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Sealant Solutions

Quanex's butyl formulating expertise is rooted in Akron, Ohio, known as the rubber capital of the world.

Expertise From the Butyl Capital of the World

The city is home to our butyl research and development headquarters, as well as other pillars in the field, including the Goodyear Polymer Center at the University of Akron and more than 400 companies involved in butyl and polymer research and manufacturing.

That means we’re continually collaborating with the world’s premier butyl experts to deliver the highest-performing butyl rubber sealant solutions for our customers. And because our butyl solutions aren’t cured like tires, our expertise stands out from those around us.

To put it simply, we know our stuff when it comes to uncured butyl. Our expertise goes back decades and continues to deepen— and we’re committed to translating that expertise into higher-performance solutions to drive your business to new heights.

Elevate Performance in Solar Panel Applications

SolarGain® Edge Sealant is a desiccated butyl/desiccated polyisobutylene (PIB) solar panel sealant designed for use in photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Trusted by PV module manufacturers for more than 20 years, this solar edge-seal tape protects cells, connections and transparent conductive oxide coatings from moisture ingress, helping improve panel longevity and maximize power.

Complementary Performance for Fenestration Applications

Most sealant suppliers don’t make IG spacers. Most space manufacturers don’t make sealants. We make both—giving you a complete and compatible solution.

When you select Quanex spacer technology for your insulating glass (IG)—like our Super Spacer® or Duralite® and Duraseal® technology—you’ll benefit from our Edgetherm® line of high-performance IG sealants. Our butyl sealants are formulated specifically for ideal compatibility with our spacers, granting you:

  • The highest levels of consistency from unit to unit
  • Optimal edge seal performance
  • Complete continuity from a single supplier

Talk to us about material compatibility and the benefits of having sealant and spacer solutions that were designed to work together.

Submit an Idea

At Quanex, we’re always looking forward. Our butyl formulation and sealant expertise translate to a wide range of markets and applications—and we’re up for any challenge.

Have an idea? Want to launch a disruptive new butyl-based product in your market? We’re ready to help you make it a reality. Get in touch with our teams to learn more.

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