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SWISSPACER sales increase by 97% in 2011

Vic De Costa, SWISSPACER Marketing and Sales Manager (UK and Ireland)

Sales of SWISSPACER grew at an exceptional rate in 2011, with total sales in the UK and Ireland up 97% from the previous year. SWISSPACER has grown rapidly since its launch in 2007, and is now the No. 1 warm edge spacer in the UK and Ireland.

SWISSPACER is a tried and tested solution for high performance sealed units. It can be used on existing machinery without any extra investment needed, and as a result is popular with companies of all sizes. It also offers advanced machinery for high productivity full automation. Most larger sealed unit firms use SWISSPACER.

Vic De Costa, Marketing and Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland said: “More and more sealed unit manufacturers are choosing SWISSPACER because it has excellent thermal properties and requires no extra investment. 2011 was another year of outstanding growth and we expect sales to increase in 2012 as demand for energy efficient windows and triple glazing continues to grow.”

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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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