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Cristal Glass and Glazing switches to Swisspacer


Cristal Glass and Glazing has switched to Swisspacer V.

Leading sealed unit supplier Cristal Glass and Glazing (Leicester) Ltd has switched to Swisspacer V for its top performance. Now, 70% of the sealed units manufactured each week use Swisspacer V warm edge. The change is already paying dividends.

Director Dave Brewin says: “We researched the warm edge market and found that Swisspacer V was best for performance and ease of use. Our previous warm edge spacer caused bottle necks in the factory because it had to be applied using specialist equipment that only one man could operate at a time, but Swisspacer is easy to assemble, which has improved our efficiency.”

Cristal Glass and Glazing offers a 10 year warranty and the products used within the sealed unit undergo rigorous testing. Swisspacer V was tested by Chiltern Dynamics to ensure it complied with EN1279 Part 2. It passed with flying colours and the standard was achieved using single seal Hot Melt (Bostik P5125).

Dave continues: “We’re delighted with Swisspacer V as are our customers. It offers the best in terms of technical performance, it comes in a range of colours and it’s backed by a world class organisation; Saint Gobain.”



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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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