrics.

 

Kommerling UK looks to the Middle East & Africa for future growth

05 April 2017

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Marcus Hunter to the new role of Business Development Manager. With a strong presence already in the UK and wider European market for adhesive, bonding and sealant products, Kommerling is now keen to develop opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. Marcus brings with him extensive knowledge of the rubber and polyurethane industries, combined with experience of growing and managing export sales and distributor networks in these target regions.

 

Kommerling exhibiting full range of automotive bonding solution at automechanika

17 February 2017

Kommerling will be exhibiting its full range of bonding agents, sealants and adhesives for the automotive and bodyshop market at this year's automechanika exhibition. The range includes products for all substrates and elasomer types with an emphasis on single product application wherever possible. Visitors to stand 6C81 will be able to talk to members of the company's R&D and sales team to learn more about the full range of products available.

 

Kommerling UK starts the year with a promotion and two key appointments

23 January 2017

Kommerling UK starts the year with a promotion and two key appointments image

Kommerling UK, a leading provider of adhesives, bonding and sealant products to the automotive, construction and manufacturing sectors, has announced that Lee Foulkes has been appointed as a director of the company. Lee, who has been with the company for 15 years, latterly as Sales Director for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, takes on the role of General Manager for the company's manufacturing operations in Preston, Lancashire where the Kommerling CIL product range is developed and produced. The company has also appointed Dr Andrew Carr as Technology Manager for the CILBOND products and Philip Lai took up his role as Regional Sales Manager, Southern Region, dealing primarily with the Kommerling range of adhesives and sealants in December 2016.

 

Kommerling UK appoints new research chemist

18 October 2016

Kommerling UK appoints new research chemist image

Kommerling UK has appointed a new research chemist, Sharon Wood. Kommerling, which develops and manufactures an extensive range of adhesive, bonding and sealant products, has a reputation for investment in research and development and has a team of over 65 scientists at its European headquarters in Pirmasens, Germany. Sharon is based at the company's research and manufacturing facility in Bamber Bridge, Preston.

 

Kommerling invests in CILBOND brand and products.

27 September 2016

Kommerling invests in CILBOND brand and products. image

Following its acquisition of CIL last year, Kommerling has been working hard to align the two organisations whilst not losing sight of the value of the CILBOND brand and people. Leading the complex process of bringing together the two teams, one based in Uxbridge and the other, CIL, in Preston, has been Lee Foulkes of Kommerling UK. The CILBOND range is well known across the automotive market, both here in the UK and overseas.

 

Why our sealants are more than 'just black sticky stuff'!

17 August 2016

Latest issue of Glassi from the GGF, with spotlight on Phil Turley

 

Kommerling is helping customers & the environment with the problem disposing of sealant remnant.

28 June 2016

With ever more stringent controls on waste and residue disposal affecting all areas of manufacturing and industry, Kommerling has instigated a scheme to help its customers overcome some of the problems and reduce the costs involved in processing such waste products. Les Elliott, Business Manager, Glass Division, said; "The production plant in Germany puts environmental concerns high on its list of priorities and we are keen to share our philosophy and knowledge with our customers. Ultimately looking after the environment benefits us all. We are able to work with our customers and offer advice on how they can reduce their levels of waste in production. Many have seen considerable improvements with cost savings by implementing the recommendations which have been suggested by our Technical Service Team. There will always be some unusable material in the form of remnants which requires disposal and this is where this scheme can help." In order for companies to benefit from this service it is imperative that the sealant residue is not contaminated by general waste or rubbish.

 

Kommerling UK responds to market with a fresh approach and new initiatives.

18 April 2016

Kommerling UK responds to market with a fresh approach and new initiatives. image

In response to changes it is seeing in both the IG market and the wider construction sector Kommerling UK has announced a number of new business initiatives. Phil Turley, who has over 30 years experience of the glass and glazing market will take on a consultants role and act as a conduit for clients, helping them to recognise the problems they face and then to identify the right solution. He will also work with Chris Davis and the R&D team, based in Germany and help them to communicate their work, with regards to facades, as architects to continue to push the boundaries of how glass is used in modern construction. Alongside this the company has established a pan-European Liquid Composites group, that will be looking at how its developing knowledge and expertise of liquid composites can be used across the PV/solar sector, the wind sector, wider manufacturing and in the development of new solutions for modern building facades and structural glazing. Leading this activity in the UK is Chris Davis, formerly of Glazeguard and a recognised industry expert on glass composites. As part of this role Chris has already established close ties with the Facade Technology Research Group at Cambridge University and is talking to a number of leading main contractors, including Arups and Eckerlsey O'Callaghan about other long term projects. At the same time Lee Foulkes is taking the lead in managing the merger of both the CIL products and staff, following Kommerling's acquisition of the company last year. With the CIL brand well established in its key markets there are no plans to change the product names but work is underway to align the positioning and develop one website for all products and application information. Les Elliott, who joined the company in 2010, will take on a more national role, focussing on both existing and new customers. With new legislation surrounding the removal of mercury from polyurethane products due in 2017, several customers are having to review their production systems and seek alternative products or approaches. 'One of the biggest challenges that the IG manufacturers face is that two-part Polyurethane components which don't contain mercury take longer to cure; this means that they require more space and time for their production, both of which has a cost implication. Kommerling can provide solutions that will help to alleviate some of this problem. With increased customer awareness of environmental and waste management issues, Les is also spearheading the promotion of the company's sealant remnants recycling scheme.

