AGC has signed up as one of the key stakeholders in the Triple Glazing Question, an industry forum hosted by Edgetech UK at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 10 April 2014.
This event will be an open discussion about what a move towards triple glazing means for all those involved in the glass and glazing industry, from systems companies to fabricators and installers, and the opportunities and challenges it raises.
AGC says it is keen to debate the pros and cons of triple glazing, and maintains that it already has ‘solutions’ available, should the trend for triple glazing continue.
AGC’s Mark Rodgers said: “Output for triple glazed units on a typical production line reduces significantly, causing a considerable drop in capacity. Any growth in triple glazing production could well leave many companies facing reduced output and increased costs that they are unable to recoup. We simply don’t know if the market will recognise that it takes more glass, sealants, spacers, energy, processing time etc, to produce a triple glazed unit and be prepared to pay more.
“Furthermore, charging a premium for higher performance IGUs may not be an option either, as currently the energy ratings for triple glazed units are very much the same as for high performance double glazed units. After all, a WER of A+ can be achieved with double or single glazing.”
For more information and to register, visit: www.tripleglazingq.co.uk