Although it may not be readily apparent, you rely on products from Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division to invisibly improve materials you rely on everyday. Cars can be lighter and more fuel efficient with acoustic windshields made with Saflex® polyvinyl butyral interlayers (PVB) interlayer. Houses and buildings get help defending against UV damage and storm debris, as well as better acoustic control, when windows are made with Saflex interlayer or a colorful touch from the Vanceva® Color Studio. And, weather damage is reduced while conductivity is improved in solar panels using Saflex PVB and VISTASOLAR® ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) encapsulation technology.
Solutia's Advanced Interlayers is a trusted name in polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation — delivering outstanding performance and durability, backed by reliable and knowledgeable service. As a result, it is found in nearly 40 percent of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide.
Benefits of Using Saflex and VISTASOLAR
Saflex enhanced acoustic interlayer for laminated glass helps automakers reduce vehicle weight to meet and exceed global environmental regulations such as the CO2 emissions standards in the Kyoto Protocol as well as the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.
Durable Saflex interlayers resist breaking and limit shattered glass damage from storms or bomb blasts, block a large percentage of UV rays from interior furnishings, add color and translucency and create an acoustic barrier when used in architectural designs. KeepSafe Maximum® windows combine safety and design, providing protection from hurricanes and windborne storm debris.
In solar energy production, Saflex PVB and VISTASOLAR EVA interlayers have many outstanding qualities — including durability, processability and moisture protection — they are the preferred encapsulate materials for use in the world's largest thin-film solar panels and Solutia is the only company capable of providing both technologies from a single manufacturer, known for outstanding technical service and support.
Saflex Butvar® resins are used to improve the adhesion, strength, durability and flexibility of products around the globe. For example, a Butvar resin is an essential ingredient in retro-reflective sheeting used to increase the visibility of road signs.
Demand for laminated glass continues to rise globally, with strong growth in Asia and Europe foreseen through the next decade. Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division is investing to meet this demand, positioning its asset base and introducing innovative products to meet the needs and challenges of an evolving market.
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