SuperSecure II-XLS Honored by Architectural Record

ByDiana S
| December 10, 2013

SuperSecure II-XLS Nominated One of 2013’S Record Products By Architectural Record

SuperSecure II-XLS Honored by Architectural Record

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Diana San Diego
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 10, 2013) – SAFTI FIRST®, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that SuperSecure II-XLS has been named as one of 2013’s Record Products in the Openings Category by Architectural Record. According to the magazine’s December 2013 issue, manufacturers from different categories are invited “to enter their latest offerings in the annual Record Products competition” where jurors from leading design firms in the US choose the best products. This year’s jurors included:

  • Laurie Butler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal at Perkins + Will
  • Steven Danielpour, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CCS, director of firm-wide specifications at HOK
  • Rowan Georges, AIA, associate director at SOM and leads New York office’s specification group
  • David Haakenson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate and project architect at H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
  • Kate Mann, AIA, LEED AP, senior associate at Ennead Architects
  • Erin Ruby, associate principal at Studios Architecture

SuperSecure II-XLS is the first clear, fire resistive security glazing that combines forced-entry security with temperature-rise fire protection meeting ASTM E-119/UL 263/NFPA 251 with hose stream up to 2 hours. SuperSecure II-XLS meets both ASTM F1915 Grade 1-3 and CDCR (California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation) Class A requirements for forced entry. Using SuperLite II-XL as the basis of design, SuperSecure II-XLS is available in dramatically large sizes compared to the antiquated wired glass versions that correction facilities settled for in the past. This product is proudly made in the USA and comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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Founded in 1981, SAFTI FIRST® Fire Rated Glazing Solutions ( has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 30 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 three hours, includes fire-retardant filled glass units, safety ceramics, safety wired glass and SuperLite I-XL, a patented breakthrough fire protective product that significantly reduces radiant heat transfer (does not meet ASTM E119 and requires AHJ approval for 45 and 60 minute applications). SuperLite™ products can protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays and is available in any custom architectural make-up, including enhanced energy performance applications. SAFTI fire GPX Framing is fire rated from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.

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