When properly made, triples provide improved energy efficiency over double-paned units. However, production can often be problematic because of the difficulty achieving the proper temperatures in oven roll presses to provide a consistent seal to the center lite. To simplify production of triples, Edgetech I.G. offers the Super Spacer® Cushion Edge™ spacer system, which, like all Super Spacer products, eliminates the need for oven roll presses.
“When you use oven roll presses to produce triples you risk under-heating the center-lite seal, which can lead to premature seal failure in the unit,” said Larry Johnson, executive vice president of Edgetech I.G. “Super Spacer Cushion Edge features desiccant-filled, pre-applied side and channel adhesives, eliminating the need to apply sealant into two cavities and dramatically reducing the likelihood of seal failures.”
Super Spacer Cushion Edge is a flexible, U-shaped silicone foam spacer system that features a multi-layer vapor barrier backing and dual seal design for enhanced thermal performance and improved argon gas retention in triple-glazed IG units. With chamfered corners for increased sealant depth, Cushion Edge must be used in combination with conventional IG sealants, including hot melt butyl, polyurethane and solvent-free polysulfide.
Cushion Edge also provides a pleasing aesthetic appearance and improved productivity. The pre-applied U-channel assembly provides fast wrap-around, simplified production of shaped units, elimination of desiccant filling and corner key assembly for high-volume production with a small labor force.
“Some manufacturers will need to produce triples to meet the 2013 ENERGY STAR® codes,” Johnson said. “They should know there is an easier way to make triples with very little – if any – equipment investment. Cushion Edge provides the same no-metal benefits as other Super Spacer products with added advantages for producing triple-glazed units.”
For more information, visit www.edgetech360.com or contact Edgetech’s customer service at 800-233-4383.
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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 9001:2000 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 Germany at +49 2131 606844, fax +49 2131 606843.