SAFTI FIRST® is North America’s only vertically integrated manufacturer of fire resistive glass, framing, and entrances. With state-of-the-art equipment and 170,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, we are focused on providing the highest quality products in the market today. Learn more about SAFTI FIRST®’s capabilities in this video.
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. Patented.
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.
Are ceramics obsolete? With new, economical, clear alternatives that are proudly USA-made and available with a lifetime warranty, learn why SAFTI FIRST® considers expensive, brittle, and tinted ceramic glazing obsolete.
San Francisco’s Union Square is known for the largest collection of department stores, upscale boutiques, hotels and fine dining. Adding to this famed hub is the Central Subway – Union Square Market Street Station featuring a 2-hour fire rated floor system by SAFTI FIRST®.
Check out our collection of featured projects in New York. In partnership with The Metcalf Group.
SAFTI FIRST is a Veteran-owned small business with over 40 years of experience in testing, manufacturing and providing advanced fire rated glass and framing systems used in doors, openings, storefronts, curtain walls and floors up to 2 hours.
See how filmed wire, filmed ceramic, laminated ceramic and SAFTI FIRST’s SuperClear 45-HS-LI performs in the same CPSC Cat. II 400 ft. lbs. impact test.
GPX® Builders Series Doors are the most flexible in the market! Learn more about the SAFTI FIRST® difference in this video.
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.
Fire Protective vs. Fire Resistive – Do you know the difference? See why SAFTI FIRST’s fire-rated glass can be used in numerous architectural application in this video.
SAFTI FENCE by SAFTI FIRST is the ideal clear solution for 1 hour fire rated fencing around homes or entire developments near wildland-urban areas and designated fire zones. Tested, certified and listed by UL and Intertek, this revolutionary product uses advanced fire rated glazing technology that reflects the heat back to the fire source – helping prevent the spread of fire.
When it comes to fire rated glazing, size matters. In this podcast, Tim Nass talks about how SAFTI FIRST answers the design community’s demand for larger clear views and increased transparency in fire rated glass walls and full-vision door applications.
Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST®, is back with more episodes of Ask Tim! Follow us as we answer our industry’s most frequently asked questions about fire rated glass.
What are the advantages of using SAFTI FIRST®’s fire rated doors?
How can I maintain clear views in zero lot line applications?
What do building teams need to know about sprinkler trade-offs to meet fire resistive requirements?
Introducing our new video series – Ask Tim! Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST®, answers our industry’s most frequently asked questions.
What does it mean to be a vertically integrated manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing?
How and where does SAFTI FIRST manufacture its fire rated products?
Why does fire rated glass cost so much more than regular non-rated glass?
How do I know if I should use fire protective glass or fire resistive glass in my project?
What type of buildings use fire rated glass and framing?
What is the safest and most affordable fire protective product available in the market today?
How do I know if a piece of glass is fire rated?
Narrated by Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST®
In this short video, we show you our in-house door construction as well as instructions on how to install our GPX® Builders Series Doors on any job site with ease.
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.
Tim Nass shares his expertise in glazing history and how it fits into the architectural process during the 2020 GlassCon Global VE.
Architects have always pushed the limits of what building products can do, and fire rated glazing is no exception. This program shows how fire rated glazing has evolved from small doorlites and openings using wired glass and ceramics to floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, multi-tasking fire resistive glazing systems. Case studies showing these innovative design applications in real-word settings will be used to show participants how architects continue to push the boundaries of what fire rated glass can do.
Architects have always pushed the limits of what building products can do, and fire rated glazing is no exception. In this podcast, Tim Nass, talks about the projects that have spurred SAFTI FIRST to bring unique & innovative fire rated glazing products to the market.
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.
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.
It’s referred to as safety glass – but some experts say it’s anything but.
SAFTI FIRST supplied SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX Architectural Series Framing for the segmented wall enclosing the elevator and the transparent walls separating the garage and living space in all the units.
CBS News report on injuries caused by unsafe traditional wired glass
A San Francsico school takes steps to safeguard its students from the dangers of wired glass.
View our complete line of SuperLite and PYRAN Platinum fire rated glass products.
Learn the difference between fire protective vs. fire resistive glazing in this short video.