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Our unique manufacturing process gives PYRAN® Platinum its outstanding surface quality

PYRAN® Platinum

Summary

At a glance

PYRAN® Platinum is the best fire-rated glass you've ever seen

With PYRAN® Platinum, SCHOTT has succeeded in developing a revolutionary and innovative solution in the area of fire rated architectural glass. PYRAN® Platinum combines aesthetics and safety. Thanks to a unique manufacturing process it is able to provide high optical quality with outstanding clarity and mirror-smooth finish, without any trace of haze or amber tint.
PYRAN® Platinum is environmentally friendly – it is the world’s first transparent, floated fire rated glass ceramic which is produced without the environmentally harmful toxic metals arsenic and antimony. In the international glass industry, SCHOTT has been a pioneer in environmental and climate protection for many years. SCHOTT strives to meet the highest standards for sustainable environmental and climate protection, meeting or exceeding legal requirements. This is one of the reasons that PYRAN® Platinum has been Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).

Eco-Friendly

PYRAN® Platinum is C2C Certified Silver by MBDC

PYRAN® Platinum fire rated glass ceramic is environmentally friendly. PYRAN® Platinum has been Cradle to Cradle (C2C) CertifiedCM-Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). Cradle to Cradle® Certification is a rigorous eco-label that evaluates the impacts of a product and its manufacturing process throughout its lifecycle, including recyclability and toxicity to human and environmental health.

Contributes to LEED Certification for Building Projects

PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic contributes to LEED certification for building projects. LEED is a green building rating system acronym for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design." LEED is the certification and measuring process of a building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the evaluation of a project based on various criteria or credits. A project is given a rating based on points ranging from 1 to 100; LEED Certified is 40 to 49 points, LEED Silver is 50 to 59 points, LEED Gold is 60 to 79 and LEED Platinum is 80 and above. Because PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramics are Cradle to Cradle Certified they qualify for a special credit in the LEED certification process. The Innovation in Design Credit in any LEED rating system can be earned if 2.5 - 5 % of the building materials budget is used on Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Furthermore, C2C CertifiedCM products qualify for LEED points as Environmentally Preferable Materials (MR 2.2) in the LEED for Homes Rating System.

EPA Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Program (EPP) for Government Buildings

C2C Certification also qualifies products to be listed in the US EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) database. Federal agencies are directed by executive orders to make purchasing decisions with the environment in mind, and the EPP database is a tool used to facilitate the purchase of products and services with reduced environmental impacts. Environmentally preferable products are those that have a “lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose.” No other glass-ceramic on the market meets these requirements.

Manufacturing Energy & Water Conservation

PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions, GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions cares for the environment as is demonstrated in the manufacture and distribution of PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic. Highlights of our commitment to the environment concerning energy and water are as follows:

1. Energy

Renewable Energy

  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions purchases approximately 20 % renewable electricity, sourced from wind, biomass, hydroelectric, solar and biogas.
  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions operates solar panels on site, which feed the electric grid, and SCHOTT continues to develop photovoltaic technology.
  • Between the energy generated on site and the renewable electric energy purchased, 5.77% of PYRAN® Platinum’s energy is renewable.
Energy Conservation

  • The composition and production methods used to manufacture PYRAN® Platinum fire rated architectural glass are optimized to prevent energy-intensive post-processing. For example, the micro-float process used to form the glass results in a smooth texture-free surface that does not require polishing.
  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions employees practice energy conservation daily, for example by turning off lights and electric devices when not in use.
  • Self-audits of manufacturing areas at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions are done every three months to identify areas for improvement, including energy and water conservation opportunities
2. Water

Water Balance

  • Water usage at the production facility is monitored.
  • Water and waste water streams are characterized. SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions meets or exceeds all applicable water usage and discharge laws.
Water Conservation

  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions in Jena has a special permit allowing the manufacturing site to pump gray water from the nearby river. Gray water is used instead of freshwater when feasible. Gray water represents more than 90 % of the water used in manufacturing, including social/sanitation water in the manufacturing and office buildings of support staff for PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic
  • All of the process water used in the manufacturing process is recycled. Only evaporated losses are replaced. Recirculation loops are used at the cooling tower, cullet cooling, melt tank, and glass washing.
  • All of the buildings on site use low-flow toilets and fixtures. Tankless (on-demand) water heaters are installed in office kitchen areas. Automatic dishwashers run only when full.
  • Landscaping at SCHOTT’s facility in Jena does not include lawns or gardens requiring supplemental watering. Indoor houseplants with minimal water needs are used instead.
  • All of the waste water from the facility is discharged to the local waste water treatment plant. This plant produces biogas.

