Eastman Announces 2014 World of Color Awards™ Program

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), manufacturer of the Vanceva® Color System for laminated glass, announced today that entries are now being accepted for the third Eastman World of Color Awards™ Inspired by Vanceva.

The international design awards program is designed to honor architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing contractors, and other industry professionals for their innovative use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.Entries may be uploaded at www.worldofcolorawards.com.  

“We received entries from all over the world last year,” says Doug Marren, global marketing communications manager for the Vanceva Color System at Eastman. “All the projects were magnificent, showcasing how they utilized glass and color in their design. As we open this year’s competition, we encourage the profession to visit the World of Color Awards website to enjoy some of the work that was submitted last year.”

The Vanceva Color System offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers, which are laminated in between two pieces of glass. A palette of 16 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors enabling designers to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar control, sound insulation and UV protection.

The Eastman World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals. All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva color interlayer products. Following are key competition dates and information:

-Design and architectural projects must have been completed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 to be considered for this competition.

-Entry Deadline – Submissions will close on April 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

-All entries must include the liberal use of Vanceva® laminated color glass products.

-When submitting a nomination, please include a descriptive overview explaining the inspiration and vision for the project.

-Include detailed photography of the glazing used in the project, as well as several additional photos that portray the overall scope of the project. Interior and exterior views are preferred, if possible.

-Design studio sketches, drawings and renderings that help communicate the location, form and function of the glazing in the overall design are also strongly encouraged.

-Winners will be determined by a jury panel made up of leaders from the international architectural and design industry.

-No entry fees are required.

-Submissions of projects can be done electronically. Simply visit www.worldofcolorawards.com to submit photographs and brief background information for each project.

-Multiple entries from one firm or individual will be accepted.

-Entrants must agree to provide unlimited photography rights for public relations purposes.

-Winners will receive a glass display award and recognition in all media relations efforts associated with the competition.

Eastman Saflex® and Vanceva® brand PVB interlayers are the most trusted name in PVB interlayer technology for laminated glazing, delivering outstanding performance and durability, backed by reliable and knowledgeable service. As a result, they are found in nearly 40 percent of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide.

Vanceva®, Saflex® and World of Color Awards SM and all other trademarks listed below are trademarks of Eastman. and/or its affiliates.

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Media Contacts: Janet Ryan, +1 314-822-8860 | +1 314-614-7408 | janet@ryan-pr.com OR Doug Marren, +1 314-674-2773 | dpmarr@eastman.com

600450 Eastman Announces 2014 World of Color Awards™ Program glassonweb.com
Date: 21 November 2013
Source: Eastman Chemical Company

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