Noise pollution is a growing environmental concern and nuisance, especially in urban areas. Even the background noise of 70 decibels caused by outside traffic can cause disturbance and stress over a continued period of time. Acoustic glass technologies have been developed to combat levels of unwanted noise, whether it be for a translator’s booth, a house located near a busy road or an office next to the airport.
What is acoustic glass ?
Acoustic glass considerably reduces outside noise, especially near busy areas such as motorways, main roads and airports. When used in overhead or roof glazing, double glazing window also provides insulation from rain impact noise. It can be used for interior sound insulation needs, such as office partitions and meeting rooms.
Acoustic glass consists of two or more sheets of glass, bonded together with one or more acoustic interlayers: Double glazing window. The interlayers act as a noise dampening core, weakening the sound as it travels through the glass. Interestingly, by varying the thickness of the sheets of glass, even better sound insulation can be achieved. Acoustic laminated glass also benefits from all the safety and security properties of standard laminated glass. For more information see Acoustic Insulation (how does it work).
Combining acoustic glass with other solutions
Laminated acoustic glass can be combined in double glazing window with a variety of Low E, solar control, self-cleaning and decorative glasses