Edgetech Wins Innovation Prize for Super Spacer® TriSeal™

Edgetech IG Inc. of Cambridge, Ohio, brought home from Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first "Architektur Fenster Fassade" innovation prizes awarded at fensterbau/frontale 2006. The company took first place in the "products of high architectural quality" category with its Super Spacer TriSeal spacer.

The contest was sponsored by the architecture journals "xia IntelligenteArchitektur" and "AIT," in cooperation with NürnbergMesse GmbH at last week's fenestration tradeshow. The competition was initiated in order to acknowledge those outer shell solutions--of which there are many on the market--that particularly meet the needs of architects, according to a news release from Edgetech. It was intended to highlight the importance of architectural quality as the basis for market success. The jury was therefore made up of independent architects from Nuremberg, Munich and Stuttgart.

The most challenging part of the competition, the release said, was in displaying the spacer: it had to be presented in such a way that it could bear comparison with other more "graphic" products. To this end Edgetech was helped out by Hero-Glas from Dersum in Emsland. Hero-Glas is known for its complex glass constructions, such as curved insulation glass. In order to tangibly demonstrate the flexibility of SuperSpacer® TriSeal™, Hero-Glas designed a 3D sail made of insulation glass, thus transforming a spacer into an actual object.

The jury concluded: "The particularly flexible spacer means that heat insulated panes can be used in curves of virtually any shape. This offers a simple method of creating forms which were more technically complex and required more material in conventional production. As a result, it is now much easier to produce free translucent forms in construction."

"We are delighted to have been awarded the innovation prize, especially as it means that the advantages and added value of our flexible SuperSpacer® TriSeal™ spacer have now also been recognised and acknowledged by architects," said Torsten Keemss, managing director of Edgetech Europe.


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