What is Super Spacer?
Standard windows use a highly conductive metal spacer bar to hold the two panes of glass apart, which sucks heat from inside to the outside. Super Spacer introduces no-metal warm edge technology to windows, helping to deliver windows of the highest standards. Super Spacer® is a no-metal, pre-desiccated, structural foam spacer system. Its award winning, patented Thermal Set Spacer (TSS) technology gives the ultimate in high performance spacer systems. Since it was first introduced in 1989, Super Spacer has become the dominant force in thermally efficient spacer systems.
Super Spacer has 100% memory and allows for expansion and contraction, a major cause of fractures in conventional sealed units. In accelerated testing Super Spacer has been shown to last over twice as long as other dual seal systems and five times longer than single seal systems.
Windows using Super Spacer achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings from the British Fenestration Ratings Council, allowing every step of the supply chain to win more business.
Most PVC-U and traditional timber windows include low line glazing beads and gaskets. This creates problems for standard aluminium spacer bars which protrude into the sightline of the window. Super Spacer has a lower sightline (equivalent to only 9.8mm from the edge of the glass) which eradicates the problem.
Super Spacer also takes on the appearance of the colour of the profile into which it is glazed. For example, if Super Spacer is glazed into white profile the spacer reflects back white. This eliminates the need to stock a wide range of different colours and simplifies ordering and stock control.
We have also passed EN1279 Part 2 and Part 3 - a legal requirement for all sealed unit manufacturers. And we’ve subjected Super Spacer to rigorous testing worldwide to meet our customers’ needs internationally. This means Super Spacer is proven to withstand temperatures from -15° to 125°, well beyond any temperatures we experience in the UK.
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