Spacer bar supplier, Swisspacer, has launched a new spacer bar at Glasstec. Swisspacer Triple is a rigid warm edge spacer bar designed specifically for triple glazing.
Swisspacer Triple is said to give ‘outstanding energy efficiency’ and eliminate the need for two single spacer bars. Its centre groove holds the middle pane of glass in place. This allows sealed unit makers to use slimmer 2mm or 3mm middle panes, reducing the overall weight of the sealed unit. Triple glazed units with Swisspacer Triple are lighter, more durable and easier to install. Available in 25mm, 33mm and 37mm bars, Swisspacer Triple offers the same excellent thermal performance as its flagship product, Ultimate.
Swisspacer Triple only requires two layers of butyl seal, which reduces the risk of sealed unit failure caused by gas loss and moisture penetration. It also improves aesthetics with perfect parallel lines and eliminates the ‘wavy’ butyl line along the centre pane, which is common with traditional triple glazed units. Swisspacer Triple can be processed by hand or on existing machinery for double glazed units. This makes it ideal for all sized sealed unit makers and for those who want to start producing triple glazed units.
Swisspacer Triple has been used in ‘Climatop Easy’, a new high performance triple glazed unit by Saint-Gobain Building Glass Europe. Thanks to Swisspacer Triple, this innovative unit has an ultra-slim 2mm centre pane to reduce overall weight.
John Cooper, Swisspacer head of marketing and sales (UK and Ireland), said: “Swisspacer Triple is the first rigid warm edge bar of its kind. It’s a game-changer for triple glazed units. Until now, sealed unit makers have had to use two rigid spacer bars in triple glazed units, but you only need to use one Swisspacer Triple!
“Swisspacer Triple has the same outstanding thermal performance as Ultimate, and lets manufacturers use a slimmer middle pane for a lighter sealed unit that’s durable, long-lasting, easier to manufacture and easier to install. We believe this significant innovation will help reduce the time and cost of producing triple glazed units. We’re very excited to launch Swisspacer Triple and we’re sure it will be a huge success.”