Understanding acoustics and sound transmissions can be complicated, with consideration not limiting to different surface types, elements, floor finishes, ceilings, furniture and partitioning. At ISP, we provide glazed partitions with high acoustics standards, and of course, they are also accessed by TÜV SÜD PSB
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The performance of a glazed partition is measured by the Sound Transmission Loss (TL) which measures the ability of airborne sound transmission loss of a product. To establish the TL, a product needs to be tested at an accredited acoustic laboratory that complies with the ASTM E413 standard.
This rating allows architects and designers to compare one product with another. For instance, our COMO double glazed glass panel achieves a Sound Transmission Class of STC = 49. When you compare this to an alternative manufacturer’s double-glazed system which has lesser than STC = 49, the difference is clear.
All in all, introducing glass partitions to your workspace helps to not just reduce unwanted noise but also creates a space that is conducive. However, considerations for other fixtures (i.e. ceiling, floor finishes) also needs to be in place as they will all contribute to the overall acoustics performance of your workspace. Addressing acoustic issues within a workspace allow our employees to feel more comfortable, which in turn, will result in a happier and productive workforce!