Exterior of an office building glazed with fire-resistant glass

Fire and Safety

Reliability and durability are characteristics shared by SCHOTT’s thousands of products, but while that’s a bonus for some applications, it’s essential where fire and safety are concerned. SCHOTT’s ability to provide standard as well as customized products is the cornerstone of this vital, life-saving area.
Fire-resistant Classification E

SCHOTT PYRAN® is one of the market leaders in fire-resistant glazing thanks to its combination of high resistance to fire, hot gases and smoke, and stylish appearance. A popular choice for airports, hotels and shopping malls, it retains its transparency and stability, even under high thermal loads, which is vital to make evacuation quicker and safer.

Fire-resistant Classification EW

The EW classification of fire resistance guarantees the integrity of the glass when under extreme pressure from fire, hot gases and smoke, as well as life-saving protection against heat radiation. SCHOTT PYRAN® and PYRANOVA® glass both conform to the EW standard of fire resistance, providing our customers with a wide choice of interior and exterior applications.

Fire-resistant Classification EI

Fire-resistant glass with the EI classification provides additional thermal insulation alongside protection from fire, hot gases and smoke. For this high level of protection, choose SCHOTT PYRANOVA®, which consists of thin panes of float glass and transparent, fire-resistant layers that intumesce in the event of a fire, making it ideal for areas requiring extra shielding from heat, such as fire escapes.

High Security Glass

As well as offering protection from fire, hot gases and smoke, fire-resistant glass performs another vital role as security glass, protecting people and property from attack. PYRANOVA® secure and NOVOLAY® secure deliver a high level of protection against manual and mechanical attack, as well as resistance to bullet attack, giving peace of mind to the occupants of commercial and private buildings.

Sprinkler Systems and Safety Lights

As well as glass that remains stable in extreme conditions, SCHOTT manufactures products that enable glass devices to act as thermal sensors for sprinkler systems. DUROBAX® clear and DURAN® are ideally suited to this application, while DURAN® glass tubing in any variation is the ideal base for safety lamps in harsh conditions.