I don't think coming in nearly 3 months after the last post counts as interrupting our "little discussion", and I personally would regard it as contributing, not interrupting. It would be good to have the point of view from someone from Lambert's to add to the discussion.
The AGG conference this year will be having presenters giving both sides of the case for this technique plus an open discussion afterwards, which I'm greatly looking forward to learning from.
However, on the specific point you raise, in which you say that materials and construction method will have been rigorously tested, I'm sure that's so.
I'm also sure that BMW rigorously tested their fuel pump before they had to recall 160,000 cars; that Ford tested their tyres rigorously before recalling 6.5 million; that Sony rigorously tested their batteries before 1 million were recalled - and I'm sure every bit of the Apollo materials and construction were far more rigorously tested, yet catastrophically failed.
The fact that something has been tested means it is less likely to fail, not that it won't.
Oh sorry if I started something here anew :-)
And it seems that literal translation is often not the best option. Didn't want to appear arrogant. ;-)
Now, my point of view is that we at Lamberts want to stay as courious, openminded and passionate about what we do and what our customers do with our products as possible.
And if new techniques or applications appear, we want to know them and learn about experiments.
I've been working here for 6 years now and been laminating with silicone for about 15 years or so. So far nobody ever told me about a single failure in an installed object or window. That's all I know.
In the end it all comes to the point that of course we love this technique because very beautiful work has been created with its use, but we are most certainly not going to join into the discussion about it's durability because that is not our job. Our job is the production of LambertsGlas.
It's the silicone producers job to talk about longevity and durability of their products.
If something interesting comes our way we'll jump on the bandwagon to see it being used together with our products. You see, we are neutral here. We don't really talk about silicone here. We talk about the possibility of applications. These technical details about other materials but LambertsGlas are not in our control. That's for the respective experts to discuss and prove. If it works, let's use it. If it doesn't, let's ignore it.