Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS)

A Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS) is a window insert made from flexible thermoplastic material. It is used to maintain a uniform distance between the glass panes of a window.

A technological innovation providing superior insulation for enhanced support.

A TPS is designed to replace classic stainless steel inserts which can have issues with leakage, cracking, and deformation over time.
A TPS offers several advantages compared to classic stainless steel inserts, including better sealing, greater flexibility in window design, and improved resistance to deformation, in particular. It can adapt to variations in the thickness of the glass panes, which guarantees constant pressure in the air cavity and minimizes air leaks and loss of argon gas.
Using thermoplastic spacers in windows can improve the energy efficiency of the property, minimize heat loss and external noise, and improve the stability and durability of the window in the long term.

Thermoplastic spacers used in all ACWIN ranges

At ACWIN, we use Thermoplastic Spacers (TPS) in all our window ranges to offer our customers enhanced performance in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation. The TPS is a technological innovation which offers several advantages compared to classic stainless steel inserts.

What are the advantages of a TPS compared to classic stainless steel inserts?

The Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS) is a relatively recent technological innovation in the field of window inserts. At ACWIN, we use thermoplastic spacers in all our products, as a TPS offers many advantages in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation, durability and reliability.

Resistance to deformation

Resistance to deformation is the ability of a component or material to withstand forces that could cause deformation, temporarily or permanently. For windows, resistance to deformation is important for maintaining the stability of the window over time and for preventing the glass from deforming or cracking.
For inserts, such as a classic stainless steel insert or a Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS), resistance to deformation is important for maintaining the seal between the glass panes and preventing heat loss or air ingress. If the insert is deformed or cracks, this could compromise the stability and performance of the window.
A TPS offers better resistance to deformation than classic stainless steel inserts, as it can deform across the entire width of the window rather than only across the thickness of the butyl. This guarantees that the window is more stable and more leaktight in the long term.

Improving the window seal

Unlike classic stainless steel inserts, a TPS does not require any holes to be drilled into the glass to enable air to circulate and to dry the adhesive. These holes are often a source of air leaks and loss of argon gas in windows.
With a TPS, the seal between the glass panes is reinforced for superior air-tightness. Moreover, a TPS can adapt to variations in the thickness of the glass panes, which guarantees constant pressure in the air cavity and minimises air leaks and loss of argon gas.
By conserving the argon gas in the air cavity between the glass panes, the window offers superior thermal and acoustic insulation, while also minimising heat losses and external noise.

A more durable window

Metal beads or butyl stains are defects that may appear in window inserts, particularly in classic stainless steel inserts. These ‘beads’ are tiny particles of steel (or other materials) that can detach from the insert and become stuck between the glass panes. Butyl stains are marks or deposits that can form on the glass or the insert as a result of humidity or other factors.
These defects can lead to sealing problems, loss of argon gas, the formation of condensation, or a deterioration in the appearance of the window. The Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS) offers a solution to these problems, as it does not contain metal beads and does not require the use of butyl, considerably reducing the risk of butyl stains.

A technological innovation providing superior insulation for enhanced comfort

The Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS) is a technological innovation which has been developed to improve a window’s energy efficiency and comfort. Thanks to its thermoplastic design, a TPS offers several advantages compared to classic stainless steel inserts, including better sealing, greater flexibility in window design and improved resistance to deformation in particular.
By offering superior sealing and greater flexibility, a TPS helps to reduce heat losses and external noise, which improves the window’s thermal and acoustic insulation. Moreover, the improved resistance to deformation guarantees that the window is more stable and long-lasting.
The TPS is also an innovation which responds to current environmental concerns, as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by improving the energy efficiency of windows. Finally, a TPS reduces the number of After Sales Service enquiries relating to problems such as metal beads or butyl stains, which helps improve customer satisfaction and comfort.
In summary, the Thermoplastic Spacer (TPS) is a technological innovation for windows providing thermal and acoustic insulation, durability, energy efficiency and comfort.

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