Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Introduces Larger Keralite(R) Sheet Sizes

AUBURN, Wash., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to demand from architects and building owners seeking to incorporate larger interior glazing elements into their designs, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is now offering its Keralite(R) FR-R and Keralite(R) FR-F fire-rated glass-ceramic in larger sizes.

The new 46" x 78" sheets join the company’s current offering, which is 30" x 60" in size. "We can now accommodate larger designs," notes Brian Brunette, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain National Sales Manager. "This gives architects more freedom to use fire-rated glazing while still meeting the fire and impact safety requirements of local building codes."

Keralite FR-R is a wireless, fire-rated glass-ceramic used in fire-rated locations such as transoms and borrowed lites. Keralite FR-F is a wireless, fire-rated glass-ceramic with surface applied safety film for high impact safety (CPSC Category II). It is designed for use in locations where accidental human impact safety ratings are required, such as doors, transoms and borrowed lites. Keralite FR-F provides fire ratings of 20-, 45-, 60-, 90-and 180-minute duration, and also helps to contain smoke and flames.

About Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of high-performance fire- and accidental human impact safety-rated glass. The company strives to partner with its clients to develop product solutions that fulfill both design needs and safety-code requirements.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain products have been available in North America since 1982. In 1999, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America established its first manufacturing production plant in the U.S.

The company was the first to introduce clear fire- rated glass products to the U.S. market, and since that time has led the industry in fire-rated glass innovation with a comprehensive range of UL and WHI-listed products that provide fire and impact safety combined with design aesthetics.

Contact information:

Brian Brunette, National Sales Manager

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America

2108 B Street NW, #110

Auburn, WA 98001

Phone: (888) 803-9533; (253) 333-0660

Fax: 253-333-5166

SOURCE Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

600450 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Introduces Larger Keralite(R) Sheet Sizes
Date: 8 July 2008
Source: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

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