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FrameSpace versus EconoSpace
10 great reasons to choose


 
Features
Framespace 6
Econospace 125
1.
Permanence
Mechanically Permanent
Relies On Adhesive*
(Econospace Adhesive is 2.5 time thicker then the others.)
2.
Shear (Sag)
Resistance
Grips over edge of glass.
Can never sag.
When adhesive fails,
spacer will sag**
(Econospace is about 1/2 the
weight of the others)
3.
Installation
Time
Fastest... Apply to Glass, then trim flush with edge. No measuring required!
Measure, mark, cut,
then apply to glass*
4.
Special
"Allowance" required?
Industry Standard 1/8 inch allowance
1/32 to 1/16 inch
allowance suggested
5.
Removable?
Easily & Repeatably
No
6.
Can be used with picture
glass (2mm) & single
strength (2.5mm)
Yes
One side fits each thickness
Yes
7.
1/8" airspace
Also available in
3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2,
3/4 & 1/4 Dbl
Also available in
1/16, 1/4 & 3/8 inch
8.
Keeps glass from shaving off bits of wood, paint, & leaf in wood frames. Reduces glass chipping in metal frames.
Yes
No
9.
Colors Available
Clear & Black
Comes in Clear, black,
and white.
10.
Sure beats using mat board, foam board, or wood strips to create airspace in a frame.
Yes
Yes

*
Pressure sensitive adhesive will not stick permanently to unfinished wood as the lignin will adversely affect the adhesive. The Econospace must be aligned flush with the edge of the glazing for full adhesive engagement to get any semblance of permanence.
**
Manufacturers note: No pressure sensitive adhesives are permanent. Temperature, humidity, and the persistence of gravity will eventually overcome the bond. The adhesive used on Econospace is much thicker and stronger than the others, and because Econospace is about half the weight, it will work fine for smaller frames.
***
Spacer will move with the glazing the amount of the allowance, and possibly move the spacer into view. If spacer is used with 1/8" allowance and engaged half on & half off glazing to "center" the glazing, this method reduces adhesive engagement and thereby reduces bond strength and longevity.
Both Framespace and Econospace meet FACTS Standard for Maximum Preservation Framing.
 

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