Glasslamʼs first new silicone spacer module arrives
Glasslam has its first fully inline silicone spacer module at its Pompano Beach, Fla., headquarters, according to an April 5 release. “We're very excited to show off this new manufacturing system to any company interested in making their own silicone spacer at a fraction of their current costs," said Steve Howes, CEO, in the release. "The payback is unbelievably quick, and the system is a game-changer in warm edge spacer.” Feedback has been amazing from many of the largest users of flexible spacer in the world, he said.
Matt Hale, Air-Tight products sales manager for Glasslam, compares the impact of the new system to that of the regionalization of custom tempering over the last 20 years. “There was a time when large regional glass tempering companies shipped their products hundreds and thousands of miles," he said in the release. "Now there are state-of-the-art tempering facilities in most every metropolitan area. That's what this Glasslam invention means for the warm edge spacer business.”
The new system will operate using less than 10 percent of the energy costs of current flexible spacer manufacturing processes, making it the most environmentally friendly and technologically advanced way to make warm edge spacer products, Howes said in the release.