Edgetech to Distribute GasGlass Devices

February 23, 2010

Edgetech I.G. has entered into an agreement with Sparklike Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector and Spyglass glass analyzer in the Americas, Europe and Australia, it reports.

“The collaboration with Edgetech will support the mission and business idea of Sparklike perfectly as both companies aim to provide the glass and window industry with high technology tools and solutions, helping them to produce energy efficient products,” say Erno Launo, managing director of Finland-based Sparklike.

“Our relationship with Sparklike is an exciting endeavor for Edgetech that brings this cutting-edge product to the global marketplace,” says Larry Johnson, Edgetech's executive vice president. “The Gasglass technology for gas measure is the first non-invasive way of measuring the argon and krypton fill level of insulating glass units. It can be used to test both initial fill and the retention of insulating gases in a unit over time.”

Sparklike has been involved with the fenestration industry since its founding in 2000, launching three Gasglass products: Gasglass 1002, Gasglass Handheld and Gasglass Handheld v2. Its latest version, Gasglass Handheld v2, is said to allow freedom of movement and total quality control for windows and doors in the factory or even in the field. It also allows for more accurate measurements at lower fill levels ranging up from 50 percent argon fill level, the supplier reports.

“The new sensor allows the device to measure with greater accuracy and repeatability,” Johnson says. “And, because of its user-friendly design and non-invasive methods, the Gasglass detector will help prevent operator error and ensure improved quality in the manufacture of gas-filled IG.”

Edgetech is also offering Sparklike's new Spyglass laser-based glass pane analyzer that allows users to perform measurements to determine IG thickness, configuration of panes and detect low-e coatings and laminations. With the device, users can instantly measure the characteristics of broken glass and immediately order the right type, saving time and achieving ultimate quality control over the replacement unit, it is noted.

Sparklike's GasGlass and Spyglass devices.