Kuraray Europe GmbH, PVB Division https://www.trosifol.com/ en_GB Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:28:56 +0200 Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:28:56 +0200 news-315 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:04:02 +0200 Trosifol at the GPD 2019 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-at-the-gpd-2019/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=fd18f7718f80509d0bd2adb258330d50 Three experts from gold sponsor Trosifol, gave well-attended lectures at the recent GPD event.
Jennifer Schneider, Segment Manager of Structural and Security Glazing at Trosifol, introduced the latest generation of SentryGlas® ionoplastics - SentryGlas® Xtra™ - for enhanced glass lamination capabilities. Where there are permanently high ambient temperatures combined with long-lasting load cycles, ionoplastic films exhibit excellent functional product properties compared to alternative materials.

Dr. Michael Härth, an expert in polymer rheology and responsible for the development of new products at Trosifol, spoke about determining the mechanical properties of interlayers in laminated glass. He explained the ‘Effective Thickness Concept’ and derived from it the correct determination of the structural load for a laminated glass, when made using Trosifol® Extra Stiff.

Vaughn Schauss, longtime technical consultant for the Americas, compared tests and calculations for cantilevered balustrade applications made of laminated safety glass. In particular, he referred to recent amendments to the International Building Code (IBC 2015) calling for heat-strengthened or tempered laminated glass. He also designed a workshop with Mario Radke, Ingo Stelzer and other experts to explain and contrast the latest technologies in laminating glass.

Ingo Stelzer was also a member of the GPD committee, and he and colleague Vaughn Schauss served as session chairmen for the Structural and Laminating tracks.

 

 

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news-313 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:52:50 +0200 TROSIFOL expands SentryGlas® production at Holešov https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-expands-sentryglasrproduction-at-holesov/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b385b34a0c357df6173141ded006e16e On January 23rd this year the first SentryGlas® rolls came off the newly constructed line at Kuraray’s production site in the Czech Republic. Built in just one year, the new facility passed factory acceptance testing in October 2018.
Since the purchase of DuPont’s GLS, PVB and SentryGlas® interlayer business in 2014, this site has belonged to Kuraray and until recently specialized exclusively in the production of recycled PVB film. "The new project represents a special opportunity for the site. This expansion also supports the total business growth strategy in the laminated glass market, especially “in the structural glazing segment," emphasizes Steve Cox, General Manager of Kuraray’s worldwide PVB Division.

"The new SentryGlas® line 2 (SG-2) project is a chance for us to grow with “a unique product" explains Holešov site manager, Jakub Sýkora. The project was supported by Vladimir Babayan, process engineer, and experienced teams from Kuraray’s sites in Fayetteville, USA, and Troisdorf, Germany. Sýkora adds: "The dedicated project team is committed to meeting the high standards that apply to every Kuraray investment from the start – safety, quality, schedule and cost".

"This will not only expand the product portfolio available from the Holešov plant but will also create new jobs." reports Sýkora proudly. Thanks to the new production line, the number of employees at the Holešov site is rising by almost 50 percent. Some of the new operators will come from existing teams in Holešov combined with new hiring.

"With the geographic extension of SentryGlas® interlayer production to Europe we can better serve our customers. As the supplier of SentryGlas® ionoplast films we are now the manufacturer with the widest range of glass laminating interlayers worldwide and have become an essential partner for architects, planners and engineers as a source of products, innovation and support, states Reisuke Nakada, Global Marketing Director of the PVB Division.

Production is still in a trial period, but the interlayers already produced meet all current quality requirements. Indeed, in April, the first customers successfully qualified the new SentryGlas® rolls, commenting very favourably on the quality and flatness of the product.

The production capacity of the new line is sufficient to handle current sales volumes and allow for expected growth in demand in the coming years.  At the end of 2019 a new cutting table will be installed that will allow the material to be supplied in sheet form. The expansion also offers the future capability to add an additional line. Full commercial production is anticipated to begin in July, initially for the EMEA region, but extending in 2020 to customers worldwide.

 

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

Press contact:   
Reisuke Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Muelheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
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news-305 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:41:56 +0100 SentryGlas® Xtra™ – easier processing and market-leading performance https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/sentryglasr-xtratm-easier-processing-and-market-leading-performance/?tx_news_pi1[controller]=News&tx_news_pi1[action]=detail&cHash=a8d026158c10791b94c9f5b13df6c1b7 Trosifol™ has launched the next generation of its industry leading SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer
The new product, SentryGlas® Xtra™ (SGX™), not only improves lamination processing efficiency, but also removes a number of the processing requirements placed on laminators. The result being a high quality laminate construction that delivers the outstanding operational performance synonymous with the SentryGlas® brand.

