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The System Slotted Track

Deflection track "The System"

The System slotted deflection track is the only patented single piece system for deflection at the head-of-wall with positive attachment. Meets or exceeds all known building codes.

Flush-Mount Backing

Flush-Mount metal backing

The Flush-Mount backing system is the first and only backing system that is ADA Code Compliant for commercial grab bars and other wall-mounted applications.

Fire-Tite Bridging/Blocking

fire blocking metal framing

Fire-Tite is a simple, easily installed, cost effective solution to all metal stud framed bridging. Replaces traditional channel iron bridging with clips.

3-in-One Blocking/Backing

3-in-One is the only product on the market today to cover fire-blocking, bridging, and backing all in one piece. The 3-in-One is quick and easy to install between metal studs.

Technical Support

Metal-Lite™ has made a commitment to architects, contractors, owners, and building officials to provide the most extensive technical support in the metal stud framing industry. Whenever Metal-Lite metal framing component products are used in metal framing construction, Metal-Lite supports their use with field technical support to answer questions, assist with training for installations, and resolve technical issues as they arise during construction. This is Metal-Lite’s commitment to the designers and users of metal stud framing construction and its pledge to provide them with solutions to problems in the industry through using products that meet all National Building Codes.

Curved Angle System

The Curved Angle Deflection System is a patented U.L. tested for 1-2 hour fire and seismic movement of 1 1/2". Slots for deflection are spaced every one inch on center. Provides a flange of 2 1/2" at the head-of-wall for ceiling attachment. The Curved Angle System can be used for retro-fitting of pre-standing curved walls where deflection at the head-of-wall is required by code.

This two piece system can be used with any wall width. Tack slots allow for upward and downward movement of the structure while maintaining a positive attachment/secure installation.

Meets the cycle, fire resistance, and hose stream testing requirements of the BOCA Code (1999) Section 709; Standard Code Section 705; UBC Section 706 and the IBC 2009. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Tested and Listed.

ASTM E-1966 Standard for Fire Resistant Joint Systems

ASTM E- 1966 Hose Stream Test Procedure

14.1 Requirements.
14.1.1 Within 10min after the end of the fire endurance test, subject test specimens that are extensions of walls to the impact, erosion, and cooling effects of a host stream.

14.1.2 Conduct the hose stream test on a duplicate test assembly which has been conditioned, movement cycled, and subjected to a fire test equal to one-half of the fire endurance but not more than 60 min.

All metal stud framed walls (load bearing and non-load bearing) must meet the requirements for a fire-resistance-rated assembly of at least 1-2 hour fire rating in compliance with ASTM E-119, ASTM E-1966, ANSI/UL 2079 2004.


IBC 2009

Section 702.


A FIRE-RESISTIVE JOINT SYSTEM is an assemblage of specific materials or products that are designed, tested, and fire-resistance rated in accordance with UBC Standard 7-1 to resist, for a prescribed period of time, the passage of fire through joints.

Section 706.2 Fire-Resistive Join Systems.

Fire-resistive joint systems shall be tested in accordance with UBC Standard 7-1 or UL 2079 2001 edition under the following conditions:

5. Joint systems shall be tested at the maximum joint width for which they are designed. Joint systems designed to accommodate movement shall be expanded to the maximum joint opening width for which they are intended to function.

7. Joint systems designed to accommodate movement shall be preconditioned by cycling between the minimum and the maximum joint opening width for which they are intended to function for the number of cycles specified in TABLE 7-D.

The Curved Angle Deflection Track is the only curved track to allow deflection at the head-of-wall where cycling is required by code.

Curved Angle Deflection Track is the only curved track system to be fully cycled 500 times and fire & hose stream tested in accordance with ANSI/UL 2079 (2001) and the ASTM Standards, E-119 & E-1966.

UBC 1997
Section 706 - Fire Resistive Joint Systems
Section 709 - Walls and Partitions

BOCA 1999
Section 709 - Fire Resistive Joint Systems
Section 711 - Fire Partitions

Standard Code 1997
Section 704 - Fire Resistant Joint Systems
Section 705 - Fire Resistant Joint Systems

IBC 2009
Chapter 7 - Fire Resistant Joint Systems