SCI (A Unifrax I LLC Company) in the Top 100 Best New Home Products 2012 list

Specialty Ceramics, Inc. (A Unifrax Company) Honored to Supply Heat & Glo, Winner of This Old House Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2012.

Specialty Ceramics, Inc. (SCI) herringbone refractory brick panels in Heat & Glo's TRUE Series Gas Fireplaces are manufactured using lightweight refractory ceramic fiber produced by Unifrax I LLC (SCI's parent company). We are pleased to announce that Heat & Glo's TRUE Series Gas Fireplace was recently chosen by This Old House as a "Top 100 Best New Home Product of 2012".

The TRUE is an innovative blend of technology, design, and safety. This combination creates the most authentic masonry appearance available in a Direct Vent platform. A clean face and flush hearth design in TRUE 50, 42, and 36-inch sizing offers the largest viewing area in each class for an ultimate fireside experience. The TRUE is the latest from the industry's most award winning brand. Focused and concentrated efforts have driven advancements in technology, design, and safety. The results? The best fire, cleanest look and largest view available. It's an attractive, powerful experiencea TRUE innovation in traditional.

Three detailed brick interior options help you create your TRUE look. The picture to the left shows the TRUE-42 shown with herringbone refractory and forge front. It is also available in Standard and Castlewood brick designs.

These panels were developed through exhaustive research and development and are a fine example of SCI's High Definition Refractory panel technology. The panel is tooled from actual brick and mortar designs creating the most aesthetically realistic, light-weight fiber panel in the marketplace today.

Unifrax I LLC acquired three leading North American vacuum forming businesses, Refractory Specialties Incorporated ("RSI"), Specialty Ceramics Incorporated ("SCI") and VacuForm Incorporated ("VFI") in 2011. The three businesses specialize in the development, manufacture and sale of fiber-based, value-add shapes used in a wide variety of applications in both the Industrial and Hearth Products markets. The three businesses have a great reputation, a proud heritage and excellent people. Richard (Dick) Wilk and Suhas Patil lead RSI and SCI, and Michael (Mike) Hubbs leads VFI.

For more information on High Definition Refractory panels, please contact:
Suhas Patil ((330) 938-2101)

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