Partnering with the Right Component Supplier: Ensuring Success in Unit Manufacturing
In the ever-evolving window and door industry, selecting the right component supplier can make all the difference in achieving optimal results. Mark Hickox, Sales Director at Thermoseal Group, emphasizes the importance of avoiding common pitfalls through strategic partnerships.
Over the past two decades, the industry has witnessed a significant shift from aluminum spacer bars to warm edge spacer bars, which has played a crucial role in enhancing the thermal performance of windows and doors. Leading the way, Thermoseal Group’s Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers have successfully met the stringent requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations, facilitating the attainment of lower U-values.
Both Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers hold certifications from the esteemed Passive House Institute (PHI). Thermobar is certified with a phA rating (phA+ with hot melt), while Thermoflex is certified phA+. These certifications signify that these spacers meet the highest energy efficiency and hygiene standards for various climate regions, including the demanding “Arctic Climate Region.”
According to Mark Hickox, without proper training and support from your warm edge supplier, the risk of unit failure increases significantly. One common issue arises when underfilling warm edge spacers with desiccant, unintentionally compromising the unit’s performance. Mark highlights the critical dimensional differences between warm edge spacers and aluminum spacers, necessitating the adjustment of desiccant filling methods to ensure equivalent performance and lifespan.
At Thermoseal Group’s state-of-the-art production facility in Wigan, comprehensive testing is conducted to guarantee the performance and longevity of their products. The in-house laboratory rigorously examines desiccant behavior, including extensive cycling and high humidity tests, simulating real-world conditions. Thermoseal Group’s desiccant undergoes continuous batch testing and is compared against leading molecular sieve desiccants. Each shipment is accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis, ensuring optimal moisture adsorption and maintaining superior product quality.
Thermoseal Group understands the critical interplay of components within an insulated glass unit (IGU). By offering a complete system that includes Thermobar, sealant, corner keys, and cloth tape, they ensure compatibility and eliminate the risk of failure. Investing in the entire system from Thermoseal Group provides peace of mind and enhances the overall performance and longevity of IGUs.
Partnering with Thermoseal Group empowers manufacturers to overcome challenges, optimize thermal performance, and deliver exceptional results in unit manufacturing. By prioritizing the right component supplier and benefiting from their expertise, manufacturers can avoid common pitfalls and achieve excellence in the ever-evolving world of windows and doors.
Source: Thermoseal Group with additional information added by Apazone