Of particular interest to laminators is the reduced risk of haze formation caused by an inadequate cooling rate. Adhesion to the air-side of glass has been significantly improved, too, with an adhesion primer no longer being required, making multiple-ply laminated glass assemblies easier to process. There is also the potential to increase the number of laminates in autoclaves, increasing throughput efficiency.

Hurricane system designers and manufacturers will benefit from the robust adhesion offered by the new interlayer, which offers the possibility of incorporating higher design pressures, larger glass sizes and a reduced need for retesting when there are challenging design requirements. The SentryGlas® Xtra™ interlayer will have a Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA) product approval in Q1 2019. Architects, designers and engineers, will also see many advantages, maintaining their confidence in the SentryGlas® brand, thanks to its outstanding optical quality, post-breakage performance, superior open-edge performance and resistance to delamination.

According to Jennifer Schneider from Trosifol™: “This new material offers near comparable performance to the existing SentryGlas® formulations, but we felt it was important to give laminators and processors as much help as we could when it comes to processing laminated constructions. The new features of SentryGlas® Xtra™ address many of the industry’s concerns while still delivering the performance people have become used to – which is why SentryGlas® has been specified for many of the world’s most demanding structural glass projects.”

The new material will be available in sheet form in a range of film thicknesses with delivery expected in February 2019. Rolls will be available later in 2019. Trosifol™ is creating a new ‘Lamination Guide’ to accompany the market launch and test data and samples will be available in Q1 2019. SentryGlas® Xtra™ complies with global safety glazing codes including ANSI Z97.1, EN14449, EN12543, EN12600, EN356 and is SGCC listed.

Trosifol™ is the global leader in PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass in the architectural segment. With the broadest product portfolio Trosifol™ offers outstanding solutions:

  • Structural: Trosifol® Extra Stiff (ES) PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer
  • Acoustic: Trosifol® SC Monolayer and Multilayer for sound insulation
  • UV Control: from full UV protection to natural UV transmission
  • UltraClear: lowest Yellowness Index in industry
  • Decorative & Design: black & white, colored & printed interlayers






To download the SentryGlas® Xtra data sheets please use this link.

 

 

 

 

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news-303 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:45:28 +0100 Trosifol™ Honors Winners of International Design Competition https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifoltm-honors-winners-of-international-design-competition/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=c08982109f4ff13deaefc7d5a1e2f188 Trosifol™ Booth attracts huge interest on All Days of the Show at glasstec 2018
The ‘World of Innovative Glass Lamination Solutions’ – an international design competition for projects using laminated glass or laminated safety glass – took place between June 11 and September 7.

Architects, engineers, façade consultants and glass processors submitted projects in three categories: Engineering, Resilience and Aesthetics. Following assessment by an international expert jury, the winners were honored during the Trosifol™ Customer Evening at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf.

James O’Callaghan and Lisa Rammig, of London-based engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan, accepted the first-prize trophy in the Engineering category for their Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion project – the high point to date in the close relations between Apple and Eckersley O’Callaghan.

Measuring 47 m in diameter, the theater pavilion’s 80-tonne carbon-fiber roof is the world’s biggest structure supported exclusively by glass. The 7 m high glass cylinder delivering this support is made up of panels, each comprising four plies of 12 mm thick glass sandwiching SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers. 

First prize for the Resilience category went to He’nan Fuxin Glass for its spectacular Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge project. At 430 m long and 260 m high, it was the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge at the time of its opening in 2016. The bridge incorporates glazed elements comprising large 3 x 4 m laminated glass panels. At 50 mm thick, the panels are made of three layers of 16 mm low-iron glass, with two layers of SentryGlas® interlayer sandwiched between them.

In the Aesthetics category, the Guilin Wanda Travel Center project submitted by Mingo Chen of Guangdong South Bright Glass Technologies Co., came out on top. The objective of the Wanda Group was to create a tourism complex that does justice to local culture and the topographical beauty of the surrounding landscape. For this, the Teng Yuan Design Institute used a special ribbed glass, which, when looked through, simulates different distances. SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers contribute the necessary structural strength.

At the show, Trosifol™ impressed visitors with its booth’s spectacular architecture, thanks to its mix of cubist and curving lines. The booth was particularly striking because it was radically different to other booth designs. Glass processors and designers/architects were welcomed by a harmonious structure, which presented the world’s broadest product glass interlayer portfolio. Automotive glazing was given high prominence this year, as it often leads the way technologically for other sectors and is likely to influence new ideas in architectural glazing in the very near future.

