LTI Smart Glass Inc (LTI), announced today that their SMARTGARD GCPFR containment series windows has gained approval from Underwriters Laboratories for use in 45 minute rated doors, 45 minute rated side lites or windows, and for 90 minute rated doors. This certification by Underwriters Laboratories results in LTI offering the most up-to-date testing in the industry, while also offering the industry largest sized 45 minute containment/fire rated assembly (1744 inches for a fixed window). LTI’s SMARTGARD glassclad polycarbonate and wire-glass-clad polycarbonate have also been recently tested to the latest ASTM F1915 (Standard Test Methods for Glazing for Detention Facilities), resulting in a complete line of Grade 1 (60 minute) to Grade 4 (10 minute) containment products.
Company President Jeff Besse comments “We made a commitment to provide high quality detention glazing products at competitive pricing to our customers. Over the past eighteen months LTI and our distributors received dozens of requests for fire rated detention glazing so our business decided it’s the right time. It was a huge investment, but we know we needed to do this in order to fully serve our customers.”