SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products at the GlassBuild Show in Las Vegas and the CSI Construct Show in Baltimore.
“Innovation has always been the driving force for our organization ever since we introduced the first clear, fire resistive glazing to the US market in the late 1970s” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST. “These new products are a culmination of a lot time and resources spent on research, development and testing, and a direct response to the needs and demands of architects and glazing contractors.”
New addition to the SuperLite family of fire rated glazing: SuperLite III-XL Fire Resistive Multi-laminate. SuperLite III-XL multilaminate was recently successfully tested by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for both 60 and 120 minutes in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E-119 and UL 263 with hose stream.
SuperLite III-XL multilaminate outperformed currently listed fire resistive glazing products by achieving the largest fixed clear view sizes in the industry: 5,978 and 8,922 square inches for 120 and 60 minutes respectively. Testing also included butt-glazed SuperLite III-XL multilaminate for both 60 and 120 minutes achieving a clear view size of 6,975 square inches with a maximum width of 60”. SuperLite III-XL also meets the requirements for CPSC Cat. II impact safety.
New addition to the GPX family of fire resistive framing: GPX SNAPCAP. Our new patent pending fire resistive system offers the ease of installation and the uniformly narrow sightlines of today’s most popular storefront systems. The system employs slip-fit joinery and features extruded aluminum covers that mechanically snap to a tube steel core that provides structure and fire resistive endurance, resulting in a dramatic reduction of framing components and quick assembly.
The GPX SNAPCAP framing was tested by UL to meet ASTM E-119 and UL 263 requirements for 60 minutes with hose stream. GPX SNAPCAP is available in multiple architectural finishes.
New custom fire resistive glazing make-ups: Curved SuperLite II-XL. As a testament to SuperLite II-XL’s unmatched flexibility, SAFTI FIRST has added curved options to a long list of specialty make-ups including high-security in the form of bullet, blast, and hurricane resistance; insulated energy performance; and decorative art glass. SuperLite II-XL is listed with both UL and Intertek/WHI, meeting ASTM E-119 and UL 263 for up to 2 hours with hose stream.
“We’ll be posting product details on our website and making more announcements in the coming weeks,” says O’Keeffe. “We’re not slowing down our R&D, either. We have a lot of testing scheduled and we’re gearing up to launch more new products such as a top-loaded 120 minute fire resistive flooring system with 5-foot spacing in the very near future.”
For more information on our complete line of fire rated glass and framing products, please visit www.safti.com or call 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), fire resistive multilaminates (SuperLite III-XL), 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 enhanced energy performance applications. GPX Framing is fire rated up to 2 hours and can be used in doors, openings, storefronts and curtain wall 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 and competitive pricing. For more information, call 888.653.3333.