Attention Architects - Laminated Glass Now Comes in a New Range of Colours

Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) today announced their 2010 Vanceva Color Forecast for Architectural Laminated Glass. The 10 unique colors can be achieved by utilizing two or more layers from the company's Vanceva Color by Saflex line of poly vinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated glass.

No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, Architects and Designers continue to push the envelope, developing innovative color design methods for every glazing application. When exploring light, form, and space in the design process, glass can be the answer for all three considerations with the addition of Vanceva colors by Saflex. Now hospitals, living rooms, and urban facades can showcase color in the glazing design.

"Without light -- color would not exist. Therefore it is perfect that modern design trends continue to bring color into glass," said Aimee Davis, global marketing communications manager of Saflex. "In response, Saflex is proud to introduce 10 new brighter versions of classic standards to the Vanceva Color Studio. Often a path for natural day-lighting, today's windows offer Architects and Designers a dynamic palette on which to display color. Color and light are used not only to define space, but to stimulate and even inspire those who inhabit it."

Producing a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are unachievable using stock selections of glass, Vanceva color by Saflex gives architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever before. Vanceva color interlayers can be combined to produce more than two thousand transparent, translucent or opaque color options to help create the desired tone and intensity. When Vanceva color interlayers are combined with tinted or reflective glass, the design possibilities are nearly limitless.

"No other interlayer brand delivers the complete spectrum of colors for laminated glass like Vanceva colors by Saflex," said Julie Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager, for Saflex. "Used in curtain walls, atriums, skylights, partitions and conference rooms, Vanceva color interlayers allow the most expressive designs with distinctive hues from the subtle to the dramatic."

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