Niwot, Colo.-based Alpen High Performance Products is expanding its insulated glass unit production in Colorado. Specifically, the company is ramping up production of its “Heat Mirror” suspended coated film with low-E glass technologies to increase its windows’ performance.

Additionally, the company will collaborate with Kensington HPP in Vandergrift, Pa., to address industry demand for its glass products in the Eastern U.S.  The collaboration will “further strengthen the supply chain for Heat Mirror technology across the country, providing Eastern and Western U.S. manufacturing sources,” according to a company statement.

“From its inception more than three decades ago, Alpen has been a proud and preferred fabrication source for Heat Mirror IGUs,” says Brad Begin, CEO. “Following Eastman/Southwall’s decision last summer to exit Heat Mirror manufacturing, we have made significant investments to increase our own production capabilities in order to meet growing demand for super-insulating, energy efficient glass products, while broadening our ability to produce other high-performance glass combinations featuring emerging technologies.

In total, the company estimates that nearly 250 million square feet of Heat Mirror glass has been installed worldwide since the product’s introduction by Southwall Technologies Inc. in the late 1970s.

Alpen has been involved with the product since 1981.

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