Edgetech UK is seeing a growth in the big glass units market, and says its Super Spacer® Premium Plus is the perfect system for manufacturing oversized insulated glass units.
“More of our customers are reporting an increase in demand for big glass units, in line with the growing domestic trend for wide-span glazed doors,” explains Chris Alderson, Managing Director at Edgetech UK, the driving force for energy efficient glazing.
“Super Spacer Premium Plus has led the way in light commercial IG units, so it’s a proven system for IGU manufacturers who are making more oversized units for residential wide-span bi-folding and sliding doors.
“Systems companies differentiate themselves from the competition by talking about the extra frame height or width they can squeeze out of a leaf. Even with these big sizes, they are still hitting U-Values that are lower than the Building Regulation requirement of 1.8 W/m2K.
“It’s the glass units that play a big part in delivering this thermal efficiency.”
Triple glazing increases energy performance but the additional 6mm pane of glass in a 1.8m x 2.1m door could add up to eight and a half stone, making fabrication and installation tricky. A lighter solution is to use ‘clever doubles’ with Super Spacer Premium Plus warm edge technology.
“It’s not just a case of making standard IGUs bigger – oversized units can’t be treated in the same way,” continues Chris. “Larger units increase the potential for issues with deflection and cavity expansion & contraction.
“With a history in commercial glazing, Super Spacer has been successfully used in IGUs of up to 15 metres in length without issues of movement or deflection and comes with an industry best 40-year guarantee.”
As well as supplying the right products, Edgetech has the technical expertise to support insulated glass unit manufacturers who are facing this change. For more information on manufacturing oversized IGUs, call 02476 639931.