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Solutia Automotive: trend to laminated side windows

One of the latest trends at the New York Auto Show passed unnoticed by many visitors although it was actually in view on 20 vehicles on display at the show, which ran 18 – 27 April 2003. That trend is…

One of the latest trends at the New York Auto Show passed unnoticed by many visitors although it was actually in view on 20 vehicles on display at the show, which ran 18 – 27 April 2003. That trend is laminated side window glass. Laminated glass is formed by sandwiching polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two layers of glass. Heat and pressure are applied, causing the PVB interlayer to become transparent. Recent technology advances now allow colors and and other composites to be added, creating colored or patterned windows. Solutia markets these advanced interlayers under the Vanceva(TM) (pronounced van-SEE-va) brand. According to Solutia Automotive, the use of laminated automotive glass is increasing in both concept and production vehicles, a trend that continues to be demonstrated at auto shows in the U.S. “The New York Auto Show is one of the major consumer shows in the country. The number of vehicles at this show containing laminated side glass is a good indication that vehicle manufacturers are viewing it as a value-added component for their customers,” said Jay Pyper, North American automotive market development manager for Solutia Automotive. Pyper attributes the growing popularity of laminated glass to the variety of benefits provided. The base product, PVB, marketed by Solutia Automotive under the Saflex(R) brand, has been used in windscreens for more than 60 years. But now, NVH and design engineers, and product planners, are discovering the benefits of using an interlayer in the side, rear and roof windows as well. This new category of automotive glass is known in the industry as Enhanced Protective Glass (EPG). In addition, Solutia claims vehicle designers are discovering the aesthetic benefits of its advanced Vanceva(TM) brand interlayers. One of the products, Vanceva(TM) Color, allows designers to specify a glass interlayer from an almost unlimited range of colors. Both products provide all the benefits of using a PVB interlayer. Noise intrusion is reduced by up to 6 dB, according to Solutia tests. The glass offers ten times greater theft resistance than tempered glass, which can shatter from a blow. The glass will block of 95% of UV rays and with the addition of a film in the PVB interlayer, infrared ray penetration can be reduced, making the vehicle interior cooler.

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