Edgetech I.G. Exclusive Distributor for Sparklike’s Revolutionary Technologies

Date: 24 February 2010
Source: Edgetech I.G. Inc.
Sparklike’s Gasglass technology is a non-invasive method of measuring argon and krypton fill level in IGCambridge, Ohio – February 23, 2010 – Edgetech I.

G. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Helsinki, Finland-based Sparklike, Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector and Spyglass glass analyzer in the Americas, Europe and Australia.Prior to the invention of the Gasglass technology, manufacturers had to virtually destroy units to test gas fill levels. Sparklike’s device is the first to enable testing without compromising the integrity of the IG unit.

“The collaboration with Edgetech will support the mission and business idea of Sparklike perfectly as both companies aim to provide the glass and window industry with high technology tools and solutions, helping them to produce energy efficient products,” said Erno Launo, the managing director of Sparklike Ltd.

True to its Edgetech 360® Value Promise to customers, Edgetech takes a full-system approach to service with offerings that add value and continue to elevate the fenestration industry.

“Our relationship with Sparklike is an exciting endeavor for Edgetech that brings this cutting-edge product to the global marketplace,” said Larry Johnson, executive vice president of Edgetech I.G. “The Gasglass technology for gas measure is the first non-invasive way of measuring the argon and krypton fill level of insulating glass units. It can be used to test both initial fill and the retention of insulating gases in a unit over time.”

Sparklike has been involved with the fenestration industry since its founding in 2000, launching three Gasglass products, Gasglass 1002, Gasglass Handheld and Gasglass Handheld v2. The company’s latest innovation, Gasglass Handheld v2, allows a freedom of movement and total quality control for windows and doors in the factory or even in the field. The portable, user-friendly design allows for more accurate measurements at lower fill levels ranging up from 50 percent argon fill level with high precision.

“The new sensor allows the device to measure with greater accuracy and repeatability,” Johnson said. “And, because of its user-friendly design and non-invasive methods, the Gasglass detector will help prevent operator error and ensure improved quality in the manufacture of gas-filled IG.”

Through its relationship with Sparklike, Edgetech will also offer the new Spyglass technology, a laser-based glass pane analyzer that allows users to perform measurements to determine IG thickness, configuration of panes and detect low-e coatings and laminations. For example, Spyglass is ideal for situations in which a broken window has to be replaced on short notice. Traditionally, it was difficult to immediately define what kind of glass was used in the original unit. With Spyglass, users can instantly measure the exact characteristics of the broken glass and immediately order the right type, saving time and achieving ultimate quality control over the replacement unit.

For more information on the Gasglass device and Edgetech’s value-added products and services, visit www.edgetech360.com.

About Edgetech I.G. Inc. Celebrating more than 20 years of success! Edgetech I.G. Inc., a Lauren International Company, is a global leader in the fenestration industry producing Super Spacer® – the world’s only TrueWARM®, all-foam edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. Through Edgetech’s value promise – We’re there for you at every turn! 360® – the company goes beyond the manufacture of Super Spacer to offer a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products and services for the window, door and glass industries. Edgetech also assures product quality to the highest standards as an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. With manufacturing facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom plus a distribution division in Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide. In business since 1989, Edgetech is a fully-owned subsidiary of Lauren International, Inc., a global multi-divisional company serving a variety of industries.

Visit www.superspacer.com or www.laureninternational.com to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. In the US, contact Edgetech at 800-233-4383, fax 740-439-0121; in the UK at + 44 (0) 8700 566844, fax +44 (0) 2476 639727, URL: www.superspacer.co.uk; and in Continental Europe at +49 2131 17.63.60, fax +49 2131 17.63.629. ###

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