All aboard for DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™

Date: 12 October 2010
Source: DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions
A recent, striking public installation of DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ can be found at the ticket offices of Vollpelleres train station in Sant Cugat, a district of Barcelona, Spain.

The glazed walls and sliding doors, which form a barrier between the ticket office and the station’s platforms, feature a transparent image of a train carriage and its doors, printed in high resolution on the decorative interlayer from DuPont and securely embedded within two panes of float glass.

The laminated glass panels with SentryGlas® Expressions™ interlayer were produced by Cricursa of Granollers, Spain, in partnership with Manusa Door System S.L. and Cristalería Juventud S.L., who produced and installed the doors respectively. Cricursa, a licensed user of SentryGlas® Expressions™ digital safety glass interlayer technology in Spain and Portugal, has a strong reputation for creativity and innovation and has developed a range of architectural glass solutions in SentryGlas® Expressions under its own tradename of Cridecor®. The glass panels consist of 6 mm clear float glass + 1.52 mm SentryGlas® + 6mm clear float glass. The train carriage images, provided by Impuls Idi (Girona, Spain) are digitally printed by Cricursa in full-colour, using high definition, UV-resistant inks, onto a transparent SentryGlas® interlayer. 

The transparency and high degree of detail in the reproduced image adds the overall visual impression of the door and panels as well as its sense of space and modernity. Moreover, because the image is safely embedded within a strong, high-impact resistant glass laminate with a high level of post-breakage stability – a direct consequence of the strength and stiffness of the DuPont interlayer - it remains both safe and secure to passengers and station workers alike during busy commuting hours and beyond.

SentryGlas® Expressions™ is a creative way for designers and artists to harness digital technologies to produce a wide range of decorative glass results. The DuPont proprietary technology enables printing directly onto the plastic interlayer for laminated safety glass. Whether the laminated glass is used for self-standing internal walls, partitions and doors, stairway balustrades, tabletops, elevators, windows or entire external building facades, it adds a flair to any space. 

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, SentryGlas® Expressions™ delivers the many benefits of laminated glass including safety, security, excellent outdoor weatherability as well as protection from UV rays and solar/thermal control.

Cricursa was founded in 1928 with the intention of bringing form, material and processing into high technology glass bending, in order to explore the possibilities of bent glass as a decorative element. After more than 8o years of experience, it now offers architectural glass, curved and flat interior and exterior glass, and is present in many of the most famous architectural works around the world. The company’s philosophy aims to achieve excellence in terms of quality and service, setting new standards of design and construction with the constant introduction of new glass-made solutions.

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions provides materials, services and innovations to makers and specifiers of laminated glass. It helps create a better world by improving home protection and automotive safety, and enabling design of stronger, more energy-efficient buildings that let in more natural light.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

XXX The DuPont Oval, DuPont™ and SentryGlas® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

Cridecor® is a registered trademark of Cricursa Cristales Curvados S.A.


Editorial Contact: Birgit Radlinger Tel.: +49 (0) 61 02/18-2638 Fax: +49 (0) 61 02/18-1318

600450 All aboard for DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™

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