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Architectural Panel Bonding and Rainscreen

Easy-to-use, alternative to mechanical fixations for façade panels and rainscreens

Bond with confidence

As a pioneer of silicone structural glazing and with a proven track record of successful projects around the globe, Dow High Performance Building now brings its technical expertise and industry leadership to architectural panel bonding applications with the DOWSIL™ PanelFix System.

This system is specifically designed for non-glass panel applications that require high durability and fast handling, such as:

  • Rainscreen façades
  • Ventilated façades
  • Architectural panels, including aluminum, fiber-reinforced cement (FRC), high-pressure laminates (HPL) and ceramic tiles

Cost effective and easy to use, the DOWSIL PanelFix System expands building cladding design possibilities while maintaining safety and control

About the DOWSIL PanelFix System

Designed as a compatible suite of products, the DOWSIL™ PanelFix System is comprised of DOWSIL™ 896 PanelFix, DOWSIL™ PanelFix Tape and relevant primers and cleaners. Many benefits are provided, including:

  • No visible connection points for improved aesthetics
  • Very good adhesion properties, with primerless adhesion to a variety of common cladding panel substrates
  • Immediate tack upon application
  • High strength once fully cured
  • Ease of use
  • Excellent weatherability; resistant to UV, ozone and temperature extremes

DOWSIL™ 896 PanelFix has been assessed according to ETA 17/0689, EAD 15-25-0005-0606 and has been certified by the British Board of Agrément, Certificate 16/5306.

Application training, auditing and extended warranty support is available to to members of the Dow Quality Bond™ program. For more information, please visit qualitybond.com.

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DOWSIL™ 896 PanelFix
A silicone adhesive for high strength, safety and durability

Bond with confidence in five easy steps

Approved substrates list
Find approved substrates for use with the DOWSIL PanelFix System.