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TruPlas – Rigid Warm Edge Spacer

TruPas Rigid Warm Edge Spacer Bar
TruPlas is the rigid, glass reinforced thermoplastic spacer bar from Edgetech UK.

TruPlas has been cleverly designed for increased stability and strength. Its ridged surface offers a more traditional appearance, without any compromise on efficiency or performance.

Benefits of Using Rigid Warm Edge Spacer Bars

TruPlas from Edgetech UK offers excellent high / low temperature performance for windows. Its engineered glass reinforced thermoplastic composition has low thermal conductivity to reduce heat loss in insulated glass units.

The dual-seal warm edge spacer for double glazed units utilises proven technologies, like the vapour barrier with advanced acrylic which strengthens when exposed to heat. It has good UV resistance with no chemical fogging. This prevents HMB “blowing out” in the corners.

TruPlas also has pleasing aesthetics. The ridged surface of the thermoplastic gives a more traditional appearance when used in insulated glass unit manufacture. The three colour choices; black, white and light grey offer good colour stability and the spacer bar has a matte surface finish.

Manufacturing Insulated Glass Units with TruPlas

Insulated glass units can be manufactured with traditional methods using TruPlas. There are a range of machinery options including computer-controlled spacer bar cutting saws and automatic bar bending machinery.

All manual, semi-automated and fully automatic machinery and insulated glass unit manufacturing lines are supported by Edgetech’s technical division. With support during installation and the training process, followed up by troubleshooting help.

TruPlas rigid warm edge spacer bar is available with a range of connecting keys for cut and key and Georgian applications.

Standard corner keys are available in the same colours as TruPlas spacer bar for a seamless appearance and a range of cavity widths are available too.

Gas corner keys are available in similar colours and types – one with a hole for injecting gas into the glazed unit and the other without. Gas key plugs are again, available in the same colours and ensure gas is effectively sealed within the unit.

TruPlas SDL – Warm Solution for IGUs

TruPlas Simulated Divided Lite system offers more choice for IGU manufacturers.

The specially designed I-beam enables greater rigidity and eliminates the possibility the frame twisting inside large insulated glass units twisting which can be a problem with some box section or duplex systems.

Available in black, white and grey to match the TruPlas spacer system, TruPlas SDL is available in a choice of two widths; 18mm and 23mm.

TruPlas SDL is compatible with our range of both flexible and rigid spacer bars.

For more information on our range of rigid spacer ranges, call +44 (0) 2476 639931 or, if you’d like to switch to flexible warm edge spacer bar technology, take a look at our Super Spacer® range.

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.

Synseal selects TruPlas for Global Glass Wigan

Following Synseal's acquisition of the business and assets of Prospect Inc. Ltd trading as Systems Glass to create Global Glass Wigan, it has become the latest company to switch to TruPlas rigid spacer bar manufactured by Edgetech, a Quanex company.

Synseal started Global Glass operations in November 2011 and began to use volume quantities of TruPlas rigid spacer bar last year. So when it acquired Systems Glass earlier this year it immediately made additional investment plans to increase the existing capacity from 9,000 IGUs per week and turned to Edgetech once again to support them in switching to the superior performance of TruPlas.

"Having an additional well-placed IGU manufacturing facility at Wigan will assist us in offering the full range of Synseal products to our customer base in the north. IGUs are an important part of our product mix and are helping to drive significant sales growth," says Steve Musgrave, Synseal's Manufacturing Director. "Synseal has been making sealed units with TruPlas rigid spacer bar for a fair while now, so gearing up our new Global Glass Wigan operation to start using TruPlas was an easy decision for us.

"We have a strong working relationship with Edgetech and TruPlas rigid spacer bar has proven to be a high performing warm edge spacer bar, so we were confident when committing the necessary investments to provide new production machinery for Global Glass Wigan."

For more information on Synseal or Global Glass Wigan, call 01623 443200 or visit www.synseal.co.uk.

Edgetech UK launches TruPlas SDL

Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, launches TruPlas SDL. This is a new Simulated Divided Lite system that gives more choice and greater rigidity.

"The unique I-beam is designed to eliminate any potential twisting within the largest units," says Alan Fielder, Edgetech's Director of Sales and Marketing. "We knew this can be a problem with other box section or duplex systems so we engineered TruPlas SDL to overcome this issue."