 

Apeer's new Lumi system developed with help from Kommerling

27 October 2015

Apeer's new Lumi system developed with help from Kommerling image

Kommerling UK has played a key role in assisting Apeer with the development of its new and highly acclaimed Lumi range of windows, bi-folds and doors. The full range which was recently exhibited at the Grand Designs Show in Birmingham, has been well received by both the industry and the public as it combines the best in modern styling with the latest energy efficiency and security features. Robert Foster, developer at Apeer, explains more about how the two companies have worked together; "We have been working on this new range for some time and since we first spoke with Kommerling about our ideas they have offered us unrivalled technical support and information and this has been a great help with our design and testing procedures." The flat, uninterrupted profile that characterises the range, conceals triple glazing that has been structurally bonded to an internal core of high-strength, glass fibre, reinforced profiles. This utilisation of the latest technologies and products means that the Lumi range are some of the most energy efficient windows and doors currently on the market.

 

Albert Jagger strengthens its bond with Kommerling

08 June 2015

Albert Jagger strengthens its bond with Kommerling image

Albert Jagger, an established supplier of marine and commercial vehicle components, has announced that it is adding to its range of marine products and has started to stock Koeraflex VP990 and the KO-Rapid MMA (Methyl Methacrylate Adhesives) range from Kommerling. Kommerling, a member of the BMF, already supplies Albert Jagger with specialist marine adhesives, caulking and sealants, many of which bear the internationally recognised Maritime Organisation Wheelmark. Justin Roe, Sales Director at Albert Jagger, said; "Kommerling's products have been well received by our customers and we are delighted to be able to extend the range of polymers and adhesives for this important but specialised market. The support we receive from Kommerling is excellent and we look forward to building our business in the coming months."

 

Kodiguard liquid composite used on repairs to historic 'Libertas' monument in Estonian capital

09 March 2015

Kodiguard liquid composite used on repairs to historic 'Libertas' monument in Estonian capital image

Kommerling's liquid composite partner in Estonia, Andrese Klaasi, is manufacturing and installing replacement panels for the famous War of Independence Victory Monument, located in Freedom Square,Tallinn, Estonia. Illuminated from inside, the structure, known as "Liberates", provides a stunning centrepiece to the ancient capital city. Damage to the monument over the last four years has led to the replacement of six panels with another due for installation in the near future. Each panel is two metres long and varies in width between 650mm to 950mm. The glass has a depth of 50mm so the weight of the panels varies from 160kg up to 240kg. The panels have a strict specification covering the, thick, heavily decorative, tempered and textured laminated glass and are manufactured in the Andrese Klaasi AS plant , where the Kƶdiguard liquid composite is applied. The passive curing and complicity with textured surfaces and asymmetrical substrates of the composite makes it the ideal product for this unusual project. Upon completion each panel will then be structurally bolted to the memorial.

 

Kommerling is partner in development of construction grade laminated glass with minute LEDs that bestows media functionality

01 February 2015

Kommerling is partner in development  of construction grade laminated glass with minute LEDs that bestows media functionality image

Kommerling has worked in partnership with South Korean based G-SMATT Global Co to develop G-Smatt Glass. This innovative glass based product is thought to be the world's first ever electronic building material capable of turning buildings into media screens that provide fun, interactive 'architainment' (Architectural Entertainment) space and much more. Please click on the following link to see a selection of videos showing the glass in use YouTube

 

New liquid composite for glass, Kƶdiguard Conservation, significantly reduces UV light damage

16 October 2014

New liquid composite for glass, Ködiguard Conservation, significantly reduces UV light damage image

Kommerling, a leader in the development and manufacture of high quality sealants and adhesives for the glazing market, is launching the latest addition to its range; Kƶdiguard Conservation. This specialist colourless liquid composite is specifically designed for applications where the highest reduction of ultra violet light transmission across the full UV light spectrum is required without effecting quality of naturally transmitted light. Emma Telford, textile conservator, explains more; "Historic textiles always need to be protected from ultra-violet light, the most damaging wavelength in the spectrum for textiles. UV filters applied directly to glass, whether on windows or in frames, are a useful tool in the limited repertoire of available methods to block this particular type of light."

