Solutia Automotive Reports Record Number of Concept

Date: 31 January 2003
Source: Yahoo
According to Solutia Automotive, the use of laminated automotive glass is on the rise for both concept and production vehicles, and no place was that more evident than the 2003 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which concluded Monday, Jan. 20.

The glass used in the side, rear, roof and advanced windshields on nearly 30 vehicles displayed at the show contained either Solutia's Saflex® brand interlayer or its Vanceva(TM) (pronounced van-SEE-va) brand advanced interlayer. This was the largest collection of vehicles using Solutia's glass interlayers assembled at one auto show.

"The North American International Auto Show was an extremely positive sign for the future of laminated auto glass," said Jay Pyper, worldwide automotive market development manager for Solutia Automotive. "This show was a milestone in that it demonstrated the trend of laminated glass transitioning from the concept design studios onto production vehicles."

The reasons behind the increasing popularity of laminated glass equates to the variety of distinct benefits provided, according to Pyper. The base product, polyvinyl butyral (PVB), marketed by Solutia Automotive under the Saflex® brand, has been used in windshields for more than 60 years. But now, NVH and design engineers, and product planners, are discovering the benefits of using an interlayer in the side, rear and roof windows as well. This new category of automotive glass is known in the industry as Enhanced Protective Glass (EPG).

Additionally, concept and production vehicle designers are discovering the aesthetic benefits of Solutia's advanced interlayers marketed under the Vanceva(TM) brand. One of the products, Vanceva(TM) Color, allows designers to specify a glass interlayer from an almost infinite palette of colors to complement or contrast a vehicle's coating. Vanceva(TM) Color was featured on nine vehicles at the NAIAS.

600450 Solutia Automotive Reports Record Number of Concept
Date: 31 January 2003
Source: Yahoo

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