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Custom Glass chooses Swisspacer for ‘highest’ warm edge performance

Swisspacer offer the highest warm edge performance.

Merseyside’s largest manufacturer of sealed units and toughened glass Custom Glass has switched to Swisspacer, one of the leading warm edge spacer bars. Managing Director Jeff Hooson investigated all warm edge products and chose Swisspacer because it offered the highest performance and didn’t need any additional investment.

Jeff comments: “We only supply the best products to our customers so using Swisspacer was an easy choice. The mass market is moving rapidly to warm edge technology but you have to choose the right product to stay ahead. It’s an easy product to use without changing manufacturing methods, but it also delivers the highest performance on the market! We use the same machinery to manufacture units with aluminium and Swisspacer – it’s no problem to switch between the two.”

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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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