 

Albert Jagger selects Kommerling's marine range of sealants & adhesives as the basis of its new marine offering

05 September 2014

Albert Jagger selects Kommerling's marine range of sealants & adhesives as the basis of its new marine offering image

Kommerling UK's marine range of sealants, adhesives and other consumables has been selected by Albert Jagger,an established supplier of marine and commercial vehicle components, to form the core of its newly launched marine product range. Ian Little, Business Manager at Kommerling, said; "We are delighted to be supplying this range of sealants and adhesives to Albert Jagger and believe that this partnership will provide real opportunity for both companies. Boatbuilders and smaller boat yards are all showing signs of recovery and now is the perfect time for Albert Jagger to launch this new range of products and services." "Many of the products carry the internationally recognised Maritime Organisation Wheel Mark so customers can buy with confidence, knowing that the products will withstand the sometimes punishing conditions experienced on marine vessels," said John Wollaston, Sales Director at Albert Jagger. For more information about Albert Jagger's full range of marine components and products visit the new web page at Albert Jagger Adhesives or visit Kommerling's website www.kommerlinguk.com for information about their full range.

 

Kommerling UK supplies Residence 9 fabricators with "direct glazing system".

13 February 2014

Kommerling UK supplies Residence 9 fabricators with "direct glazing system". image

Kommerling UK has announced that it is supplying 20 of Residence 9's fabricators with its direct glazing system. Residence 9 is rapidly establishing itself in the market as a niche, high value PVCu window system which replicates quality timber window frames by using the latest composite materials and construction methods. Dan Gill, Managing Director of Residence 9, said; "We have been working with Kommerling for some time now and their support and know how has been vital in helping us to bring this new system to the market. By using the Kommerling system our network of over 20 skilled fabricators are able to manufacture aesthetically pleasing windows which not only look great but also meet enhanced standards and the highest levels of thermal efficiency." The main Kommerling materials used are Kodiglaze SDG with Kommerling primers and cleaners. Les Elliott, Business Development Manager at Kommerling, explained more about the benefits of the Direct Glazing system; "By eliminating the need for steel or aluminium reinforcement within the PVCu profiles and replacing it with a bonded system, the thermal properties of each glazed unit (either double or triple) are greatly enhanced, which improves the overall window energy rating (WER). In addition when the glass is bonded directly into the frame, there is a significant improvement in the levels of security. The bond also reduces the amount of water which enters the window frame drainage system, resulting in improvements in both air tightness, weathering resistance and rigidity of the unit.

 

Cambridge University's Glass and FaƧade Technology Research Group to use Koemmerling product

11 November 2013

Cambridge University's Glass and Façade Technology Research Group to use Koemmerling product image

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH announced today that it is supplying both materials and expertise to support several of the research projects currently being undertaken by Cambridge University's Glass and FaƧade Technology, (gFT), Research Group. The Group, which is led by Dr Mauro Overend, aims to provide solutions to real world challenges in the field of structural glass and faƧade engineering through fundamental and application-driven research. Dr Overend said; "We are delighted that Koemmerling has agreed to work with our research group. The company's undoubted R&D expertise combined with its extensive experience of structural glass applications are the perfect complement to our own thinking and desire to take the use of glass to the next level." "Koemmerling has an excellent reputation for continued investment in research and development at its German headquarters. We are really excited about the opportunities that this agreement presents and look forward to sharing our knowledge and also learning from Dr Overend and his team," commented Chris Davis, Composites Manager at Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH.

 

Kommerling to supply Kodimelt IG to Cornwall Glass

15 April 2013

Kommerling to supply Kodimelt IG to Cornwall Glass image

Kommerling UK, the leading provider of sealants and adhesives, has increased its business with Cornwall Glass, having agreed to supply the company with its Kodimelt IG product. The product will be used in the production of insulated glass units at West Country Glass in Saltash, the third of Cornwall Glass' production centres. Phil Turley, Business Manager, Glass Products at Kommerling UK said; "We have had a long and productive relationship with Cornwall Glass that has developed over the last ten years. We are delighted to be able to build on this with this latest agreement that makes a significant contribution to the level of business we do with the company and we look forward to Cornwall Glass' continued success." "Kommerling has impressed us from the start and their support and understanding gave us the confidence to change over from our previous supplier. The relationship that we hold with them is long lasting and we are delighted with the change;" Angus Herdman, Sales Director at Cornwall Glass.

 

Kommerling refines its expansive ranges of liquid composites

11 March 2013

Kommerling refines its expansive ranges of liquid composites image

Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GMBH is refining and repositioning its Kodiphone and Kodiguard range of liquid composite products. The revitalised range will be rebranded and packaged and customers will also benefit from training and support packages to ensure that they fully understand not only the benefits of the products, but also how best to use them. Chris Davis, Composites Manager for the company, explained more; "We have recognised that in the past some composite products have not lived up to expectations. This may have been the fault of the product or its incorrect application. Our new approach builds on our strong technical expertise whilst recognising that our customers need support to understand how and when to use the products and the best way of incorporating them into both their existing processes and how they might allow them to extend their offerings." The revised range will be referred to as liquid composites, which better describes the nature of the products. One aspect that has been overlooked in the past are the environmental credentials of this type of approach, both in its initial production (handled at the company's European manufacturing plant in Germany), and its later application. Kommerling has been able to reduce the carbon footprint of the production process and features such as natural curing, which requires no additional power is just one example range's enhanced 'green' credentials. When used in applications such as bullet resistant windscreens for vehicles, the significant reduction in weight in comparison to other solutions currently on the market has a knock on effect in reducing fuel consumption.