When the world’s first metal-free warm edge spacer system was introduced in the form of Super Spacer® in 1989, the term sustainability was just transforming from a niche notion into a mainstream one. Super Spacer® already offered the option of thermally optimising edge seals even before the era of Low-E thermal insulating glazing had commenced. Since then a lot has changed. Today warm edge spacers with their low thermal conductivity, their excellent Psi values and their excellent condensation resistance are the present and the future. Glass has become the signature material in 21st century architecture, merging from a mere functional element to a decisive structural and design element coming in many shapes and forms. At the same time improving the building energy performance and reducing carbon emissions has become vital in modern construction. Never has there been a broader range of glass solutions on the market to meet all these demands. Being unique by offering one-stop-solutions for the glazing of the building envelope is one way to stay ahead of the competition, and having a warm edge spacer system that can be efficiently and economically applied into any kind of insulating glass unit is virtually a small, but significant asset for every glass manufacturer. Architects and planners on the other hand appreciate the possibility to have one glass product with one type of spacer in a facade with varying IG units, e.g. plane and curved, XL and XS formats, or elemental cladding and structural glazing.
Due to their structural silicone foam flexible Super Spacer® are naturally suitable for any manufacturing task and any production method; be it triple glazing units for low energy front doors, be it automatically produced insulating glass and structural glazing units or be it manual or automated spacer application for curved IG units.
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech’s Super Spacer® flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Based in Houston, Texas, Quanex designs and manufactures energy-efficient fenestration products, in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components. Regarding the turnover Edgetech/Quanex is the world’s largest manufacturer of spacers. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders. You can obtain additional information about the Super Spacer® systems and the Warm Edge Technology of Edgetech here: www.superspacer.com.