Truly transparent: Fire resistive butt-glazed walls up to 2 hours

SuperLite II-XLM is a fire resistive multi-laminate glass product that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/NFPA 251 and CAN/ULC S101 up to 2 hours.

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November 10, 2016 |
Bill O'Keeffe

Designers can now achieve truly transparent fire resistive glass walls up to 2 hours without vertical mullions or spacers using SuperLite II-XLM, the latest fire resistive glazing product from US-based fire rated glass and framing manufacturer SAFTI FIRST.

SuperLite II-XLM is a fire resistive multi-laminate glass product that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/NFPA 251 and CAN/ULC S101 up to 2 hours.  It meets the hose stream test and is impact safety rated to the maximum safety standard CPSC Cat. II.  It is available in large sizes and can be used in all fire rated 20/45/60/90/120 minute applications including for use in clear butt-glazed walls for maximum vision and transparency. 

“Architects have specified glass for its ability to deliver unobstructed views for vision and transparency.  A product like SuperLite II-XLM now allows for maximum fire protection and impact safety.   Designers can now use glass in areas where fire and impact safety are required by code,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST. “Without vertical mullions or spacers, SuperLite II-XLM in 1 and 2 hour fire resistive butt-glazed wall applications enables architects to add even more transparency to any space while still meeting fire and safety requirements.”

SuperLite II-XLM can be used for interior and exterior applications with insulation and maximum sound reduction.  It can be easily incorporated in GPX Architectural Series Framing, GPX SNAPCAP or GPX Builders Series Temperature Rise Framing for a complete fire rated assembly.  SuperLite II-XLM is listed with both UL and Intertek and carries a 5 year warranty.

For more information on SuperLite II-XLM and SAFTI FIRST’s complete line of advanced fire rated glass and framing products, visit www.safti.com

Bill O'Keeffe | Clear on Technical Glass
SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions

About the Author: Bill O’Keeffe is the President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions, a leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems.  An industry veteran and innovator with over 45 years of experience in architectural glazing, he was first to introduce and manufacture clear, fire resistive glazing products in the US.  He is also a safety advocate who exposed the dangers of traditional wired glass, which lead to code changes and fire rated glass products that are safe, affordable and clear alternatives to traditional wired glass.  Today, Bill continues to develop building products that enable architects to create beautiful, safe and energy-efficient spaces with advanced glazing systems.

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