TRACO NEXGEN Energy Spacer™ Advances Thermal Performance And Gas Retention ForAluminum Windows

March 19, 2009 |

Cranberry Township, PA––TRACO has announced that the TRACO NEXGEN Technology Energy Spacer™, a butyl based material with integrated desiccant, reduces U values in standard IG units up to 15% when compared to conventional units with a metallic spacer. The NEXGEN Energy Spacer™ additionally provides reduced condensation resistance and superior gas retention. The TRACO Energy Spacer is part of the NEXGEN™ Technology energy package that is incorporated into the NX aluminum architectural line of products recently launched to meet the growing demand for energy efficiency, green building and LEED® certification for architectural applications.

TRACO NEXGEN™ Technology also includes the NEXGEN Thermal Barrier System™ that provides up to a 50% better thermal insulation than PVC or Polyurethane.

“The TRACO NEXGEN™ technology with the Energy Spacer and Thermal Barrier System offer breakthrough energy performance for aluminum windows and doors that is comparable to wood”, says Bob Randall, President and CEO of TRACO. “This technology is about the future and innovations in enhanced energy efficiency and design. It is what’s needed to compete in the marketplace,” he explains.

TRACO manufactures a complete line of custom-designed aluminum architectural, commercial rated windows, doors, window wall, storefront, entrances, impact resistant hurricane windows and doors and blast windows. The company’s three manufacturing facilities, totaling approximately 2 million square feet, are located in Cranberry Township, PA (north of Pittsburgh), Johnson City, TN and Bainbridge, GA.  TRACO manufactures products for retrofit, new construction and historic projects utilizing state-of-the-art systems. The company’s capabilities include: glass tempering and laminating, anodizing, paint finishing, aluminum extruding and glass insulating. Established in 1943 by Mae and E.R. Randall, TRACO now employs more than 1,800 employees. TRACO’s memorable landmark projects include handcrafting the windows for the crown of the Statue of Liberty and manufacturing more than 6,000 windows for the Empire State Building.

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