Largest tested and listed sizes. Highest visible light transmission. Vertically-integrated, single-source, USA-manufacturer. Product innovation leader. These are just some of the reasons why SAFTI FIRST is the #1 USA-Made Fire Rated Glass, Framing, Door and Floor manufacturer and the preferred choice of architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners for over 35 years. Our products are listed and labeled by UL and/or Intertek and available with fast lead times and competitive pricing.
SAFTI FIRST‘s VP of Sales Tim Nass shares the latest innovations in fire rated glazing product technology, and how these advancements have influenced the architectural and design community. He discusses the evolution of fire rated glazing and how the introduction of SuperClear 45-HS-LI, the clearest, 45 minute fire rated glazing product that meets fire, safety, and hose stream requirements, will provide an affordable and superior solution to brittle, expensive ceramics.
SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 minute doors, sidelites, transoms and openings in large sizes. Meets strict fire, hose stream and safety requirements without wires, tints, films or laminates. Made in the USA for fast lead times—at costs significantly less than ceramics or safety wired—with better VLT, STC and OITC performance values. UL listed and labeled. Patent-pending.
SAFTI FIRST embarked on an ambitious $8M expansion to update fire rated glass, systems, and door manufacturing capabilities in Merced, CA. Phase 1 of the expansion upgraded the door manufacturing facility to meet the high demand for 60-90 minute temperature rise doors for exit stairwells.
SAFTI FIRST embarked on an ambitious $8M expansion to update fire rated glass, systems, and door manufacturing capabilities in Merced, CA. Phase 2 of the expansion upgraded the fire rated glass manufacturing facility to meet increasing demand and for safe handling of increased glass sizes.
What makes SAFTI FIRST different? While other fire rated glass and framing distributors import their products from overseas, SAFTI FIRST is the only single-source, vertically integrated fire rated glass and framing manufacturer in the USA. This means better product quality, lead times, pricing and coordination to accommodate even the most unique project requirements and conditions.
In this short, informative and entertaining talk, SAFTI FIRST‘s VP of Sales Tim Nass speaks about the emerging applications for fire rated glazing technology. He discusses how the impacts of these developments have opened new opportunities to bring transparency and light to any fire rated space, and pushed fire rated glazing system manufacturers to design products that appear and perform just like any other glazing system in the project.
SAFTI FIRST introduces SuperLite II-XLM, a fire resistive multilaminate glass product for 45-120 minute applications with hose stream. SuperLite II-XLM is available in clear, butt-glazed wall assemblies up to 2 hours without vertical mullions or spaces for ultimate transparency.
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