Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Breaks US Record for tallest fire-rated glass available

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain breaks a historical record by producing the tallest fire-rated glass system available on the US market    VETROTECH SAINT-GOBAIN, leading USA-manufacturer of fire-rated glass and framing systems, announces that CONTRAFLAM® Structure 60 is now available in maximum exposed heights of 138 ½ inches.

CONTRAFLAM Structure 60 now exceeds the height and performance specifications of any other U.S. manufacturer of fire-rated glass in a butt-glazed assembly. In addition to meeting ASTM E-119/UL263 in a hose stream test for up to 1 hour, the CONTRAFLAM Structure 60 wall system has exceeded the height of Vetrotech’s CONTRAFLAM Structure 120. CONTRAFLAM Structure 120 (another fire-rated glass product made by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America) previously held the record for the tallest fire-rated seamless glass system available on the US market at a maximum height of 126 inches.

Sean Ross, Project Engineer for Vetrotech says, “The CONTRAFLAM Structure 60 is unique since it is the largest fire resistive rated glass product produced in US history and this glass can be installed into angle iron or steel framing.”

“No one in the fire-rated glass industry has ever reached past 6,500 square inches of glass and this product exceeds 7,500 square inches”, says Ross.

About Saint-Gobain Vetrotech

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a leading producer of fire-rated glass and systems with more than 30 years of experience. Vetrotech has products available world-wide over a network of local sales offices and regional production facilities.  Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America manufactures fire-rated glass and fire-resistant door, frame, window and curtain wall systems in the USA. Vetrotech products can also protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane, and UV rays and is available in any custom architectural make-up. For energy efficiency, LEED ratings and more information please contact the North America factory sales offices at 888.803.9533.

To learn more, and see a video of the CONTRAFLAM 60 Hose Stream test please visit http://www.vetrotech.com/usa/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-527

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Date: 26 February 2013
Source: Vetrotech

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