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Take 5: Protective Glazing at GlassBuild Connect

GlassBuild Connect runs Sept. 1-30, featuring over 600 products. Each week, we'll highlight some of the cant-miss offerings at the show.

This week, we're looking at protective glazing products on offer, from safety glass to bird-friendly glass. 

PROTECT3 Safety Glass

Glassopolis carries a full line of fire-rated glass, including the sleeper hit of the year: PROTECT3 Safety Glass. This glazing is a fully UL listed and certified fire-rated glazing. It meets all impact-safety standards such as ANSI Z97.1. It is a fully featured glass that has an appearance that matches the traditional look of wired glass but is actually a modern multi-layered composite product designed to pass the most stringent fire tests, impact tests and meet all building code requirements. Read more

Pyran Platinum Glass Ceramic

GGI is the largest distributor worldwide of Pyran Platinum, the world’s first and only floated glass-ceramic developed specifically for the North American fire-rated glazing market. Architects appreciate the smooth surface, neutral color and proven technical performance. Pyran Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramics are certified by Underwriters Laboratories for fire-protection ratings up to 90 minutes in windows and 180 minutes in doors. Read more

Guardian Bird1st

Guardian Bird1st glass offers the right balance of solar performance, aesthetics and bird safety—so you can start designing your bird-friendly building through one trusted source.

A patent-pending UV stripe coating on the first surface is virtually invisible to the human eye in dry conditions. Views remain pristine unlike traditional ceramic frit solutions, all while helping to protect birds. Read more

SuperClear 45-HS

The clearest, most economical fire and safety rated glazing meeting all requirements for 45 minute doors, sidelites, transoms and openings in large sizes.

• Meets the required hose stream test.

• Meets the CPSC Cat. II impact safety test without the need of films or laminates. Read more

AviProtek E – Bird Friendly Low-e Coated Glass

Walker has been leading the way with various bird friendly glass options including, the AviProtek® E which combines acid-etched visual markers on the 1st surface with Vitro’s Solarban® high performance low-e on the 2nd surface. This combination creates the most effective bird friendly glazing solution while saving energy at the same time! Read more