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Fire Rated Glass

A 4th generation glazier, Bear Glass proudly presents our fire-rated glass selection. We offer a complete line of safety and fire rated glass to architects and building professionals looking to create secure, clear view areas. We provide the following range of products:

– Full line of clear fire-rated glazing rated from 20 to 120-minutes
– Safety wire glass
– Blast, bullet, and hurricane-resistant glass

Bear Glass continues to provide fire rated glazing which meet the technological and code demands of the construction industry.

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When to Use Fire Rated Glazing

As a leading provider of fire rated glass, Bear Glass gives architects and designers unlimited freedom to create safe, functional and beautiful spaces. Common applications of our fire and safety rated products include:

• Openings, doors or wall systems in corridors, lobbies and other areas of a building that could serve as an escape route during a fire.
• Schools, dormitories, gymnasiums, airport terminals and other high-traffic facilities where impact with the glass should also be a concern.
• Nursery rooms, patient rooms, operating rooms, observation rooms, laboratories and other large vision areas in hospitals and medical facilities where visibility, daylighting and life safety is required.
• Museums and historical renovations where glazing provides clear, unobstructed views and protection to valuable artistic and historical pieces.
• Stairwells and parking garages where transparency and the open feeling of glass provide added security.
• Curtainwalls for commercial and residential construction along property lines, high risk fire zones, wildfire areas and other instances where the threat of fire is coming from outside.

FR II-XL 45 is a fire resistive, technically advanced glazing product that blocks radiant heat transfer to meet ASTM E119 requirements. FR II-XL products have been tested to the stringent wall standard and therefore are considered a “transparent wall.”
FR II-XL Product Features (45 minute resistive glazing)

• Meets all fire code and testing requirements and therefore is not subject to any limitations other than the use of proper framing and lite sizes.
• Acoustical barrier with high STC ratings.
• Glass unit tempered to meet the highest federal impact safety standard CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Available in virtually any custom architectural make-up: laminated, insulated, tinted, patterned, frosted, mirrored, reflective, curved, segmented, decorative, and more.
• FR II-XL technology is the basis for specialty features such as bullet, blast, attack, or hurricane resistance, and enhanced acoustical and energy performance.
• Positive Pressure fire rated.
• 1/2”- 3/4” thin profile.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery.

FR II-XL 60 is a fire resistive, technically advanced glazing product that blocks radiant heat transfer to meet ASTM E119 requirements. FR II-XL products have been tested to the stringent wall standard and therefore are considered a “transparent wall.”
FR II-XL Product Features (60 minute resistive glazing)

• Meets all fire code and testing requirements and therefore is not subject to any limitations other than the use of proper framing and lite sizes.
• Acoustical barrier with high STC ratings.
• Glass unit tempered to meet the highest federal impact safety standard CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Available in virtually any custom architectural make-up: laminated, insulated, tinted, patterned, frosted, mirrored, reflective, curved, segmented, decorative, and more.
• FR II-XL technology is the basis for specialty features such as bullet, blast, attack, or hurricane resistance, and enhanced acoustical and energy performance.
• Positive Pressure fire rated.
• 7/8”- 1 1/8” thin profile.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery.

FR II-XL 90 is a fire resistive, technically advanced glazing product that blocks radiant heat transfer to meet ASTM E119 requirements. FR II-XL products have been tested to the stringent wall standard and therefore are considered a “transparent wall.”
FR II-XL Product Features (90 minute resistive glazing)

• Meets all fire code and testing requirements and therefore is not subject to any limitations other than the use of proper framing and lite sizes.
• Acoustical barrier with high STC ratings.
• Glass unit tempered to meet the highest federal impact safety standard CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Available in virtually any custom architectural make-up: laminated, insulated, tinted, patterned, frosted, mirrored, reflective, curved, segmented, decorative, and more.
• FR II-XL technology is the basis for specialty features such as bullet, blast, attack, or hurricane resistance, and enhanced acoustical and energy performance.
• Positive Pressure fire rated.
• 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” thin profile.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery.

FR II-XL 120 is a fire resistive, technically advanced glazing product that blocks radiant heat transfer to meet ASTM E119 requirements. FR II-XL products have been tested to the stringent wall standard and therefore are considered a “transparent wall.”
FR II-XL Product Features (120 minute resistive glazing)

• Meets all fire code and testing requirements and therefore is not subject to any limitations other than the use of proper framing and lite sizes.
• Acoustical barrier with high STC ratings.
• Glass unit tempered to meet the highest federal impact safety standard CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Available in virtually any custom architectural make-up: laminated, insulated, tinted, patterned, frosted, mirrored, reflective, curved, segmented, decorative, and more.
• FR II-XL technology is the basis for specialty features such as bullet, blast, attack, or hurricane resistance, and enhanced acoustical and energy performance.
• Positive Pressure fire rated.
• 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” thin profile.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery.

