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Online since 3.11.2015 • Filed under Advertorial • From Issue 16 page(s) 133
Helpful advice and service

Not sure which sealant or adhesive is the most suitable for the job at hand, or you need to clarify technical specifications? Adhesives  specialist, Den Braven, has sales teams in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The Den Braven sales personnel are professionals. They are trained on the technical and performance aspects of every product, which incorporates handson demonstrations and discussing the successes of various products used for projects such as the Green Building Council Star rated Standard Bank office in Rosebank, the Vodacom Data Centre, the Porsche Centre, and various projects throughout southern and sub-Saharan Africa. This training, coupled with the vast amounts of knowledge they gather in interacting with clients on a daily basis – through handling client calls and queries – enables this professional team to confidently offer advice about the areas of use for sealants and adhesives. These consultants not only note a client’s requirements but also probe further, asking technical questions about product performance requirements. These questions aim to ensure that a client’s needs and the technical aspects of the project are fully understood to make sure that the product recommended is correct. Once the correct sealant or adhesive is determined, they will advise on how to clean the area prior to application, the quantity required and the method of application. However, if they are not able to make a decision over the telephone, arrangements will be made for a sales consultant to visit your work site – be it a home or a large construction project – to assess and clarify your needs. Depending on the magnitude of the job, Den Braven may offer to train your employees on the application of the sealant. If multiple sealants and adhesives are being used, demonstrations and training may also be arranged at one of the company’s offices or at the Johannesburg training centre.

Case history – children’s hospital

From time to time requests for sealants of a specific colour are received. This was the case for the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s’ Hospital, currently under construction in Johannesburg. A specific batch of window sealant was custom produced to match the colour requirement of the window frames. Sealants are manufactured in the Netherlands,  Germany, Romania and France, so there are certain criteria that apply to special requests, namely quantity and time frame. The company’s website ( is interactive and informative, displaying the full range of sealant products, which includes applicators and accessories, backing cord, adhesive bands and tapes, silicone sprays and solvents. Each product has its own specification and technical information sheets and, where applicable, the colour options available.

Den Braven

T +27 11 792 3830 (H/O: Johannesburg)

T +27 21 552 9674/5 (Cape Town)

T +27 31 579 2375 (Durban)


Issue 16

Issue 16

November 2015

This article was featured on page 133 of
To Build Magazine Issue 16.

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