The flexible spacer for more energy efficiency in buildings
The flexible, foam-based spacer system, Super Spacer® from Edgetech, acts as an energy-efficient warm edge in insulating glass windows. They greatly reduce the loss of energy towards the outside, help prevent as much as possible the formation of condensation and contribute to the long life of windows. Every year, about 300 million meters are sold worldwide in over 90 countries with different climates, from Alaska to Dubai. Because of the flexible materials, Super Spacer® can be shaped easily, is aesthetically pleasing and is suitable for both manual and automated manufacturing processes.
Innovation leader and customer orientated for more than 30 years
Edgetech is one of Warm Edge Technology’s pioneers and thus also a pioneer in sustainable architectural products. Super Spacer® systems have been improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide since 1989. The wholly-owned subsidiary of the Quanex Building Products Corporation celebrates the 30 years anniversary of its Super Spacer® product in 2019, and is thus the pioneer of metal-free, warm edge spacer systems. Initially the development work mainly focused on the heat insulation properties and the impermeability of the edge seal. Flexible spacers retain the elasticity of the edge seal of insulating glass units and reduce mechanical stress caused by pumping movements and wind loads.
Due to the growing importance of automation, other benefits of flexible spacers, which can be applied endlessly from the roll, come to fruition. The automated application of spacer systems such as Super Spacer® replaces work tasks that are frequently still performed manually, such as bending, filling of desiccant, butylating, connecting rigid hollow profiles and installation of the frames.The easy workability of Super Spacer® systems is a huge advantage and the automation allows to double or more the productivity.
The warm edge spacer systems Super Spacer® bear of course the RAL Quality label.
All RAL quality-monitored Super Spacer® systems are also certified for Arctic climates and also every climatic zone with lower requirements by the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. Thus, Super Spacer® is one of the most energy-efficient spacers on the market.
In addition to innovation, greatest possible customer focus and great service force, constant quality offensives and professional marketing have significantly contributed to success.
Edgetech Europe GmbH - strong partner of insulating glass manufacturers
Edgetech’s Super Spacer® flexible foam-based spacer systems acts as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Based in Houston, Texas, Quanex designs and manufactures energy-efficient fenestration products, in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components. Regarding the turnover Edgetech/Quanex is the world‘s largest manufacturer of spacers. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders.