Swisspacer Warm-Edge Spacer Systems
Founded in 1998 in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), Swisspacer is a business unit of the Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions network. The Swisspacer business unit specialises in developing, manufacturing and selling warm-edge spacer systems under the Swisspacer and Swisspacer V brand names.
Our continuous growth and our remarkable market share of the warm-edge market in Europe and Asia, makes us a powerful partner for the future.
THERMALLY-IMPROVED SPACER BARS
Swisspacer is a thermally-improved, or warm-edge, spacer bar for insulating glazing. It is manufactured from special fibreglass, composite material. Swisspacer is available in two versions:
- Swisspacer – the composite material is covered by an ultra thin foil of aluminium
- Swisspacer V – with an extremely thin stainless steel foil for maximal possible insulation.
These metallic foils guarantee the gas tightness and excellent sealant adhesion.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT WARM-EDGE SPACERS
With its composite material, Swisspacer V has a very low level of thermal conductivity. Swisspacer V is recognised by independent laboratories, certifiers and competitors as giving the best thermal values on the market. This high thermal performance enables the Swisspacer V to:
- Reduce energy consumption – Swisspacer brings you a better Uw value for your whole window (from 0.1W/mK up to 0.3W/mK)
- Reduce condensation for the inside pane – your inside pane temperature could be improved by 3°C to 4°C
- Reduce maintenance costs – fewer mould problems
WARM-EDGE SPACERS – PRODUCTS FOR THE FUTURE
The warm-edge effect is more and more important for window energy ratings, especially according to national regulations like RT 2005 in France, WER in the UK and BR06 in Denmark. As well as exceeding these regulations, Swisspacer products are also fully accredited under EN1279 and CE standards.
Swisspacer products support sustainable development. With Swisspacer’s warm-edge spacers, your energy consumption is reduced and the need for maintenance products for the joints of your windows is reduced.Our products are also durable and built to last a lifetime.
As well as being energy-efficient and cost-effective, Swisspacer’s warm-edge spacer systems are aesthetically pleasing. The products come with a matt finish, with no shiny metal aesthetics. A wide range of colours is available to give your window that personal aesthetic.
A WARM-EDGE PRODUCT DEDICATED TO ARCHITECTS
Swisspacer has worked closely with independent laboratories to develop a piece of software called Caluwin. This software enables window-makers or architects to quickly and easily calculate the whole window U-value (Uw value) of their windows and façades in accordance with EN standards. The Caluwin software includes IG Georgian bars and a condensation calculator.
Our technical team remains fully available to answer all of your questions and to advise you for your project.
Thanks to its mechanical and thermal properties, Swisspacer can be incorporated in all types of DGUs for windows and modern glass façades. Lots of renowned projects have already been done with Swisspacer products including the Swiss Re headquarters in London and the Museum of Modern Arts in New York.
Products and Services
Turning Torso Residential Tower, Malmö
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The DGS and Solutions UK partnership, one of Swisspacer’s UK distributors, have launched the Swiss Duplex Grille System - an exclusive new product which works in conjunction with Swisspacer’s leading warm edge spacer bar. The bespoke Swiss Duplex Grille System has been specifically desRead more
The G10 Regional Exhibition at Aston Villa provided Swisspacer with an excellent opportunity to generate new leads for its leading no-investment-needed warm edge spacer bar. It was joined at the event by two of its three distribution partners, Magden and DGS/Solutions UK. Swisspacer usRead more
To help window fabricators and installers sell the benefits of energy efficient windows to homeowners, leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer is supplying a consumer guide. The guide promotes the many benefits of windows with Swisspacer inside the sealed units. It promotes top performanRead more
Conservatory Outlet, based in Wakefield, England, started using Swisspacer 18 months ago and hasn't looked back since. Managing director Matthew Glover chose Swisspacer's warm edge spacer bar for its rigidity and good thermal performance. He said, "We wanted to be able to offer top performing eneRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer has announced it will be exhibiting at all three of the G10 Regional Exhibitions, the first being at Aston Villa Football Club on 21-22 April. As well as promoting Swisspacer’s main benefits, its top thermal performance and no-investment-needed advaRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer is exhibiting at the forthcoming Fensterbau/Frontale 2010 which will be held in Nürnberg, Germany (on 24-27 March). Swisspacer will be exhibiting its high-performance warm edge spacer bar to more than 100,000 visitors. Swisspacer experienced drRead more
As sales of Swisspacer’s leading warm edge spacer bar continue to soar globally and in the UK, Swisspacer has expanded its sales office team. Mirjam Wolter and Johanna Greibig will be responsible for general sales office duties at Swisspacer including processing orders and handlinRead more