A new, comprehensive product brochure, specifically for glass laminators, was also shown for the first time at “glasstec 2018”. Containing an overview of all Trosifol™ products for innovative laminated glass solutions, it also delivers key data, test results, physical properties, sizes and performance comparisons of the various products – for both PVB and ionoplast films. Glass processors have long been demanding such a brochure, and it received a lot of praise from customers during the show.

A major highlight at the booth was the presentation of the company’ product range using an augmented reality application that Trosifol™ developed with the Fraunhofer FIT Institute in Birlinghoven near Bonn/Germany. With the aid of a tablet, Trosifol™ projects were brought to life and presented in 3D. The application was also used for: highlighting product properties; showing test videos presenting, for example, color suggestions for façade glazing; and demonstrating audible differences in sound absorption.

The AR tool will undergo further development so that it can be used in the future by the after-sales service departments for sales support and for innovative marketing campaigns. Further services and planning aids based on virtual reality – particularly in cooperation with architects and design offices – are also planned for the near future.


Photo Credits (from top to bottom):
- Winner in the Engineering category was the Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA, by London-based architects and engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan. (photo: © Eckersley O’Callaghan)
- The Trosifol™ booth at “glasstec 2018 (photo: Rainer Hardtke/Kuraray)
- Trosifol™ award winner Lisa Rammig, Eckersley O'Callaghan, on her glass seesaw – fabricated with SentryGlas® (photo: Rainer Hardtke/Kuraray)
- (From the left after the model) Ray Nakada / Director Global PVB Marketing, James O'Callaghan (Eckersley O'Callaghan), Steve Cox / Head of PVB Division & Jennifer Schneider / Structural and Security Glazing Segment Manager (photo: Bettina Koch/Kuraray)

 

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.  

 

Press contact:
Reisuke Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-301 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:53:14 +0100 Kuraray / Trosifol™ takes trademark rights seriously. https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-trosifoltm-takes-trademark-rights-seriously/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=158e9976a1dd66f62b1fe2984c26770f Protecting your own trademarks is absolutely essential for every market participant, be they a manufacturer, trader or further processor. Customer trust is rooted in distinctive product identification and clear demarcation from similar products from the competition. Here at Trosifol™ we attach great importance to our customer’s confidence in our products, and therefore take action against any infringement and deception in the use of our registered trademarks and brands.
On the very first day of glasstec 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for the international glass sector, in Düsseldorf, Trosifol™ employees noticed product brochures from an Asian manufacturer making illegal use of the Trosifol® SentryGlas® trademark. Kuraray, holder of the Trosifol® and SentryGlas® trademarks, thereupon took legal action against this misleading advertising.

After examining the case, Düsseldorf Regional Court issued an interim injunction in the course of the fair against this misleading advertising and against the offer for sale of possibly pirated products – on pain of a fine of up to 250,000 euros or, alternatively, imprisonment for up to six months in the event of a repeat offense. This injunction was also served on the Asian company in the course of the fair.

Overall, Trosifol™ and Kuraray attach great importance to the unique features of their products and a customers’ resultant trust – that has evolved over a period of years. The unambiguous identification of trademarks of the Kuraray Group is therefore of fundamental importance for the economic prosperity of the company as a whole. Genuine competition is only possible if products can be clearly distinguished, so that customers are given the opportunity to make a realistic comparison.

Trosifol™ is also very keen to stress that Trosifol™ is the only supplier of Trosifol® and SentryGlas® products. Tests, approvals and product-application expertise are not, of course, transferable to rival products, however similar or dissimilar they may be.

 

Copyright © 2018 Kuraray. All rights reserved.
Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

 

Press contact:
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Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-299 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0200 Trosifol ™ presents winners of the SentryGlas® design competition https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-tm-presents-winners-of-the-sentryglasrdesign-competition/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=fe65fa518676212c5206afdb63dc7f7e From June 11th to September 7th, the international design competition "World of Innovative Glass Lamination Solutions" took place for projects with laminated or laminated safety glass. Architects, engineers, façade consultants and glass processors have participated and submitted projects. These were evaluated by an international jury of experts - separated into the categories Trosifol® PVB and SentryGlas® - and the winners were chosen. During the international glass fair "glasstec 2018" in Düsseldorf, the lucky winners and their projects will then be presented to the public.
Trosifol™ will once again present a spectacular architecture at the fair, presenting the broadest product portfolio of glass interlayers worldwide to glass processors and planners / architects worldwide. "Automotive glazing", which technologically often takes on a leading role in other areas and should also provide impetus for architectural glazing over the next few years, will be given special significance this year.

