Vetrotech Wins PIA Award Second Year in a Row

KERALITE SELECT Fire-Rated Glass Wins the Product Innovation Award for the second year in a row Auburn, WA (November 2014) Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has once again been honored with the prestigious Product Innovation Award (PIAs) selected by Architectural Products Magazine.

The competition recognizes innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of industry professionals, the program represents, a mechanism to impartially review product and present to readers items their peers found innovative and worth investigating.

In March of 2014, Vetrotech launched KERALITE® Select, a fire-rated glazing product that boasts the highest color-rendering index (97.1 out of 100) available in a fire-rated glass ceramic product. The result is the most accurate color viewing in it’s class. The haze value is so low it cannot be perceived by the naked eye.

Kevin Frisone, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Vetrotech says, “The combination of a nearly distortion-free surface, sharper viewing, truer color, and high light transmission sets new Keralite Select apart from all other fire-rated glass ceramics available in the market today.”

About Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a leading producer of fire-resistant glass products with more than 30 years of experience. Our products are available world-wide over a network of local sales offices. Our North American production facility is located near Seattle, WA. We research, develop and produce clear fire-resistant glass solutions for maximum protection of people and property; our glass combines both - form and function, accommodating impact safety, multi-comfort, security and decorative features. A diverse range of product technologies and manufacturing processes makes our approach unique. It allows us to propose the most appropriate solution, and offer the full spectrum of fire resistance classifications, to meet virtually any challenge. We are continually testing and certifying our glass within the industry's most stylish fire-resistant framing systems and glazed building elements. As a result, we can offer the most diverse range of applications, to be integrated perfectly alongside non-fire glass types.

For more information about Vetrotech Saint-Gobain in North America, connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

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