Traditionally windows used a highly conductive metal spacer bar to hold the two panes of glass apart, which sucked heat from inside to the outside. Super Spacer® is a non-metal, pre-desiccated, structural foam spacer system which provides excellent perimeter insulation for sealed glazing units and significantly simplifies insulating glass production.
80% of the energy lost through a window occurs at the edge of the glass because of the highly conductive nature of aluminium spacer. Super Spacer® is 950 times less conductive, blocking heat loss and reducing energy costs. Super Spacer reduces window U-values by up to 0.2W/m2K allowing windows to achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings.
Creating insulating glass units with Super Spacer is simpler, faster and more streamlined. Super Spacer doesn’t need to be cut into bar length form; it doesn’t need to have a PIB primary seal applied and it doesn’t need to be filled with desiccant. This removes a significant amount of labour from the manufacturing process.
We offer three entry levels for Super Spacer production with proven equipment choices selected from several leading manufacturers. Whatever your production levels and budget, we’ll have a Super Spacer solution to suit.
Super Spacer 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.
Super Spacer passes EN1279 Part 2 and Part 3 – a legal requirement for all sealed unit manufacturers. We’ve also subjected Super Spacer to rigorous testing worldwide to meet our customers’ needs internationally. This means Super Spacer is proven to withstand temperatures from -40° to 85°C, well beyond any temperatures we experience in the UK.
Please contact Edgetech to direct you towards a local company who can supply units with Super Spacer built in.