As a company of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain AG, the leading network of glass fabricators in Europe, SWISSPACER has access to global knowledge transfer and innovations on an international level. Since the firm’s establishment in 1998, our products have been convincing consumers due
to outstanding technical and aesthetic characteristics. With the SWISSPACER spacer system, we are your high-performance partner for the future. By offering these products, we not only contribute our part to climate protection but are also able to lower heating costs.
What is a "warm edge"?
At the edge bonds, a “gap” is created between the double glazing panes with the help of spacers. This creates a space filled with inert gas or air between the glass panes, a key factor for the insulating efficiency of the glazing. The spacers create a linear thermal bridge of considerable length
within the window component. When metal profiles are used, thermal heat is more or less released into the atmosphere - along the entire transition area between glass and window frame...
Lower heating costs through better insulation: the thermally improved spacer SWISSPACER V excels with an optimised heat transfer resistance. The heat transmission coefficient is at least 0.1 W/m2K lower than that of conventional aluminium spacer bars. Reductions of up to 0.3 W/m2K can
even be attained. The result: the high tech spacer bar SWISSPACER V enables heating costs to be reduced by up to 5%. That’s easy on the wallet, and with reduced CO2 emissions, also on the environment.
SWISSPACER is cost-effective in two ways. On the one hand, no investment (or only minor investments) is necessary for processing. On the other hand, the consumer’s pay-back time is only 5 years or so on average. With rising energy costs, this time period is reduced even further.
Thus the use of SWISSPACER represents a very sensible investment in terms of energy conservation, comfort, aesthetics and environmental protection.
Due to the superior isolation characteristics of SWISSPACER V, higher temperatures are maintained at the edges of glass panes - significantly reducing the risk of condensation forming. This, in turn, reduces the buildup of harmful mould and mildew on the window.
Higher temperatures at the edge of the pane also mean less cold radiation, ensuring more comfort inside and a healthy indoor climate.