Fire-resistant systems

SPECIALIZED SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Did you know that we offer special fire system solutions such as smoke barriers and doors? Discover our range of certified combinations of framing components, hardware and the corresponding glass to get your desired fire-resistant system.

VDS Frame System - Mercer Street, Seattle

Fire-resistant glass is one aspect

Special glazing and door solutions with fire-resistant characteristics are not only made of fire-resistant glass, but are part of holistic, tried and tested life-safety systems. We offer a special range of these fire system solutions to provide protection in escape routes and compartmentalize fire to limit the harmful effects of fire and smoke to building occupants.

VDS Frame Systems
Fire-rated steel systems

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FIRE-PROTECTIVE

20–180 minutes

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FIRE-RESISTIVE

60–180 minutes

   

 

VDS Fire-Rated Frame System

DESCRIPTION

The VDS range by Forster engineered steel curtain walls, doors, partitions, and window frames work with fire-rated glazing products to provide a fire-resistive or fire-protective framing solutions with complete design flexibility. Structurally robust with the streamlined look, clean lines and tight tolerances normally associated with extruded aluminium enable longer and higher spans. For one-hour and above requirements, the VDS System includes fire-resistive properties to provide a barrier to heat with our Contraflam range. VDS Lite offers fire-protective properties in conjunction with our Keralite range.

 

  • Symmetrical fire protection
  • For interior and exterior applications
  • UL-listed for USA and Canada
  • Blast-resistant solutions available
  • Easy assembly and installation
  • Minimum profiles with sharp corners and clean lines
  • Increased free area for better view and higher light transmission
  • All color options with durable powder coatings
  • Many design and comfort options
Contraflam Structure
Butt-joint glazing system

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FIRE RESISTIVE

30–120 minutes

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IMPACT RESISTANCE

CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II

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MULTIFUNCTIONALITY

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CONTRAFLAM STRUCTURE

DESCRIPTION

Contraflam Structure sets new standards in the design of transparent fire protection. It is a patented flush butt-joint glass solution without vertical frame profiles that ensures fire-resistive properties for up to 120 minutes. The floor-to-ceiling glazing resembles a continuous, uninterrupted glass wall only jointed with silicone – almost like one large piece of glass. This allows the building to be flooded with natural daylight without compromising on safety. It is adapted to the static requirements for partitions and walls, and tested to reach high impact resistance and line loads.

 

  • Symmetrical butt-joint fire protection
  • Impact safety resistance (CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II)
  • UL-listed up to 138-1/2” height (exposed area)
  • Benefit of maximum of light with less framing
  • Corners without frame profiles (90°–180°)
  • For interior and exterior applications
  • Excellent acoustic insulation properties
  • Many design and comfort options
Vetrotech HI-System
Hurricane- and fire-resistant system

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FIRE-RESISTIVE

60–120 minutes

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HURRICANE IMPACT

Florida state code

VETROTECH HI-SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

Vetrotech HI-System is engineered to withstand two of the most powerful natural forces on earth: hurricane and fire. This glazing system is a combination of reinforced VDS curtain walls as well as door profiles, glazed with specially enhanced wind- and impact-resistant Contraflam. Vetrotech HI-System is the first commercial glazing system on the market that is rated and listed for both hurricane impact and fire safety: No compromise needed!

 

  • Approval and listing with the Florida Building Commission (FBC)
  • Meets stringent safety requirements
  • Complies with TAS standards
Pyroswiss SBS
Smoke barrier system

 

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Smoke barrier system

Pyroswiss SBS

DESCRIPTION

Did you know that smoke and toxic gases can get as hot as 1100°F in the event of fire? Our glazed smoke barrier system Pyroswiss SBS controls the movement and containment of hot smoke within buildings. By keeping hot smoke buoyant and contained, a safe zone is created to ensure safe evacuation. This system consists of Pyroswiss clear, tempered fire-resistant safety glass suspended by two fittings: either DESIGN in stainless steel or ECO in steel. Pyroswiss SBS is ideal for open space design in shopping malls, airports and transit stations to contain and channel hot smoke.

 

  • 1/4" (6mm) thin specially tempered safety glass
  • Simple 2-point installation
  • Certified to DH30 and D120 according to EN 12101-1
  • Available as SAFE (filmed) against fall-protection
  • Easy, secure handling and installation