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TGI-M Warm Edge Spacer
Description

Standard double glazing uses an aluminium spacer, the Technoform TGI Warm Edge Spacer is a substitute that can be used anywhere aluminium spacers are used to significantly increase the thermal performance of window joinery.

The Technoform TGI-M Warm Edge high performance spacer reduces the heat loss and heat gain through an aluminium window whilst significantly reducing the risk of condensation forming on the periphery of the glass. Technoform's Warm Edge spacer is constructed of UV resistant polypropylene and stainless steel for long lasting durability.

The TGI-M Warm Edge is a cost effective way to improve the overall thermal performance of windows, without increasing the cost of the glass used.

Key Features
  • Increases edge of glass surface temperature
  • Reduced risk of condensation
  • Lowers window conductivity by 0.1 to 0.2 W/㎡K
  • Highly cost effective means to increase thermal performance of window joinery
  • Impervious stainless steel backing to prevent argon leakage and moisture ingress
  • High UV resistance
  • Suitable for large double and triple glazed units
  • Available in a range of standard sizes to suit varying overall insulating unit thickness
  • Matte finish to reduce reflected light
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany
  • Passive house certified component
  • Available in a range of colours for specific projects
Categories / Ranges
Window & Door Ancillaries
Scope of Use

The intended purpose:

  • Separates panes of glass in double and triple glazed units
  • Reduces heat flow through the edge of glass
  • Reduces risk of condensation
  • Used where thermal performance is required

Where can the product be used:

Standard double glazing uses an aluminium spacer, the Technoform TGI Warm Edge Spacer is a substitute that can be used anywhere aluminium spacers are used.   

  • Residential buildings: detached, semi detached, terraced housing and apartments
  • Commercial buildings: hotels, hospitals, aged care, schools, offices
  • High rise buildings: facades and unitised curtain walls
  • Refrigeration units
  • Food and beverage display/dispensing cabinets

Environmental factors:

  • Suitable in all New Zealand climate zone environments.

Intended applications:

  • Can be used in any window and door frame capable of receiving double and triple glazed units
  • Can be used in structural glazing
  • Best used in combination with high performance window and door frame materials  such as Thermally Broken Aluminium, Timber and uPVC
  • Best used in combination with high performance double glazing such as units with low-E coatings and argon gas filling
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Insulating Glass manufacturers in New Zealand using Technoform's Warm Edge spacer products complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 4666:2000, the Australian and New Zealand standard for insulating glass units.

Insulating glass units manufactured using Technoform's Warm Edge spacer products comply with the European standard for insulating glass in building EN1279 part 2 and 3.

In-Service History
  • Technoform is the World's largest supplier of hybrid warm edge spacer bars
  • The first iteration of Technoform warm edge spacer was launched in Germany in 1998
  • Developed in conjunction with Pilkington Europe
  • In use in New Zealand since 2009
  • Widely used by insulating glass manufacturers throughout New Zealand
Other Performance Attributes
  • Lowers window conductivity by 0.1 to 0.2 W/㎡K
  • High UV resistance
  • Passive house certified component

Warranty

The TGI Warm Edge Spacer is warranted as part of the Insulating Glass Unit. In the case of Insulating Glass Unit Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (IGUMA) members this is 10 years.

Documents
Data Sheet
Accreditation
Specification Clause/Guide
Brochure
CAD/PDF Details
Technoform TGI-M Details

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