Bendheim Wall Systems Introduces New Low-Iron Channel Glass Textures
Bendheim Wall Systems, an exclusive distributor of channel glass from Germany-based Glasfabrik Lamberts, introduces five new low-iron channel glass textures to the architectural and design market. Low-iron channel glass has an ultra-clear, brilliant quality, displaying only the very slightest green tint when viewed through its edge.
Previously available only in fine-mesh Solar™ texture, low-iron channel glass can now be specified in 504 Rough Cast™, Ice™, Piccolo®, Clarissimo™ and Prismasolar™ textures. The expanded offering provides architects the highly sought-after brilliance and clarity of low-iron glass in six surface textures of increasing obscuration.
“Architects around the world prefer the brilliance of ultra-clear low-iron glasses,” said Michael Tryon, General Manager of Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. “Examples of outstanding projects featuring our Lamberts low-iron channel glass include Steven Holl’s highly regarded Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), the new Swiss Embassy Residence (Washington, DC), the split façade of the Nolitan Hotel (New York, NY), and the offices at AMB Property Corp’s Headquarters at Pier 1 (San Francisco, CA), one of Bendheim Wall Systems’ first green projects.”
Lamberts low-iron channel glass is produced from highly specialized raw materials containing ultra-minimal iron oxides. The result is a significant reduction of the characteristic green tint most noticeable in the glass edges. The glass is manufactured in Europe’s first clean-burning oxy-fueled cast glass plant. As with standard glass, low-iron glass channels may be sandblasted, treated with thermal coatings, or colored in a wide range of enamel frits for bright, robust colors.
Lamberts channel glass creates gleaming never-ending façades and interior partitions up to 23 feet tall without the need for intermediate framing. The glass can be installed vertically or horizontally, single glazed or double glazed, in Bendheim Wall Systems’ frames. Textures, coatings, treatments and colors can be combined within a single opening, and enhanced thermal performance can be achieved through the addition of an insulating interlayer with a Low-E or other thermal coating. Lamberts channel glass also offers two exclusive safety advantages: it is a Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) approved tempered glass, and is available with a certified 100% heat soak testing.
For more information, please call 1-800-221-7379, or visit www.bendheimwall.com.
About Bendheim Wall Systems Inc.
Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. is North America's leading channel glass wall systems supplier. The company’s award-winning projects include Steven Holl’s Bloch Building/Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Shaw Center for the Arts by Schwartz/Silver, and the Boston ICA by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Bendheim’s partnership with Glasfabrik Lamberts, the largest privately held cast glass factory in Europe, spans eight decades.
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