Hybrid Spacer System Increases Condensation Resistance of Window Systems

TGI-Spacer M with Wire improves the thermal and structural performance, reduces the risk of condensation, and enhances the appearance of window systems.

TGI-Spacer M with Wire improves the thermal and structural performance, reduces the risk of condensation, and enhances the appearance of window systems.

From Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI), TGI-Spacer M with Wire improves the overall thermal and structural performance, reduces the risk of condensation, and enhances the appearance of window systems for commercial, industrial and residential building applications. Supporting glazing manufacturer productivity and reliability goals, the profile geometry and rigidity of TGI-Spacer M with Wire provides durability and handling ease during fabrication.

Featuring a hybrid composition, TGI-Spacer M with Wire is a cold bendable, warm edge spacer bar comprised of a low conductivity stainless steel, a spring steel wire and an engineered thermoplastic.

The TGI portfolio of hybrid spacer systems incorporates polymer and stainless steel to provide minimal heat transfer, and protection against gas leakage and moisture penetration. Third-party simulations following the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) standards show that using TGI-Spacer M in aluminum framed, fixed window systems with a polyamide thermal break can achieve a 7.5 percent overall system U-value improvement over standard aluminum spacers and equal to non-metal silicone foam spacers for a dual-glazed system. TGI-Spacer M also can increase the condensation resistance rating by 17 percent and improve the sightline temperature up to 12F.

Beyond energy-efficiency, TGI-Spacer systems also can contribute to building teams’ wellness and sustainable project goals, such as the daylighting and material health ingredient criteria detailed in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4. Demonstrating its commitment to these practices, TGI-Spacer M with Wire was awarded a Platinum Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

These spacers are available in six standard colors: black, light gray, dark gray, white, champagne and bronze. Custom colors and sizes also are offered through the customized solutions program.

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