Safety glass

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Product • By BendheimTurnKey™ Interior Glass Cladding System

TurnKey™ Interior Glass Cladding System

Bendheim’s TurnKey™ interior glass cladding system is designed for speedy installations. It allows for greater build tolerances and adjusts easily on-site. The system is ideal for back-lit walls, columns, and ceilings. Mechanical, reversible attachment system eliminates the use of adhesives and glass drilling. Glass panels can be replaced in as little as 1 minute to easily access lighting and mechanical systems behind the cladding. More

Product • By BendheimVentilated Glass Facade Systems

Ventilated Glass Facade Systems

Bendheim's Ventilated Glass Facade Systems protect structures and/or occupants from wind-driven rain, snow, and ice, while maintaining natural ventilation and daylight advantages, where applicable. Ideal for non-conditioned spaces, including stadiums, transit stations, building crowns, exterior stairwells & elevator towers, pedestrian bridges, aboveground parking facilities, and more. A thoughtfully designed ventilated / secondary glass facade can also become a budget-smart way to create an extremely complex exterior geometry, achieving slopes, dramatic angles, and curves not easily constructible with your primary walls. More

Product • By BendheimGlass Parking Facades

Glass Parking Facades

Bendheim's Ventilated Glass Parking Facades comprise a range of fully customizable systems that can be specified with decorative flat glass or 3D / U-shaped channel glass. The functional, jewel-like glass facades instantly elevate the design of above-ground parking structures. By eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation and preserving daylighting, they also lower operational energy usage. From energy savings, to the ability to eliminate carbon-heavy steel sub-structures, to bird-friendly glass options, these parking facades are a sustainable choice. More

Product • By BendheimProjectable Glass Rainscreens

Projectable Glass Rainscreens

Bendheim's projectable glass rainscreen system doubles as a virtually shadow-free, building-scale projection screen, while also meeting budgetary and installation targets. The system consists of pattern-imprinted Lumi Frit glass panels, clipped into adjustable metal fittings, which are embedded directly into the building’s structural walls, columns, or floors. It is fully adjustable in multiple directions, speeding installation and allowing contractors to order the glass from the approved drawings, rather than precise field measurements. On projects, this built-in flexibility can expedite the construction schedule by months. More

Product • By Vanceva Colors PVB interlayersVanceva Earth Tones Collection

Vanceva Earth Tones Collection

Incorporate soothing colors into your architectural designs. When laminated between two sheets of glass, Vanceva interlayers enhance the safety and UV protection in architectural glazing. Now available in an array of natural earth tones, these polyvinyl butyral (PVB) films also bring greater aesthetics, warmth, and serenity to any architectural space. Traditional methods of making colored glass can be costly, particularly when the volume of colored glass is small. And not all colored glass may be appropriate for building codes and requirements. With Vanceva EarthTones, architects and designers have an innovative option to expand their creative boundaries and fulfill their vision without sacrificing structural integrity. Select from a ran... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Solar PVB interlayer

Saflex Solar PVB interlayer

Solar absorbing solutions for laminated glass Saflex® Solar PVB interlayers are high-visible light transmittance, infrared (IR) radiation-absorbing interlayers designed to enhance solar heat gain performance in laminated glass compared to monolithic clear glass and laminates made with conventional polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer. They have the capability to meet or exceed many regulations for laminated safety glazing when properly selected, laminated, and installed. The ideal solar product eliminates UV and NIR energy while allowing as much visible light transmittance as possible. As shown in the below chart, Saflex Solar has the transmittance of a highly effective high-visible light transmittance solar product. Plus, Saflex Solar... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Structural PVB interlayer

Saflex Structural PVB interlayer

Designed for extra strength in laminated glass Providing superior structural capacity versus conventional PVB, Saflex® Structural interlayer is a PVB interlayer designed for applications where interlayer rigidity and high glass adhesion requirements for laminated glass are critical.  In properly designed systems, Saflex Structural is capable of containing glass shards at high and low temperatures after impact and under load—even in open edge laminated glass.  Due to the strength and stiffness of the Saflex Structural interlayer, laminated glass can either sustain a higher uniform load for a given configuration or the glass thickness can be reduced while keeping the same load and area as compared to conventional laminat... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Clear PVB interlayer

Saflex Clear PVB interlayer

Enhanced safety for architectural laminated glass Globally, architects and designers rely on Saflex® Clear PVB interlayers in laminated glass to help meet regional standards for safety glass. Protecting people and property, Saflex interlayer adds post-breakage safety and security to laminated safety glass applications. Unlike monolithic glass, properly designed laminated glazing made with Saflex interlayer reduces the risk of injury from broken glass because the glass adheres to the interlayer after impact.  By holding glass in place, the interlayer provides protection by preventing the release of glass shards from becoming dangerous flying or falling glass fragments.  This may also help keep the system integral once broken&... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex UV PVB interlayer

