DuPont: SentryGlas® provides high resistance to temperature and humidity on façade in Abu Dhabi

2013-04-20 | Building applications

The most recent application of DuPont™ SentryGlas is that of a 570,000-square-metre development in the new Abu Dhabi Central Business District. In this article, DuPont explains the reasons behind the use of SentryGlas®, with regards to resistance, performance and post-breakage behaviour.

The most recent application of DuPont™ SentryGlas is in the new Abu Dhabi Central Business District
New application of SentryGlas
The new façade covering the four Sowwah Square towers in Abu Dhabi provides another example of the functional and structural capabilities of DuPont™ SentryGlas®.
Located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sowwah Square is part of the Sowwah Island project and is located in the new Abu Dhabi Central Business District, a 570,000 square metre development comprising of four luxury high-rise towers incorporating office spaces, a retail area and the new Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange.

The façade
Designed by architects Goettsch Partners of Chicago, United States, and manufactured and installed by Folcrá Beach Industrial Company W.L.L and J&H Emirates (Jangho), the façade construction used on the Sowwah Square towers comprises a high performance glazed curtain wall system with external sunshade glass - Louvers. These Louvers comprise two side-supported open edge glass panels, which are installed horizontally in U-shaped fixation systems. The laminate panels each measure 500 millimetres x 1,000 millimetres, or 300 millimetres x 1,000 millimetres and use 1.52 millimetres SentryGlas interlayer.

Why SentryGlas?
According to the architect, SentryGlas was selected for its resistance to humidity and high temperatures, as well as its superior performance compared to PVB-based alternatives in terms of post-breakage behaviour and open edge performance.
Due to the strength of the interlayer, SentryGlas laminates demonstrate excellent post-glass-breakage performance. Upon imp...


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