Lincoln-based sealed unit manufacturer Allenby Glass has passed EN1279 Part 3 at the first attempt using Swisspacer V. Allenby Glass has been using Swisspacer V for two years and buys through Magden. It chose to use Swisspacer once it had looked at all the warm edge options. Owner Dave Harris comRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer has expanded its technical sales team as demand for its top performing spacer bar continues to grow. Holger Boehme took up his position as Technical Sales Manager in September 2009, reporting to Martin Rigaud, the Technical Manager. His primary resRead more
One of the South West’s largest independent manufacturers of sealed units has switched warm edge spacer to Swisspacer V. Gloucester-based CP Glass started using Swisspacer’s leading, no-investment-needed warm edge solution seven months ago. Now, 20% of the IGUs it manufactures use Swisspacer andRead more
Ayrshire-based Darby Glass (Scotland) Ltd has achieved EN1279 Part 3 at the first attempt using Swisspacer V. The standard was achieved using Swisspacer V, corner keys and manual gas filling with a PIB primary seal and a polyurethane secondary seal. CEN Solutions submitted the units to TNO for teRead more
Swisspacer, the fastest growing warm edge manufacturer in the UK and Ireland, has invested in additional production capacity at one of its manufacturing facilities, near Dresden, Germany. This latest round of investment doubles Swisspacer’s capacity at this manufacturing site, which first began pRead more
One of the largest sealed unit manufacturers in the South is using Swisspacer V to produce top performing sealed units. Driven by demand from customers wanting sealed units which help produce top Window Energy Ratings (WERs), Village Glass started using Swisspacer V two years ago. Now, 20% of theRead more
Exhibiting at Batimat — the world's leading construction exhibition — proved successful for leading warm-edge supplier Swisspacer. The event, held in Paris at the start of November, attracted visitors from across the building industry and provided an ideal platform for SwisspacerRead more
Sales of leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer continue to accelerate in the UK and Ireland. Year to date sales are nearly 600% up on the same period of last year. Globally, sales are rising too. Swisspacer’s dramatic sales growth is due to new customers coming on board for its no-investment-needRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer had a successful exhibition at the G09 regional show at Wembley. Swisspacer chose the event to promote the benefits of its warm edge spacer bar, such as top thermal performance and its no-investment-needed advantage, and promote its distributors in the UK andRead more
Independent glass processor Darby Glass (Scotland) has selected Swisspacer’s leading warm edge spacer bar for use in its high performance sealed units. Currently 20% of the sealed units the North Ayrshire company manufactures incorporate Swisspacer V. Managing Director June Smith says:Read more
As demand for energy efficient products increases leading trade fabricator Sash UK is offering its latest ‘A’ rated window as a standard product. The Barnsley-based company has chosen Swisspacer V, the leading warm edge spacer bar, for its improved ‘A’ rated casement. It is buying-in sealed unitsRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer will be exhibiting at the worlds leading construction exhibition – Batimat 2009. Held from November 2-7 in Paris, Batimat attracts visitors from across the building industry, providing an ideal platform for Swisspacer to showcase the benefits of its warm edgeRead more
Visitors to the G09 Regional exhibition at Wembley can learn more about warm edge without tears or fears. Leading warm edge manufacturer Swisspacer has signed up to exhibit at the show. Swisspacer will be showcasing products to potential customers as it opens up the market with its revolutionary,Read more
Since Kathryn Dalgleish, Swisspacer's marketing and sales manager for the UK and Ireland, took the position at the beginning of the year, activity has been non-stop. As well as developing relationships with direct customers, Kathryn has been working with the distribution partners, Magden, DGS/SolRead more
One of the largest independent IGU manufacturers, Uniglaze2 (East Anglia) Ltd, has been using Swisspacer V successfully for a year. The company, which has the capacity to produce 25,000 units a week at its purpose-built manufacturing facility near Norwich, uses Swisspacer V as its sole warm-edgeRead more
Leading sealed unit supplier Cristal Glass and Glazing (Leicester) Ltd has switched to Swisspacer V for its top performance. Now, 70% of the sealed units manufactured each week use Swisspacer V warm edge. The change is already paying dividends. Director Dave Brewin said: "We researchedRead more
Swisspacer's sales continue to soar and are globally ahead of budget. Sales for the UK and Ireland are also well ahead of target as increasing numbers of new customers adopt Swisspacer's leading warm edge spacer, while existing customers increase production. The UK and Ireland's share oRead more
Specialist IGU manufacturer, Clayton Glass, is using Swisspacer V for its high performance sealed unit EnergiMAX. The County Durham based company, which supplies sealed units to fabricators from Scotland to the Midlands and manufactures 12,000 sealed units a week, has been using SwisspacerRead more
