SAFTI FIRST is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has officially awarded US Patent Number 9,926,709 to the GPX FireFloor System. Proudly USA-made, the GPX FireFloor System is listed and labeled by Intertek and UL up to 2 hours and offers the largest tested and listed individual panels for fully supported and butt-glazed glass floor applications.
It features a single glass unit comprised of custom SuperLite II-XL fire resistive glass combined with a tempered laminated walking surface that is top-loaded into a structural steel fire rated framing grid for easy installation. The GPX FireFloor system’s design includes provisions for bomb-blast and seismic and is adjustable for sloped drainage if required.
With SAFTI FIRST providing both the glass and structural steel framing structure, architects and glazing contractors are assured of a turn-key fire resistive glass floor system. This gives the added benefits of better coordination, less labor and more savings. The GPX FireFloor System can be used in both interior & exterior applications with multiple glass make-ups and frame finishes.
“We are excited about this patent as it shows our organization’s commitment to innovation since we started manufacturing advanced fire rated glass and framing systems in the USA over 35 years ago,” says William O’Keeffe, President & CEO at SAFTI FIRST. “We are constantly working to develop new glazing systems that help architects achieve the aesthetic, safety, security and other performance requirements of their projects.”
For more information on the GPX FireFloor System and our complete line of fire rated glass and framing products, visit www.safti.com or call us toll-free at 888.653.3333.
About SAFTI FIRST
SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions (www.safti.com) has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 35 years. As the premier source for fire rated glazing, SAFTI FIRST was the first to introduce transparent fire rated walls to the U.S. market. Our SuperLite™ product line, fire rated from 20 minutes to 3 hours, includes fire resistive tempered units (SuperLite II-XL and SuperLite II-XLB), fire resistive multilaminates (SuperLite II-XLM), fire resistive security glazing (SuperSecure II-XLS), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite I and I-XL), safety ceramics (PYRAN Platinum F and L by SAFTI FIRST), safety wired glass (SuperLite I-W) and specialty fire protective (SuperLite X-45/60/90).
SuperLite products can protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays, and are available in many custom architectural make-ups, including butt-glazed and enhanced energy performance applications. GPX Framing is fire rated up to 2 hours and can be used in doors, openings, storefronts, curtain wall and floor applications and available in multiple architectural finishes. GPX Framing can also be customized protect against attack, impact, bullets, blast and hurricane. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.