Diana San Diego
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAFTI FIRST® RECEIVES US PATENT FOR SUPERCLEAR® 45-HS AND SUPERCLEAR® 45-HS-LI FIRE RATED GLAZING PRODUCTS
Brisbane, CA (January 31, 2023) – SAFTI FIRST®, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has officially awarded US Patent Number 11,479,504 to SuperClear® 45-HS (hose stream) and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI (hose stream, low-iron), with additional patents pending.
SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI are the first and only USA-made, non-wired, tint-free, monolithic, fire protective glazing products for all 45 minute doors, sidelites, transoms and openings. Listed and labeled by both UL and Intertek, SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI are available in large sizes and meet NFPA 252/257 and UL 9/10C with hose stream and CPSC Cat. II Impact Safety without the need for films or laminates. It is proudly USA-made and available with a lifetime warranty.
“When we first introduced SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI to the US market in January 2019, we knew that it would be a game changer,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST®. “The fire protective glazing market, typically rated 45 minutes and under, was severely underserved. Wire glass was proven to be unsafe while ceramics were tinted and had to be filmed or laminated in order to pass safety ratings, adding to its already expensive price.”
That’s what prompted O’Keeffe to develop and bring to market an alternative fire protective glazing product that outperformed wire glass and ceramic, both imported from overseas, at an affordable price. “SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI are the perfect replacement for unsafe wire glass or expensive, tinted filmed and laminated ceramics. No other monolithic, 45-minute glazing product provides superior optical clarity and durability at a much better value,” adds O’Keeffe.
In addition, SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI carry high acoustical ratings and can be customized to also protect against bullets, forced entry, blast, hurricane, and more. Decorative, bird-friendly and energy efficient make-ups are also available. In fact, SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI are approved glazing components in NFRC’s CMAST database.
SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI can be used in any and all standard fire rated hollow metal framing or SAFTI FIRST®’s proprietary GPX Framing and soon-to-be launched SnapCap® System, which according to O’Keeffe, will be another game changer. “We are very excited about this. SnapCap® will revolutionize fire rated framing with its sleek, 2-inch, aluminum profiles and extremely easy installation. Stay tuned for more information!”
For more information on SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI, as well as SAFTI FIRST®’s comprehensive line of USA-made fire rated glass, doors, storefronts, curtain walls and floors, visit www.safti.com.
About SAFTI FIRST®
SAFTI FIRST® Fire Rated Glazing Solutions (www.safti.com) has been serving the architectural and building communities for over 40 years as the leading vertically integrated, single source, USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems. 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 2 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 (patented SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite® I and I-XL) 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. SAFTI FIRST® is the only fire rated glass and framing manufacturer with approved components in the NFRC CMAST database. Our products are listed by UL and Intertek and are manufactured in the US for fast lead times and competitive pricing. For more information, call 888.653.3333 or visit www.safti.com.
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