Revolutionary Fire Rated Glazing Products SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS Now Approved Glazing Components in the NFRC CMAST Database

ByDiana S
| July 9, 2019

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BRISBANE, CA (July 9, 2019) – SAFTI FIRST®, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that it’s revolutionary, patent-pending, 45 minute fire protective products SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS are now approved glazing components in the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Component Modeling Approach Software Tool (CMAST) database. Architects, consultants, builders and other NFRC CMAST users can now simulate the U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visual Light Transmission (VLT) of 45 minute exterior window assemblies that incorporate SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS, GPX Framing and any other glazing or spacer component available in the CMAST database. This is in addition to SAFTI FIRST’s SuperLite II-XL fire resistive glazing and fire resistive GPX Framing products that are already in the CMAST database since 2017.

“CMAST is critical tool to show architects that fire rated products can enhance the performance of the building envelope and meet or exceed local and state energy codes like Title 24 and others,” says Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST®. “We know that architects and owners want a quality product that meets their specification while accommodating their budget and schedule. The thermal properties associated with SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS, especially when paired with high performance glazing, will make it the benchmark for exterior 45 minute fire protective windows.”

Listed and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Intertek/Warnock Hersey (WHI), SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS can be used in 45 minute openings, sidelites and transoms up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 sq. in. and in 45 minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 sq. in. SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS meet all the fire, hose stream and safety requirements without the use of wires, films or laminates. Both versions are ¾” optically clear glazing. SuperClear 45-HS-LI has an approximate visible light transmission of 90%, compared to 88% for premium filmed ceramic and 85% for premium laminated ceramic. This makes SuperClear 45-HS-LI the clearest 45 minute, fire protective glazing product in the market today.

SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS can be used in insulated, obscure, decorative or filmed make-ups. SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS also performed better in an independent, third-party acoustical lab test against filmed and laminated ceramic in standard hollow metal frames. SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS have a 37 STC/35 OITC rating in standard hollow metal framing, compared to 29 STC/28 OITC for filmed ceramic in standard hollow metal framing and 31 STC/30 OITC for laminated ceramic in standard hollow metal framing.

SuperClear 45-HS-LI and SuperClear 45-HS are proudly USA-made for fast lead times and affordable pricing. Fabrication will only take days not weeks. They are priced at approximately half of filmed and laminated ceramics and are aimed to be the go-to product for glaziers.

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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 comprehensive 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® II-XLM), fire resistive security glazing (SuperSecure® II-XLS), clear specialty fire protective glass (SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI), 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). Our fire rated glazing 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.

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