Warm edge experts Edgetech have returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads.
Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, FENESTRATION BAU China drew 100,000 visitors from across mainland China, East Asia and the world to see 635 firms showcase their wares.
The Chinese construction sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past decade - and while new-build is beginning to slow, domestic and commercial refurbishment is still in huge demand.
What’s more, both homeowners and the Chinese business community are becoming increasingly interested in thermally efficient products - and, by extension, warm edge spacer technology.
Edgetech, which trades under the name of parent company Quanex in China, attracted attention from new prospects and existing customers alike with its impressive warm edge offerings, including its TruPlas, Duralite, and flagship Super Spacer products.
Chris Alderson, Managing Director for the UK and the Asia Pacific, commented: “FENESTRATION BAU China exceeded all expectations this year. Meeting glass manufacturers from as far afield as Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, the Middle East and the USA, we were able to walk away with over a hundred extremely promising leads.
“It’s clear that not just in China but all over the world, there’s huge demand for the sort of speed, efficiency, and outstanding all-around performance than Super Spacer can provide – particularly as more and more glass manufacturers move towards automation.”
Edgetech’s Super Spacer is the leading foam warm edge spacer product on the market, offering easy application, 100% memory and exceptional thermal efficiency and condensation resistance. The firm also manufactures an extensive range of other flexible components, including its commercial-focused TriSeal and T-Spacer, as well as a number of rigid products.
In 2011, Edgetech was acquired by billion-dollar building products giant Quanex. Soon after, Edgetech was merged with Truseal to create the world’s largest warm edge manufacturing site. In 2017, Edgetech celebrated a decade of manufacturing in the UK, and ten years of partnership with over forty valued customers.