August 22, 2019

A Reason to Celebrate

by Guest Blogger

We’re busy getting ready for GlassBuild America 2019 at Quanex, and for our teams and for our customers, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate at the show this year.

What are we celebrating? We’re celebrating the recent formation of our North American Fenestration Group. We’re celebrating our long-standing relationships with our customers, who we’ve helped innovate and deliver outstanding products for decades. And we’re celebrating our continued dedication to delivering outstanding service our customers can’t find anywhere else, backed by quality products and solutions.

Importantly, we’re celebrating two special anniversaries for two of our most important product brands: Super Spacer® warm-edge spacer systems and Mikron® window and door profiles. Quanex’s success has long been dependent on our customers’ trust in these proven brands, and we’re excited to celebrate their important histories at this year’s show.

Super Spacer: 30 Years of Proven Performance. Super Spacer debuted in 1989, offering IG professionals the world’s first nonmetal flexible spacer option that truly revolutionized the warm-edge market. Today, stakeholders throughout the fenestration industry continue to enjoy the benefits Super Spacer has provided, from ease of fabrication to superior interior thermal comfort all over the world.

In today’s architectural market, it remains highly applicable to the most forward-thinking glass projects happening in the world. As architectural applications grow bolder, only Super Spacer has the established track record of proven performance that stakeholders can trust with its inherent flexibility and superior performance. Energy efficiency and sustainability are top priorities for architects and builders around the world who are continuously seeking the perfect balance between energy excellence and aesthetic beauty and precision.

Super Spacer offers the best of both worlds. And since we’ve been doing it for 30 years, only Super Spacer has demonstrated the proof of performance, reliability and thermal excellence that can be trusted to stand up to today’s most demanding designs and efficiency requirements. In its anniversary year, Super Spacer’s future is brighter than ever.

Mikron: A Rich 50-year History. A pioneering brand of vinyl technology, Mikron brand window and door profiles this year celebrate 50 years of leading the industry with groundbreaking innovations and products fenestration professionals everywhere can trust.

It wasn’t always the case that vinyl windows were ubiquitous throughout the industry. Initially considered a “cheap” alternative to traditional materials like wood or metal in residential homes, Mikron has been a major part of a decades-long perception shift that today sees vinyl as a high-performing, preferable choice for window and door applications everywhere.

And that includes full commercial applications, where today Mikron combines the structural strength required to meet architectural demands while delivering superior thermal performance that traditional materials can’t match.  The Mikron® C3-11300™ AW-Rated Window System was the first operable nonmetallic window and door system to meet all requirements for AW ratings per the North American Fenestration Standard, and today is seeing increasing adoption in buildings that seek to push the boundaries of thermal performance.

You can see why we have a lot to celebrate at GlassBuild, and we can’t wait to do it with you. So be sure to visit the Quanex booth, #2517, at the show, and we’ll see you soon!

Want to hear more about Quanex at GlassBuild? I had the recent opportunity to be featured on a special episode of the Edify Studios Podcast, where I highlight these anniversaries and more. Check it out here!

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Posted: August 22, 2019 by Guest Blogger Filed under: Glassbuild, industry, tradeshows