Material Toxicity & Recyclabilty

PYRAN® Platinum fire rated glass ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT TGS cares for the environment in manufacturing and distributing PYRAN® Platinum. Highlights of our commitment to the environment regarding materials, recyclability and social responsibility are as follows:
  • All incoming raw materials must meet strict tolerances for contamination
  • The handling and processing of raw materials in the batch house are engineered such that worker exposure is extremely limited
  • PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is manufactured without hazardous heavy metals antimony or arsenic, which are normally used as refining agents. We are not contributing to the mining, transportation and continued demand of these toxic heavy metals.

Recyclability

  • In the PYRAN® Platinum glass-cermic production facility, SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutionsin Jena, Germany, we currently recycle all of our internal cut-off and scrap material as cullet in our glass melts. The melt tank uses 40 to 50 % cullet.
  • SCHOTT is committed to the conservation of natural resources and to reducing the amount of glass waste in landfills. Recycling glass-ceramic is not as simple as recycling consumer glass products due to the high heat input required for remelting. Therefore no public programs exist for local recycling of glass-ceramic in the United States. To minimize the amount of glass-ceramic in landfills in North America, SCHOTT launched a recycling program in summer 2010 to take back drops and unused material from our North American warehouse and from all PYRAN® glass-ceramic fabricators in North America to be re-used as cullet in the manufacturing process.
  • PYRAN® Platinum is permanently labeled and recyclable at the end of the product life.

Key facts

PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass ceramics are available in three product types:

 

  • PYRAN® Platinum monolithic glass-ceramic
  • PYRAN® Platinum F with a surface-applied safety film
  • PYRAN® Platinum L laminated safety glass
All three product types are certified by Underwriters Laboratories for use in fire-rated windows and doors. Both PYRAN® Platinum F and PYRAN® Platinum L meet CPSC impact requirements for safety-rated applications.

 

For details of each product, please click the product name at the left.

Technical data

Rating (Minutes) Location Max. exposed area of glazing (in²) Max. width of exposed glazing (in) Max. height of exposed glazing (in) Min. depth of glazing channel Impact safety-rated*
PYRAN® Platinum (5 mm) Up to 90 Other than doors 3,422 (23.7 ft²) 76 76 5/6" No
PYRAN® Platinum F
(5 mm)
Up to 90 Doors Non-Temp Rise 2,736 (19 ft²) 36 76 5/8" Yes
Up to 180 Doors Temp Rise and Non-Temp Rise 100 (0.69 ft²) 12 33 1/2" Yes
Up to 90 Other than doors 3,422 (23.7 ft²) 76 76 5/6" Yes
PYRAN® Platinum L
(9 mm)
Up tp 90 Doors Non-Temp Rise 2,736 (19 ft²) 36 75 5/8" Yes
Up to 180 Doors Temp Rise and Non-Temp Rise 100 (0.69 ft²) 12 33 1/2" Yes
Up to 90 Other than doors 3,143 (21.7 ft²) 75 75 5/8" Yes
*according to ANSI Z 97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 (Cat. I and II)

PYRAN® Platinum products are classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for the United States and Canada with File-No. R22036. All fire tests performed in accordance with UL9, UL10B, UL10C, UBC7-2 (1997), UBC7-4 (1997), NFPA252, NFPA257, NFPA80, ASTME2010-01, ASTME2074-00, ULCCAN4-S104 and ULCCAN4-S106

Contact

Dan Poling

SCHOTT North America Inc.
Sales Manager Fire-Rated Glass

5530 Shepherdsville Road
Louisville, KY 40228
USA

 +1 (502) 657-4439
 +1 (502) 966-4976

At a glance

PYRAN® Platinum is the best fire-rated glass you've ever seen

With PYRAN® Platinum, SCHOTT has succeeded in developing a revolutionary and innovative solution in the area of fire rated architectural glass. PYRAN® Platinum combines aesthetics and safety. Thanks to a unique manufacturing process it is able to provide high optical quality with outstanding clarity and mirror-smooth finish, without any trace of haze or amber tint.
PYRAN® Platinum is environmentally friendly – it is the world’s first transparent, floated fire rated glass ceramic which is produced without the environmentally harmful toxic metals arsenic and antimony. In the international glass industry, SCHOTT has been a pioneer in environmental and climate protection for many years. SCHOTT strives to meet the highest standards for sustainable environmental and climate protection, meeting or exceeding legal requirements. This is one of the reasons that PYRAN® Platinum has been Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).

