Fire-resistant glass is becoming extremely popular among customers. This is why we at Mesa Glass decided to devote one of our publications to this new type of glass commodity. In Arizona and Texas, where temperature are high and the climate is hot and dry, fire-resistant glass has the potential to become one of the most widely used types of glass products. However, glass manufacturers should be prepared to face the challenge of complex construction projects that involve the use of fire-resistant glass. Many buildings today demand complex construction approaches, and the amount of fire-resistant glass used in these buildings may far exceed a piece of glass installed in a stairwell door. For example, more universities and public facilities are coming to realize the value of fire-resistant glass and want their premises to be safe and attractive for visitors. Imagine yourself sitting in a public library made of fire-resistant glass! In case of any emergency, you can feel safe and secured from the major fire risks. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the beauty of glass transparence and feel comfortable, while reading books and preparing yourself for a difficult exam. This is why we at Mesa Glass speak about the challenges posed by the developing construction industry to glass manufacturers, especially those working with fire-resistant glass.
When used in larger spaces, fire-resistant glass structures must withstand high temperatures for a minimum of 120 minutes. As a result, glass constructions must be heavy and thick, and this is one of the major problems faced by glass manufacturers today. Another problem is that fire-resistant glass is still relatively new to the glass market, and not all glass manufacturers know how to use it properly. The technical and constructional capabilities of fire-resistant glass are yet to be discovered. This, however, does not mean that this product does not have any future. Glass manufacturers will have to update their equipment systems, to make sure they can cut and adjust the thick and heavy fire-resistant glass products. Most probably, fire-resistant glass will become one of the most popular technical products in the American glass market very soon.