Eastman Chemical Company
) has introduced a new polyvinyl butyral (PVB) solar interlayer
called SaflexSG to help control solar heat gain in buildings. The
product brings solace to the design professionals who face the
challenge of designing projects in hot climates.
SaflexSG solar interlayer, built using Eastman Chemical's
proprietary IR absorbing technology, offers a 0.55 Solar Heat
Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and more than 70% Visible Light
Transmittance (VLT) with 3 millimeter (mm) clear glass.
These properties of SaflexSG enhances its solar heat gain
performance while maintaining high levels of visible light
transmittance when compared with monolithic glass and clear
monolithic glass laminates made with standard clear PVB
Usage of SaflexSG interlayer is expected to meet or exceed
regulations for laminated safety glazing when properly selected,
laminated and installed. SaflexSG interlayer is well equipped to
provide exceptional durability when exposed to natural weathering
like other Saflex interlayers.
Saflex SG interlayer is advantageous as it provides safety
glazing, glass shard retention, structural integrity, sound
abatement, security and storm protection. Saflex SG can also
withstand severe weather conditions and can meet or exceed strict
Saflex SG interlayer can be used for residential as well as
commercial construction purpose including specialty applications
such as bent glass, point fixed glass systems, overhead awnings,
and glazing for non-conditioned spaces. The product is also
applicable for large glass facades, curtain walls, storefronts,
windows and skylights.
The other strength area for Saflex SG is that it can be ordered
and handled like ordinary PVB; hence have lesser shelf life
limitations and supply chain issues for the fabricator compared
to IR reflective coated monolithic glass.
Eastman Chemical currently maintains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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