Fire upgrade

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has launched an update to its Pyroswiss Smoke Barrier System (SBS) glazing solution.

Pyroswiss SBS provides a transparent, frameless fire resistant barrier that guarantees comprehensive smoke protection for up to 120 minutes. The product is designed to control the movement of fire and hot smoke within buildings in the event of fire, blocking or rechanneling the passage of smoke or heat from a smoke-filled area to adjacent parts of the building and providing a safe escape route. 

Vetrotech has made a number of significant improvements to the product, which has various uses including smoke reservoir boundary, channeling screens, corridor containment, and escalator and elevator containment. Pyroswiss SBS consists of toughened fire resistant safety glass with a choice of two fixings: Eco, a steel fixing; or Design, a stainless steel fixing.

As well as now providing Pyroswiss SBS in much larger dimensions (up to 2,500mm x 1,800mm), with both landscape and portrait size options, it includes two holes and fittings per panel for a faster and cost effective installation. Improvements also incorporate the addition of a new unexpected glass breakage protection ‘Safe’ film option, which prevents the glass from scattering if shattered.

Pyroswiss SBS is now available in two classifications (DH 30 and DH 120) with a total of four product options (DH 30, DH 30 Safe, D 120 and D 120 Safe). 

Faster and easier to install, the products can be implemented to complement architectural trends both internally and externally. With its new, larger dimensions, landscape and portrait application options, and its unexpected glass breakage protection, the improved product brings a number of new benefits for architects and specifiers. 

Kirk Ratzel, marketing and sales director, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of our improved Pyroswiss SBS fire resistant glazing solution. For buildings with a high volume of pedestrian traffic, safe evacuation should a fire break out is a key consideration when specifying glazing solutions. 

“The improvements that we have made to Pyroswiss SBS will help to maximise the safety of building occupants at the same time as enabling architects to realise their ambitious visions for projects by providing a high level fire safety glass on a much larger scale than before and with faster and easier installation options to reduce overheads.”