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Nine of the first twelve firms to get top A to C energy ratings used Super Spacer ®




There were some glum faces in the window industry when the BFRC first announced the basis of its new energy ratings system. It can’t be done, they said. The technology simply isn’t there to achieve anything above a ‘C’ rating, and even getting that will be a stretch, they groaned. And how will homeowners react to anything less than the best window ratings when they are used to shopping for white goods such as refrigerators sporting ‘A’ and ‘B’ ratings? No one wants second best, or third or fourth best! No matter that the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) assured them that simple competition, the urge to win and to offer what consumers wanted would spur us on - many still believed it would take several years before the industry achieved an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rating.

But now, within months, 12 window companies have achieved C or higher ratings, nine of them using leading warm edge technology Super Spacer® from Edgetech I.G. Inc. at the time of writing. Congratulations are due to all, and especially to the three firms who have crashed through the energy savings barrier with coveted ‘A’ ratings. Piper was the first to break through with a triple glazed window. And, first Tradelink and then Corby Windows achieved the apparently impossible with ‘A’ ratings on double glazed windows. It doesn’t get better than that! Who said competition doesn’t work?

But it has been a stretch - a typical British understatement! Achieving these top ratings requires the best glass, profile, gas, spacer bars, and reinforcement technology available to the industry to give their windows that extra edge. When only the best will do, it’s no surprise that nine out of the first 12 window companies, including the top three, relied on Edgetech’s warm edge Super Spacer®, the world’s only, all foam, no-metal edge-seal, to ensure their success.



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Edgetech IG

In 2014, Edgetech's 25th anniversary year, it added more products to its portfolio. Changing Edgetech from a single component manufacturer to a comprehensive component supplier for warm edge windows. For IGU manufacturers the award winning Super Spacer Alpha, the best performing spacer in the world, a rigid warm edge spacer TruPlas, high performance desiccant TruSieve, and a simulated divided lite system SDL. Edgetech has also brought new opportunities for installation companies with glass protection system TruShield and expanding foam installation edge tape TruFit..

Visit www.superspacer.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. Edgetech is part of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components, products and systems serving North America and International window and door OEMs.

For further information visit the Company's website at www.quanex.com.

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