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First on the North American Continent and now world

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wide, we at Formglas take pride that, for over 30 years our
products have been considered among the best. That
we are the largest custom manufacturer of Glass-fiber
Reinforced Gypsum (G.R.G.) in the world is no
coincidence. A dedicated staff is committed to quality
and management ’ s constructi on background
guarantees customers that all parts are engineered for
smooth and safe installation. A worldwide network of
branches and agents ensures optimum service to
Architects, Designers, and Contractors. In good times
and bad, Formglas’ strong financial and market position
has afforded it never to reduce its investment in R & D to
continuously improve its products. This brochure gives
only a glimpse of the unlimited G.R.G. possibilities. When
you specify Formglas products, you will incorporate the
best material available.
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www.formglas.com
Formglas* G.R.G. (Glassfiber Reinforced Gypsum) was developed to allow
Architects and Designers to incorporate complex or simple elements that
lend and exciting dimension to interior spaces
A composition of high strenght gypsum reinforced with glassfibers, it is
factory molded into any shape or size. The parts are totally non-combust-
able, and even the largest parts weigh only 2-3 lbs/sq.ft. (10-15kg/sq.m.)
and can be field finished with any interior paint (high gloss is not
recommended)
Most projects are custom engineered and manufactured. Comprehensive
Formglas shop drawings show not only shapes and dimensions, but will
also indidcate fastening and hanging methods. Although no parts are
stocked, there are many existing molds that can be used to manufacture
columns, moldings, etc
Production facilities in Toronto, Canada and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
employ over 200 people including Architects, Engineers and expert
craftsmen to ensure that our parts are accurately engineered and made
Because of its light weight and ease of installation, costs will be less
than similar products or traditional plaster and other trades can continue
working while the G.R.G. is going up
All molds are generated by the most advanced CNC equipment available,
resulting in parts that are unmatched in quality. Our on-time delivery, even
for the largest projects, is considered the best in the industry
Factory representatives are available to assist in finding cost effective
design solutions. A worldwide agent network including a Sales/Engineering
office in Tokyo, ensures expert advice anywhere
Since 1961, Formglas* products have proven to be the very best available
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FORMGLAS G.R.G.
FORMGLAS (TORONTO, CANADA)
COVER PHOTO - NEWLANDS BUILDING (BETHESDA, MD)
Formglas Inc.
20 Toro Road, Toronto, ON CANADA M3J 2A7
Tel: (416) 635-8030 Fax: (416) 635-6588
Web Site: http://www.formglas.com
Formglas (SEA) Sdn Bhd.
Lot 590, Persiaran Raja Luma Pandamaran Ind. Area,
42000 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA
Tel: (603) 368-1299 Fax: (603) 367-7795
Formglas Japan Inc.
1-10-4 Shinjuku Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160, JAPAN
Tel: (03) 3225-8397 Fax: (03) 3225-9153
Formglas
Formglas
(SEA)
Formglas
Japan
Formglas Inc.
Canada
U.S. MINT BUILDING, WASHINGTON D.C.
FOSTERS COURT • ROWES WHARF (BOSTON)
ROWES WHARF HOTEL
RESTAURANT (BOSTON)
WESTIN HOTEL CHAPEL (TOKYO, JAPAN)
KING EDWARD HOTEL
LOBBY (TORONTO)
KING EDWARD HOTEL
BANQUET HALL (TORONTO)
CIBC HAMILTON) EATON SHOPPING CENTER • FOOD COURT (HAMILTON)
FORMGLAS AND GYPSUM BOARD
CEILINGS ARE TAPED AT THE SAME TIME.
NORDSTRUMS STORE • WALNUT CREEK (CALIFORNIA)
STOCK EXCHANGE (TORONTO)
VICTORIA AIRPORT (VICTORIA B.C.)
A FACTORY MOCK UP OF A COMPLEX DOME
(NOTE THE MAN STANDING ON TOP)
MATERIAL READY FOR SHIPPING FORMGLAS SHIPS ACROSS THE CONTINENT OR AROUND THE WORLD
Installation Tips
• The Formglas* companies do not install but will gladly recommend
experienced installer names or installation procedures.
• Formglas* G.R.G. elements are strong, amazingly lightweight and
normally lifted and installed by one or two persons.
