The Respect That Insulating Glass Manufacturers Deserve – and the Support They Appreciate
As an IG manufacturer in the fenestration industry, you face significant competition and believe your suppliers should, too. Whether your company manufactures wholesale IG or as a component of the windows and doors you fabricate, Tremco is an established sealant manufacturer you can trust. For over forty years in North America and beyond, Tremco has been an innovative leading competitor in the IG spacer and sealant industry. One of the top specialty rubber extruders in North America, Tremco has more than fifty years of experience manufacturing commercial EPDM and silicone extrusions in our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001-certified factories, which facilitates batch consistency and environmental management. (Pictures of happy factory workers/R&D smiling at work on lines)
Our Role in the Evolution of IG Spacers
An original associate member of AAMA, Tremco invented a patented flexible-spacer system in 1977 that was revolutionary. Back then, seal integrity and simplified fabrication were key appeals, but thermal performance at the edge of glass was unimportant. Gas filling and low-e glass had not yet been introduced on a wide scale. In the years to follow, driven by our efforts, the Department of Energy, NFRC and Energy Star programs and with the expanding influence of the Internet, other flexible-spacer systems were introduced, IG automation blossomed, and “warm edge” thermal performance became critical. As spacer suppliers consolidated in the 2000’s, this presented a market opportunity for Tremco to focus our technology, expertise, and capabilities to offer a better silicone spacer alternative to discerning IG manufacturers.
EnerEDGE® Silicone Spacer System
Among these trending flexible spacer systems is Tremco’s EnerEDGE, a pre-desiccated and ready-to-apply silicone warm-edge spacer that is engineered for a wide range of insulating glass configurations in fenestration applications. Produced in an assortment of profiles and colors, EnerEDGE features better thermal values than any other silicone or EPDM spacer. With an aggressive pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive on both edges to bond securely to the glass, EnerEDGE is applied directly onto the glass edge perimeter at a pre-determined inset. EnerEDGE can easily be gas-filled and is designed to be hermetically sealed with an approved IG sealant, such as hot melt, cross-linked hot melt, polyurethanes, and polysulphides.
High-Performance Insulating Glass Sealants
JS 562 is a two-part structural silicone intended to be used as a secondary sealant in a dual-sealed insulating glass unit. The primary seal typically being polyisobutylene mastic or product capable of providing the required vapor seal for the insulating glass unit.
Better Field Support and Technical Resources
All of us at Tremco sincerely appreciate your business. We are staffed with experienced field representatives and benefit from a deep cross-functional roster of degreed technical support associates, chemists, and engineers with many years of fenestration experience who are eager to help you. For more details, contact your Tremco Representative here.