Saflex® FlySafe™ 3D

Bird friendly
made beautiful

Countless birds die each year from collisions into windows and buildings with glass facades. An increasing number of cities are enacting regulations to address this problem. For example, in late 2019, the New York City Council passed a regulation to ensure that all new buildings include bird-friendly glass solutions. Similar measures are being adopted around the world.

To address the global challenge of birds colliding with glass in buildings, we have developed Saflex® FlySafe™ 3D PVB interlayers, a highly effective solution for bird-protection laminated glass that gives architects and glass laminators the freedom to create visually stunning buildings while still protecting birds.

These interlayers for bird-protection glass provide highly effective bird-friendly glazing that is recognized in the industry and by ornithologists as best in class with minimal obscuring of views.

A safer glass for birds.
A beautiful glass for buildings without any compromise.

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    Highly effective

    The 3D sequins in the FlySafe 3D PVB interlayers offer an effective method of avoiding avian in-flight collisions and allow for the continued use of glass as a design element.

    • Threat factor: Less than 10 (American Bird Conservancy)
    • Contributes to LEED® pilot credit for SSpc55 ("Bird collision deterrence", SSpc55, CS v4-Core and Shell)
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    Minimal visual obscuring

    Unlike bird-protection glass that uses screen printing, etching, or UV coating solutions, FlySafe 3D PVB interlayers use discreet and optimally placed sequins to avert birds without compromising views from both exterior and interior.

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    Compatibility

    Bird-protection glazing made with FlySafe 3D PVB interlayers is compatible with selective coatings as well as with Saflex Acoustic, Saflex Structural, and Saflex Storm interlayers, enabling architects and glass laminators to mitigate bird strikes without compromising on safety, security, structural integrity, aesthetics, UV screening, or acoustic control.

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    Durable choice

    Because it’s an interlayer, your bird-protection glass will last. The sequins are protected from the elements and cleaning tools and fluids, requiring only normal laminated glass cleaning and maintenance.

The interlayered sequins offer highly effective bird protection with coverage of less than 1%, causing minimal disruption to interior views.

Interior
Interior
Exterior
Exterior

Applications

  • Atriums
  • Facades
  • Overhead and sloped glazing
  • Balustrades
  • Glass fins
  • Podium Glass
  • Cladding
  • Link bridges
  • Storefronts
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Create stunning glass that's safe for the birds

The greater the bird traffic by your building, the greater the danger for the birds in flight. Protect them and your reputation—as well as your bottom line from emerging regulations—with a bird-friendly solution from Saflex.