SKU: STC404321 Category:

Mullion Seal – Flat

$129.17 50 foot roll

$ 2.58 Per unit

Many buildings of all types have large, continuous spans of glass at the outside wall referred to as curtain wall, storefront systems or ribbon windows. Room partitions at the outside wall are usually run into mullions (vertical, thin metal tubes that hold the glass in place) rather than into the glass itself. The joint between the mullion and partition has a gap, or sound flanking path, due to movement of the exterior glass wall relative to the interior partition. This gap lets sound pass between rooms on either side of the partition, which ultimately defeats the purpose of the wall. In addition, lease agreements often prohibit tenants (and their contractors) from connecting drywall partitions to the mullions.

The STC Mullion Seal closes this gap to prevent sound from traveling and enhances acoustical comfort in spaces with these exterior glass walls. In typical conditions, closing this gap is all that is necessary, making the STC Mullion Seal the sensible alternative to covered mullions.

Stock and Shipping: The flat profile Mullion Seal is stocked in 50-foot coils.  Please allow 2 weeks to fill and ship your order.

 

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How it Works

Made of neoprene rubber, the Mullion Seal effectively seals the gap for sound isolation. A pressure sensitive adhesive strip on each side seals the rubber to the mullion and the partition.

Wind loads, interstory drift, and thermal expansion all cause the gap between the mullion and partition to widen and close. The patented special profile and adhesion pattern allows this movement without breaking the seal unlike foam and rubber double-sided tapes.

Who Can Use It

The Mullion Seal can be used in a variety of environments that feature glass windows or partitions.
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The Benefits

The Mullion Seal has a number of benefits over competitive products, including:

  • The Mullion Seal is concealed between the mullion and the partition to create a reveal for a clean, modern look.
  • Movement does not break the seal due to the unique patented profile and adhesion pattern.
  • Eliminates fasteners between the partition and mullion, making the Mullion Seal a lease-friendly solution.
  • Clean lines for a natural joint, making the Mullion Seal ideal for use between new gypsum board partitions and in-place tile or stone walls.
  • Low cost and sensible sound isolation make the Mullion Seal the reasonable choice for typical conditions.

Results

The STC Mullion Seal is designed to effectively seal the joint between mullions and partitions, maintaining balance in the acoustical design at minimal cost. For example, typical offices have background noise at NC-30 to NC-35, and have sound absorbing carpet and acoustic ceilings that assist in attaining acoustical comfort. An office partition of STC-47 achieves an effective STC-43 for the overall separation, blocking even loud speech at 72 dBA. Unsealed, the effective value drops to STC-36. Covered mullions can achieve higher values, but are unnecessary and 20 times the cost.

STC Performance Benefits

Mullion Seal Transmission Loss

Installation Instructions

To install the Mullion Seal, begin by cutting the seal to proper length. Peel the paper strip protecting the pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) from the side facing the mullion and set in place, leaving the protective paper on the side facing the partition.

Attach a piece of gypsum board or metal end cap trim to the web of the first wall stud. Remove the protective strip and set the stud in place with firm pressure. Continue to construct the remainder of the partition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mullion Seal made of?

Neoprene, a dense and resilient rubber selected for its ability to isolate sound and vibrations. Neoprene also remains extremely flexible and does not deteriorate with exposure to ultraviolet light.

Does the Mullion Seal require a partition to be attached to the mullion?

No. The interior partition that sits on the floor, and the mullion that is connected to the exterior wall, are allowed to move in relation to each other. Offset pressure sensitive adhesive strips (PSA) connect the Mullion Seal to both the partition and the mullion.

How are Mullion Seals installed?

Prior to constructing the partition at the mullion cut the flat profile seals to length. Short leftover pieces may be butted together. Remove the protective cover on the mullion-side PSA strip (keep the cover on the wall-side PSA during this step), set in place and apply pressure. Prepare a small pre-finished section of partition, usually of the same depth as the spandrel shelf, complete with corner trim and compound, perhaps even sanded and painted. Remove the PSA cover strip from the partition side of the seal and immediately set the prepared section of partition in place, applying pressure to set the adhesive.

Custom cove profile will require trimming of the cove edge where it passes by horizontal mullions including top, bottom and any intermediates.

What colors are available?

The standard color is black rubber. Contact the factory for custom colors; minimum order quantities (MOQ) will be required for custom colors.

How well does the Mullion Seal perform?

The joint between partitions and mullions can be a major sound flanking path, especially when building standards do not allow rigid attachment of the partitions to the mullions, and when there is expected interstory drift, thermal expansion, and wind load deflection. Independent tests by NGC show a Transmission Loss differential of 15 dBA at middle and high frequencies between sealed and unsealed joints, a substantial difference.