SuperClear 45-HS-LI Wins Glass Product of the Year in 2019 Glass Magazine Awards
SuperClear® 45-HS-LI wins glass product of the year in 2019 glass magazine awards
SuperClear® 45-HS-LI fire rated glass from SAFTI FIRST®, safti.com, is recognized as the Product of the Year, receiving the most votes form an industry-wide public vote. The glass is an optically clear, fire-rated glass that provides an alternative to traditional ceramics, according to company officials.
The low-iron glass product is suitable for all 45-minute applications with hose stream, says Diana San Diego, vice president of marketing, SAFTTI FIRST®. Manufactured in the U.S. for faster lead times, SuperClear® 45-HS-LI can be used in standard hollow metal frames, vision kits and GPX® Framing by SAFTI FIRST®. The product represents the first innovation of its kind for fire-rated glass in about two decades, says San Diego.
SuperClear® 45-HS-LI is a game changer as a monolithic glass product that meets fire, hose stream and safety requirements without wires, tints, films, or laminates, says San Diego. “[In the past] designers accepted expensive, brittle, imported ceramic products because it was the only option available,” she says.
The product is rated at 90 VLT with a high STC 37/35 OITC rating for sound attenuation and is listed and labeled by UL and Intertek for large sizes in 45-minute doors, sidelites, transoms and openings. Insulating, obscure, decorative or filmed make-ups are also available. Applications include schools, hospitals, and wherever a 45-minute rating is required.