• Thickness: 1/8” - 3/16” (3-5 mm) with thicker edges
Weight: 2-3 lbs/sq.ft. (10-15 kg/sq.m)
• Ceiling elements are usually suspended. Most other parts are face
fastened with screws (countersunk and filled) through “built-in”
reinforcing strips.
• Moldings, normally (2400 mm) long can be supplied with factory
molded corners or field mitered. Any type of mechanical or hand
saw can be used for field cutting, but because of the glass fibers,
carbide tipped blades are recommended. Cutting dust is not a
health hazard.
• The framing/back up systems and fastening points are normally
less frequent that for gypsum board.
• For a continuos look, joints are taped and field painting is the same
as for gypsum board. (Alkyd/oil based primers are recommended,
but high gloss paints should be avoided.)
• Elements can be made in all shapes and sizes, but transport and
handling conditions may make very large parts impractical.
• Being non-combustible, fire authorities are always glad to see
Formglass* G.R.G. on the job.
EATON SHOPPING CENTER • FOOD COURT (HAMILTON)
Details
Design Suggestions
• Use the same shape as often as possible or one from our
existing mold inventory, every shape, including each curve
or radius requires its own mold. Molds will add to costs
and delivery times.
site access and handling problems may make very large
parts impratical.
while very small moldings may be less expensive in wood.
“broken-up” appearance can be achieved with reveals or
caulked joints. Always allow for manufacturing and field
tolerances at the joints.
“stand alone” elements work well but these small features
can be difficult to line up and/or tape (on site) from one
part to the next.
rated”.
protected exterior soffits.
is not available. Send us a sketch with the required
quantities and Formglas will supply pricing within a few
days.
delivery.
Parts can be made in near any shape or size but transport,
Large flat surfaces are often more economical in drywall
For a continuous look, joints can be (field) taped while a
Very small reveals or projections less than 1/4” (6mm)
Formglas* G.R.G. is non-combustible but is not “hourly
It can be used in high humidity climates and in “rain”
All elements are “made to order” and a standard price list
Specify Formglas* products to ensure quality and “on time”








Details
BELL CANADA ENTERPRISES PALCE (TORONTO)
Details
Moulding, Lightcoves & Reflectors
CALLNET (TORONTO)
NEWYORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NEWYORK)
BOND BUILDING (WASHINGTON D.C.)
CANADA TRUST B.C.E. PLACE (TORONTO)
WESTIN HOTEL (KAUAI)
SHERWAY GARDENS (TORONTO) CINEMA GUZZO (QUEBEC)
Columns
SHANNON MALL (GEORGIA)
CONINTHIAN COLUMN SHERIDAN MALL (PICKERING-ONTARIO)
SEGA CITY (TORONTO)
WINDSOR CASINO (WINDSOR)
WESTIN HOTEL (TOKYO)
WESTIN HOTEL (HAWAII)
HARTMARX STORE (NEWYORK) ATLANTIS HOTEL AND CASINO RESORT • LOBBY (NASSAU)
Mouldings
Ceilings
CINEPLEX ODEON (TORONTO) OFFICE ENTRANCE (SAN FRANCISCO)
PEPSICO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE CENTRE (PURCHASE, NY)
MEOW RESTAURANT (TORONTO) LOBBY • 500 BOYLSTON STREET (BOSTON)
Reflectors &
Lightcoves
PROFFITTS (HAMPTON, VA)
CALL NET (TORONTO)
WESTIN HOTEL (TOKYO) WESTIN HOTEL (TOKYO)
GRANITE CLUB (TORONTO)
WESTIN HOTEL (OSAKA)
SHERATON HOTEL • TYSONS CORNER (VIRGINIA) THE BAY DEPARTMENT STORE (TORONTO)
WESTIN HOTEL (OSAKA)
Vaulted
Ceilings
EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY • BORADROOM (NEWYORK)
YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTER • FOOD COURT (TORONTO) SUNLIFE CAFETERIA (TORONTO)
Special
Projects
CINEPLEX ODEON (TORONTO)
DISNEY STOREFRONT (VARIOUS)
AL GHURAIR (DUBAI, UAE)
WINDSOR CASINO (WINDSOR)
Design
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G.R.G. MANUFACTURING PROCESS
1 Form glas C .A.D . generated shop draw ings,
(show ing parts and installation m ethods) are
subm itted for approval.
