Custom curtain wall gasket

Gaskets for curtain wall systems often must meet high standards both for performance and architectural design.

When a customer required a rainscreen gasket for a unique feature on a high-rise building, our engineers brought together a number of manufacturing capabilities.

Not only did the gasket need to seal a component with multiple corners, it also served as a highly-visible design detail.

Due to the complexity of the application, a molded silicone gasket provided the solution.

Rigid PVC plastic extrusions were added to the interior of the gasket using push pins. This created a method for attaching the gasket to the building component.

Silicone proved to be best material due to its high-performance and ability to be colored to match the building's design.

During the part development process, a 3-D printed prototype helped ensure that the gasket would compress properly. This was a critical feature of the part, which was required to perform under demanding conditions.