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New Head of Research and Development at SWISSPACER

Head of Research and Development Walter Schreiber

Leading warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER has appointed Walter Schreiber to the newly created role of Head of Research and Development (R&D). Walter has been with Saint-Gobain since 1997. He started off in R&D and progressed to become a project leader, working on product developments for Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. His role with SWISSPACER will involve spearheading innovative new product developments for the leading warm edge spacer bar.

Investment in staff is a crucial part of SWISSPACER’s programme for growth. With demand for more energy efficient windows driving the market for years to come, SWISSPACER has made the appointment to ensure customers can rely on it to provide them with the products they need to make the most of these opportunities.

Managing Director Andreas Geith comments: “We are delighted to welcome Walter to the team. As our sales continue to increase around the world and as the energy efficiency market grows, SWISSPACER is investing in its team and facilities to keep ahead of demand and provide our customers with high performing innovative products and a first class service.”

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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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