This brand new product has been developed in-house and has been tested throughout the 2019.
The R&D department of the Satinal Group has always been an essential component of the success of STRATO®. In fact, the DNA of the brand STRATO® has been built on the scientific background and know-how of the Satinal Group’s technicians.
The Satinal Group’s goal is not only to make a “Made in Italy” EVA film that guarantees an easy product tracing and consistent quality, but also to make it state-of-the-art.
The in-house Laboratory, S-LAB, is made up of a team of specialists who develop and evaluate new formulas to make high quality products, which can meet the changing needs of the market.
As a result, Satinal has formulated a new thermosetting and transparent product, STRATO® PLUS: the Non-Plus-Ultra of EVA films for the architectural glass market.
The top quality, higher than any other product on the market, is the key feature of this new product.
STRATO® PLUS meets the needs of customers identified during the production and marketing of the other products included in the STRATO® range.
During the year 2019, the Research & Development department was dedicated to the formulation of this new product, as well as to its detailed technical evaluation in order to ensure its best performance on the market.
On one hand, STRATO® PLUS has a higher degree of smoothness and elasticity than STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO: this allows the customers to laminate special inserts such as LCD (Smart Glass), PET or fabrics without problems of distortions or air bubbles ensuring, at the same time, the highest degree of transparency even with low temperature lamination.
On the other hand, STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO is the most stiff EVA film on the market and it is the perfect solution for those applications that require high levels of stiffness and impact resistance.
The higher stiffness of STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO also minimizes the EVA leakage from the edges of the glass during the lamination process, allowing for easier cleaning after lamination.
STRATO® PLUS and STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO provide excellent noise reduction properties and, on request, Satinal shares the detailed sound performance data of laminated glass with STRATO® product range (obtained from certified external laboratories). They are both suitable for outdoor applications as well as for interior design, thanks to their resistance to UV rays and weathering, which can instead damage other products similar, but with a lower quality, to STRATO® causing unwanted yellowing effects.
STRATO® PLUS has a UV cut of at 360 nm compared to the traditional STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO that blocks 100 percent UV rays up to 385 nm. This feature allows to achieve a higher degree of clarity in order to satisfy the requirement of having a completely natural and neutral looking glass.
Another important goal for Satinal is the achievement of ISO 9001 certification which demonstrates its commitment to constantly guaranteeing the highest quality products on the market. Since January 2020, the company has been starting all the activities of standardization and finalisation of the in-house production processes with the aim of achieving the certification by the end of the year.
Satinal collects a sample of each item produced and delivered to customers in order to promptly check any problems encountered by the end user. This allows to make double quality checks and to establish the true causes of post-laminating problems should they occur. Furthermore, the strict quality controls during the production process ensure the provision of high-quality products in compliance with the standards required.
With the launch of STRATO® PLUS, in addition to the rest of the STRATO® colour range and STRATO® FRESCO – the first and only solar control EVA film on the market, Satinal confirms itself as the only company in the world that is able to produce and offer to the market a wide range of EVA which can satisfy all customers needs and which can be used in different applications. STRATO® is also the only EVA film available with a maximum width of 2600 mm (102″ inches).
In the S-LAB department, Satinal develops technical tests related to processing methods, and testing of mechanical performances according to the reference standards, in addtion to chemical studies and formulations of new products.
With the help of TK’s consolidated experience in the construction of furnaces, Satinal has studied laminating cycles with specific temperatures and times, suitable for the whole STRATO® product range. As a consequence, STRATO® PLUS also follows well-established laminating recipes, but it has the peculiarity of being processed even at low temperatures, which are essential for the production of special products such as Smart Glass (LCD), ensuring a high level of transparency.
Satinal makes its know-how available to all customers and offers assistance to professionals in the glass sector, both in selecting the most suitable type of EVA and in the laminating cycle to be applied.
Satinal’s customers can also request to carry out some tests in the in-house S-Lab Laboratory such as resistance to high temperatures and humidity, impact tests (according to the requirements of UNI EN ISO 12543, 12600, 356, etc.), light transmission tests, glass adhesion tests, cross-linking tests, etc.
These tests can be carried out on samples of laminated glass with STRATO® or with the addition of inserts, and they are useful for a first compatibility and resistance evaluation.
If you would like to receive the product data sheet with technical details on STRATO® PLUS or ask for a free sample, please send your request to email@example.com.