Eco-Friendly

PYRAN® Platinum is C2C Certified Silver by MBDC

PYRAN® Platinum fire rated glass ceramic is environmentally friendly. PYRAN® Platinum has been Cradle to Cradle (C2C) CertifiedCM-Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). Cradle to Cradle® Certification is a rigorous eco-label that evaluates the impacts of a product and its manufacturing process throughout its lifecycle, including recyclability and toxicity to human and environmental health.

Contributes to LEED Certification for Building Projects

PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic contributes to LEED certification for building projects. LEED is a green building rating system acronym for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design." LEED is the certification and measuring process of a building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the evaluation of a project based on various criteria or credits. A project is given a rating based on points ranging from 1 to 100; LEED Certified is 40 to 49 points, LEED Silver is 50 to 59 points, LEED Gold is 60 to 79 and LEED Platinum is 80 and above. Because PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramics are Cradle to Cradle Certified they qualify for a special credit in the LEED certification process. The Innovation in Design Credit in any LEED rating system can be earned if 2.5 - 5 % of the building materials budget is used on Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Furthermore, C2C CertifiedCM products qualify for LEED points as Environmentally Preferable Materials (MR 2.2) in the LEED for Homes Rating System.

EPA Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Program (EPP) for Government Buildings

C2C Certification also qualifies products to be listed in the US EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) database. Federal agencies are directed by executive orders to make purchasing decisions with the environment in mind, and the EPP database is a tool used to facilitate the purchase of products and services with reduced environmental impacts. Environmentally preferable products are those that have a “lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose.” No other glass-ceramic on the market meets these requirements.

Manufacturing Energy & Water Conservation

PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions, GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions cares for the environment as is demonstrated in the manufacture and distribution of PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic. Highlights of our commitment to the environment concerning energy and water are as follows:

1. Energy

Renewable Energy

  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions purchases approximately 20 % renewable electricity, sourced from wind, biomass, hydroelectric, solar and biogas.
  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions operates solar panels on site, which feed the electric grid, and SCHOTT continues to develop photovoltaic technology.
  • Between the energy generated on site and the renewable electric energy purchased, 5.77% of PYRAN® Platinum’s energy is renewable.
Energy Conservation

  • The composition and production methods used to manufacture PYRAN® Platinum fire rated architectural glass are optimized to prevent energy-intensive post-processing. For example, the micro-float process used to form the glass results in a smooth texture-free surface that does not require polishing.
  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions employees practice energy conservation daily, for example by turning off lights and electric devices when not in use.
  • Self-audits of manufacturing areas at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions are done every three months to identify areas for improvement, including energy and water conservation opportunities
2. Water

Water Balance

  • Water usage at the production facility is monitored.
  • Water and waste water streams are characterized. SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions meets or exceeds all applicable water usage and discharge laws.
Water Conservation

  • SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions in Jena has a special permit allowing the manufacturing site to pump gray water from the nearby river. Gray water is used instead of freshwater when feasible. Gray water represents more than 90 % of the water used in manufacturing, including social/sanitation water in the manufacturing and office buildings of support staff for PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic
  • All of the process water used in the manufacturing process is recycled. Only evaporated losses are replaced. Recirculation loops are used at the cooling tower, cullet cooling, melt tank, and glass washing.
  • All of the buildings on site use low-flow toilets and fixtures. Tankless (on-demand) water heaters are installed in office kitchen areas. Automatic dishwashers run only when full.
  • Landscaping at SCHOTT’s facility in Jena does not include lawns or gardens requiring supplemental watering. Indoor houseplants with minimal water needs are used instead.
  • All of the waste water from the facility is discharged to the local waste water treatment plant. This plant produces biogas.

