GPX Hurricane Gains Florida Product Approvals

ByDiana S
| May 28, 2014

SAFTI FIRST® received Florida Code Approvals for GPX Hurricane

GPX Hurricane Gains Florida Product Approvals

Media Contact: Diana San Diego 888.653.3333 ext. 756



SAFTI FIRST® is the first company to offer certified fire resistive and hurricane rated wall and door systems since 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 28, 2014) – SAFTI FIRST®, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that the GPX Hurricane system now has Florida Product Approvals for 60 to 120 minute wall/window assemblies (FL16382) and 60 and 90 minute single and pair doors (FL16888). This is in addition to Miami Dade testing done and UL certification received in 2006, making SAFTI FIRST® the first company to introduce a complete fire resistive and hurricane rated glazed assembly up to 2 hours in the marketplace.

The GPX Hurricane system has a maximum design load of +/- 80 psf and complies with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) testing requirements. The system also meets the following standards:

  • ASTM E-119/NFPA251/UL263 up to 2 hours with hose stream for Fire Resistance
  • ASTM E283 for Air Infiltration Leakage
  • ASTM E331/ASTM 547 for Water Penetration
  • ASTM E330/TAS 202 for Uniform Static Air Pressure
  • FBC 1626.2 (TAS 201 and 203) for Large Missile Impact and Cyclic Wind Loading
  • ASTM E1300 for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings

The glazing is comprised of SAFTI FIRST®’s clear fire resistive SuperLite II-XL insulated with 9/16″ DuPont Sentry Plus Laminated Glass. It can be further customized to include energy efficient, decorative or sound attenuating make-ups. The frames are offered in standard and custom finishes including high performance fluoropolymer finishes by PPG, clear anodized, bronze anodized, black anodized, Decoral®, ornamental metal, and more. In addition, the GPX Hurricane system is enrolled in Architectural Testing Inc.’s Quality Assurance Validation Program.

“We are proud to offer products designed for this specific market and region,” says Tim Nass, VP of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST®. “This approval gives the design team, construction team and owners the assurance that these products will meet or exceed code along with the unique performance requirements necessary in the state of Florida.”

SAFTI FIRST® has introduced a number of innovations in fire rated glazing and framing technology since the company introduced the first clear, fire resistive glazing systems to the U.S. market over 35 years go. Last year, SAFTI FIRST® introduced SuperSecure II-XLS, the first wire-free, clear fire resistive and security rated glazing to meet both CA Department of Corrections (CDCR) 860-14a testing requirements and ASTM F1915 for prisons and correctional facilities. Also in the security arena, the GPX Ballistic System is the first clear fire resistive, ballistic and impact resistant system meeting ASTM F1592 and UL 752. SAFTI FIRST can also provide fire resistive and blast resistant make-ups.

For more information on the GPX Hurricane system with Florida Product Approvals, click here. For more information on our complete line of fire rated glass and framing, please visit or call 888.653.3333.


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 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 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. 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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