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Extremely promising
Edgetech says it has returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads. Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, Fenestration Bau China drew 100,000 visitors from across mainland China, East Asia and the world to see 635 firms showcase their wares.
The Chinese construction sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past decade – and while new-build is beginning to slow, domestic and commercial refurbishment is still in huge demand.
Edgetech, which trades under the name of parent company Quanex in China, attracted attention from new prospects and existing customers alike with its warm edge offerings, including its TruPlas, Duralite, and flagship Super Spacer products.
Chris Alderson, managing director for the UK and the Asia Pacific, says: “Fenestration Bau China exceeded all expectations this year. Meeting glass manufacturers from as far afield as Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, the Middle East and the USA, we were able to walk away with over a hundred extremely promising leads.
“It’s clear that not just in China but all over the world, there’s huge demand for the sort of speed, efficiency, and outstanding all-around performance that Super Spacer can provide – particularly as more and more glass manufacturers move towards automation.”
In 2011, Edgetech was acquired by billion-dollar
  building products giant Quanex. Soon after, Edgetech was merged with Truseal to create the world’s largest warm edge manufacturing site. In 2017, Edgetech celebrated a decade of manufacturing in the UK, and ten years of partnership with over forty valued customers. ❐
 Swisspacer has added four new sizes to its range of Georgian bar spacer bars.To meet growing demand for heritage-style windows, the company has developed new 12 x 18mm and 16 x 18mm bars specifically for the UK and Ireland.The company has also introduced a new 14 x 24mm and 14 x 30mm size for the European market, bringing the full Georgian bar range to 13 sizes.
Swisspacer’s Georgian bar enables window companies to create high performance, authentic looking windows. It is ideal for flush sashes, and vertical sliders.Available in Swisspacer’s best-selling colours, the Georgian bar enhances the appearance of the window and gives outstanding energy performance. Swisspacer’s full suite of Georgian bars now also feature improved bar crosses with an integrated anti-rattle plug and matching end caps for a seamless, high end finish.
John Cooper, Swisspacer commercial director (UK and
Ireland) says:“Flush sash windows are taking the market
by storm. Homeowners love the traditional look and see it as a way of adding character to their properties. But, homeowners also want windows that perform and save money on heating bills.We’ve responded to demand by developing a wider range of Georgian bar sizes. Our latest additions have been introduced specifically for the UK and Irish markets to fit the most popular sized windows.Together with Swisspacer’s top performing warm edge spacer bar, our Georgian bar gives flush sash and vertical sliding windows a seamless finish and outstanding energy efficiency.” ❐
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