Case Study: Ornilux Bird Protection Glass


October 20th, 2015 – Today was the second general meeting of the quarter, during which we analyzed a case study on the Ornilux Bird Protection Glass. This product was inspired by the UV-reflecting feature of spider webs to minimize the occurrence of birds flying into glass structures. The case study was provided by the Biomimicry Institute and can be viewed as a PDF here, along with the PowerPoint from the meeting. If you would like to read more information, we have also included links to the Ornilux website and the patent file.


Up to 1 billion birds die do to window strikes in the U.S. each year


Spider webs can come in a variety of different shapes and patterns


Regular window glass versus Ornilux glass

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