Every building is affected by structural movements and thermal changes during its lifetime. Lasting protection is necessary during all kinds of climatic conditions and different temperatures. In short, today's building methods require more and more air, moisture and waterproofing materials. In addition to being strong, elastic, weather and chemical resistant, these products must also be as durable as the building itself, without compromising on quality and performance. Improved insulation values and moisture barriers make it all the more important to prevent moisture build-up and the formation of mould. Ventilation and fire safety will also be trending topics in the coming years.
Developments in the building & construction industry in the coming years
To meet the construction and climate agreements, innovation is needed. Building and renovation must be circular, energy-neutral, faster, cheaper and cleaner.
- 7.5 million buildings will have to switch off their natural gas by 2050
- according to the Climate Agreement, 1.5 million existing homes must be made energy neutral by 2030
- housing shortage
- scarcity of raw materials
- large labour shortage
Prefabrication (digitisation, industrialisation, modular construction, prefabrication and robotisation) makes building and renovation faster and more efficient. It also reduces:
- transport movements
- emissions of greenhouse gases
- construction errors
Image 1: part of a prefab building
Advantages of self-adhesive tapes (for building and construction)
Self-adhesive tapes are very suitable for building and construction and can be of great value during the transition to sustainability in the industry.
Besides being used for mounting, self-adhesive tapes are also suitable for, among other things:
- moisture, water and air sealing;
- insulating (acoustic, thermal and electrical);
- protecting against dust, dirt and damage;
- protecting against fire and smoke development.
- Thinner materials can be used, which means weight and cost savings.
- No waiting times for curing adhesives and PUR foams.
- Possibly removable, so that building components can be dismantled and/or recycled.
- At Stokvis Tapes, it is possible to make your own materials self-adhesive. The benefit of this is that you use your own familiar materials, which can be applied easier, faster and more efficiently, with a visually perfect end result in terms of finishing.
Image 2: example of a prefab building
Sustainable assortment of self-adhesive tapes
Stokvis Tapes has a wide range of quality products, which can contribute to sustainability, health and safety in the building industry. In addition, we are happy to develop new innovative self-adhesive products in cooperation with you. Our tape specialists are ready to help you with the customised solution to your needs.
Below is a selection from our sustainable building & construction range of products:
Is a self-adhesive tape for vapour tight, vapour open and vapour retardant construction films. StokSeal is very resistant to aging, moisture and UV. The flexible film carrier ensures air-, moisture-, and watertight bonding, even on rough materials. The tape is used for splicing, assembling, sealing and repairing construction foils, air and vapour barriers.
- Stokvis Ventiline
Self-adhesive tape for waterproof sealing of the ridge of a roof. It prevents precipitation (rain/snow) and leaves from penetrating and is easy to apply. Ventiline is highly durable, UV and weather resistant and fully recyclable.
Image 3: applying Stokvis Ventiline
This high-quality filter material combines protection against the penetration of dust and water with good ventilation properties. This product allows high air permeability, without tearing, allowing trapped air and/or moisture to escape.
- Self-adhesive EPDM foils
These excel in durability and are hardly sensitive to atmospheric influences, UV radiation, chemical pollution, water and extreme temperature fluctuations. EPDM does not contain any plasticisers, which break down or migrate to other substances in the long term. This means that the strength and elasticity remain almost unchanged, without shrinking, melting, hardening or cracking. Moreover, the lifespan of EPDM is more than 50 years. Self-adhesive EPDM foils can be used as an alternative for different products in various applications. Please ask about the possibilities.
- Alu-butyl sealing tape
This self-adhesive alu-butyl tape has the function of sealing gaps and seams in a building to prevent smoke and fire from spreading in the event of a fire. In addition, the tape has flame-extinguishing properties and is provided with a special folded aluminium, which allows an elongation in the longitudinal direction of 60%.
- Fire resistant sealing foam
When exposed to high temperatures and flames, this foam will swell and also generate carbon that acts as a shield. This blocks smoke, hot gases and fire, and prevents fire propagation.
Image 4: how the sealing foam reacts when exposed to fire / high temperatures
- Draught excluders
These contribute to a comfortable and durable living space, because they: reduce energy consumption, prevent heat loss and draughts inside; keep dust and pollen out; reduces noise from outside. Read more about draught excluders in this article.
- Protective tapes
Stokvis Tapes has a diverse range of protective tapes, which can prevent additional costs for cleaning, repair and/or replacement due to damage during manufacturing, transport, construction work or storage. Some examples are our protective tapes, foils and nonwoven fabric. Please ask us about the possibilities.
Read more about these products in our brochure for self-adhesive tapes for sustainable prefab building and renovation.
May Stokvis Tapes help you?
Are you interested in our climate friendly solutions for building and construction applications? Stokvis Tapes has a broad range of self-adhesive tapes for sustainable prefab building and renovation. We are also happy to assist you with the development of tailor made tape solutions.
Read more about our sustainable products and services in our brochure for self-adhesive tapes for sustainable prefab building and renovation.
Please contact us for more information, advice or requests. Our tape specialists are happy to assist you!