DB Glass, one of the largest sealed unit manufacturers in Southern England, is offering Swisspacer V spacer bar in its sealed units. As a result, DB Glass, which is part of the Epwin Group, is able to supply top performing sealed units, which help their customers achieve the highest window energyRead more
Leading warm-edge supplier Swisspacer continues to experience extraordinary growth as sealed-unit manufacturers and window fabricators recognise its high-performance, no-investment-needed benefits and effectiveness in helping to gain top window energy ratings. In 2008 sales in the UK grew 300% anRead more
Leading warm-edge supplier Swisspacer will exhibit at the 13th International Passivhaus Conference and Exhibition. The event, which takes place in Frankfurt from 17 April to 19 April, looks at how passivehaus provide intelligent solutions to lower energy costs and more comfort for homeoRead more
Leading warm-edge supplier Swisspacer has appointed an additional distributor for the UK and Ireland to meet growing demand – Double Glazing Supplies (DGS) Group. Swisspacer will be stocked at all of the national distributors' 11 branches and will be supported by Solutions UK who operate as DGS’sRead more
Sealed unit manufacturer Tritton Glass Centre has achieved EN1279 Part 3 using Swisspacer V. The standard is a legal requirement for all sealed unit manufacturers making gas filled units. It has become particularly important with the growth of window energy ratings. It relates to the mandatory alRead more
In its first ten years, Swisspacer’s leading warm edge spacer has been used in a large number of the world’s major commercial projects. It has been specified for many of the world’s most iconic buildings such as Norman Foster’s Swiss Re ‘Gherkin’ in London, the Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden, theRead more
Leading warm edge supplier Swisspacer has appointed Kathryn Dalgleish to the newly created position of marketing and sales manager UK and Ireland. Kathryn’s role is to develop existing and new business for Swisspacer’s top performing warm edge spacer bar in the UK and Irish window markets. KathryRead more
Leading warm edge supplier, Swisspacer, is helping window fabricators to get the best energy ratings with its latest version of Caluwin. The high-tech computer software programme quickly calculates the U-value (Uw value) of windows and facades. Using the software, Swisspacer customers cRead more
Swisspacer V, the highest performing spacer bar in the UK, has become an integral component of sealed unit manufacturer Solaglas’ EcoClear® – one of the most technically advanced glazing solutions on the market. The company has been using Swisspacer for over eight years at several of its DGU manuRead more
Leading warm edge supplier, Swisspacer, enjoyed a great tenth anniversary party and a successful exhibition at Glasstec 2008, Europe’s largest glass show. Attracting more than 55,000 visitors over five days, Glasstec presents product innovations, processing techniques and new glass applications tRead more
Leading warm edge supplier, Swisspacer, will be exhibiting at this year’s Glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf on 21-25 October 2008. Stand B79 in hall 11 will show how Swisspacer can help sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators offer energy saving, comfort and looks to homeowners, architecRead more
Energy Saving Week (20-26 October, 2008) encourages homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint. By reducing energy consumption, homeowners can save money on their fuel bills and in the long term, reduce the carbon footprint of the planet. Homeowners are already using other energy saving productsRead more
Leading warm edge supplier, Swisspacer, has celebrated its tenth anniversary. Since 1998, the specialist warm edge manufacturer has been supplying sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators with the best performing warm edge spacer bar. As a result, Swisspacer's customers have been able toRead more
First half sales of Swisspacer in the UK have already overtaken total sales for 2007. The leading warm edge spacer has grown in popularity amongst window fabricators and sealed unit manufacturers who want warm edge without heavy investment in special sealed unit machinery. New customers include GRead more
Swisspacer, one of the leading warm edge suppliers, has invested in a new manufacturing facility. The company has seen sales grow significantly over the last two years due to demand for the high performance spacer bar from its expanding network of sealed unit manufacturers across UK and Europe.Read more
Scotland’s market leading sealed unit manufacturer Supaseal has opted for Swisspacer V as its warm edge solution due to customer demand. The Glasgow-based company chose Swisspacer’s top-performing spacer bar after carefully evaluating all the warm edge options on the market. "After carRead more
Homeowners no longer see windows as just a functional product but as something that can add style to their home. As well as achieving top energy rated windows, sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators can now offer aesthetically pleasing windows too. In tune with the times, Swisspacer’s lRead more
Trade window fabricator Merlin Network has achieved an 'A' rating using one of Europe’s top performing spacer bars from Swisspacer. After a considerable amount of research, the Fife-based company chose sealed units using Swisspacer from Glasgow-based Supaseal. The structural integrity aRead more