novembro 02, 2015

Edgetech spacers pass the billion mark

In September 2015, Edgetech was able to report a new production record. One Gigametre, in other words a billion metres, of the world's best-selling flexible spacer, the Super Spacer®, has been produced since 1986. That's enough to circle the Earth 25 times.
In the first 20 years following the start of production, the total output of Super Spacer® spacers was around 300 million metres, a value that the three Edgetech production facilities now achieve in just three years. To look at it another way, on average every five seconds another house somewhere in the world is fitted with Warm Edges from Edgetech. A major reason for this enormous growth is the steady rise in environmental awareness and cost consciousness, which is turning spacers into an essential component of windows in private residential buildings, as well as in commercial construction. “Energy efficiency is and remains the enduring driving force in the glass sector”, states Joachim Stoss, Managing Director of Edgetech Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of the North American Quanex Group. “It has contributed to the attainment of this milestone, alongside our unsurpassed experience. The industry has been talking about “Warm Edge” for more than 35 years, and Super Spacer® has now been on the market for 26 years. We know what we are doing and where the technological is going.”
At the recent Vitrum trade fair in Milan, the Edgetech team were not keen to give away any clues as to where the further developments currently in progress for the Super Spacer® range are headed; however, they gave a clear message to customers and interested visitors. Edgetech will maintain its role as market leader in the future and continue to significantly advance Warm Edge Technology. “From Alaska to Dubai, Edgetech customers expect the highest quality, long-life products and first-class advice”, explains Stoss, “We aim to continue providing them with the means to always stay one step ahead of their competitors.”
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Super Spacer® flexible, foam-based spacer systems from Edgetech guarantee a warm edge on insulating glass windows, extensively reducing heat exchange and condensation and contributing to the durability and energy efficiency of the window. On average, worldwide, more than 100 million metres are sold annually in over 88 countries.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is part of Quanex IG Systems Inc., a leading global provider of energy-efficient window and door profile systems, flexible insulating-glass spacers, sealants for solar modules, wooden floors and ceiling profiles, as well as window and door grilles, with its head offices in Houston, Texas. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets of continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders. For more information about Super Spacer® spacer systems and Warm Edge Technology from Edgetech visit our website at
Quanex IG Systems Inc.
Celebrating more than 35 years of WARM EDGE Excellence!
Quanex IG Systems Inc. manufactures Super Spacer® – an insulating glass edge seal product line that provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance. In business since 1989 and with manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, Edgetech’s proven technology is improving the performance and energy efficiency of insulating glass systems worldwide. Visit to learn more about the company’s products, services and global initiatives. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a division of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX), an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components, products and systems serving North America and International window and door OEMs. For further information visit the Company’s website at
In the USA, contact Quanex at +1.800.233.4383, fax +1.740.439.0121,; in the UK at +44.8700.566844, fax +44.2476.639727,; and in Continental Europe at +49.2452.96491.0, fax +49.2452.96491.11,