Bear Glass Specialty Tempered Glass


Bear Glass Specialty Tempered Glass has become a popular alternative for low level fire safety. It is

clear, wireless and has a fairly moderate initial investment. High impact ratings make it suitable for some door applications. However, it does have some serious drawbacks that are important to note.

Unlike other fire-rated glazing products, specially tempered glass doesn’t pass the hose stream test. In an actual fire, if sprinklers activate nearby and even a small amount of water hits the hot glass, it will likely fall out of its frame – quite possibly within just a few minutes. That’s why it has only been able to comply with standards for a 20 minute rating. Many times this type of material has been inappropriately substituted for wired glass or other higher performance fire-rated glass, when in fact it does not carry the same fire rating. If sprinklers are anywhere near the opening, this product should not be considered.

 

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Bear Glass Inc.
399 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tel: 718-832-3604
Fax: 718-832-0786
bearglass@yahoo.com