Traditionally, insulating glass units used a metal double glazing spacer bar to separate the two panes of glass. Typically made from aluminium, these metal spacer bars were highly conductive and facilitated heat loss rather than preventing it.
Warm edge double glazing spacer bar systems were developed to overcome the challenges of using aluminium and help prevent heat transfer and condensation on insulating glass units. We launched our first Super Spacer warm edge spacer bar in 1989.
SuperSpacer is a non-metal, pre-desiccated, structural foam spacer system which provides excellent perimeter insulation for sealed glazing units, whilst significantly simplifying insulating glass production.
From improving energy efficiency to enhancing the productivity of manufacturing insulating glass units, our Super Spacer warm edge technology delivers many great benefits.
94% of energy loss through a window using an aluminium spacer system occurs at the edge of the glass. This is due to the highly conductive nature of the metal used. Over 950 times less conductive, our warm edge Super Spacer bar is the ideal solution to achieve energy-efficient windows. It also blocks heat loss and notably reduces energy costs. Super Spacer windows reduce window U-values by up to 0.2W/m2K. This allows windows to achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings possible.
Creating insulating glass units with our warm edge Super Spacer bar removes a significant amount of labour from the manufacturing process. This streamlines and enhances the production line and improves productivity. The warm edge Super Spacer bar is less labour intensive as it 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 either.
We offer three entry levels for warm edge Super Spacer bar production, with proven equipment choices selected from several leading manufacturers. Whatever your production levels and budget, we’ll have a Super Spacer bar solution to suit.
Our Super Spacer warm edge spacer bar delivers unrivalled product quality and has consistently been shown to outlast other dual seal systems by 2½ times. Long-lasting quality is our guarantee and at Edgetech we stand behind our best-in-class products with our 40-year performance guarantee.
Super Spacer warm edge spacer bar systems take on the appearance of the colour of the profile into which it is glazed. For example, if Super Spacer is glazed into a white profile, the spacer bar will reflect white. This unique feature 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 insulating glass unit manufacturers in the UK. We’ve also subjected the warm edge spacer bar system to rigorous testing worldwide, to meet our customers’ needs internationally. Super Spacer is proven to withstand temperatures from -40° to 85°C – well beyond any temperatures we experience in the UK.
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