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Edgetech and Quanex mark ten years of partnership

It’s been ten years since world-renowned spacer manufacturer Edgetech became part of billion-dollar building products group Quanex.

Back in 2011, Edgetech was already a leading spacer supplier, and one of fenestration’s most forward-thinking companies.

It was that legacy of innovation and product excellence that caught the attention of Quanex, which had grown from humble beginnings in South Lyon, Michigan to become a New York Stock Exchange-listed building products powerhouse.

“This is a fantastic milestone, and has given us all cause to reflect on everything Edgetech and Quanex have achieved together over the last decade,” comments Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson.

“From the very beginning, the two businesses were an excellent fit – both committed to health and safety, employee wellbeing, product innovation, sustainability, and much more.

“Since 2011, those synergies have enabled us to continue pushing boundaries, developing new products, and cementing Edgetech’s reputation as a global leader in spacer technology.

“Fittingly, as we enter our second decade as part of Quanex, we’re currently in the process of implementing a new, group-wide four tier strategy designed to guide our development in the coming years.

“Each of the four tiers represents a crucial stakeholder that we serve – customers, employees, shareholders, and the community.

“By doing everything we can to delight and exceed the expectations of each of these sectors, we know we can build a business that’s even stronger, more innovative, and that provides an even better service to customers all around the world.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank George, our CEO, and the rest of the Quanex executive leadership for all their support and encouragement over the last decade, and we’re extremely excited to see what we can achieve together in the years ahead.”

Quanex President and CEO George Wilson comments: “I’ve worked very closely with Chris and the Edgetech team over the last ten years, and we’re delighted they’re a part of the Quanex family.

“Their dedication to product excellence, innovation and providing the highest quality customer service is an asset to the Quanex Group, and I look forward to working with them further in the decade to come.”

For more information, please call 02476 639931 or visit www.edgetechig.co.uk

Edgetech Super Spacer used in KÖ-Bogen project, Düsseldorf, Germany

The KÖ-Bogen building complex is located in downtown Düsseldorf close to the Hofgarten – the city’s central park. It is a visually impressive structure with a large, curved glass façade and unusually shaped architectural design. For the development project, Edgetech supplied Super Spacer for use in the glass structure measuring over 2,200m².

KÖ-Bogen projectStylish multi-use complex in one of Germany’s largest cities

The KÖ-Bogen building enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Dusseldorf city centre. It has been designed to tastefully complement its urban setting with its bold architectural style, while also referencing the close location of the Rhine river and the natural environment with its use of non-standard curtain walling.

The six-storey building complex functions as a multi-use arena for over 40,000m² of office and retail space. Two buildings have been joined under one continuous roof, connecting the pedestrianised streets nearby with the Hofgarten park. The east and west blocks are connected via a terraced roof bridge while the green space below is illuminated by the optimized use of natural light.

Collaborative working for a spectacular building

When working on such a large scale and architecturally impressive project, collaboration was essential. Working alongside Building Client Glasbiegerei Döring and with world renowned architect New York based Daniel Libeskind, Edgetech were tasked with supplying Super Spacer for all the 2,200m² of glass.

Each individual element of the glass façade measured either 1.35m x 2.70m or 2.70m x 5.60m to meet the architectural design. With the building standing at 26 metres in height and with a 500m circumference, it was essential that all parties were aligned when specifying the glazing. Fortunately, Edgetech’s years of experience in high-profile glazing projects were instrumental in bringing the project to a successful conclusion.

Carsten Kunert of Glasbiegerei Döring commented on the project: “The requirement for excellent energy efficiency and the desire for curved glass façades in architecture is increasing and this project is a stunning example of how well those two things can be executed side by side, with no compromise necessary. Super Spacer® is easy to apply and offers excellent performance in the field.”

Edgetech’s Super Spacer TriSeal SG to enable spectacular new buildings

Warm-edge pioneers Edgetech have released the latest in a series of outstanding next-generation spacer bars.

Super Spacer® TriSeal™ SG brings the exceptional strength of the firm’s recently launched T-Spacer™ SG to a product designed for manual application.

Superb structural glazing spacer bars

SG stands for ‘structural glazing’ – and like T-Spacer SG, TriSeal SG has been developed for use on the most demanding architectural projects.

TriSeal SG incorporates a larger area for PIB application than average spacers, allowing for a much stronger seal.

“Whether the project at hand calls for manual or automated application, IGU manufacturers now have an excellent option when making extra-large and curved or shaped glazing for complex and ambitious buildings,” comments Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson.