Saflex UV PVB interlayer

Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays up to 400 nm* In architectural design, natural light is visually appealing because it’s dynamic. It’s emotionally appealing because it connects us with the outside world. And it’s practical because many sustainable designs now call for effective daylighting. But natural light also brings damaging UV rays.  With Saflex® UV PVB interlayers, you can design to let sunshine in without worrying about UV radiation prematurely fading drapes, curtains, carpet, furniture, hardwood floors, wallpaper, photographs, framed documents, artwork, and anything else your clients like to show off indoors . . . including their skin**. Conventional Saflex PVB interlayers have a 99% UV screening cap... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Crystal Clear PVB interlayer for low-iron glass

Saflex Crystal Clear PVB interlayer for low-iron glass

Give your design something it never had before: a laminated glass so clear it almost disappears. There is now a solution to your challenge in finding safety glass elements that are highly transparent and neutral. With Saflex Crystal Clear PVB interlayer, you can fulfill your vision of a perfect aesthetic for premium applications and designs requiring laminated low-iron glass.   The stunning signature look that architects want As the main champion of the look and brand image of your projects, it’s up to you to specify a distinctive glass and stamp your signature style on your buildings. After all, creating iconic buildings often means using unexpected materials in new ways. When you want high transparency and virtually invisi... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Storm PVB interlayer

Saflex Storm PVB interlayer

Storm and cyclone resistant interlayer for laminated glass Saflex Storm interlayers are specifically designed and formulated to meet the exacting building requirements for laminated glass in severe wind and windborne debris markets.  These are tough, resilient interlayers that provide rigidity, strength, glass adhesion, and protection against windborne debris and flying objects.  Laminated glass made with Saflex Storm PVB interlayer is designed to retain glass shards in post breakage scenarios.  Whereas no single product offers complete protect from a powerful cyclone or storm, these solutions can be used to help maintain the building envelope and aid in keeping the structure intact throughout the duration of severe wind st... More

Product • By SaflexSaflex Acoustic PVB Interlayer

Saflex Acoustic PVB Interlayer

Innovative acoustic interlayer for laminated glass Modern building designs emphasize liberal use of glass. Meanwhile, building owners and occupants demand comfort—including reduced ambient noise. However, sound transmission is greatest through glazing made with ordinary window glass. This is especially a challenge for designers and engineers developing urban projects along highways, railroads, and airports. The answer is not less glass but new glazing materials, such as Saflex® Acoustic interlayers with proven sound-dampening performance.   Exterior applications: Isolating interior building spaces from exterior sound is critical. Nearly all buildings have areas that could be adversely affected by high levels of sound tran... More

Product • By BendheimGlamir™ Collection & Architectural Mirrors

Glamir™ Collection & Architectural Mirrors

Bendheim introduces its Glamir™ architectural glass collection, providing design professionals several original mirror colors to brilliantly enhance the look and feel of interior spaces. These rare mirrors create a sense of openness, seemingly expanding spaces as they improve the quality and quantity of interior light. Bendheim’s new Glamir collection is produced with specialty low-iron glass, eliminating the typical bluish-green glass tint and allowing the pure, jewel-like colors to show through. The collection begins with the two most difficult hues to achieve: Champagne and Pale Gold. The two mirrors, delicate and warm, lend an atmosphere of timeless elegance and a new energy to almost any space, from a private residence to a fitnes... More

Product • By BendheimUltra-White Laminated Fade® & Low-Iron Fade® Glass

Ultra-White Laminated Fade® & Low-Iron Fade® Glass

Bendheim's Ultra-White Laminated Fade® and Low-Iron Etched Fade® glass designs present an elegant, timeless aesthetic, defining interior spaces when used in partitions, doors and windows, atriums, and staircases. The superior fade effect of Bendheim’s Ultra-White Laminated Fade® glass is produced through a unique ink technology. Ultra-dense and brilliant white at the bottom, the glass smoothly fades to clear at the top. The durable, maintenance-friendly laminated safety glass is available in sizes up to 60”W x 120”H and thicknesses up to ¾”. Bendheim’s new Low-Iron (ultra-clear) Etched Fade® glass is fully etched up to approx. 52” from the bottom of the sheet, then gently fades to clear as it approaches the top. The durable, stain... More

Product • By BendheimVintageWire™ Glass Collection

VintageWire™ Glass Collection

VintageWire™ Glass by Bendheim is decorative laminated architectural glass featuring true chicken wire. VintageWire Glass is available in translucent form for partitions and enclosures, as well as mirror-backed for wall cladding, elevator interiors, and lobbies. The collection can be specified in combination with a great number of privacy or less obscuring patterns from Bendheim’s hundreds of varieties, including our post-consumer recycled EcoGlass™. An opaque version of the glass emphasizes the nostalgic appeal of chicken wire by embedding it in antique bronze or antique silver mirrors. More