Truseal Offers Guarantee on IG Testing

April 10, 2009

Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, is guaranteeing IG manufacturers that their units will pass ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test. The guarantee, said to the first of its kind in the window industry, covers IG units produced with either Duraseal and Duralite spacers.

Forthcoming changes to the Energy Star program will require window producers participating
in the program to certify their IG manufacturing processes, the company points out. Certification may take up to six months to complete.

“There is a lot of misinformation regarding the difficulty and uncertainty of passing certification
testing,,” says Ric Jackson, Truseal director of marketing and business development. "Truseal’s IG certification test guarantee takes the guesswork out of the process. If a unit featuring our products fails, we’ll pay for the testing.

Units made with Dura Platform spacers only require a single seal to achieve the required durability and stability to pass certification testing, according to the company. Single seal systems can reduce manufacturing time and cost, it also notes.

As evidence regarding the durability and certification potential of single seal spacer systems,
Jackson reports the following:

  • Of the 95 current certified warm edge spacer listings in the Insulating Glass Certification Council 2008 directory of qualified products, more than 70 percent feature single seal spacer systems.
  • More than 72 percent of all windows sold in the United States feature single seal warm edge spacers.
  • IG units made with Truseal spacer products have passed three consecutive cycles of the same certification set through ASTM 2190 testing without failures.
  • Since their introduction in 2001, the company's IG spacers have more than 68 ASTM certification set passes and more than 23 international certification set passes in Canada and Europe.