The new TruPlas SDL system is available in three colours: black, grey and white. And there's a full range of connecting keys. The cruciform clip anchors the I-beams in place to prevent rattling. TruPlas SDL also comes in two widths 18mm and 23mm to suit both 12mm and 16mm glass unit cavities.

"This revolutionary design is compatible will all rigid and flexible spacer bars. Because it comes in 2.5m lengths there is less wastage and easier handling.

"We‘ve created a nifty sample box to show the unique design of the TruPlas SDL bars and clips in all three colours and sizes."

Over the next few months more products will be added to Edgetech's growing range of solutions for IGU manufacturers. More information on TruPlas SDL is available on https://www.edgetechig.co.uk

TruPlas Goes Global

Brian McDonald, Commercial Manager at Global Glass explains: “We’ve been manufacturing units incorporating Super Spacer for almost 2 years now and have seen dramatic growth in both customer demand and sales of warm edge IGUs. As a result, we forecast the trend continuing and 100% of our IGU production to incorporate WET within 5 years. With that in mind we identified TruPlas as the ideal solution for our expansion as it offers all the benefits of a high performing warm edge spacer bar backed up by the support and customer service we’ve come to rely on from Edgetech. We are committed to achieving optimum performance and customer satisfaction so we decided to embrace this change and invest in new machinery and technology to offer our customers the highest quality warm edge sealed units.

“Since we began to manufacture sealed units at Synseal we have developed a solid relationship with Edgetech so we are pleased to support the latest technology and continue our investment on behalf of our customers using the TruPlas product from our trusted business partner. The manufacturing principles at Global Glass are to build-in quality at every stage and continually improve quality standards. Edgetech has proven that they share these brand values and so are ideally placed as the WET supplier who will help take our IGU business to the next level.

Andy Jones, Managing Director at Edgetech comments: “We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Global Glass as they look to develop their warm edge offering. As two market leaders in the industry, the brand association will benefit us both and we look forward to supporting Synseal in this new investment. We always strive to listen to customers when developing our products and we worked directly with the Global Glass team when designing the TruPlas product. As a result, the tubular spacer has been structurally designed for increased stability and strength, which makes cutting and assembly easier and features our tried and tested true vapour barrier and advanced acrylic adhesive which strengthens under heat, so customers don’t need to be concerned about de-lamination. The product has passed EN1279 Parts 2, 3 and 6 and can be processed with standard equipment.

“We take our manufacturing quality very seriously as we understand that the reliability of supply is key to our customers and we are pleased that this is recognized by like-minded companies such as Global Glass. Together we can ensure that the products we supply continually improve as we strive to meet the increasing demands for warm edge technology.”

The new TruPlas rigid spacer bar

Following release at the FIT show, Edgetech, a Quanex company, is pleased to officially launch the new TruPlasTM rigid spacer, which further extends the leading WET supplier's range and underpins its position as the UK's IGU solutions partner of choice.
Andy Jones, Managing Director of Edgetech explains more: "While we knew thanks to the investment in product design and testing that the TruPlas spacer would be a winner, we didn't realise quite how popular it would be. Within weeks of the show, orders are already coming in from both existing Super Spacer customers and new companies looking to replace their existing tubular bar supply.
"The new composite warm edge tubular spacer is compatible with all secondary sealant types with butyl primary seal, and features our tried and tested true vapour barrier. Available with standard or gas filled corner keys, the product has passed EN1279 Parts 2, 3 and 6. Significantly, it can be processed with standard equipment and requires no investment in specialist machinery – just a visit from our nationwide technical team. For companies requiring high volume production we have machinery available which automates manufacture by bending the spacer.
"Also available for more specialist applications, is the TruPlas SDL. This effective solution for Simulated Dividing Lights with surface mounted astragal bars combines outstanding thermal performance with an authentic ‘traditional' appearance. The addition of TruPlas to our product portfolio now means Edgetech customers can benefit from a spacer for every application: single seal (Duralite), dual seal (TruPlas rigid and Super Spacer flexible) and Triple seal spacer systems (TriSeal and T-Spacer)."

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