2 After approval, advanced C .A.M . equipm ent
cuts patterns that look identical to the
final parts.
3 ‘M irror Im age’m olds (show n in red) are
fabricated from the patterns.
W hite, high strength ‘alpha’gypsum and glassfiber
m at is then hand applied to the m olds.
M etal or plyw ood strip reinforcem ent is incorporated
at the sam e tim e.
4 O nce the gypsum has set, the strong
1/8¨ - 3/16 ¨ (3-5m m ) thick parts are rem oved
from the m olds, then quality inspected
and stored.
• QuarryCast
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and MetalCast
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are, in
principle, m ade the sam e w ay as G .R .G .but
w ith the cast-in finishes they are factory sanded,
sealed and lacquered.
N ote: G .R .G . parts are thin but rigid and
cannot be bent. Every curved or radiused
elem ent requires it’s ow n pattern/m old.
PATTERN
MOLD
PART
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4
3
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F ra n c e C S T B MO N o R A 9 9 -0 7 6 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s G R G
C S T B MO N o R A 9 9 -0 7 6 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s Q u a rryC a st
C S T B MO N o R A 9 9 -0 7 6 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s M e ta lC a st
G e rm a n y M P A - N R W D I N 4 1 0 2 -1   M a i 1 9 9 8 ) A1 N o 2 3 0 0 0 9 8 2 -2 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s Q u a rryC a st
M P A - N R W D I N 4 1 0 2 -1   M a i 1 9 9 8 ) A2 N o 2 3 0 0 0 9 8 2 -3 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s M e ta lC a st
M P A - N R W D I N 4 1 0 2 -1   M a i 1 9 9 8 ) A1 N o 2 3 0 0 0 9 8 2 -1 B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s G R G
G e rm a n isc h e r L lo yd 1 5 -5 6 9 -0 0 H H N o n C o m b u stib le - Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te Q u a rryC a st
G e rm a n isc h e r L lo yd 1 5 -5 6 8 -0 0 H H N o n C o m b u stib le - Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te G R G
J a p a n M in istry o f C o n stru c tio n 1 1 4 2 C e rtific a te o f N o n -C o m b u stib ility Q u a rryC a st
M in istry o f C o n stru c tio n 1 1 5 8 9 C e rtific a te o f N o n -C o m b u stib ility G R G
M in istry o f C o n stru c tio n 1 1 9 1 6 C e rtific a te o f N o n -C o m b u stib ility F o rm g la s E P
N o rwa y S I N T E F N B L IM O R eso lutio n A.472  XII) 2 5 0 0 1 0 . 1 0 /9 5 . 2 8 0 B N o n -C o m b u stib ility Te st Q u a rryC a st
S I N T E F N B L IM O R eso lutio n A.472  XII) 2 5 0 0 1 0 . 1 0 /9 5 . 2 8 0 B N o n -C o m b u stib ility Te st G R G
D e t N o rsk e Ve rita s F 1 5 3 9 2 N o n C o m b u stib le - Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te Q u a rryC a st
D e t N o rsk e Ve rita s F 1 5 3 9 1 N o n C o m b u stib le - Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te G R G
U K Wa rrin g to n F ire R e se a rc h B S 4 7 6 P a rt 6 : 1 9 8 9 N o : 1 0 2 2 1 0 F ire Te st o n b u ild in g m a te ria l F o rm g la s E P
Wa rrin g to n F ire R e se a rc h B S 4 7 6 P a rt 4 : 1 9 7 0 N o : 5 7 8 9 8 F ire P ro p a g a tio n I n d e x Q u a rryC a st
U n ive rsity o f S ta n fie ld B S 6 4 3 2 & B S E N 1 1 7 0 R e p o rt 7 /2 2 /9 9 4 P o in t B e n d Te stin g F o rm g la s E P
