Kuraray Europe GmbH

Company address

Muelheimer Strasse 26
Troisdorf 53840
Germany

Fax:
+49 (0) 2241 85-3488
Phone:
+49 (0) 2241 85-3214
COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Kuraray

 

Trosifol® – your global partner for laminated safety glass

Trosifol® – part of the Kuraray Group – is a leading global producer of PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass applications in the architectural, automotive and photovoltaic industries.

The evolution of the Trosifol® & DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) merger over the last two years has resulted in consolidation of the Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® product brands into a single brand: the new Trosifol®.

We at Trosifol® now offer the world’s broadest portfolio of innovative glass-laminating solutions, including structural and functional interlayers for safety and security applications, sound insulation and UV protection. For decorative applications, we supply colored interlayers, digitally printable films and other innovative products for interior design projects. Our UltraClear films exhibit the lowest Yellowness Index (YID) in the industry.

Trosifol®  is in the perfect position to be your preferred partner for laminated safety glass applications – serving the ever-changing demands of the global glass industry with seven worldwide production sites and five R&D centers.
    

Products

Trosifol® Safety
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In architectural glazing, long-term adhesion is an assurance of the high quality and long service life of the laminated glass. Trosifol® products are well known for these properties.
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And for its customer service, which starts with technical consultations – in the design of new production installations, for instance – and can include the joint development of innovative products. This is why Trosifol™ is one of the world's most important producers of PVB films for laminated safety glass.

Trosifol® ClearTrosifol® Clear

Trosifol® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) thermoplastic films are tough, resilient safety interlayers used in laminated architectural safety glass.

These PVB interlayers offer similar safety advantages by retaining dangerous shards in case of glass breakage. They are commonly used safety glass interlayers available worldwide.

 

Trosifol® UltraClearTrosifol® UltraClear

Trosifol® UltraClear is the highly transparent PVB film with medium and superior adhesion for laminated safety glass in architectural glazing. It is especially recommended for laminated safety glass consisting of fully tempered and heat-strengthened glass.

Containing a highly efficient UV stabilizer with probably the most strongly reduced yellowness index worldwide, it also displays proven long-term stability. It is available in widths of 300 to 3210 mm as a refrigerated film or with a PE interleaf.

Trosifol® Decorative
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Trosifol™ offers special films for decorative effects with colored interlayers, digitally printed films and design products for the interior design and the desires of architects.
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With the broadest product portfolio in the market Trosifol™ is ideally positioned for the requirements of decorative glazing. Trosifol™ offers special films for decorative effects with colored interlayers, digitally printed films and design products for the interior design and the desires of architects. Additionally reliable and long lasting adhesion is the key to long-term stability in architectural glazing. Trosifol® products are well known for their excellent adhesion properties. This is one of the reasons why Trosifol™ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of films for laminated safety glass.

 

Trosifol® ColorTrosifol® Color

Trosifol® Color is a PVB design film for colored laminated safety glass. A range of current standards colors, unparalleled in the brilliance of their hues, offer a huge diversity of possible uses. High color intensity is achieved with just a single film in the glass module; multiple layers are not necessary. Thanks to its outstanding colorfastness, Trosifol® Color is suitable for use indoors and outdoors. All Color types meet the requirements of EN ISO 12543.

>> Read more SentryGlas® Translucent White

 

Trosifol® Black & WhiteTrosifol® Black & White

Probably the most opaque PVB films on the market. Trosifol® Brilliant Black PVB film has an unsurpassed color depth, high color brilliance and total opacity.

Trosifol® Diamond White is also an opaque PVB film, rich, strong shade of white with an impressive high reflectivity.

 

Trosifol® Print & EncapsulationTrosifol® Print & Encapsulation

SentryGlas® Expressions™ are digitally printed in high definition using proprietary ink jet and specialized PVB interlayer technology. The result is astonishing imagery and design textures, protected within the laminated safety glass. Trosifol PVB films are also recommended for autoclave-free processing – particularly suitable for this is Trosifol® HR.

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Trosifol® Structural & Security
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The use of laminated glass in structural and security glazing applications has become preferred as a safer choice to monolithic tempered or heat strengthened glass.
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This is due to the glass retention characteristic of laminated glass resulting in greatly improved post glass breakage properties providing enhanced safety.

 Trosifol® StructuralTrosifol® Structural

Trosifol™ offers different options designed to best meet structural glazing performance and design requirements.

