Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 22

DOORS&WINDOWS Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Following release at the FIT show, Edgetech, a Quanex company, officially launched the new TruPlasTM rigid spacer with an event and presentation to trade press and customers at Coventry’s Ricoh arena in June, further extending the leading WET supplier’s range and underpinning its position as the UK’s IGU solutions partner of choice… It is just over 2 years since Quanex purchased Edgetech during which time the company has used its combined resources of Quanex’s strength and size and Edgetech’s knowledge and expertise to bring products to market faster and more effectively than ever before. In conjunction with its 80,00sqft dedicated R&D plant in Solon, Ohio and onsite lab in Cambridge, Ohio, Edgetech, in close consultation with its customers, has worked to develop a product that offers real solutions to practical problems to produce a spacer bar that is better in terms of performance and ease of use. This was a very deliberate process to ensure that the new TruPlasTM rigid spacer would address the failings of other products out there and embody the ‘wish lists’ of the people with the most experience of the product… the customer. Andy Jones, Managing Director of Edgetech explains more: “While we knew thanks to the investment in product design and testing that the TruPlas spacer would be a winner, we didn’t realise quite how popular it would be. Within weeks of the show, orders are already coming in from both existing Super Spacer customers and new companies looking to replace their existing tubular bar supply. “The new composite warm edge tubular spacer is compatible with all secondary sealant types with butyl primary seal, and features our tried and tested true vapour barrier. Available with standard or gas filled corner Andy Jones introduces Edgetech’s new TruPlas rigid spacer at the recent Launch event. ‘Edgetech also has a range of machinery purchase finance options’ Spacer flexible) and Triple seal spacer systems (TriSeal and T-Spacer).” In addition to product innovation as a means of helping its customers to grow their businesses, Edgetech also has a range of machinery purchase finance options, available through Edgetech finance: hire purchase, lease and split payment purchase. This comes complete with full technical and customer support including installation assistance and training. Edgetech will also carry a full audit of a customer’s manufacturing process and make recommendations on how to improve efficiency in order to achieve the full potential of manufacturing capabilities for the customer, a service that sets Edgetech apart in its field. After an intense period of change, bringing new opportunities and fresh challenges, this latest launch and additional support offer is testament the strength of the Edgetech brand and its core values allowing the company to maintain it’s personal approach but with the confidence and capacity of the global leader it has become as a Quanex company. For more information on Edgetech’s range of Warm Edge Technology, call 08700 566844 or visit www.edgetechig.co.uk TruPlas GRP spacer keys, the product has passed EN1279 Parts 2, 3 and 6. Significantly, it can be processed with standard equipment and requires no investment in specialist machinery – just a visit from our nationwide technical team. For companies requiring high volume production we have machinery available, which automates manufacture by bending the spacer. “Also available for more specialist applications, is the TruPlas SDL. This effective solution for Simulated Dividing Lights with surface mounted astragal bars combines outstanding thermal performance with an authentic ‘traditional’ appearance. The addition of TruPlas to our product portfolio now means Edgetech customers can benefit from a spacer for every application: single seal (Duralite), dual seal (TruPlas rigid and Super 22 JUL 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com