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#1 USA-MADE fire rated glass

#1 USA-Made Fire Rated Glass

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.

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Innovative Design Applications Using Advanced Fire Rated Glazing Technology

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.

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PODCAST: Unique & Innovative Fire Rated Glazing Applications

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.

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Safety Glazing Impact Test

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.

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Fire Protective and Fire Resisitive Glass Explained

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.

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The Latest Innovations in Fire Rated Glazing Product Technology

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.

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SuperClear 45-HS-LI sample | SAFTI FIRST

Introducing SuperClear 45-HS-LI (Patent Pending)

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.

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Door Install Test | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST Expansion Phase 1: Door Manufacturing

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.

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2020 SAFTI FIRST manufactoring facility expansion

SAFTI FIRST Expansion Phase 2: Glass Manufacturing

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.

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Vertically-Integrated Manufacturer | SAFTI FIRST

An Inside Look at SAFTI FIRST

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.

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The Impact of New Fire Rated Glazing Technologies to Design, Performance and the Environment

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.

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Access to Stairwell, Clear Butt-Glazing Installed

Introducing SuperLite II-XLM

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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FULL STORY: Clear Danger

It’s referred to as safety glass – but some experts say it’s anything but.

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SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX Architectural Series Framing

Fire Rated Glass Walls at Porsche Design Tower

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.

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Fire protective vs fire resistive | SAFTI FIRST

Can you feel the heat?

Learn how SuperLite I-XL protects against radiant heat

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The Dangers of Wired Glass

CBS News report on injuries caused by unsafe traditional wired glass

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Traditional Wired Glass | SAFTI FIRST

Traditional Wired Glass is Not Safe

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AHJ Approval for SuperLite I-XL

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What the hose-stream is not | SAFTI FIRST

What the Hose Stream Test is Not

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Radiant heat: the invisible killer

Radiant Heat – The Invisible Killer

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Fire and Impact Safety case study

A Fire and Impact Case Study

A San Francsico school takes steps to safeguard its students from the dangers of wired glass.

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SAFTI FIRST offers clear solutions for every protective and resistive application

Clear Solutions

View our complete line of SuperLite and PYRAN Platinum fire rated glass products.

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Let's Clear a Few Things Up | SAFTI FIRST

What’s Fire Rated Glass?

Learn the difference between fire protective vs. fire resistive glazing in this short video.

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How to Install GPX Framing systems

GPX System Installation Instructions

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GPX framing system is the #1 Fire Resistive Framing System

GPX System Description

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