International interest

Edgetech has returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred ‘promising’ leads.

Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, Fenestration BAU China drew 100,000 visitors from across mainland China, East Asia and the world to see 635 firms showcase their wares.

The Chinese construction sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past decade, and while new-build is beginning to slow, domestic and commercial refurbishment is still in huge demand.

What’s more, both homeowners and the Chinese business community are becoming increasingly interested in thermally efficient products and, by extension, warm edge spacer technology.

Edgetech, which trades under the name of parent company Quanex in China, attracted attention from new prospects and existing customers with its warm edge offerings, including its TruPlas, Duralite, and Super Spacer products.

Chris Alderson, managing director for the UK and the Asia Pacific, said: “Fenestration BAU China exceeded all expectations this year. Meeting glass manufacturers from as far afield as Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, the Middle East and the USA, we were able to walk away with over 100 extremely promising leads.

“It’s clear that not just in China but all over the world, there’s huge demand for the sort of speed, efficiency, and outstanding all-around performance that Super Spacer can provide – particularly as more and more glass manufacturers move towards automation.”