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Block out unwanted noise with Acoustic Glass

Block out unwanted noise with Acoustic Glass

Noise is everywhere; from general traffic to railways, airports or factories – and research shows this is only going to increase in the future.

This is why choosing the right kind of glass – one which will block out all those disturbances – is crucial. And acoustic glass is your best bet for this.

So, what is acoustic glass?

Put simply, it’s double the glass – so blocks out the noise much better – but without looking thicker than normal glass. More technically speaking, it consists of two panes of glass which have been laminated together using PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral). PVB is an “acoustic membrane” which bonds the two panes of glass together to give the appearance of a single pane of glass.

The PVB membrane reduces noise by absorbing the sound energy and preventing the sound vibrations from travelling through the glass. Upgrading your windows with acoustic glass will help to reduce the constant interruption of high-frequency sounds – like noisy traffic, planes or trains.

Acoustic glass is available in thicknesses between 6.8-12.8mm. Each additional mm in thickness results in a further sound reduction of around 1dB.

What are the benefits?

  • Reduces Noise in single glazed windows by up to 25% and in double glazed windows by up to 50%
  • Increases Safety and Security due to the glass being less likely to smash
  • Absorbs around 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Keeps you warmer as it reduces heat loss
  • Improves Energy Efficiency

Whether it’s for a hotel near an airport, an office based next to a railway track or even a house close to the motorway, acoustic glass is a great solution to help combat those loud disturbances in the long term. And it’s not just exclusive to external glass either – acoustic glass can be used in interior environments as well – such as for an office partition or a meeting room that requires that little bit of peace and quiet.

Does acoustic glass sound like something you might be interested in? Contact Specialist Glass today to find out more!

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