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Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

Pilkington Pyrostop® from TGP Provides Fire-Resistance with Style

ADVERTISEMENT Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified and labeled product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Empire State Building Observatory renovation project combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames to preserve the city’s spectacular views while also providing critical fire resistance.

A Clear Choice: FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Ceramic

ADVERTISEMENT TGP’s FireLite family of fire-rated glass ceramic is the exceptionally clear choice for highly visible fire-rated locations. Its superior surface quality, clarity and color emulate the appearance of ordinary window glass for distortion free viewing. Transparent FireLite fire-rated glass ceramic is offered in large sizes to maximize natural light diffusion while ensuring fire and life safety. In addition to transferring daylight, the line of products offers features to help improve energy efficiency and is available with high-impact safety ratings. The UL-classified and labeled products are available with fire ratings up to three hours and can be installed in standard fire-rated frames.
 
When installed in new generation fire-rated doors like TGP’s Fireframes® Designer Series, FireLite fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glass can protect against accidental human breakage while creating design-forward assemblies. With narrow steel profiles and precise European engineering, Fireframes Designer Series’ slender fire-rated door frame profiles provide a sleek, modern alternative to traditional hollow metal door frames. Rather than utilizing traditional hollow metal steel, the system incorporates thin, extruded steel profiles to better resemble the look of non-rated door systems. The framing system accommodates large lites of impact-safety-rated FireLite, resulting in code-compliant, striking door assemblies. 
 

A Clear Choice: FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Ceramic

ADVERTISEMENT TGP’s FireLite family of fire-rated glass ceramic is the exceptionally clear choice for highly visible fire-rated locations. Its superior surface quality, clarity and color emulate the appearance of ordinary window glass for distortion free viewing. Transparent FireLite fire-rated glass ceramic is offered in large sizes to maximize natural light diffusion while ensuring fire and life safety. In addition to transferring daylight, the line of products offers features to help improve energy efficiency and is available with high-impact safety ratings. The UL-classified and labeled products are available with fire ratings up to three hours and can be installed in standard fire-rated frames.
 
When installed in new generation fire-rated doors like TGP’s Fireframes® Designer Series, FireLite fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glass can protect against accidental human breakage while creating design-forward assemblies. With narrow steel profiles and precise European engineering, Fireframes Designer Series’ slender fire-rated door frame profiles provide a sleek, modern alternative to traditional hollow metal door frames. Rather than utilizing traditional hollow metal steel, the system incorporates thin, extruded steel profiles to better resemble the look of non-rated door systems. The framing system accommodates large lites of impact-safety-rated FireLite, resulting in code-compliant, striking door assemblies. 
 

A Clear Choice: FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Ceramic

ADVERTISEMENT TGP’s FireLite family of fire-rated glass ceramic is the exceptionally clear choice for highly visible fire-rated locations. Its superior surface quality, clarity and color emulate the appearance of ordinary window glass for distortion free viewing. Transparent FireLite fire-rated glass ceramic is offered in large sizes to maximize natural light diffusion while ensuring fire and life safety. In addition to transferring daylight, the line of products offers features to help improve energy efficiency and is available with high-impact safety ratings. The UL-classified and labeled products are available with fire ratings up to three hours and can be installed in standard fire-rated frames.
 
When installed in new generation fire-rated doors like TGP’s Fireframes® Designer Series, FireLite fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glass can protect against accidental human breakage while creating design-forward assemblies. With narrow steel profiles and precise European engineering, Fireframes Designer Series’ slender fire-rated door frame profiles provide a sleek, modern alternative to traditional hollow metal door frames. Rather than utilizing traditional hollow metal steel, the system incorporates thin, extruded steel profiles to better resemble the look of non-rated door systems. The framing system accommodates large lites of impact-safety-rated FireLite, resulting in code-compliant, striking door assemblies. 
 

Safti First SuperClear 45-HS Fire-rated Glass

The SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, Safti First’s new monolithic, fire-protective glasses, are rated for 45 minutes, with a clarity that enhances the product’s aesthetics, says Tim Nass, vice president of sales, Safti First. SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, the latter being the low-iron version, meet all the fire, hose stream and safety requirements without the use of wires, films or laminates, says Nass. In addition to their durability, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI have a 37 STC/35 OITC rating in standard hollow metal framing. 

The new series also features optical clarity, with a visible light transmission of 90 percent. Listed and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45-minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 square inches and in 45-minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 square inches.

“We feel that this product will have mass appeal on various levels,” says Nass. “Certainly, the architects will appreciate the aesthetics, flexibility and the fact that it is 100 percent tested/listed and approved by code.” Owners will also appreciate the product’s clarity and ease of maintenance, as no films means the glass cannot scratch, Nass says. And, glaziers will also like the product’s durability and a short lead time courtesy of domestic manufacture at the company’s Merced, California, facility, he says.

Nass also anticipates broad application for the product, including schools and the institutional market. “We really see this product as a catch-all from door lites to sidelites/transoms and protected openings on both the interior or the exterior of the building,” he says. 

Safti First SuperClear 45-HS Fire-rated Glass

The SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, Safti First’s new monolithic, fire-protective glasses, are rated for 45 minutes, with a clarity that enhances the product’s aesthetics, says Tim Nass, vice president of sales, Safti First. SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, the latter being the low-iron version, meet all the fire, hose stream and safety requirements without the use of wires, films or laminates, says Nass. In addition to their durability, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI have a 37 STC/35 OITC rating in standard hollow metal framing. 

The new series also features optical clarity, with a visible light transmission of 90 percent. Listed and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45-minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 square inches and in 45-minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 square inches.

“We feel that this product will have mass appeal on various levels,” says Nass. “Certainly, the architects will appreciate the aesthetics, flexibility and the fact that it is 100 percent tested/listed and approved by code.” Owners will also appreciate the product’s clarity and ease of maintenance, as no films means the glass cannot scratch, Nass says. And, glaziers will also like the product’s durability and a short lead time courtesy of domestic manufacture at the company’s Merced, California, facility, he says.

Nass also anticipates broad application for the product, including schools and the institutional market. “We really see this product as a catch-all from door lites to sidelites/transoms and protected openings on both the interior or the exterior of the building,” he says. 

Safti First SuperClear 45-HS Fire-rated Glass

The SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, Safti First’s new monolithic, fire-protective glasses, are rated for 45 minutes, with a clarity that enhances the product’s aesthetics, says Tim Nass, vice president of sales, Safti First. SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, the latter being the low-iron version, meet all the fire, hose stream and safety requirements without the use of wires, films or laminates, says Nass. In addition to their durability, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI have a 37 STC/35 OITC rating in standard hollow metal framing. 

The new series also features optical clarity, with a visible light transmission of 90 percent. Listed and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45-minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 square inches and in 45-minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 square inches.

“We feel that this product will have mass appeal on various levels,” says Nass. “Certainly, the architects will appreciate the aesthetics, flexibility and the fact that it is 100 percent tested/listed and approved by code.” Owners will also appreciate the product’s clarity and ease of maintenance, as no films means the glass cannot scratch, Nass says. And, glaziers will also like the product’s durability and a short lead time courtesy of domestic manufacture at the company’s Merced, California, facility, he says.

Nass also anticipates broad application for the product, including schools and the institutional market. “We really see this product as a catch-all from door lites to sidelites/transoms and protected openings on both the interior or the exterior of the building,” he says.