Formed in 1998 SWISSPACER is part of the Saint-Gobain group. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK in recent years, and in 2011 became the No.1 warm edge spacer bar brand. Its outstanding thermal performance and no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.
SWISSPACER Ultimate is the world’s leading high performance warm edge spacer bar and SWISSPACER Advance gives excellent performance at affordable prices. All SWISSPACER spacer bars have a High Tech Gas Barrier for long lasting results. SWISSPACER is ideal for triple glazing and is No.1 for Passivhaus – 85% of Passivhaus-approved windows have SWISSPACER inside.
SWISSPACER is No.1 for choice with 17 colour options and 19 spacer bar widths available.
The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland, with further manufacturing facilities established in Germany and Poland. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that SWISSPACER is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.
SWISSPACER has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Glassolutions, Pilkington, Supaseal, Munster Joinery, Olympic Glass, CR Smith, System 3 and CET among others.
SWISSPACER exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self-supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Rottler & Rüdiger, Lisec and Lombarda.
SWISSPACER’s structural superiority means it can be used in all types of insulated glazing units. It is also suitable for use in roof glazing or curtain wall facades. It has been specified in many well-known buildings including 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin) and the HSBC Building in Canary Wharf.