Inspired by the needs of today’s office worker, Bendheim launches an industry first – decorative sound-control glass featuring a delicate brushed aesthetic. The +2 Collection is named for its ability to provide combined acoustic and visual privacy. The +2 laminated safety glass enables A&D professionals to provide an alternative to the “fish bowl” effect – clear glass office fronts and conference rooms that make employees feel on display – by allowing architects to:
- Create peaceful, quiet spaces – visually and acoustically
- Provide a sense of openness as light passes through the translucent glass walls
- Produce a stunning lantern effect at night as the +2 glass walls disperse light from within the spaces
The light-diffusing +2 glass maintains daylight advantages, while controlling unwanted views and noise. It offers outstanding acoustic performance with Sound Transmission Class (STC) 36 or greater. At STC 36, speech becomes unintelligible through the +2 glass. Compare this to the STC 33 of a standard 4.5” thick uninsulated interior stud wall, which cannot mask loud speech nor transmit light.
The appeal of +2 continues with its elegant, organic “brushed fiber” design, giving glass surfaces the appearance of freshly skated ice. +2 combines the obscuring brushed effect with a range of neutral color tints, including several in-demand bronzes and a smoked grey. The +2 acoustic interlayer can also be combined with hundreds of other colors or decorative glass varieties.