D e p a rtm e n t o f Tra n sp o rt S U R 2 2   R e v 7 /9 2 ) C e rtific a te o f A c c e p ta b ility Q u a rryC a st
M a rin e D ire c to ra te
Country Testing Agency Test Method/Standard Certificate Type of Test Material
C a n a d a O rte c h I n te rn a tio n a l C A N -S 1 1 4 -M 8 0
O rte c h I n te rn a tio n a l A S T M -E 8 4 -9 4 F la m e 0 S m o k e 6 S u rfa c e B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s M e ta lC a st
I n te rte k Te stin g S e rvic e C A N /U L C S -1 0 2 -M 8 8 F la m e 3 S m o k e 6 S u rfa c e B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s Q u a rryC a st E
O rte c h I n te rn a tio n a l A S T M C 5 0 1 9 6 -T 1 6 -U 4 9 5 4 -3 9 H a rd n e ss & A b ra sio n A ll F o rm g la s P ro d u c ts
S witze rla n d S ic h e rh e itsin stiu t C e rtific a te 2 0 0 0 0 . 6 2 4 1 N o n -C o m b u stib ility Te st Q u a rryC a st
H o n g K o n g F a c a d e te c h S a fe ty te st o f G R C M o ld in g s S tru c tu ra l A d e q u a c y Te st   C yc lic ) F o rm g la s E P
S in g a p o re S in g a p o re F ire S e rvic e B S 4 7 6 P a rt 4 A c c e p ta n c e o f N o n -C o m b u stib ility Q u a rryC a st
P S B - S in g a p o re B S 4 7 6 P a rt 4 R e f G 6 1 4 1 7 /B /H T N o n -C o m b u stib ility Te st Q u a rryC a st
S I S I R B S 4 7 6 P a rt 4 R e f G 1 3 2 9 4 1 /B /S C A N o n -C o m b u stib ility Te st F o rm g la s E P
U S A L lo yd s R e g iste r IM O R eso lutio n A.472  XII) M E D 0 0 5 0 3 0 1 E C E x a m in a tio n   Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te Q u a rryC a st
L lo yd s R e g iste r IM O R eso lutio n A.472  XII) M E D 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 E C E x a m in a tio n   Typ e A p p ro va l C e rtific a te G R G
U nited S tates Testing C o m p any A S T M E 7 2 -8 0 1 7 6 1 0 5 S tre n g th Te sts o f P a n e ls fo r B u ild in g C o n stru c tio n F o rm g la s E P
U nited S tates Testing C o m p any P R O /M T /-L C /S C R E E N 0 4 4 3 1 C o m b u stio n P ro d u c t in h a la tio n To x ic ity S c re e n in g G R G
D e p t. o f B u ild in g s-N . Y. C ity M E A 2 1 1 -8 3 -M A p p ro va l o f m a te ria l fo r u se in c o n stru c tio n G R G
U n ite d S ta te s C o a st G u a rd 4 6 C F R C h 1 .
S u b p a rt 1 6 4 . 0 0 9 -3 c
U nited S tates Testing C o m p any A S T M E 8 4 -8 1 a 8 5 3 9 4 S u rfa c e B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s o f B u ild in g M a te ria ls G R G
U nited S tates Testing C o m p any A S T M E -1 3 6 1 8 5 0 7 3 -2 B e h a vio r o f M a te ria ls a t 7 5 0 ° C G R G /F o rm g la s E P
U nited S tates Testing C o m p any A S T M E -8 4 -8 6 9 7 9 3 7 -2 S u rfa c e B u rn in g C h a ra c te ristic s o f B u ild in g M a te ria ls F o rm g la s E P
Quar r yCast
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Met alCast
®
DESIGN 1 Int er ior Element s
FORMGLAS LITERATURE
For mg las Inc .
20 Toro Road, Toronto, ON CANADA M3J 2A7
Tel: (416) 635- 8030 Fax: (416) 635- 6588
Web Site: http:/ / www.formglas.com
For mg las (SEA) Sdn Bhd.
Lot 590, Persiaran Raja Lumu Pandamaran Ind. Area,
42000 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Malaysia
Tel: (603) 368- 1299 Fax: (603) 367- 7795
For mg las Japan Inc .
1- 10- 4 Shinjuku Shinjuku- Ku, Tokyo 160, JAPAN
Tel: (03) 3225- 8397 Fax: (03) 3225- 9153
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