Large fire-rated sheets
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, Auburn, Wash., launched Keralite FR-R and Keralite FR-F wireless fire-rated glass-ceramic in 46-inch-by-78-inch sheets. The larger size allows architects and building owners to incorporate larger interior fire-rated glazing elements into their designs, according to a company release. Keralite FR-R can be used in transoms and borrowed lites. Keralite FR-F has a surface-applied safety film for high-impact safety and can be installed in locations where accidental human impact safety ratings are required such as doors, transoms and borrowed lites. It provides fire ratings of 20-, 45-, 60-, 90-and 180-minute duration, and helps to contain smoke and flames.