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Fire-rated glazing with integrated louvers delivers improved patient safety and privacy for Mideast healthcare market

Post Time:Jan 10,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:66

TGP’s Dubai office now offers the award-winning Vision Control® and Pilkington Pyrostop® UL-listed glazing assembly

MONTREAL, Canada – January 8, 2013 – Unicel Architectural, manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today announced that its fire-rated Vision Control® integrated cord-free louvers are now being offered through the Technical Glass Products (TGP) Dubai office to the Middle East. The Vision Control® and Pilkington Pyrostop® glazing assembly has been UL fire-rated for doors, windows, transoms and sidelights, and provides superior patient privacy and safety within healthcare facilities.

TGP recently opened an office in Dubai, UAE, to better serve the market demand for its products in the region.

“Hospital construction in the Middle East demands the latest and best in healthcare design techniques and building products,” said Jean-François Couturier, CEO of Unicel Architectural. “We believe the Vision Control® and Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glazing assembly is the best design choice for patient privacy and safety. We are pleased to work with TGP to provide the opportunity to supply our award-winning product in this growing market.”

Vision Control® is a patented, cord-free and 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 for enhanced life safety. The combined product delivers fire-ratings of 45, 60 and 90 minutes and meets a need for UL-listed privacy control systems in healthcare environments.

For more information contact Mr. Karam Hamadeh, Middle East Territory Manager at the TGP Dubai office:

About Unicel Architectural

For nearly 50 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:

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, BIM models and rapid-response quoting.  For more information about TGP’s products and services, call (800) 426-0279 or visit www.fireglass.com (fire-rated glass) or

Unicel Contact:
Viviane Chan
T:  450.670.6844 / 800.668.1580 (ext. 227)
C:  514.973.5789

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