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SWISSPACER launches innovative new product at Fensterbau

Visit SWISSPACER at Fensterbau Frontale in Hall 7A, Stand 316.

SWISSPACER Air is launched at Fensterbau

Leading warm edge spacer bar manufacturer SWISSPACER is launching SWISSPACER Air, a new innovative device that regulates the air pressure in sealed units and prevents sealed unit breakdowns caused by changes in altitude. Air fits unobtrusively into the spacer bar and sealant and relieves build ups in air pressure inside the unit that causes unit failure. It will be displayed on SWISSPACER’s stand at the Fensterbau Frontale trade show in Nürnberg on 16-19 March.

SWISSPACER Air is an innovative valve that sits in the spacer bar. It equalises air pressure differences between the insulating glass unit and surrounding atmosphere. It is ideal for sealed unit makers in low lying areas who make units that will be installed in variable climatic conditions or mountainous regions.

Until now, window fabricators have had to carefully consider the difference in air pressure between the production site and point of installation. If the windows are to be installed at high altitude the performance of the glass unit can suffer because expanding air inside the unit puts pressure on the panes of glass. That can damage the seal which allows moisture in.

SWISSPACER Air resolves this problem completely. Invisibly integrated into the secondary sealant, SWISSPACER Air is a discreet component that helps to regulate the air pressure between the panes of glass as it changes with altitude. Another key benefit is that SWISSPACER Air can be retrofitted to previously installed windows with SWISSPACER warm edge spacer bars to ensure long-term performance of the unit.

Head of Sales & Marketing UK & Ireland, John Cooper comments: “SWISSPACER Air is a unique innovation and the perfect solution for mountainous countries such as Austria, Switzerland, France or Italy. Further tests will confirm its suitability for the UK market too. We will show it at the FIT Show in April on Stand 324, so come and see!”

SWISSPACER’s leading 32mm wide spacer bar and extensive colour options will also feature at Fensterbau. Its one head Roweldo welding machine will be in operation, and there will be demonstrations of Caluwin – SWISSPACER’s energy saving tool that now also calculates efficiency classes for Passivhaus windows.

Visit SWISSPACER at Fensterbau Frontale in Hall 7A, Stand 316.

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Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.

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