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Topline Glass and Glazing goes direct with SWISSPACER

Topline HQ in Ilminster, Somerset

Sealed Unit Manufacturer, Topline Glass and Glazing, now sources its warm edge spacer bars directly from SWISSPACER. Having used SWISSPACER since 2008, Topline has since invested in a coding system to print licence details within their sealed unit production process.

Graham Churchill, Managing Director of Topline, explains the advantages of the new approach: “We buy black, grey and white SWISSPACER bars in sizes 6mm to 20mm directly from SWISSPACER. It makes good business sense, as it eliminates a step in the supply chain and we benefit from better packaging, improved stock control and a cleaner product. Buying directly also keeps us right up-to-date with information on the latest developments. Overall, it’s been a very positive move!

“Since becoming MD in 2000, Topline has experienced year-on-year growth and we’re one of the largest sealed unit manufacturers in the South West,” continues Graham. “We have moved twice in the last 17 years, each time to a larger factory to help us expand into all areas of glass and glazing. The last move in 2005 was to a building twice the size of the previous one, and we continually invest in the most up-to-date machine technology. We work hard to keep up with energy efficient glazing requirements, using the most energy efficient products in our units, so SWISSPACER is the obvious choice.”

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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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