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Letter to the Editor - Charlotte Davies


Charlotte Davies, Head of Marketing

Dear Ian,

When modern methods start being added into standards and legislation, we see a real shift in the industry. We saw it with energy efficient windows and now we’re seeing it with installation tape.

The industry got taped up at FIT Show. The response to TruFit®, our expanding foam edge tape was incredible. Installers wanted to talk not only about the cost and time savings of using sealing tapes, but also systemising installations in a way which maintains the energy efficiency of the window.

The heightened interest in the alternative fitting method has coincided with the recent revision of the BS8213-4:2016 standards. The revision sees foam fitting tapes, like TruFit, added to the code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and doors.

In tests, TruFit proved to retain more heat than traditional fitting methods. It offers a durable neat edge, plus faster and cleaner fitting than its wet sealant counterparts – helping customers to fit truly energy efficient windows whilst saving time and money.

In the same way that window energy ratings changed the specification for windows, we believe that expanding foam installation tapes could have as much impact for the way windows are fitted.

We’ve been saying it for a while now, but I think this trend is here to stay and one day all windows will be installed this way.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Davies
Head of Marketing



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Edgetech (UK) Ltd

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..

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