The Russian and East European construction and interior design markets are leaning more and more toward energy-efficient buildings. At least, that was clear at the latest edition of MosBuild, the leading trade show of the year held in Moscow dedicated to architecture, construction and interior design.
The many visitors to the Fenzi Group corporate stand at the show saw evidence of this trend in multiple solutions developed for the production of high-performance IG units based on sophisticated technologies to improve living comfort in homes and offices. In the spotlight were the range of latest-generation Multitech spacers, special warm edge spacers that set new standards in terms of quality, energy efficiency and ease of processing, developed in the Alu Pro labs and now also manufactured at the Group’s plant in Russia. This innovative spacer offers the undeniable advantage of extremely low thermal transmittance, ideal for optimizing the insulating ability of the entire IG system, thanks to its exceptional mechanical properties, extreme durability and superior UV resistance.
The robust presence at MosBuild 2019 of new IG systems and windows built with these types of components further confirms the growing relevance of warm edge technology to the Russian market. This trend was underscored in the most recent market analyses that point to an exponential increase over the next 5 years in the use of warm edge spacers – and not just on the European continent – a clear indication of the constantly growing demand for these solutions by discerning end users who prioritize energy efficiency and comfort. Characteristics essential to any type of architectural design and building. In cold climates, with more than 30-degree temperature differences between inside and outside for many months of the year and significant shifts in temperature, Multitech is the number-one solution in the rigid spacer market. It reduces thermal bridging to a minimum around the perimeter of the IG unit, eliminating the classic condensation effect that, in addition to indicating poor energy efficiency, when combined with inadequate ventilation, promotes the growth of unhealthy mold.
Dual-glazed windows with low environmental impact and improved thermal and acoustic insulation will no doubt increasingly fuel demand in the coming years in the Russian and Eastern European market.