BRISBANE, CA (April 8, 2016) – SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce the addition of SuperLite II-XLB, the largest tested and approved fire resistive glazing product on the market today. It is a great addition to its growing family of USA-made fire rated glass and framing products. With a clear view area of 7,980 sq. inches, SuperLite II-XLB is the ideal product for oversize and butt-glazed applications that seek maximum vision and transparency. It is available with Starphire Ultra-Clear Low-Iron glass and other custom architectural, decorative and energy saving make-ups. SuperLite II-XLB meets ASTM E-119 and CAN/ULC S101 with hose stream up to two hours and CPSC Cat. II impact safety, the federal maximum safety standard.
“SuperLite II-XLB allows architects to achieve maximum vision and transparency in their designs without having to sacrifice safety or performance,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST. “This product was developed and manufactured in our newly-expanded facility in Merced, CA. We are proud to be the first and only vertically-integrated manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems in the USA, and we will continue to offer innovative products that enable architects to use glass to design spaces that are beautiful, elegant and most importantly, safe.”
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 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 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.