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SWISSPACER explained

SWISSPACER explained

15 February 2016

In his video, MD Andreas Geith outlines how SWISSPACER was formed in 1998 to address the problem of heat loss through windows. Saint-Gobain had developed heat retaining glass but recognised that to improve the thermal performance of a window it needed an energy efficient insulating spacer bar. Spacers made of metal are a major source of heat loss, the weak link in an energy efficient window. So SWISSPACER developed a new metal-free compound which gives the best warm–edge performance on the market and makes a real difference to energy bills.  

Strong growth forecast for Passivhaus windows

Strong growth forecast for Passivhaus windows

15 February 2016

Forecasts presented by Martin Langen MD of B+L Market Data (Window Innovations Europe 2020) at the SWISSPACER European Symposium 2015 in Potsdam show strong growth for windows with the Passivhaus standard in the UK. The forecasts, based on research with window manufacturers across Europe, including 50 UK manufacturers, says windows with U-values of 0.8 W/m2K or below are expected to have expanded to 10% of the market in the UK, 25% in Germany, 30% in Austria, and up to 35% in Switzerland by 2020.

SWISSPACER’s new Toolkit at FiT Show

SWISSPACER’s new Toolkit at FiT Show

15 February 2016

Following the success of the first two FiT shows, SWISSPACER will be exhibiting for the third year in April.

A main focus of SWISSPACER’s stand this year will be its new free Marketing Toolkit. It’s a unique suite of selling aids that makes it easy for fabricators and installers to sell the benefits of warm edge to their customers. The sales aids help them explain ‘Why SWISSPACER’ and the importance of high performing warm edge space bars to the energy efficiency of windows.