Bendheim’s New Oberon™ Etched Glass Lends Depth to Interior and Exterior Surfaces

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Bendheim has launched its Etched Elements™ Collection with the introduction of Oberon™ architectural etched glass. Featuring a proprietary design in a substantial ½-inch thickness, Oberon’s dual-sided, fine etched surfaces echo and enhance each other. The multifaceted design adds a sense of body and depth to interior partitions and building facades, whether viewed up-close or from afar.
Oberon’s acid-etched pattern is inspired by micro-bone structures and natural biomorphic forms and is the result of Bendheim’s collaboration with an emerging graphic artist. The obscuring design offers a degree of privacy while maintaining a sense of openness and allowing for daylighting. The pattern’s strong sense of dimensionality and depth is magnified in edge-lighting applications. Oberon can be used to create decorative glass partitions, stair railings, balustrades, shower doors, ceilings, doors and windows, and expansive glass facades in a variety of architectural applications and project types, including hospitality, retail, corporate, and healthcare settings.
The permanent, chemically etched Oberon surfaces are exceptionally fine and maintenance-friendly. They are superior to sandblasted and particle-etched glass surfaces, and are naturally resistant to staining and fingerprints over the product’s lifetime.
The unique Oberon pattern is applied to ultra-clear (low-iron) glass, resulting in a highly sought-after brilliant, crystalline, nearly colorless aesthetic. The glass provides a sense of privacy, gently diffuses light, reduces glare, and minimizes continuous reflections. Designed to the bird-safe “2 x 4 rule”, Oberon can be used to create bird-friendly exterior glass walls that curtail the risk of accidental bird collisions.
Oberon can be specified in sizes up to 90″ by 124″ (2.29 m by 3.15 m) in thickness of approximately 1/2″ (12 mm) and in safety tempered form.
About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City