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Super Spacer Premium Plus – The Best Match for Plus-sized IGUs

AluFoldDirect Wide-span Bi-folding Doors with Edgetech Spacer

Super Spacer® Premium Plus from Edgetech UK 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.

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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..

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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