forster thermfix®vario Steel Fire-Rated Framing System

Fire-rated for 45 to 120 minutes, this rigorously tested, UL/ Intertek Classified and Labeled, complete profile system is designed for unrestricted interior and exterior resistive glazing.

Compatible with forster presto and forster fuego®light doors, forster thermfix®vario can be used in nearly unlimited sizes, where glazing exceeds 25% of the wall area. Narrow sightlines (both 45mm and 60mm profiles available) deliver multiple-story glass walls with maximum daylighting, and include options for multi functional glazing—incorporating security, ballistic, and decorative applications.

forster thermfix®vario by McGrory Glass is available in brushed stainless steel or RAL powder colors, both standard and custom to match your desired color scheme. The system is sustainably manufactured, with a product specific EPD.

Ideal for resistive applications that require barrier-to-heat performance, and easy to install, forster thermfix®vario is available through McGrory Glass with AGC Pyrobel® Fire-Resistant Safety Glass.

Product Overview

  • Fire-rated for 60 to 120 minutes, Intertek Listed
  • Listed as a wall assembly in accordance with UL 263 / ASTM E119, and therefore not subject to protective opening restrictions
  • Corner options available
  • Compatible with forster presto doors, forster fuego®light doors, or other
  • Narrow sightlines (both 45mm and 60mm profiles are available)
  • Air/water pressure tested for exterior use
  • Frames supplied as fully fabricated K/D assembly
  • Available in a range of powder coat colors and finishes, as well as brushed stainless steel
  • Custom caps available
  • Ideal for interior and exterior applications
  • Can be combined with multiple options from McGrory’s comprehensive product portfolio, including security glazing and architectural glass
  • Fabricated in-house at McGrory’s solar-powered, sustainable facility

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Technical Information

Minute RatingListings & StandardsMake-UpFinishesApplicationsMax Exposed Glass Area by FrameMax Exposed Glass Single DimensionMax Frame Size
45 MinuteASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80SteelRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom)Interior/ Exterior4608in296″152ft2
60 Minute (listed as a wall assembly in accordance with UL 263 / ASTM E119, and therefore not subject to protective opening restrictions)ASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80SteelRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom), Brushed Stainless Steel* (60 and 120min only – stainless steel applications have a maximum height dimension of 118-1/8″)Interior/ Exterior7200in2120″n/a
120 Minute (listed as a wall assembly in accordance with UL 263 / ASTM E119, and therefore not subject to protective opening restrictions)ASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80SteelRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom), Brushed Stainless Steel* (60 and 120min only – stainless steel applications have a maximum height dimension of 118-1/8″)Interior/ Exterior4390in2111-1/2″n/a

Our Partnership with Forster

We are beyond excited to be partnered with Forster. Modern steel framing offers our clients very narrow widths, a range of finishes, and the ability to balance code requirements with design intent. McGrory Fire-Rated team members Ben Haigh, Richard Whitcombe, and Zach Passman, give key highlights in our latest spotlight.

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Proud Partners of Forster

We are honored to partner with Forster. A global leader in framing systems with 150 years of experience, Forster passionately develops high-quality steel profile systems for energy-efficient doors, windows and facades. Proudly Swiss-made, approximately 1,860 miles (3,000 kilometers) of steel profiles are manufactured in Arbon’s 150,000 ft2 (14,000 m²) production area annually, and shipped all over the world.

Our dedicated team of experienced industry veterans offers end-to-end project support, from start to finish. We know the products, and we know the codes. When you partner with McGrory, we make sure the right glazing is used in the proper application.

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