IMC Glass achieves Super Spacer Heritage Part 3 pass

An Edgetech customer has started to manufacture the only Super Spacer Heritage double-glazed units in Ireland which have passed BS EN 1279 Part 3.

Based in Banbridge, County Down, IMC Glass is a specialist in heritage glazing, supplying customers throughout Ireland and the UK – its Slim-Glaze units are reported to be particularly popular.

The company’s Krypton-filled double-glazing units start at just 11mm thick and can fit into frames that were only designed for single glazing. They also meet the glazing requirements of properties which have listed status.

Passing the Part 3 standard is said to be notoriously difficult for slimline units.

Director, Aaron McCreanor, commented: “Of the two parts of BS EN 1279, Part 2, which governs moisture penetration, is relatively straightforward to pass. Most manufacturers don’t have a problem with it.

“Part 3, which governs gas leakage, is much harder. It’s extremely difficult to produce a unit that’s slim enough for heritage use, yet manages the required standard.

“At IMC, we’ve got an extremely talented technical team, and after a lot of hard work, they managed to produce units that consistently pass the test.

“We’re really proud to be the only company in Ireland to achieve this feat.”

Edgetech’s head of sales, Tony Palmer, commented: “We’re delighted with IMC’s Part 3 success using Super Spacer Heritage.

“Their technical expertise and commitment to excellence mean they’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and seeking to improve the products they provide.”