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Lisec bender boosts SWISSPACER sales at Olympic Glass


Olympic Glass’ new Lisec bender

Leading sealed unit manufacturer Olympic Glass has seen sales of SWISSPACER grow thanks to its new Lisec bender.

The Kent-based manufacturer invested recently in Lisec’s high-productivity bender to automate SWISSPACER production and improve overall efficiency. Over the past 18 months, Lisec and SWISSPACER have worked closely with Olympic Glass to develop a bespoke bending machine to meet Olympic’s exact requirements.

The result is perfect SWISSPACER frames in a 40-second cycle time, with enough capacity to feed smoothly into the main production line. The Lisec bender also helps Olympic Glass compete more effectively in the commercial sector, where there is demand for larger frames and greater structural integrity.

Shaun Harris, Olympic Glass Production Director said: “Our new Lisec bender has improved SWISSPACER production and gives us an edge in the commercial market. We’ve used SWISSPACER’s warm edge spacer bar for some years now. We wanted a reliable warm edge partner and SWISSPACER gives our sealed units the best thermal efficiency. We’ve always been very happy with SWISSPACER’s performance which is why we decided to invest in automated production. Demand for energy efficient sealed units has definitely grown and we now use SWISSPACER in 85% of our sealed units.”



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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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