USGlass Magazine Readers Pick Vision Control® Louvers Within Pilkington Pyrostop® Glass from Unicel and TGP as 2011 “Product of the Year”

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Companies honored for UL-listed fire-rated glazing solution that provides both privacy and safety

Ensuring privacy and safety in hospitals

“Working with TGP, we had a vision to create a glazing product that would address both safety and privacy concerns in healthcare environments.”

Unicel Architectural and Technical Glass Products (TGP) are pleased to be the recipients of USGlass Magazine’s 2011 “Product of the Year” award for Protective Glazing for their joint privacy and fire-safety glazing solution. Unicel’s patented Vision Control® louvers-in-glass are combined with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glazing from TGP to create the first such product assembly to achieve Underwriters Laboratories (UL) fire protection classification.

For the Product of the Year awards, USGlass readers are asked to vote for the industry’s most relevant products. USGlass has the largest circulation of any glass magazine in the world.

“Working with TGP, we had a vision to create a glazing product that would address both safety and privacy concerns in healthcare environments,” said Jean-François Couturier, CEO of Unicel. “This vote of confidence from the readers of the glass industry’s top magazine is a wonderful validation of our combined solution. We believe our Vision Control® louvers with Pilkington Pyrostop® glazing are simply the best design choice for optimal patient privacy and safety.”

Vision Control® is a patented, hermetically sealed glass unit combining louvers within glass that can be customized to virtually any shape for interior or exterior glazing applications. Pilkington Pyrostop® is a fire-rated and impact safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant heat, helping protect people and valuables on the non-fire side of the glass where heat transfer might be a concern. TGP is the sole North American supplier of Pilkington Pyrostop® glass.

The combined Vision Control® and Pilkington Pyrostop solution is featured in the December 2011 issue of USGlass Magazine, as well as online at http://www.usglassmag.com/digital/ .

About Technical Glass Products

Technical Glass Products (TGP) is your one source for fire-rated glass and framing systems, along with specialty architectural glass products. The company offers AIA registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings and rapid-response quoting. For more information about TGP's products and services, call (800) 426-0279 or visit http://www.fireglass.com (fire-rated glass) or http://www.tgpamerica.com (architectural glass).

About Unicel Architectural

For over 45 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced aluminum and glass solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with utmost quality and reliability. With its proprietary technology, Unicel’s Vision Control® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements. Unicel combines its market leading know-how with great design to ensure optimal aesthetics and sustainable performance. For more information visit: http://www.unicelarchitectural.com

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