Kuraray is pleased about numerous and well-informed visitors

Kuraray is pleased about numerous and well-informed visitors
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Date: 11 October 2021

For the first time "Night of Technology Bonn" at the manufacturer of film for laminated safety glass on the industrial park in Troisdorf

"See, understand, experience technology" was taken by 90 visitors as an opportunity to take a closer look at the production of Kuraray films for laminated safety glass (Trosifol and SentryGlas). On the second "Night of Technology in the Rhine-Sieg District and Bonn" on October 1, but for the first time at Kuraray Europe GmbH's Troisdorf site, external visitors were allowed to take a close look at the production of films for laminated safety glass.

"We are very pleased with the response and with 90 visitors we were booked to capacity," says Dr. Holger Stenzel, site manager of Kuraray in Troisdorf. In return, the interested guests were shown the entire production process: from the fully automated raw material warehouse, through the production of the qualitatively complex automotive films (for windshields in cars), to research & development and quality control with a test demonstration of a ball drop test. This involves dropping a metal ball weighing 2.26 kg from a height of several meters onto a laminated safety glass pane, which must not allow the ball to fall through after breakage.

Dr. Jan Beekhuizen, responsible for Research & Development at the site, commented: "We were surprised at how well informed the visitors were. Obviously, all of them had informed themselves sufficiently about the manufacturing process and function of our films beforehand. The questions were correspondingly detailed. One little boy wanted to know exactly whether such a broken pane could still hold him after the impact of the metal ball. We were able to reassure him and everyone else - after all, that is precisely the task of the film. Laminated safety glass must still have sufficient stability after glass breakage so that, for example, car occupants can still sit safely and securely in the car after a stone impact accident."

The concept of dividing the visitor groups into small units of around six people worked very well, confirms Holger Stenzel: "This gave us sufficient time and opportunity to address all questions." And Jan Beekhuizen adds: "We have received only positive feedback. That made all the attendants at our company and the two young laboratory assistants from Research & Development, who were on duty until well after midnight, very happy. After all, it pleases everyone to be able to show their workplace to such interested visitors."

Claudia Roth from the Human Resources Department organized the event internally at Kuraray: "Maybe this wasn't the last time we took part. If the visitors are so interested, it's fun for everyone - the colleagues and the guests.

Kuraray is pleased about numerous and well-informed visitors

Trosifol is the leading global producer of PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass applications in the architectural segment. With the biggest product portfolio worldwide, Trosifol offers outstanding solutions:

  • Structural: Trosifol® Extra Stiff (ES) PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast films
  • Acoustic: Trosifol® SC Monolayer and Multilayer PVB films for sound insulation
  • Trosifol® film for UV control: Trosifol® UV Extra Protect, Trosifol® Natural UV and SentryGlas® Natural UV - from complete UV protection to natural UV transmittance
  • Trosifol® UltraClear PVB film for the lowest yellowing value in the industry
  • Decorative & design: Black and white, color and printable interlayers
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