Pilkington Pyroclear® opens doors for architects

Pilkington Pyroclear® opens doors for architects

Pilkington Pyroclear® has been given the seal of approval by Certifire, for use with steel and timber frames. This standard certifies that the glass is accordance with the technical Schedule TS25 – Fire Resisting Glass, Glazing Systems and Glazing Materials. Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry.

Pilkington Pyroclear® is recommended for use as a physical barrier against flames, smoke and fumes. Its prime purpose should be for fire containment to protect against the risks that occur in the early stages of fire. This period is commonly taken to be the initial period for escape to a place of safety before major fire development. For this reason, it is an ideal choice for doors, screens, skylights and roof glazing. Testing on Pilkington Pyroclear® is ongoing; more recently achieving successful tests with various glazing gaskets which are commonly used within timber door industry.

Graham Ingle, Sales Manager, Clear Fire Protection said: “We are very proud that Pilkington Pyroclear® has achieved this certification because it enables our customers to choose a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body which gives assurances as to the performance of the products. Pilkington Pyroclear® is manufactured to high quality control standards, combining the best available expertise in both automotive and architectural premium glass processing. By using these products, the building owners responsible are providing a powerful demonstration that due diligences have been served.”

Pilkington Pyroclear® is an advanced modified toughened glass for basic integrity fire resistance where clear glazing may be required. Pilkington Pyroclear® is based on entirely new technology specifically designed to give enhanced performance reliability for its type. It has been extensively and repeatedly tested. The product is based on a unique approach which includes world-leading research and development, tailor-made dedicated processing equipment, a new tight product specification and rigorous production control with quality processes adapted from the special processes followed in high quality automotive glass production.

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The Pilkington name has been closely associated with glass since 1826. In 2006, Pilkington Group Limited was acquired by the NSG Group of Japan, and the name Pilkington was retained as a brand for the Group’s building and automotive products. The...
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