Material Toxicity & Recyclabilty

PYRAN® Platinum fire rated glass ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT TGS cares for the environment in manufacturing and distributing PYRAN® Platinum. Highlights of our commitment to the environment regarding materials, recyclability and social responsibility are as follows:
  • All incoming raw materials must meet strict tolerances for contamination
  • The handling and processing of raw materials in the batch house are engineered such that worker exposure is extremely limited
  • PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is manufactured without hazardous heavy metals antimony or arsenic, which are normally used as refining agents. We are not contributing to the mining, transportation and continued demand of these toxic heavy metals.

Recyclability

  • In the PYRAN® Platinum glass-cermic production facility, SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutionsin Jena, Germany, we currently recycle all of our internal cut-off and scrap material as cullet in our glass melts. The melt tank uses 40 to 50 % cullet.
  • SCHOTT is committed to the conservation of natural resources and to reducing the amount of glass waste in landfills. Recycling glass-ceramic is not as simple as recycling consumer glass products due to the high heat input required for remelting. Therefore no public programs exist for local recycling of glass-ceramic in the United States. To minimize the amount of glass-ceramic in landfills in North America, SCHOTT launched a recycling program in summer 2010 to take back drops and unused material from our North American warehouse and from all PYRAN® glass-ceramic fabricators in North America to be re-used as cullet in the manufacturing process.
  • PYRAN® Platinum is permanently labeled and recyclable at the end of the product life.

Areas of application

  • A Fire Door is the door component of a fire door assembly, that together with the frame, hardware and other accessories provide a specific degree of fire protection to the opening. Fire Doors are tested according to NFPA 252 or UL 10B or UL 10C and installed according to NFPA 80.

  • PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glazing installed as vision panels in Fire Doors provides a clear view for occupants exiting the building in an emergency.

  • For Fire Door Lites installed in areas subject to human impact, PYRAN® Platinum F and PYRAN® Platinum L meet CPSC 16 CFR 1201 impact requirements.

  • PYRAN® Platinum in Fire Door Lites passes the required hose stream test and is fire-rated up to 180 minutes. It is permanently labeled D-H-90 or D-H-180.

  • Product types

    PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass ceramics are available in three product types:

     

    • PYRAN® Platinum monolithic glass-ceramic
    • PYRAN® Platinum F with a surface-applied safety film
    • PYRAN® Platinum L laminated safety glass
    All three product types are certified by Underwriters Laboratories for use in fire-rated windows and doors. Both PYRAN® Platinum F and PYRAN® Platinum L meet CPSC impact requirements for safety-rated applications.

     

    For details of each product, please click the product name at the left.

    Technical data

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Rating (Minutes) Location Max. exposed area of glazing (in²) Max. width of exposed glazing (in) Max. height of exposed glazing (in) Min. depth of glazing channel Impact safety-rated*
    PYRAN® Platinum (5 mm) Up to 90 Other than doors 3,422 (23.7 ft²) 76 76 5/6" No
    PYRAN® Platinum F
    (5 mm)
    Up to 90 Doors Non-Temp Rise 2,736 (19 ft²) 36 76 5/8" Yes
    Up to 180 Doors Temp Rise and Non-Temp Rise 100 (0.69 ft²) 12 33 1/2" Yes
    Up to 90 Other than doors 3,422 (23.7 ft²) 76 76 5/6" Yes
    PYRAN® Platinum L
    (9 mm)
    Up tp 90 Doors Non-Temp Rise 2,736 (19 ft²) 36 75 5/8" Yes
    Up to 180 Doors Temp Rise and Non-Temp Rise 100 (0.69 ft²) 12 33 1/2" Yes
    Up to 90 Other than doors 3,143 (21.7 ft²) 75 75 5/8" Yes
    *according to ANSI Z 97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 (Cat. I and II)

    PYRAN® Platinum products are classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for the United States and Canada with File-No. R22036. All fire tests performed in accordance with UL9, UL10B, UL10C, UBC7-2 (1997), UBC7-4 (1997), NFPA252, NFPA257, NFPA80, ASTME2010-01, ASTME2074-00, ULCCAN4-S104 and ULCCAN4-S106

    Dan Poling

    SCHOTT North America Inc.
    Sales Manager Fire-Rated Glass

    5530 Shepherdsville Road
    Louisville, KY 40228
    USA

     +1 (502) 657-4439
     +1 (502) 966-4976