FIREX Proves Huge Success For GGF

Image Above: Adrian Blaydon (centre) discusses fire safety with visitors

The recent FIREX International exhibition proved a great success for the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), as the glass industry’s leading trade body was inundated with enquiries on fire resistant glazing.

The GGF had its biggest ever platform at this year’s 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. It certainly was an attention grabber with constant visitors to the stand from local councils, emergency services, training, health and safety companies, construction companies, media, 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 this will lead to many future opportunities for the Federation.”

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 it is to educate all those responsible for fire safety in buildings, on the correct specification, installation and performance of Fire Resistant Glazing.”

To find out more about the GGF’s Fire Resistant Glazing Group please visit: www.ggf.org.uk/groups/glazing-executive-groups/fire-resistant-glazing-group/ 

To find out more about GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Training please visit:

www.ggf.org.uk/training/fire-resistant-glazing-training/