FR I-XL is a patented breakthrough, monolithic technology that reduces the transfer of radiant heat by reflecting heat back towards the fire source. It minimizes the threat of scorching heat which can limit the safe egress of occupants and can cause the fire to spread to adjacent areas.
FR I-XL Product Advantages (20-60 minute radiant heat reducing)

• Patented specialty tempered glazing providing partial radiant heat protection at a better value than any ceramic product.
• Has been accepted by the GSA and AHJ’s across the country as an economical alternative to traditional wired glass and ceramics.
• Meets CPSC Cat. I and II impact safety without films or lamination.
• Approved for 20 minute applications without limitations.
• Regularly specified for use in urban-wildfire exterior applications and property divisions.
• Available in specialty architectural make-ups.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery and competitive pricing.

FR I-XL IGU patented technology now affords fire-rated products to have energy performance similar to all insulated units. FR I-XL IGU provides the highest energy efficiency available in fire protective products as well as radiant heat protection which is not provided by most 45 or 60 minute fire protective exterior products.
FR I-XL IGU Product Advantages (20-60 minute insulated radiant heat reducing)

• Patented specialty tempered glazing providing bi-directional partial radiant heat protection at a better value than any ceramic product.
• Has been accepted by the GSA and AHJ’s across the country as an economical alternative to traditional wired glass and ceramics.
• Meets CPSC Cat. I and II impact safety without films or lamination.
• Approved for 20 minute applications without limitations.
• Regularly specified for use in urban-wildfire exterior applications and property divisions.
• Available in specialty architectural make-ups.
• USA manufactured for fast delivery and competitive pricing.

FR I is the first wireless, monolithic, safety and fire-rated glazing manufactured in the USA, offering excellent clarity with colorless and distortion-free optics. FR I was developed and priced to replace existing traditional wired glass installations, now recognized by international code bodies as unsafe. FR I remains the choice for use in construction where high impact safety and 20 minute fire ratings are required
FR I Product Features (20-30 minute Fire and Safety-Rated Clear Wireless Glazing)

• Meets highest federal impact safety standard, Consumer Product Safety Commission 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Survives thermal shock from sprinklers.
• Positive Pressure fire rated.
• 1/4”(7mm) for standard hollow metal or up to 1/2” (14mm) where wind or structural requirements are a consideration.
• Manufactured in the USA for fast delivery.
• For use in steel, wood, aluminum, or any equally fire-rated framing system.
• Can be insulated or lightly sandblasted.

FR Ceramic Glazing Level I-III Note: Ceramics are not barriers to radiant heat. They do not meet test standards ASTM E119 or UL 263. If your jurisdiction requires a barrier to radiant heat, please use Bear Glass FR II-X products. Most applications over 45 minutes are required to protect against radiant heat transfer
FR Ceramic Glazing Level I-III Product Advantages (20-90 minute Lvl I ceramic glazing) (20-180 minute Lvl II ceramic glazing) (20-180 minute Lvl III laminated ceramic glazing) UL and Intertek/WHI Tested and Approved Sizes and Ratings UL and Intertek/WHI Testing and Certifications GREEN

• The first fire rated glass ceramic made specifically for architectural applications.
• Neutral coloration designed to more closely match float glass.
• Advanced manufacturing process eliminates noticeable distortion typical of other ceramics without the added cost of surface polishing.
• Environmentally-friendly glass ceramic manufactured free of toxins and hazardous heavy metals.
• Insulated, obscure and other custom make-ups available.

FR I-W is the first wired glass product to meet the highest federal impact safety standard, Consumer Product Safety Commision Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact, and is perfect for use in door and sidelite applications where impact safety is required or a concern. Standard wired glass lost its exemption from safety requirements due to the many injuries caused by its use in K-12 schools. FR I-W was developed to provide an inexpensive replacement for non-safety traditional wired glass.
FR I-W Product Features (20-90 minute Safety-Rated and Fire-Rated Wired Glass)

• Traditional fire-rated glass with a tough, durable fire-rated safety film applied to meet highest impact safety standard, CPSC 16CFR 1201 Cat. II, which requires withstanding 400 ft. lbs. of impact.
• Ideal replacement for traditional unsafe wired glass
• Positive pressure fire rated.
• 1/4” (7mm) for use in standard hollow metal.
• Fabricated in the USA for fast delivery.
• For use in steel, wood, aluminum or any equally rated fire-rated framing system.

 

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