“All around the world, there are iconic buildings that have only been made possible by Edgetech’s innovative products.

“We’re extremely proud of that fact, and we’re always at work on new products that will give architects even more freedom and choice.

“We’re eager to see what they can achieve with Super Spacer TriSeal SG.”

Pushing the boundaries of spacer bar technology

TriSeal SG comes as just the latest in a series of new products from Edgetech and the business is also working on a number of further innovations that will continue to push the boundaries of spacer bar technology.

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

Edgetech COVID-19 Update

Update 5 January 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s latest lockdown announcement, in line with the guidance for construction and manufacturing, we would like to reassure customers that Edgetech will continue to operate as usual.

We are operating our facilities under COVID-19 guidelines and we will continue to keep welfare and safety our top priority. As always, we will monitor the latest guidance and keep customers updated throughout.

With the renewed emphasis on working from home in this lockdown we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of the services we have put in place to enable us to continue delivering the expected level of service from us and that are available to help you operate during this time too.

Customer Services

Our customer services department is open from 8.00am-4pm. We have put in a new phone system to enable office staff to answer the main line whether working from home or in the office so you can continue to contact us by:

Phone: 02476 639931

Email: ukorders@edgetechig.com

Purchasing

As a reminder our lead time is 5 working days for all main Super Spacer, TruPlas and Aluminium products, so please bear this in mind when managing stocks.

Our online ordering system is available which may help you to enable your purchasing teams to work from home more easily. It also enables our team to process the orders more efficiently and results in more accurate orders.

Over 40% of orders are now placed through this system and feedback from customers using this method have indicated it is easy to use and their preferred way of placing orders now.

The service is supported with full remote training and how-to videos. To arrange an online demonstration or to set up your online account contact Krishma Patel, on krishma.patel@edgetechig.com.

Accounts

Please contact our accounts team by email on: ukaccounts@edgetechig.com.

Area Managers

To discuss your account or for technical queries please contact either:

 Tony Palmer, Head of Sales

Phone: 07738 800779

Email: tony.palmer@edgetechig.com

 

Iain Britton, National Technical Sales Representative

Phone: 07741 260293

Email: iain.britton@edgetechig.com

 

We would like to assure you that we are doing all we can to continue to operate with the safety of our employees and customers in mind and will continue to update you as the situation develops.

Stay safe,

Chris Alderson

Managing Director

Student halls – but not as you know them: Edgetech excels on stunning Danish project

From a bird’s eye view, it looks like a meandering path through a leafy city park. But get a bit closer, and you realise it’s actually a building – one of the most ambitious, spectacular and sustainable buildings Scandinavia has ever produced.

BaseCamp Lyngby is a 415,000 square-foot student accommodation block in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s a winding, undulating structure with an 800-metre running and walking track, grass, plants and trees covering the entirety of its roof.

Made of glass and facades in three different shades of oak, the building itself contains a total of 786 apartments, 639 of them for students, 48 for retired residents. Completed to serve Copenhagen’s Lyngby University of Technology, the project took just two and a half years.

The structure is made out of trapezoidal modules stacked to different heights, allowing for the sloping walkway on its roof.

But its not just impressive to look at it – it’s also been designed to put cost-effectiveness and sustainability at the forefront.

The building’s ventilated curtain wall was insulated with rock wool and clad with slabs made of pressed volcanic basalt rock from Rockpanel, while its green roof is covered in solar panels to generate electricity. Any rain that falls on the structure is disposed of via evaporation, reducing the ambient temperature and strain on the sewer system.

Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ Premium Plus – the obvious choice

It required more than 4,000 IGUs, which had to conform to the irregular shape of the building – and that, combined with the need for outstanding thermal performance, made Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ Premium Plus the obvious choice.

Danish IGU manufacturer Glaseksperten, who were contracted to work on the project, operate a fully-automated, state-of-the-art Super Spacer line.

“Super Spacer is of key importance to Glaseksperten in supplying quality products which also ensure we are a leading company in economical and ecological terms”, comments Sales Manager Jesper Hønning. “The fully automated continuous application of spacer from the reel saves time and money, while guaranteeing top-class product quality.”

Chris Alderson, Edgetech Managing Director, comments: “We’re absolutely delighted to see Edgetech products used in such a stunning building.

“Scandinavia is a global pioneer in sustainable construction, and a major growth market for warm-edge technology.

“We’re confident that Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ Premium Plus will offer the building’s residents outstanding performance for many decades to come.”

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

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