Volume 26, Issue 3 - May/June 2012
New Product Focus
Soft to the touch and customizable in nearly any color,
the glass can be used in walls, backsplashes, sliding doors, glass table
tops, furniture and more. According to the company, the glass is ideal
for high-touch and traffic areas, such as residences, offices, restaurants,
hotels, retail and other commercial environments.
Low-Reflection Glass Gives a Clear View
According to the company, the coating reduces the interior
and exterior visible light reflectance to under 2 percent, and views from
the interior and exterior of a building are clear and virtually reflection-free.
OptiView is ideal for applications such as museum showrooms, panoramic
restaurants, high-rise condominiums, glass atriums and sports stadiums.
It provides all the benefits of laminated glass including safety, security
and insulation against audio disturbances by dampening the sound. In addition,
it provides solar energy control, UV control, thermal performance, design
flexibility, protection from severe weather, ease of installation, no
visual distortion and more, according to the company.
EssenceGlass Passes Impact Testing
“Our goal is to provide a uniquely beautiful solid-core,
reinforced architectural glass panel that encapsulates natural materials
like reeds, flowers, grasses and leaves, various hand-made materials,
solar fabrics, and even photovoltaic solar cells,” says Jesse Villarreal,
Jr., Bella Fleur’s president and CEO. “Passing the NCTL safety glazing
test lets our customers know that they are getting a material that is
designed and engineered to be aesthetically beautiful, highly functional
and safe.” Bella Fleur encapsulates real and sustainable organics from
artisans from around the world in 12 initial options with custom styles
and fabrication services available. UV inhibitors within EssenceGlass
help protect against exposure to UV rays and help keep the encapsulated
organics vibrant while letting light through, according to the company.
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