The Alcot plastics screening spline is popular due to its vast suitability in different applications. As its name, it is a soft, non-gassing and pliable backup material which is inserted into a joint for the purpose of controlling the sealant depth. In this case, the backstop created acts in facilitating proper sealant tooling leading into quality bond breaker that acts between the backup material and the used sealant. Similarly, it gives good results when used as a temporary joint seal.
Screening spline possesses some good features which make it a suitable sealant controller. This includes compatibility with most known or commonly used cold basically polysulfide, butyl, acrylic, silicone and polyurethane among many others. Screening spline is made of inert material hence the high level of compatibility; this means that it does not react with water, oil or most chemicals. This feature gives it a promising long life of service, therefore, assuring permanent buildings high strength.
It is known to help sealant assume the optimum hourglass type of shape since it can't adhere on its own and, in addition, it functions efficiently without any bond breaker being required. This is what makes it quite famous for many people to use it in their construction projects. In the case where irregular and different joint widths are present then using it will yield the best results.
The screening spline can be used in replacement of the standard closed-cell screening spline in almost all its wide applications hence making it the best alternative in case the right screening spline is missing. Apart from the contraction and expansionary joints applications, this rod is also used curtain wall construction, window glazing, and bridge and highway construction, parking decks, pavement maintenance among other uses. Its wide suitability has made it be preferred by most customers with building projects.