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Pilkington Profilit Hurricane

Hurricane-Rated Channel Glass System

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Pilkington Profilit™ Hurricane is the only tested and approved hurricane impact channel glazing system in North America. The glass is available in a variety of colors and textures with varying translucency. It is dual glazed for exterior applications and is available with optional light transmitting insulation.

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.”

-Frank Lane


  • Rated for Miami-Dade at 60 PSF design load and maximum glass length of 10'
  • Rated for Florida State Product approval for non impact glass as well as impact-rated glass, restricted to vertical orientation only
  • Polycarbonate laminated to the interior surface of the glass
  • Allows passage of light while maintaining privacy
  • May be insulated with Lumira® aerogel insulation, for energy efficiency
  • Excellent light transmission
  • Sound insulation (up to 42 db uninsulated, 44 db with Lumira aerogel insulation)
  • Aluminum perimeter frame provides additional structural strength
  • Minimal maintenance
  • View perimeter framing system

Performance Data

Approx. face width: K70 (10-5/16")
Approx. flange height: 60 mm (2-3/8")
Max length: 10'-0" (Max DLO=9'-10-3/4")
Weight/ft2 of channel surface (including frame & components): 14 lb/ft²
Light Transmission: 70-75% (varies with coating and insulation)
U-Value (glass only): .50 (uninsulated), .34 (with 16 mm Lumira® aerogel insulation), .28 (with 25 mm Lumira aerogel insulation)
STC Rating: 42 dB (uninsulated), 44 dB (with Lumira aerogel insulation)
System Depth: 3-3/4":


Pilkington Profilit Hurricane has been tested to meet the following standards: Miami/Dade County, NOA number 17-0112.16, TAS 201, TAS 202, TAS 203, Florida State Product approval # FL 10792, AAMA 501.4, AAMA 101, AAMA 1801-97, AAMA/NWWDA 101/1, S.297, ASTM F 588-97, NFRC 100-97, ANSIZ97.1-1984, CPSC 16CFR 1201, Category II. All testing carried out by Architectural Testing Inc., York, PA.; Fenestration Testing Labs, Medley, FL; and ETC Labs, Rochester, NY. Formal test results are available by contacting Technical Glass Products.

Note: Exceptions to hurricane rating approval include horizontally glazed orientation, radius, serpentine and all glass corner configurations.


For added energy efficiency, Pilkington Profilit can be filled with Lumira® aerogel, a new class of lightweight insulation material produced by Cabot Corporation which is ideally suited for daylighting design. Lumira aerogel promotes soft, even light dispersion, reduces unwanted noise and resists condensation. TGP is the exclusive supplier of Lumira aerogel for channel glass systems.

Learn more about Pilkington Profilit with Lumira® aerogel insulation.

Design Ideas

Channel Glass Basics

Learn about channel glass design options, installation, product testing, contribution to LEED standards, applications ranging from single story to multi-story, and more.

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Texture Tool

Envision what Pilkington Profilit looks like in a real-world setting. Use our innovative Texture Tool to view available textures and finish options. See what Pilkington Profilit looks like up close, as well as a representation of how it affects the light and alters the view in a room.

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Design Options

Get a feel for the various textures, colors and options available for Pilkington Profilit™ products. Simply click through tabs to get a realistic picture of how it will look in your next project.

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The time, in minutes or hours, that materials or assemblies can be expected to prevent flames and smoke from spreading.

As heat develops within the source area, pressure within the enclosed room begins to build relative to the pressure outside. Once the fire reaches equilibrium in the positive pressure zone, smoke, hot gases and flames are forced through any openings in the door or window assembly. Testing to the UL 10C standard more closely simulates real fire conditions.

Blocks radiant and conductive heat transfer from one side of the glass to the other. A required characteristic of glass used as a wall.

Classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.® (UL), an independent product safety certification organization.

Immediately following a furnace test, heated glass is subjected to water from a fire hose. The cooling, impact and erosion created by the hose stream tests the integrity of the glass. In the U.S., the hose stream test is required for all fire ratings over 45 minutes (all fire ratings require it in Canada).

Available as a temperature rise door with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass for 60-90 minute applications

Temperature rise doors provide a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer.

Available in stainless steel frame finish options for increased design flexibility.

Building codes clearly define hazardous locations where impact safety glass is required. Glass with this designation has been tested to meet impact safety requirements required for areas such as doors, sidelights, and areas close to the floor.

FireLite IGU is a fire-rated insulated glass ceramic unit that also complies with energy codes. It is designed for use in exterior applications where energy codes require an insulated product, or for interior applications with special needs such as sound reduction.

Withstands continuous temperatures to 1292° F for use in high efficiency heating appliances.

The ability of glass ceramic to withstand sudden heating, cooling, or both without cracking, shattering or exploding out of the frame.

The ability of the glass to stop various types of ammunition. Ratings are assigned in levels from 1 to 8, with a Level 8 rating being the highest (able to stop a 7.62mm rifle lead core full metal copper jacket, military ball).

The capacity of an element in a building structure to support a weight in addition to its own.

Listed and labeled by Intertek, an independent assurance, testing, inspection and certification organization.

Glazing designed to increase the amount of time required to gain entry. This additional time is intended to allow for the enactment of lock-down protocols and to allow for the arrival of emergency response teams. May be used in areas with high risk of prolonged attack or in critical areas such as vestibules. Forced entry resistant glazing should also resist penetration from hand-held or hand-thrown objects such as hammers, crowbars, bats, knives, bricks and rocks. (Source: NGA Glass Technical Paper FB71-21)