What is TPS®?

TPS® is the most modern and flexible solution for insulating glass manufacturing. Unlike conventional technologies, TPS® allows applying the thermoplastic spacer material directly onto the glass plate.

Glaston launched this technology into the market in 1994. To date, there are over 150 TPS® systems in use globally – and several million TPS® IG units installed.

With TPS®, separate IG production processes, such as bending, sawing, connecting, filling and butyl coating, are no longer necessary. Plus, spacer widths can be changed automatically without manual intervention.

What is more, TPS® simplifies organization within the factory since even mixed production can be flexibly manufactured on a single line in an endless mode – without any loss of time. 

New drum pump system

  • Glaston is the inventor of the dual-drum pump system for an entirely interruption-free production process. This guarantees a continuous material flow even if drum changes take place during production
  • NEW: Glaston-patented, specially designed follower plate
  • Higher heating capacity and optimized material flow. This leads to up to 35% improved material output and productivity
  • No need to reduce the speed for larger spacer widths or larger glass plates
  • New drum pump system is available as an upgrade for all existing Glaston TPS® IG manufacturing lines with SIMOTION control



  • Instead of two complex and massive cylinders used in conventional systems, TPS® features an efficient gear pump technology for the dosing unit
  • Gear pump technology leads to higher material dosing accuracy and application quality
  • Changing the dosing nozzle is quick and easy


bevel joint

  • Glaston can now address individual customer needs and position the bevel joint in every corner, which makes it almost invisible
  • The bevel joint positioning on the glass side is also possible
  • It is suitable for all glass formats and spacer widths between 4 and 20 mm
  • Unlike other solutions on the market, Glaston’s bevel joint doesn’t require any thermal-mechanical reworking or finishing processes
  • Irrespective of radii, small or large airspaces between the glass units, Glaston’s bevel joint ensures the highest gas tightness
  • When installed in a window frame, it makes the final aesthetic appearance admirable

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Reference stories

Glas Herzog, Germany

“We have a great deal of confidence in our supplier,” says Andreas Herzog, Sr., Managing Director of Glas Herzog. “Our cooperation with former Bystronic glass – and now Glaston – is just as you would want it to be as a customer. In fact, we’re one of their oldest customers – 44 years and counting.”

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Glas Dreisbusch, Germany

“The idea of a special U-shaped design to fit our confined space was created over lunch by my son Maximillian Dreisbusch and two Glaston service engineers. I think this says everything about our close and collaborative partnership with Glaston,” says Thomas Dreisbusch, Managing Director of Glas Dreisbusch.

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Buyer's guide

This guide is a must read for all in the process of acquiring or thinking of acquiring an insulating glass (IG) manufacturing line. It includes everything from basics of IG to common pitfalls in the IG projects.
Learn from mistakes that have already been made by somebody else to make your own project successful.

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