Eastman & SEEN AG

Bird protection – Cooperation of SEEN AG with Eastman

The protection of birds is becoming more and more important. While buildings are getting bigger and brighter, the danger of bird strikes on glass panes is growing. The SEEN Elements offer an effective and at the same time creative possibility to counteract this.

The cooperation between SEEN AG and Eastman will support glass processors, facade designers, and architects in making a valuable contribution to bird protection in the construction industry. This, without neglecting the use of design glass. In addition, both companies will be able to consolidate and expand their market position at the same time.

In setting up production, SEEN AG will receive technical support from Eastman, which guarantees one hundred percent correct handling of the PVB film. There is also mutual support in the long-term tests of the glass to be used and the associated approvals. SEEN AG is pleased to announce this cooperation.

The SEEN Elements

The SEEN Elements provide a unique new way to modify glass. The elements, which are metallically coated on one or both sides, are freely selectable in shape, size, color, and placement. Laminating foils or transparent carrier foils are used for the application.

Further information about bird protection on glass

Glass particularly increases the risk of bird strike. Transparency is a particular problem when a pane of glass is in an apparently free flight path. This happens, for example, on glazing over corners. The reflection in the glass front can also confuse birds if it reflects the surrounding nature.

Studies from the United States have shown that there are estimated two bird strikes per family home per year. Thus, significantly more birds die from larger buildings. The collision with the glass surface is at the top of the list of causes for the death of native species and migratory birds.

In previous tests, the SEEN Elements proved to be extremely effective and at the same time beneficial. A minimum coverage of less than one percent of the glass surface already ensures a classification as highly effective bird protection. This is also a product that does not have to be positioned on level 1 and therefore leaves the glass surface untouched and is protected in the composite. Here you can find the complete test report of the test trials according to the new WIN test method.

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