The recent FIREX International exhibition proved a great success for the GGF, as the glass industry's trade body was inundated with enquiries on fire-resistant glazing.
The GGF had its biggest ever platform at FIREX with a 30m2 stand that included three full size product exhibits showing the various stages of the fire-resistant glazing process, as well as glass performance before and after the effects of smoke and fire.
Host of visitors
It certainly was an attention grabber with a constant stream of visitors to the stand of representatives from local councils, emergency services, training companies, health and safety services, construction companies, the media as well as architects, specifiers and building managers.
Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer and Secretary of the Fire-Resistant Glazing Group commented, “It was a great show and really raised the profile of the GGF and Fire-Resistant Glazing. I was delighted with the full attendance at my seminar on the Importance of Fire-Resistant Glazing. I am sure the interest shown from the show’s visitors will lead to many future opportunities for the Federation and our Members.”
Importance of Fire-Resistant Glazing
Steve Bond, Chair of the Fire-Resistant Glazing Group added, “I was pleased to see the GGF have a much-enhanced presence at this year’s FIREX. The live exhibits showing the effects of fire and smoke captured the imagination of visitors and the GGF video showing fire resistant glazing in action also attracted interest.
“With so many enquiries, it has clearly been a worthwhile show and one I hope the GGF can repeat next year. I can’t emphasize enough how important shows like this are, to educate those responsible for fire safety in buildings, on the correct specification, installation and performance of Fire-Resistant Glazing.”