Guard rails provide an attractive and safe view of the games.

Barueri Arena - São Paulo - BrazilAesthetics and safety were the basic premises for the specification of DuPont™ SentryGlas® structural interlayer in the guard rails of Barueri Arena, considered one of the most modern sports facilities in Brazil today.


More than a municipal soccer stadium, it is a multipurpose arena used for various entertainment and sport events.

Satio Tomita, architect of the Barueri Arena project sought to replace the original metal guard rail with a glass solution that would provide maximum visibility and safety.

DuPont™ SentryGlas® structural interlayer enabled the use of a thinner, lighter laminated glass solution, one with better impact resistance, higher transparency, and less sensitivity to moisture and other weathering effects. The laminated glass also complies with ASTM E 2353 and ASTM E 2358 standards for glass in railing systems.

Using finite element analysis, it was possible to prove that self-supporting PVB solutions would require thicker and heavier glass. In addition, SentryGlas® weathering data supported an exposed edge design, thus, enabling a total

obstacle- free view.

The post-breakage performance of SentryGlas® laminated glass increases safety and protects people below the glass from the danger of falling glass.

SentryGlas® also enabled the use of larger glass panels, meeting the required pressure loads and creating a transparent barrier around the football field.


  • Laminated Glass: 12mm tempered glass

                                  1,52mm SentryGlas®

  • Panel Dimension: 1,52 m x 1,95 m


The higher the tension, the greater the risk of glass breakage. The ASTM standard allows a maximum tension in the glass according to a specified time duration and exposure temperature.


DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions

Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.

Phone +1 302 774 1161

Toll-free (USA) 800 438 7225

Fax +1 302 892 7390

DuPont Brazil, S.A.

Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil

Phone +55 11 4166 8000

TeleSolutions 0800 17 17 15

Fax +55 11 4166 8720

DuPont China Holding Co., Ltd.

Pudong new district, Shanghai

Phone +86 21 3862 2888

Fax +86 21 3862 2889

Du Pont Int’l. Operations Sarl.

Geneva, Switzerland

Phone +41 22 717 51 11

Fax +41 22 717 55 00

600450 Guard rails provide an attractive and safe view of the games.
Date: 6 December 2012

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