>> Read more SentryGlas®  >> Read more SentryGlas® Natural UV  >> Read more SentryGlas® Translucent White  >> Read more Trosifol® Extra Stiff  >> Read more SentryGlas® Xtra™

 

Trosifol® SecurityTrosifol® Security

Trosifol® Spallshield® CPET provides lightweight anti-spall properties to glazing structures.

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Trosifol® Hurricane GlazingTrosifol® Hurricane Glazing

Hurricane-impact-resistant glazing is capable of resisting violent storms and can help protect against the impact forces created by large and small flying debris. This type of glazing is often mandated in hurricane-prone regions to protect the integrity of buildings and their occupants. The choice of interlayer depends on the specific design requirements and local building codes. All Trosifol Hurricane Glazing products have Miami Dade County NOA (Notice of Acceptance) certificates.

>> Read more Trosifol® Clear  >> Read more Trosifol® XT UltraClear  >> Read more SentryGlas®  >> Read more SentryGlas® Natural UV  >> Read more SentryGlas® Translucent White  >> Read more SentryGlas® Xtra™

Trosifol® Acoustic
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Trosifol® Sound Control are PVB films with outstanding sound protection properties. Compared to a glass assembly containing standard PVB film, the same assembly containing Trosifol® Sound Control achieves improvements in sound insulation of up to 3 db.
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The production process for laminated safety glass containing Trosifol® Sound Control is just as efficient and simple as for standard architectural glazing products. Laminated safety glass produced with Trosifol Sound Control has outstanding product properties in terms of safety, long-term stability, light-fastness and appearance. And: Trosifol® is the world’s only PVB film manufacturer to have both sound protection films – monolayer and trilayer – in its portfolio and is thus able to offer the perfect solution for any glass application.

 

Trosifol® SC MonolayerTrosifol® SC Monolayer

Trosifol® SC Monolayer is a PVB film with outstanding sound protection properties. Compared to a glass assembly containing standard PVB film, the same assembly containing Trosifol® SC Monolayer achieves improvements in sound insulation of up to 3 db.

The production process for laminated safety glass containing Trosifol® SC Monolayer is just as efficient and simple as for standard architectural glazing products.

Laminated safety glass produced with Trosifol® SC Monolayer has outstanding product properties in terms of safety, long-term stability, light-fastness and appearance.

 

Trosifol® SC MultilayerTrosifol® SC Multilayer

Sound insulation with Trosifol® SC Multilayer is even better. Trosifol® SC Multilayer is a totally newly developed sound protection film that comes with decisive efficiency advantages in the mass production of acoustic laminated safety glass.

As confirmed by several test bodies with European-wide accreditation, laminated safety glass produced with Trosifol® SC Multilayer in suitable insulation glazing assemblies is capable of achieving sound insulation values of over 50 db.

Trosifol® Specialized Application
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Some architectural projects require glass with high UV-transmittance. Trosifol® offers different options to meet our customer’s needs.
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Some architectural projects require glass with high UV-transmittance. For example, when designing controlled environments for animals (zoos), or plants (botanical gardens and greenhouses), extra care must be taken to provide unfiltered, broad spectrum light, as close as possible to the animal’s or plant’s natural habitat. Again, Trosifol® offers different options to meet our customer’s needs. Trosifol® PVB films are also recommended for autoclave-free processing - particularly suitable for this is Trosifol® HR.

 

Trosifol® UV ControlTrosifol® UV Control

Trosifol® Natural UV is an Ultra Clear PVB film with outstanding UV transmittance and fills a gap in non-standard architectural applications. SentryGlas® Natural UV is a structural interlayer for safety glass that combines the structural performance of ionomer interlayer with increased transmittance of natural ultraviolet (UV) light. In opposite Trosifol® UV Extra Protect blocks 100% UV rays.

>> Read more Trosifol® UV Extra Protect  >> Read more Trosifol® Natural UV  >> Read more SentryGlas® N-UV

 

Trosifol® Autoclave FreeTrosifol® Autoclave Free

Trosifol® PVB films are also recommended for autoclave-free processing – particularly suitable for this is Trosifol® HR. This should be dried freely suspended for 12 hours at 10 % relative humidity (25-30 % with an autoclave) and a temperature of less than +30 °C.Used together with string ribbon crystalline Si (solar) cells, Trosifol® HR has proven effective in many cases because of its higher surface roughness and the associated enhanced deairing of the assembly.

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Trosifol® Specialty FilmTrosifol® Specialty Film

Trosifol® PET is specially treated to have durable adhesion to Trosifol® PVB.

