Saturday, June 29, 2013

At China Glass fair, Kuraray satisfied with TROSIFOL PVB Films

Very happy was TROSIFOL, a division of Kuraray Co. Ltd (Tokyo) with the outcome of this year’s China Glass fair in Bejing. Especially Ray Nakada, TROSIFOL’s responsible sales manager for this region was very satisfied: "The stand was very well recognized by visitors and raised our performance positively from many other companies at the fair. In addition to the products BLACK & WHITE, it was mainly the subject‚ "yellowness index", which interested visitors. Many visitors had the opinion that the PVB film TROSIFOL significantly differs from those of other PVB film manufacturers which do not show the high transparency and clarity of TROSIFOL PVB films."

Asia is an important growth market for laminated safety glass made with TROSIFOL PVB films - both for architectural applications, as well as for applications in photovoltaics.

The annual fair attracted over 800 national and international exhibitors from about 27 countries presented their products and services on approximately 80,000 square meters this year. Unofficial sources say about 30,000 visitors.

via Kuraray Europe GmbH

Monday, June 20, 2011

Global PVB Film Market Research Report Now Available

Global PVB Film Market is the title of a research report now available for purchase at the ReportLinker website. ReportLinker's website states that they offer "easy access to 1.2 million market research reports and industry statistics published by 200,000 authoritative sources." The report is published by Frost & Sullivan and covers the photovoltaic, automotive, and construction PVB film world markets.

From the Global PVB Film Market PDF brochure:
This research service gives a detailed analysis on the three application segments of PVB film namely, automotive, construction, and photovoltaic. The important factors that are driving and restraining the growth of the market have also been detailed in the study along with the challenges faced by the participants. The research service provides information on market trends, unit shipment and revenue forecasts, distribution structure, competitive structure, market share analysis and critical success factors for each of the segment.

Friday, March 18, 2011

DuPont Launches New Czech Republic PVB Plant

Holesov, Czech Republic is the location for DuPont chemical company's new plant for producing Butacite G. Butacite G is DuPont's polyvinyl butyral (PVB) safety interlayers for use in laminated glass. It is manufactured from 100% post-industrial recycled materials and is used in vehicle windshields and to protect photovoltaic solar cells. Sona Krausova, DuPont's Czech division lead, stated, "This new production facility for Butacite G contributes to the economic development of the area and its central location will enable efficient distribution of product throughout Europe."

Since DuPont's Butacite G is made entirely from recycled materials, it will further DuPont's stated goal of developing more environmentally sustainable products. William J. Harvey, President of DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers, said, "This investment demonstrates DuPont's focus on Central and Eastern Europe and supports our commitment to deliver science-based innovations and sustainable solutions for our customers. The patented technology used at this facility enables product waste to be recycled and provides value through its reuse in safety glass interlayers made of 100 percent recycled material."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

S&P Upgrades PVB Maker Solutia Inc.

The credit rating of Solutia Inc. has been upgraded recently by Standard & Poor's. It has been increased from BB- to BB. This points to a more stable outlook for the maker of Saflex polyvinyl butyral (PVB) technology. Furthermore, the company's senior secured credit rating went to BB+ from BB- and its senior unsecured notes due 2017 and 2020 were upgraded from a BB- to a B+.

Guangzhou TV building to use Southwall's XIR film

China’s Guangzhou TV building which is currently under construction will use XIR film from Southwall Technologies, Inc. XIR film is sold as a heat reflective, energy efficient laminated glass. It is designed to be laminated with tempered clear glass or combined with tinted PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral).