Fire Safety Glass
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Fire safety glass, also known as fire protective glass or fire-resistive glass, contains special fire-resistive glazing to prevent the spread of smoke and fire. Fire protective glass is typically manufactured using wired glass, ceramics, or tempered glass and used for fire ratings between 20 to 180 minutes. Fire resistive glass also prevents the spreading of smoke and flames but also blocks the transfer of radiant and conductive heat. This additional protection is formed using multiple layers of laminated glass. Fire-rated glazings are subject to different building code requirements that dictate the type of glass required for different types of buildings and facilities. These requirements include UL, NFPA, ASTM, ANSI, IBC, IFC, and several others. These codes change frequently, so it is important to always work with a company knowledgeable in fire safety compliance.