The construction industry has long been asking for options in clear fire-rated glass. Clear fire-rated glass is safer and more esthetically pleasing than traditional wired glass but has often been seen as expensive, so it’s no wonder that glass contractors and architects alike have been seeking an alternative to what has been on the market. TecniGlas is pleased to be able to offer SCHOTT PYRAN to North American customers as the preferred alternative in clear fire-rated glass.
SCHOTT AG is one of the largest technical glass manufacturers in the world, and is a leader in firerated glass in Europe, where product quality and design options are important. “SCHOTT’s PYRAN product line is both technically advanced and better looking than competitive products”, says Jordan Richards, President of TecniGlas. “We have distributed other SCHOTT technical glass products over the years, so it is tremendously exciting for us to finally be able to bring SCHOTT’s fire-rated products to North America.”
“While TecniGlas continues to stock FireLite, we believe that SCHOTT PYRAN is the future in firerated,” says Richards. “Now our customers can get the clear fire-rated glazing that meets their needs and get it with the best service and delivery in the industry.”
Glass contractors like to have a choice in the materials they use. With SCHOTT PYRAN, they now have the top-quality alternative clear fire-rated glass that they need. Richards adds, “Closed specifications means high costs, so opening up the specification to include top-quality equivalent products like SCHOTT PYRAN ensures competition in the market and lets glass contractors get the best glass at the best price for their projects.”
“SCHOTT was looking to work with an experienced specialist in the North American fire-rated market,” says Greg Wolters, President SCHOTT HomeTech North America. “TecniGlas is a wellestablished independent distributor with 2 decades of experience selling fire-rated and hightemperature glass ceramics in North America, so we are very pleased that they will offer SCHOTT PYRAN to their customers.”
TecniGlas is a leading distributor of fire-rated glass in North America and carries a broad line of specialty flat glass products like anti-reflective, X-Ray shielding, custom decorated, ROBAX for fireplace and Borofloat. For more than 96 years TecniGlas has been known for expert product knowledge, friendly customer service and high quality products.
For more information on TecniGlas or SCHOTT PYRAN® please visit www.tecniglas.com or call 1-800-267-1616.