Solutia Inc. announced the commercial availability of Saflex DG structural interlayer for architectural laminated glass. Saflex DG, designed for applications in which increased interlayer rigidity and high glass adhesion are required, combines the benefits of a rigid interlayer with the features of glass containment, UV screening, edge stability and clarity, according to a company release. Saflex DG provides superior structural capacity compared to standard PVB interlayers and is designed with ease of processing in mind. The interlayer also offers design flexibility, as it is compatible with other Saflex and Vanceva products. Due to the stiffness of Saflex DG, laminates can sustain higher uniform loads with the same glass thickness, or the glass thickness can be reduced and still achieve the same loading. The interlayer is suited for use with annealed and heat-strengthened glass, providing the opportunity to design with less optical distortion, reduce the potential for spontaneous breakage, allow for view-through capability after breakage and design for applications in which thermal stress may come into consideration, according to the release.
Specific applications of Saflex DG interlayer include structural glass applications, exposed edge laminates, floors, stairs, balconies, canopies, point glazing systems, clip systems, captured systems, curtain wall, sloped and overhead glazing, and glazing applications in which it is necessary for glass to remain intact after breakage.Solutia Inc.