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ARCHITECTURAL


THERMOBAR WARM EDGE SPACER TUBE TOPS THE BFRC’S CHART


Te BFRC’s recently revised chart of approved spacer bar conductivity values has awarded Termobar Warm Edge Spacer Tube with an even lower value of 0.16W/ mK¹ with or without its gas barrier tape. Tis makes it the highest performing warm edge spacer tube recognised by the BFRC.


Tis update is following further testing at IFT-Rosenheim. Termoseal Group, manufacturer of Termobar, has submitted additional samples of different cavity sizes of Termobar to an independent test house. Tese tests have proven that Termobar (with gas barrier tape) and Termobar LITE (without gas barrier tape) have the same test results. Terefore, BFRC calculations have been altered to reflect this so that Termobar no longer has a different value for its tape/ backed plastic material. Tus, Termobar has a universal value of 0.16W/mK for both plastic side and taped site.


Mark Hickox, Sales Director at Termoseal


Group comments: “We are proud to have manufactured our own British-made product


which tops the charts against other warm edge spacer tubes imported into the UK market. If you compare the taped bar value with the value of our nearest rival supplying a comparative structurally reinforced spacer tube, they are required to use a value of 0.29W/mK compared with our value of 0.16W/mK. Tis makes Termobar the highest performance warm edge spacer tube… And it’s British!”


For further information about Termobar warm edge spacer tube, see the online interactive presentation http://www. thermosealgroup.com/pres/ for full details and downloadable technical information. To find out about Termoseal Group Limited and its comprehensive range of insulated glass components and machinery for glazing manufacture, call + 44 (0)121 331 3950 or visit www.thermosealgroup.com for further information. Te full catalogue of Termobar products is downloadable at http://www.thermosealgroup.com/literature. cfm?theLtID=09.


Spacer


BFRC APPROVED SPACER BAR CONDUCTIVITIES Component


Conductivity Source W/mK


Chromatech Ultra Polycarbonate


Chromatec Ultra F PVC-U Both


Duraseal & Duralite Butyl Polypropylene Polyethylene (HD) Edgetech Edgetherm GED Intercept Profilex Swiss Spacer A Swiss Spacer V TGI Wave Thermix TX-N


Thermobar Light Thermobar


Issue 6. 10th July 2012


Updates


Edgetherm data added Thermobar values updated based on on IFT Test Report 11-003104-PR02 (Thermobar should now be modelled exactly as Thermobar light)


Aluminium (Duraseal) Polycarbonate (Duralite) Super Spacer Standard Tri-Seal


Aluminium Butyl Steel


Stainless Steel


Silica Gel Dessicant PVC-U


Polyethylene - (LD) Taped Plastic Plastic


Aluminium


Aluminium covered plastic Plastic


Stainless Steel


Stainless covered plastic Polypropylene Stainless Steel


Stainless Covered plastic Polypropylene Stainless Steel


Stainless Covered Plastic Plastic Plastic


Stainless Steel


0.20 EN ISO 10456 0.17 EN ISO 10456


15.00 EN ISO 10456 / EN 10088-1 0.24 EN ISO 10456 0.22 EN ISO 10456 0.50 EN ISO 10456 160.00 EN ISO 10456 0.20 EN ISO 10456


0.12 Manufacturer Validated 0.13 Manufacturer Validated 160.00 EN ISO 10456 0.24 EN ISO 10456 50.00 EN ISO 10456


13.63 Manufacturer Validated 0.13 EN ISO 10456 0.17 EN ISO 10456 0.33 EN ISO 10456


0.18 BFRC Calculated Value 0.16 Manufacturer Validated 160.00 EN ISO 10456


4.82 BFRC Calculated Value 0.16 Manufacturer Validated 15.00 EN ISO 10456 / EN 10088-1 0.29 BFRC Calculated Value 0.22 EN ISO 10456


15.00 EN ISO 10456 / EN 10088-1 2.33 BFRC Calculated Value 0.22 EN ISO 10456


15.00 EN ISO 10456 / EN 10088-1 1.86 BFRC Calculated Value 0.16 Manufacturer Validated 0.16 Manufacturer Validated


ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE & NOISE CONTROL THANKS TO PILKINGTON OPTIPHON™


‘The creative yet practical use of Pilkington Optiphon™ glass was a key factor in the project being recognised for its architectural excellence at the RIBA Hadrian Awards’


Pilkington noise-control glass has been revealed as the secret behind a good night’s sleep for customers of the new, award- winning, Sleeperz Hotel in the heart of Newcastle.


And, while the noise-reduction


performance helps ensure guests sleep easy in the 98-bedroom hotel, it also plays a key role in creating a stunning visual impact for the glass-fronted building.


Opened in January 2012, the hotel was built in a heritage conservation area on the site of a derelict former parcel works on Westgate Road. Te creative yet practical use of Pilkington Optiphon™ glass was a key factor in the project being recognised for its architectural excellence at the RIBA Hadrian Awards.


Te unusual nature of the site meant an


innovative solution was needed to ensure that the 15m2 rooms felt light, airy and spacious. Being located next to a busy railway line, a major main road and some of Newcastle’s most popular nightlife spots meant the


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glazing solution also needed to provide excellent sound insulation. Large windows, incorporating Pilkington Optiphon™ insulated glazing units (IGUs), provided the perfect answer.


Pilkington Optiphon™ is a high quality acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or safety and security properties. Any desired acoustic performance can be achieved by combining various thicknesses of glass with a special polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayer.


www.pilkington.co.uk/optiphon


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