40% more acoustic protection than standard PVB
Due to an increasing world population and growing infrastructures, more and more architects find themselves working on plans for buildings next to busy roads, near airports, or in the cities with high levels of traffic. This means extra thought must go into the design to adhere to regulations on noise levels and maintain the quality of peoples' lives. Governments recognise that the quality of our working and living environments is in danger and consider this a high priority issue.
What is Sound Acoustic Film and what function does it have?
Laminated glass already has some noise reducing properties. S-LEC™ 3-layer Sound Acoustic Film, with its special resin layer core, delivers significantly better sound attenuation. The decrease in noise is greatest in the frequency range where windows easily resonate: around 2000 Hz.
Sound Acoustic Film protects people from noise from the outside world for higher levels of comfort inside buildings.
Other important advantages of Sound Acoustic Film are:
- Less skin irritation by blocking ultraviolet radiation (UV).
- Clothing, artwork, artefacts and other items displayed in windows are better protected against sun damage.
- Protection against vandalism: glass will not break easily when struck with a heavy object.
- Radio waves emitted from radios and mobile phones are not blocked.
- High levels of insulation can be reached with thinner glass combinations, along with easier and cheaper constructions.
- Safety: the film ensures that if the glass is broken, glass splinters remain bonded to the film, preventing possible injury.
S-LEC™ Sound Acoustic Film has also been used in creative applications:
- In the glass roof of a French football stadium to limit the noise from raindrops.
- In a glass wall by the motorway, instead of a traditional concrete wall to block out noise.
- In contemporary buildings across Europe to create quieter, ambient environments.