Edgetech will be demonstrating the versatility of its Super Spacer® warm edge spacer system in state-of-the-art glass architecture at the BAU 2019 Trade Fair. A spacer must meet both aesthetical and functional objectives when inserted into a demanding glass facade.
In addition to the technical functional principle and their energy saving performance, spacers also differ in terms of their aesthetical impact. The visible side of a spacer is typically uniformly matt and is non-reflective. As soon as the insulating glass unit is inserted into the frame, Super Spacer® completely disappears out of view as the frame colour is reflected in the glass. These properties mean curved and flat glass units can be installed harmoniously next to one another.
Super Spacer® spacers provide important features for the simple manual processing of free forms and curved glass panes and make a key contribution towards an aesthetically flawless result. Thanks to the low sightline, Super Spacer® spacers can also be used with narrow frame profiles and low glass insets. The flexible material additionally facilitates perfect mitring at the corners.
Flexible spacers are also subjected to the weather-related pumping movements of the glazing and always return to their original position, thus minimising the tensions in the edge compound, particularly at the seals, a small but important detail especially in terms of appearance. When curved glass panes are installed next to flat glass panes, no differences in the processing should be visible.
Today, triple glazing is, in most cases, standard when it comes to creating energy-efficient building envelopes. The warm edge spacer, which significantly reduces thermal bridges at the glass edge seal, and thus heat loss, is also a comparatively new product.
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 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, subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry.