FIRE-RESISTIVE GLASS

BARRIER TO HEAT

(ASTM E-119; NFPA 251)

Did you know that fire can be completely insulated to keep secured areas almost unharmed? Fire-resistive glass compartmentalizes fire to prevent it from spreading while ensuring a safe evacuation.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain - Contraflam in Westend Distillery, Seattle

Keep fire from spreading with fire-resistive glass

Fire-resistive glazing provides a similar protection to fire-protective glass but also limits the transmission of heat to a harmless minimum. This serves to compartmentalize fire and protect critical fire separation areas, such as escape atria, routes, stairwells, or elevator lobbies. This special fire-rated glass operates as a barrier to heat transmission and limits the average temperature increase to 250°F (140°C) above the initial temperature. It thereby prevents fire from spreading to combustible materials on the safe side by heat conduction or convection.

CONTRAFLAM
Single glazing

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FIRE RESISTIVE

45–120 minutes

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IMPACT RESISTANCE

CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II

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CONTRAFLAM

DESCRIPTION

Contraflam, first introduced in North-America 1984, is a single or multi-chamber fire-resistive glazing made of tempered safety glass and sealed to be completely moisture-resistant. The chambers are filled with an environmentally friendly and transparent chemical mixture based on UV-stable sodium silicate, which reacts in the event of fire. This intumescent interlayer expands as an opaque foam, limiting heat transmission and thereby reducing panic by blocking the view to affected areas.

  • UL-listed range for up to 180 minutes
  • Impact safety rating (CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II; EN 12600)
  • Easy, secure handling and installation
  • Excellent acoustic insulation properties
  • Many design and comfort options
CONTRAFLAM Laminated
Laminated glass

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FIRE RESISTIVE

45–120 minutes

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IMPACT RESISTANCE

CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II

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CONTRAFLAM STADIP

DESCRIPTION

Contraflam Laminated has the same characteristics as Contraflam with the addition of a laminated safety glass layer on at least one side. This configuration provides the highest impact safety for increased impact-safety and fall-protection. The lamination also makes many multifunctional features, such as acoustic insulation, possible and opens up an extensive range of design options.

  • Increased impact resistance (CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II; EN 12600)
  • Full fall-protection for horizontal applications
  • Ideal for fire resistance in overhead, partition and floor applications
  • Available as double glazing for exterior applications
  • Additional attack and bullet resistance available
  • Excellent acoustic insulation and other comfort properties
  • Clear, colored, translucent and printed designs available
CONTRAFLAM IGU
Insulated glass unit

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FIRE RESISTIVE

45–120 minutes

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IMPACT RESISTANCE

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CONTRAFLAM IGU

DESCRIPTION

Contraflam IGU shares the characteristics of Contraflam with the additional processing into an insulated double glazed unit for exterior applications. The low U-value shows the significant potential for energy savings by means of enhanced thermal insulation as well as the application of high-performance low-emissivity and/or solar control coatings.

  • U-values > 0.34 as double glazing
  • Contributes to green labels such as LEED, WELL, etc.
  • Moisture and pressure-resistant edge sealing
  • Excellent acoustic insulation properties
  • Many design and comfort options
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