This life adds intensity to a shape or a space. And appeal.
Striking contrasts can enhance this vitality still further and underscore an even clearer formal language. “Complex, not complicated,” the architect Bernhard Franken once said. Simplicity and reduction to the essential. Even on different levels.
Clarity in the turmoil of modern life. Orientation.
With the total of five architectural films of its BLACK&WHITE range, TROSIFOL is giving architects and designers a creative tool that lends expression to this formal language.
Brilliant Black has an unsurpassed colour depth, high colour brilliance and total opacity. Diamond White, on the other hand, is an also opaque, rich, strong shade of white with an impressive high reflectivity.
These two shades are supplemented by three more white design films in different shades and with different degrees of opacity. Shining White, a dazzling, aesthetic white with 10 per cent light transmittance, the semi-transparent Sand White, that allows 70 per cent of the light through, and White Translucent, an almost opaque all-rounder with 55 per cent transmittance, is ideal as an attractive visual barrier.
The functionalities of the five films are neatly balanced and create novel potential for design.
Brilliant Black, for instance, has a colour depth unparalleled on the market and absolute opacity. Not even light sources behind it are visible. "We are convinced that such a deep black is peerless in the marketplace," Marketing Manager Christoph Troska affirms.
TROSIFOL stresses that the new products feature the familiar and proven advantages such as excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength, outstanding long-term stability and suitability for use indoors and outdoors.
Products of the current film range can also be seen in the furnishings and construction of the stand at glasstec 2014. At the counter, various panes of glass have been embellished with films of the BLACK&WHITE range. Particularly conspicuous is the use of the light-impermeable black film from this range on the large gateway. Bright colours and black & white contrasts are integrated in a professional ambience at the stand with its clear-cut, almost Cubist formal language.
In visual contrast, the left gateway is presenting various colours of the COLOUR range, where they demonstrate their brilliance.
Incidentally, the COLOUR range can be extended as desired with the BLACK&WHITE series, as DIAMOND WHITE films are an obvious choice for combinations with printed PVB films. Another possibility is combinations with coloured PVB films to make them opaque. A fine example of this is the façade of the new PVB production plant in Troisdorf.
"Best of Both" is the motto that Kuraray is communicating to customers at the fair. "By this we mean the best of both worlds," says Troska. "We are now in the unique position of being able to offer our customers not only our comprehensive PVB product range, but established ionomer technology as well."
TROSIFOL films have been making glass safer for almost 60 years. PVB films are impressive with their excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength and outstanding long-term stability. When the glass shatters, the glass fragments adhere to the film and reduce the risk of injury considerably thanks to the high-strength bond between the glass plies and the PVB film.