Eastman’s ew Saflex® SoundPro acoustic glazing calculator is now available
Eastman’s new Saflex® SoundPro acoustic glazing calculator, free to architects and engineers, is now available at www.saflex.com/soundpro.
Eastman announces the availability of the new Saflex® SoundPro acoustic glazing calculator now available at www.saflex.com/soundpro. The calculator is free to architects and engineers and gives them the ability to compare a variety of glazing components and technologies to determine optimal glazing configurations to meet specific acoustic performance targets.
Using large, dramatic panels of glass is one of today’s most popular design trends. However, the benefits of daylighting and improved views provided by large glass expanses also increase the transmission of sound, especially in dense urban environments. The challenge for the design community is to understand the breadth of materials, design techniques, acoustic glazing systems, and other variables to meet project requirements.
“It’s hard to know what acoustic glazing solution best meets the needs for a project – especially since each project is different,” said Kevin Moens, commercial director, architecture. “That’s why we developed SoundPro. It’s an easy-to-use program that quickly identifies potential acoustic solutions for your project.”
SoundPro offers two modes to generate calculations. The Product Selector mode requires users to input acoustic performance targets using global standards of Sound Transmission Class (STC), Outside Inside Transmission Class (OITC), and Reduction Index (Rw). SoundPro then identifies the acoustic glazing solutions that meet these specifications.
The second mode is the Glazing Configurator, which provides estimates for custom designed glazing systems. Users have a range of variables to consider, including the type of acoustic interlayer, glass thickness, air space, types of insulated glass, and design strategies. Once a calculation is complete, users have the option to refine these selections, and then receive a detailed report including acoustic ratings, test details, a sound transmission loss chart, glazing configuration details, and more.
“A key benefit of SoundPro is the ability to get the Sound Transmission Loss data immediately upon selection of a tested unit,” adds Moens. “Our acoustic support team is also ready to provide estimates for customized configuration requests.”
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately USD 9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.