Date: 1 October 2019
The SYSTEMGLAS® fire resistant, butt-jointed glazing system range from Promat UK has been expanded with a host of new configurations and additional performance capabilities to meet the growing demand from architects and specifiers for assured fire protection across different glazing applications.
Detailed in the new 2019 SYSTEMGLAS® Specifiers Guide, available to download here, the new options supplement an already expansive product range which enables the creation of integrity and insulation (EI) fire-resistant glazing screens offering protection of between 30 and 120 minutes. The range’s four systems provide framing options in steel, timber and two which utilise the fire-resistant calcium silicate PROMATECT® H to allow for over-cladding, painting or concealment for a virtually ‘frameless’ effect.
With increased demand for SYSTEMGLAS® following its highly successful investment programme with new framing options and testing in 2018, Promat UK’s ongoing investment in R&D has added new scope to specify assured passive fire protection in more technically intricate applications, and where a higher level of performance is required.
This includes offering barrier loadings for atria, EI90 and EI120 fire ratings for the steel-framed SYSTEMGLAS® Ferro, new corner options to achieve different aesthetic goals and deflection head solutions with fire developments in the new year.
All four systems within SYSTEMGLAS® provide a 360 degree Wheel of Assurance, which has been well received by designers, architects and contractors given the significance of complete supply chain traceability, testing integrity and client peace of mind. With every SYSTEMGLAS® project, Promat UK has full oversight of the product manufacture – including the origin of raw materials, the processing, cutting and assembly, and installation. Finished installations are also inspected by Promat UK’s fire protection specialists and issued with a certificate of conformity.
Ian Cowley, Regional Director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat says: “Our latest additions to the SYSTEMGLAS® range give specifiers and contractors even greater scope to ensure their glazing installations will offer dependable fire safety. Our R&D programme is continuously developing SYSTEMGLAS® by looking at innovative ways to provide EI fire protection on different designs, sizes and applications of butt-jointed glazing, all allowing for design ambitions and aesthetics to be fully realised without compromise."
Promat UK offers a wealth of technical expertise to help customers avoid passive fire protection risks. Its comprehensive range of specification and design resources includes a technical CPD seminar, a Glazing for Life® technical brochure and the brand new SYSTEMGLAS® Specifiers Guide – available to download from the Promat Glass website.
Based at its HQ and manufacturing plant near Manchester, Promat UK is a market leader in passive fire protection, thermal and acoustic insulation. Part of the global Etex Group, the company manufactures high performance insulation for numerous hi-tech, engineering and industrial applications, as well as the building sector. These range from Formula One racing, train rolling stock and aircraft manufacture, to offshore wind turbines, the nuclear industry and white goods.