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Custom Glass boosts sales with Swisspacer in U-value Olympics

Custom Glass has boosted sales with Swisspacer.

Merseyside’s largest manufacturer of sealed units, Custom Glass, was one of the first IGU manufacturers in the UK to switch to Swisspacer five years ago. Since then, the company’s usage of the top performing warm edge spacer bar has increased significantly as sales soar.

Managing Director Jeff Hooson comments: “Overall our sales of warm edge sealed units have increased by 40%. Swisspacer has played a large part in this. In excess of 80% of our warm edge sealed units contain Swisspacer. We see this trend continuing as changes to legislation come into full force, and more importantly because of the U-Value Olympics. Companies are striving to achieve lower U-values and the spacer bar is an important component. Using sealed units with Swisspacer inside allows window companies to lower the U-value and fabricate and install the most thermally efficient windows.”

Jeff continues: “One of Swisspacer’s biggest benefits is that it easily integrates into existing production facilities. We’ve made no changes to our factory – there was a seamless change from aluminium to Swisspacer. As the market changes and more companies switch to warm edge we will look into ways to make production more efficient through automation. It will allow us to keep ahead of demand.”

Jeff adds: “The support Swisspacer offers is excellent. The staff are very knowledgeable and have always been there to help us and our customers when needed.”

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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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