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November 2020

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TriSeal™ protects priceless manuscripts in ambitious Qatar National Library building

Edgetech’s world-renowned Super Spacer has played a crucial role in the construction of one of the Middle East’s most spectacular new buildings.

The celebrated product was used to deliver the stunning 5,500 square-meter glass façade of the Qatar National Library.

The 42,000 square meter structure is home to over a million books, and 500,000 digital editions. The library’s most valuable volumes are kept in a six-meter deep, glass-ceilinged room reminiscent of an excavated labyrinth.

Its diamond-shaped façade area has been designed to filter out the glaring Middle Eastern sun, while still letting in enough light to illuminate the library interior.

The façade has been designed without any metallic elements, ensuring there are no thermal bridges to conduct heat into the building – a crucial consideration, since not only does Qatar routinely experience summer temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius, it’s unfortunately a part of the world that’s being severely affected by global warming.

Its double-glazed IGUs are curved, ensuring that the façade is both self-supporting, and exceptionally resistant to wind and other strong weather.

A low-e coating, and a solar control coating, filter and reflect sunlight, and a grey grid of 3mm metallic dots, with a precise 6mm spacing, was burnt into them in order to reduce radiation transmission even further.

Super Spacer® TriSeal™ Flex;
an obvious choice

The need for both exceptional thermal performance and a product that was compatible with the building’s curved IGUs made Super Spacer® TriSeal™ Flex an obvious choice, as Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson explains.

“In places like Qatar, the constant fluctuations between incredible heat in the day and much cooler evenings exerts considerable pressure on the edge seal. Super Spacer’s structural foam is able to absorb that pumping motion, allowing IGUs to withstand the pressure.

“This is one reason that Super Spacer has been specified in some of the world’s most iconic, architecturally ambitious buildings – and we’re delighted to see it used to such stunning effect in Qatar’s National Library.”

Edgetech’s Super Spacer® flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries.

For more information please call + 44 (0) 2476 639931 or visit www.edgetechig.co.uk

Edgetech COVID-19 Update

Edgetech COVID-19 Update
3 November 2020

Following the Prime Ministers address on Saturday regarding a further lockdown period of 4 weeks beginning on 5th November we wanted to confirm that we remain open for business and manufacturing as normal.

We are operating in a COVID secure way at our manufacturing facility and have put the resources in place to allow those of our workforce who can work from home to do so in an effective way which means you should see no interruption to either supply or customer service support during this time.

We are encouraged for our industry to see that the Government guidance on the lockdown indicates that working in people’s homes will be allowed to continue. Please see the following link for clarification: New National Restrictions (second bullet point under section 1)

As ever we will continue monitoring the guidance and will adapt the way we are operating as needed.

Our contact and service details are as follows:

Customer Services
The usual customer service channel of ordering is open from 8.00am-4pm.
Deliveries are available daily for most products – please place your order by 2pm.
Collections can be made from our Coventry office every morning, Monday-Friday – please place your order by 2pm the previous day so we can check stock and prepare it for dispatch.

Please use the following contact methods for placing or discussing orders:
Phone: 02476 639931
Email: Orders

Our online ordering system is also available which may help you to enable your purchasing teams to work from home more ably. For more information on this or to have an online account set-up please contact Krishma Patel, Customer Experience & Marketing Coordinator, at Krishma Patel

Accounts
Please contact our accounts team by email at: Accounts.

Area Managers
To discuss your account or for technical queries please contact:

Iain Britton – National Technical Sales Representative
Phone: 07741 260293
Email: Iain Britton.

Tony Palmer – Head of Sales
Phone: 07738 800779
Email: Tony Palmer.

We want to reassure you that you have our full support, and as always please stay safe and contact us if you have any questions.

Stay safe,

Chris Alderson
Managing Director

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