Strategic partnership

AGC Glass Europe and Masterframe have formed a partnership to bring Fineo vacuum insulating glazing for PVCU sash windows to the UK market.

Requirements for low-energy homes, reduced fossil fuel use for heating, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, and high-performance glazing plays a vital role to bring warmth and comfort to homes, AGC said.

This can now even better be achieved with vacuum insulating glass (VIG) installed in new sash windows.

Fineo vacuum insulating glazing from AGC Glass Europe is 10mm thick, and achieves “unrivalled thermal and acoustic performances, along with better light transmission”, the company said.

Together with fabricator Masterframe Windows, they will launch a Fineo sash window, which will be exclusively offered to the UK market.

Carol Slade, managing director of Masterframe Windows, said: “Masterframe is delighted to be entering into this strategic partnership with Fineo. Although we are true sash window specialists, we are now operating in a highly competitive sector. To remain a specialist and to stay ahead of our competition, we are completely design and performance focused, and seek to offer customers brand new and exclusive innovations.”

Serge Martin, CEO of Fineo Glass, said: “This partnership with Masterframe is key for Fineo deployment in the UK, where sash windows are a staple of the windows market. We have been working closely together over the past months to design a premium window that will stand out in the UK market, and we are very confident about its future success.”