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Trosifol® Recycled
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Trosifol® is a leading worldwide supplier of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) safety interlayers for use in laminated glass, and the only manufacturer offering high-quality PVB interlayers in a choice of either virgin or 100% post-industrial recycled materials: Butacite® G
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Architecture

Butacite® G interlayers are 100% recycled PVB available in clear and color for automotive and architectural use. The interlayers are manufactured from collected postindustrial PVB trimmings, and are supplied to glass laminators as rolled sheet goods.By carefully sorting and reprocessing PVB trimmings generated during the production of laminated glass, Kuraray helps assure that Butacite® G sheeting is a clean, reliable raw material for use with new safety glass laminates.

 

Automotive

Butacite® G is manufactured for optimum yield and impact performance in automotive windshields. Laminators and their customers are responsible for defining and assuring finished laminate visual acceptance standards consistent with use of this product, either in OEM equipment or as replacement glass (aftermarket).

Automotive & Transportation
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Trosifol® interlayers can help build lighter-weight, more fuel-efficient family car sunroofs or wider and more spectacular views of the ocean, through more durable yacht windows.
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They can help cruise ship installers to use glass construction elements that meet requirements of the marine industry, to withstand both human and wave impacts and harsh climate conditions, while ensuring passenger safety.

Trosifol® Safety / Standard

Trosifol® Safety / Standard

Trosifol® offers PVB films for the glazing of automobiles and other means of transport. Windscreens and side windows manufactured with Trosifol® exhibit exceptional standards of safety, long-term stability, visual appearance, and protection from noise and UV light. Trosifol® conforms to the standards ECE R43 and ANSI Z26.1 and is certified to ISO/TS 16949, DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

 

Trosifol® Clear, Trosifol® Shadeband & Trosifol® ColorTrosifol® Clear, Trosifol® Shadeband & Trosifol® Color

Automotive laminated safety glass with Trosifol® Clear has excellent light transmittance properties in conformity with all requirements of ECE R43 and ANSI Z26.1. The film is available in some standard colors and as a shade band product.

 

It is supplied refrigerated or with a PE interleaf. Special product properties:

  • High edge strength for outstanding long-term stability
  • Moisture-insensitive glass adhesion
  • Pronounced flow and hence lower reprocessing rate, plus outstanding visual quality of the final laminate
  • Easy edge trimming
  • Low odour formation
  • Very low electrostatic charging

 

Trosifol® Spallshield® CPETTrosifol® Spallshield® CPET

Traditional Trosifol® Spallshield® CPET composites are pre-assembled combinations of PVB, PET and a hard coat, typically used in transportation safety glass or ballistic applications where human safety is paramount. Adding an anti-spall composite during lamination increases the penetration resistance of a given thickness of glass and is also particularly useful in high-security applications. Additionally, in certain applications, such as sunroofs, the hard-coated PET essentially replaces a glass lite in order to reduce the weight of the glass structure leading to improved fuel mileage.

Trosifol® Spallshield® CPET, a single-component, hard coated PET film that can be used in combination with PVB or with other high-security glazing materials is available for spall protection laminates. Using Trosifol Spallshield® films enables manufacturers to add durable spall protection to a wide range of new laminated glass designs.

 

SentryGlas®SentryGlas®

All glazing used on ships – from yachts to floating hotel cruise ship giants - is subject to norms and standards developed by a national or international standards organization (ISO, BS, EN) specific for marine applications. Beside that it needs to be resistant to harsh conditions such as salt water, wave impact while ensuring passenger safety. Find here examples where Trosifol® interlayers play a role to deliver great performance with high durability, increased safety and beside that helped to develop glazing systems with less weight.

 

Trosifol® Acoustic

Trosifol® Acoustic

Trosifol® Acoustic is a special sound protection film for automotive glazing. It has been optimized in order to largely exclude the frequencies and ambient noise arising in the moving vehicle. The film exploits the benefits of multilayer technology. Despite its sound-absorbing properties, Trosifol® Acoustic provides the same level of safety as standard PVB films for the exacting requirements of automotive glazing.

 

Trosifol® The Wedge™

Trosifol® The Wedge™

Laminated between two layers of glass, Trosifol® The Wedge™ is transparent to allow distortion-free forward vision, but also is able to reflect the HUD projection for viewing by the driver. The virtual image appears to float in the driver’s line of sight near the front of the car, minimizing refocus time. Virtual image location and brightness can be adjusted to the driver’s preference. Together, these features help to reduce driver distraction, enhancing safety.

At the center of the HUD technology is a precisely engineered Trosifol PVB “interlayer” offering that acts as the screen onto which the HUD information is projected. This interlayer is called Trosifol® The Wedge™ because of its angular cross-section.