Technoform has added a high-profile, plastic hybrid stainless steel (PHSS) warm-edge spacer to its Spacer M family of insulating glass edge seal solutions. With a profile height of 8 millimeters, this PHSS spacer is available for insulating glass units (IGUs) in energy-efficient window, door, curtainwall and façade systems.
PHSS spacers by Technoform are composed of a high-performance engineered polymer with a thin low-conductivity stainless steel backing to minimize heat transfer, and to maximize protection against gas leakage and moisture penetration.
Third-party simulations following the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) standards show that using the Technoform spacers in aluminum-framed, fixed window systems with a polyamide thermal break typically can achieve a 5 to 10 percent improvement in overall system U-value over standard aluminum spacers and equal to non-metal spacers. When used in structural glazing systems, the improvement in fenestration U-factor can be up to 14 percent. The spacers also can increase the condensation resistance rating by 17 percent and improve the sightline temperature up to 12 F.
Technoform’s Warm-edge Spacer M solutions are available in widths (IGU cavity dimensions) spanning 0.25 to 1 inches and in six standard colors: black, light gray, dark gray, white, champagne and bronze. Custom colors and sizes also are offered through Technoform’s customized solutions program.
For more information on the Technoform Spacer M offering and other insulating solutions for façade, cladding and fenestration systems in North America, please email [email protected], call (330) 487-6600 or visit technoform.com.