NFRC Approves New Rating for GED Spacer Product

February 23, 2009

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. reports that due to the advanced materials used to manufacture its Intercept Stainless Steel Ultra material, the National Fenestration Rating Council has determined that the product's conductivity multiplier be reduced to 13.63 W/mK.

“This translates into a 20 percent reduction from standard stainless steel material, resulting in unit U-values that are equal to or better than those found on other competitive spacer product lines,” says Bill Weaver, GED president and CEO. “As window and door manufacturers are faced with increasing pressure to meet or exceed Energy Star’s more stringent thermal performance criteria, the Intercept family of spacer technologies not only achieves Energy Star, it also provides our customers the ability to produce IGU’s in the most productive and cost effective method found in the industry today.”

To help manufacturers update spacer libraries without having to recreate detailed geometry, GED is providing accurate geometry and THERM models for Intercept spacers and IG cross-section drawings on a special page on its Web site.