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Trosifol: developments in technology and uses of PVB films

2011-01-01 | Energy saving

Energy savings are an essential part of any new or renovated building. These can be obtained by means of insulation, special glazing and the use of particular materials. Trosifol, a division of the Kuraray Group, presented products, which guarantee higher efficiency with regards to sound control, and even increasing safety during energy blackouts with its new PVB film, which is self-luminous in the dark.

Trosifol: developments in technology and uses of PVB films
Founded in 1926, the Kuraray Group, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and workforce of about 7,500 employees, is the world’s biggest producer of water-soluble synthetic polyvinyl alcohols - an initial product for many applications in day-to-day living. This activity, pursued in the Chemicals and Resins division, accounts for a considerable proportion of overall business. These products are further processed for a variety of applications, including paints and printing inks, computer housings, food packages, LCD monitors and also pharmaceutical products.
In Europe, operating business, sales and the production of chemical specialities are handled by Eval Europe in Antwerp and “Kuraray Europe GmbH, in Frankfurt. The Trosifol division, which joined Kuraray Europe at the beginning of 2005, is firmly integrated in the strategy of the internationally successful Kuraray Group. Kuraray Europe is the leading supplier of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and
polyvinyl butyral products in Europe. Both of these specialized chemical products are crucial for the production of paper, textiles, packaging materials and PVB film for laminated safety glass as well as for paints, printing inks, adhesives, cosmetics and ceramics.

SELF-LUMINOUS FILM FOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS AND SAFETY
Lumineo marks a new departure for Trosifol in its appeal to architects. As the leading supplier of PVB films in European architectural glazing, the PVB manufacturer of the Japanese Kuraray Group is targeting this new sel...




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