Edgetech UK overtook its total 2005 sales of Super Spacer® by 31 August 2006, the end of month eight, and is 55% up on the same period last year. “Those of our customers who have embraced warm edge and the Window Energy Ratings (WER) have done exceptionally well,” says Edgetech’s Sales Director and General Manager, Andy Jones. “But sales of Super Spacer are above all a reflection of how far and fast the market has changed. Aluminium spacer bars – tarnished by raw material price rises and price fixing fines for some suppliers – are falling by the wayside, while demand for warm edge spacers continues to increase.
“But sealed unit manufacturers and fabricators should ensure they choose the best warm edge spacer to make the most of the WER. There are low, medium and high performance warm edge technologies, as demonstrated by recent research by BFRC simulator Build Check Ltd. With Super Spacer we offer a high performance, strong and flexible product which has passed all industry standards, but with other crucial benefits such as manufacture on a choice of machinery options. It can be made at cost parity to aluminium too. We believe it’s the best of warm edge technology – and our sales prove it.”