Mr. Bill Woolfall, President, Volk Corporation, Farmington Hills, MI announced today that Volk's patent protected Stairglow® brand (www.Stairglow.com) of photoluminescent handrail covers and stair nosings have obtained Certification to the 2009 International Fire Code section 1024.4 standard for glow characteristics. This certification includes and surpasses compliance to ASTM E 2072 standards. Testing was completed by the internationally recognized test lab Intertek.
These breakthrough products provide facilities managers, architects, safety and construction companies a permanent, low cost/ high value solution for the 2009 International Fire Code regulations recommending photoluminescent emergency egress systems in high rise stairwells.
The Stairglow stair nosing's design incorporates code compliant photoluminescent and anti-slip features which are molded into the tread. This eliminates any possibility of delamination, and does away with the ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement costs of tapes, paints and other products.For venues such as arenas and theaters where aesthetics are critical, Stairglow stair nosings can be customized in any color to provide a striking appeal to the overall interior environment. Stairglow stair nosings are priced substantially below competing brands with similar durability and deliver far greater cost saving and aesthetic benefits.
Mr. Woolfall also stated that over the past months Volk Corporation has successfully partnered with several companies throughout the United States to distribute the Stairglow line and expects to begin exporting the line by the end of 2011.
Since 2005 Volk Corporation (incorporated 1890) has been a leader in the emerging photoluminescent emergency egress industry with placements of its Stairglow and Safety Step lines in high profile arenas and federal buildings around the country. Most notably but not limited to The Palace of Auburn Hills, The RBC Center, The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Four Seasons Hotel and high rise federal buildings in Manhattan, Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Stairglow stair nosings and the entire Stairglow brand of photoluminescent handrail covers, signage, tapes and emergency egress markings can be viewed at www.Stairglow.com.