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Double G Award finalist for Edgetech

Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, has been named as a double G Award finalist for both the
Customer Care Initiative of the Year and Component Supplier of the Year.

It has been an exciting year for Edgetech. Five new products were added to the range, its
first IGU components centre opened in Burnley and Dealership Plus, the most
comprehensive customer support package that covers IGU manufacturers, window and door
fabricators and installers was introduced.

“To be finalists in two categories is brilliant,” says Andy Jones, Managing Director. “We are
especially pleased to be nominated for Customer Care Initiative for Dealership Plus. We could see many customers getting more and more bogged down with red tape, so we launched the scheme to make it easier and quicker for companies to comply with current legislation, and keep them updated with any changes. There’s also the Thermal Ratings Register for cost effective and easy window energy ratings, insurance backed guarantees and TrustMark. All that’s in addition to the marketing and sales support that customers have come to rely on us for.”

The nomination for Component Supplier of the Year recognises Edgetech’s growth from supplier of a single product to a major supplier of all fundamental components required for IG manufacture in the last 12 months. Since launching the double award winning Super Spacer Alpha® the world’s best performing spacer bar, TruShield® glass protection system, TruPlas® SDL and TruSieve® desiccant last October, Edgetech has also added a range of ancillaries for IGU manufacturers which includes Georgian bar, lead, cloth tape and aluminium spacer bar.

In the same year, Edgetech brought the revolutionary TruFit® perimeter edge expanding foam installation tape, which is already taking the market by storm. The new tape makes a neat and weather tight seal around windows and doors and gives consistently better thermal efficiency.

Andy adds: “We are looking forward to seeing the finalists from all the categories at the award presentation on Friday 27 November at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane.”

Edgetech’s IGU Component Centre opens in Burnley

Edgetech UK, a Quanex Company has chosen Burnley for the site of its first IGU Component Centre. Edgetech will distribute its rapidly expanding range of products to IGU manufacturers, fabricators and installers across the northern region.

All the IGU components needed to manufacture warm edge glass units are available from Edgetech’s new 5,200 sq. ft. centre. Top performing desiccant TruSieve™, TruPlas® SDL and Bostik’s IGU sealants are available alongside the full range of spacers from Edgetech.

Heading up the Burnley IGU Component Centre is Nigel Toyne. Well known in the region for his previous position supporting customers at a building plastic and insulated glass products depot, Nigel brings to his new role 24 years of technical expertise in IGUs. He is joined by a team of drivers, warehouse staff and administration support.

Edgetech is recognised as the leading warm edge spacer manufacturer in the UK and is now also established as one of the main suppliers of sealants. Last year it expanded its products to create the comprehensive ‘Just Add Glass’ IGU components range.

“The IGU Component Centre is an exciting venture that brings stock of Edgetech’s growing range of products for glass units into the heart of a fast growing region,” says Nigel. “Holding products on the ground means we can provide local delivery, as well as creating a base for customers to collect from. We’re well placed just off junction 9 of the M65 in Burnley.”

There are extra sales opportunities on offer for IGU manufacturers, window fabricators and installers as the centre is stocking TruShield™ glass protection system and TruFit™ expanding foam edge tape for thermally efficient window and door installation. Customers can also benefit from business and marketing support with new Edgetech Dealership Plus.

New Edgetech TruSieve Desiccant proves better in BSI test

Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, has made it even easier for glass manufacturers to make better IGUs with the launch of top quality TruSieve 3A molecular sieve desiccant.

TruSieve desiccant has a high humidity adsorption capacity to deliver long term performance within the insulated glass unit. To see just how good TruSieve is, the British Standards Institute was commissioned to carry out comparison tests against desiccant from leading suppliers. The test results showed the initial moisture content of TruSieve is as much as 38 percent better and moisture adsorption capacity is up to 18 percent greater. This makes TruSieve one of the most stable spacer bar desiccants on the market.

Edgetech already supplies a range of component products to make glass units more efficiently. They include Super Spacer and TruPlas warm edge spacer systems, TruPlas SDL and Bostik Hotmelt sealant.

“As their IGU solutions partner we wanted to offer customers a desiccant that would give optimum performance without additional costs,” says Alan Fielder, Edgetech’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “It also means manufacturers can order all the components they need to make a glass unit in one delivery from us.”

TruSieve desiccant is now in stock and available in both standard and millibead sizes. Over the next few
months more products will be added to Edgetech’s growing range of solutions for IGU manufacturers.

New Supply Chain Expertise for Edgetech

As Edgetech UK, a Quanex Company, adds four new products for IGU manufacturers, window fabricators and installers, a new role is created to support customers. The position of Commercial Supply Chain Manager has been filled by David Relph who comes with over 10 years of experience in operations and logistics.

David will use his previous experience in warehouse and project management to develop and implement strategies that continue to improve processes in Edgetech’s Coventry-based manufacturing and distribution centre.

“I’ve joined Edgetech at an exciting time for the business as it launches Super Spacer Alpha, TruFit, TruShield and TruSieve,” comments David. “The success of TruPlas rigid warm edge spacer bar has already grown our customer base significantly and the recent launch of TruPlas SDL has seen us handling more complex orders.

“I’m looking forward to liaising with customers to ensure we keep exceeding their expectations on service as we continue to grow the product range.”

Edgetech celebrates its 25 anniversary with four new products

Building on its reputation for adding value to glazing Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, launched an exciting range of products for the manufacture and installation of value added windows at its 25th anniversary celebrations at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester.

Edgetech has been at the forefront of top energy efficient windows for 25 years, and this year it’s expanded its product range for companies looking for ways to enhance their glazing or installation offering. Already this year, Edgetech has added TruPlas and TruPlas SDL to its ever expanding product portfolio, and now there are four more products creating new opportunities for IGU manufacturers, fabricators and installers.

At its product launch in Manchester on 8 October, Edgetech showed guests the new additions Super Spacer Alpha, TruFit, TruSieve and TruShield.

“These new products are designed to support customers and dealers, enabling them to differentiate themselves with next generation, high performance products,” said Andy Jones, Managing Director of Edgetech UK.

At the launch official thermal test results for its new foam spacer were revealed as 0.13W/m2K, making Super Spacer Alpha the best performing warm edge spacer in the world.

Edgetech also launched TruFit, warm edge for windows. It’s an expanding tape that perfectly seals around the frame to the brickwork making the complete installation energy efficient and weathertight. So much of the UK’s housing stock is older and it’s difficult to get a good fit all round. TruFit reduces heat loss by up to 23 percent at the edge of the frame and saves up to 20 percent fitting time making it cost effective for both homeowner and installer.

During the presentation there was a live demonstration to show how fast, easy and clean TruFit is to install.

TruSieve desiccant was the third product addition. It gives IGU manufacturers a reliable and superior quality desiccant with high adsorption capacity keeping the unit free from moisture.

The final product was TruShield. It is a high quality coating that bonds to glass and makes it easy to clean. Unlike many other products, TruShield doesn’t depend on specific environmental conditions. This means it will work in all locations, including north-facing windows as well as those in the sun, so the benefits will be seen even on shaded glass.

The product launch was part of the silver jubilee celebrations as Edgetech celebrates its 25th anniversary on 1 December 2014. Joined by long standing customers, suppliers and press, Edgetech’s guests enjoyed spectacular views of the Manchester skyline from the rooftop of Great John Street Hotel.

Guest and longstanding customer Adrian Barraclough, Quickslide’s CEO, added: “It’s evident that
Edgetech is in business for the long term and it’s very comforting to have a partner company who is at
the top of their game and continuously looking for ways to improve our industry efficiencies.”

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