New and published for the first time at "glasstec 2018" is a comprehensive product brochure especially for glass laminators. It not only provides an overview of all Trosifol products for innovative laminated glass solutions, but also contains all key performance indicators, test results, physical properties and dimensions as well as performance comparisons of the individual products - both PVB and ionoplast films.

A small highlight will be the presentation of the product portfolio in the form of an augmented reality application developed by Trosifol™ together with the Fraunhofer FIT Institute in Birlinghoven near Bonn.

 

Visit us:
"Glasstec 2018", Dusseldorf
Kuraray Europe GmbH / PVB Division (Trosifol™), Hall 10, Stand E40

 

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.


Press contact:
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-297 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:17:27 +0200 Luminous White Walls at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/luminous-white-walls-at-frankfurt-airports-terminal-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=9069a1b67a4a5f6a49bc5c80377a57d8 Wall Upgrade at Frankfurt Airport
Summer means vacation time… and at Frankfurt Airport this means higher passenger throughput. There really is no room for error, as logistical mistakes make themselves felt almost instantly, so it’s no wonder that renovation projects have to be completed before the peak season.

The renovation of the arrivals level at Frankfurt Airport got underway at Easter in 2015, with the entire outer area undergoing modernization. So everyone involved in this project was relieved when the newly refurbished terminal re-opened in June 9, 2016, just in time for holiday makers.

After the revamp, the covered terminal access road now looks brighter, calmer, more prestigious, and much tidier. Traffic flow has also been improved, because this area is now separated from through-traffic by a barrier, and the number of cars parking has been reduced. In addition, the lion’s share of truck and bus traffic to and from the terminal entrances has been rerouted. Neater traffic routing is an antidote to tailbacks at peak times and thus simplifies navigation for passengers and their collectors.

In addition to the upgrade of the sidewalk and road, the old perforated-block façade has been replaced by a light-colored metal-and-glass surface, comprising over 1,000 m2 of new glass and 2,100 m2 of metal.
The renovation project was designed by architects “netzwerkarchitekten” in Darmstadt, who implemented it with the help of partners.

Everything was fitted to a steel substructure, which alone weighs 48 metric tons. Attached to this are 800 m² of anodized aluminum wall cladding, 320 m² of enameled steel sheet, as further wall cladding, and 570 m² of stainless steel ramming protection. Elegance defines the look of the new 850m² Structural Sealant Glazing (SSG) façade. Comprising flat and curved glass panes, its support structure is invisible from outside.

For the production of the flat laminated safety glass panes on this façade, Thiele Glas in Wermsdorf used 2 x 10 mm ESG-H fully tempered white glass, Trosifol® Diamond White PVB film and transparent Trosifol® UltraClear. Both films are also used in the curved panes, but in combination with 2 x 10 mm heat-strengthened white glass.

Trosifol® UltraClear is a highly transparent PVB film with high adhesion and is especially recommended for laminated safety glass comprising tempered and heat-strengthened glass. It contains a high-performance UV-stabilizer with what is probably the world’s lowest yellowing value, coupled to long-term stability, which has been proven many times over in practice.

The PVB film Trosifol® Color Diamond White is remarkable and unique in that is the only PVB film worldwide to be absolutely opaque. It has a rich, bright white with an aesthetic color impact and impressively high reflectivity. It is also noted for its outstanding edge stability, high mechanical strength, and excellent long-term stability.
On the previously somewhat gloomy Arrivals level, it has creates a bright and welcoming atmosphere and adds vitality in combination with the glass media strip and its areas of screen-printing.

For the glass construction, Trosifol® customer Glasbau Gipser teamed up with another longstanding Trosifol® partner, Finiglas, in Dülmen, who stress-relieved, bent and laminated the heat-strengthened glass.

The entire surface is illuminated by a total of 144,000 energy-saving LEDs in two 450 m-long lighting systems and 34,000 LED light spots in the façade that now give Arrivals level 1 its own unique ambiance. The vehicle approach to the 40-year-old terminal has also been given a totally novel digital advertising strategy. Six large-format LED surfaces are color-accentuated by a strip of lighting in the terminal façade, creating a multimedia space for airport advertising.

Modernization work was also performed on the columns and slabs of the access road to the Departures level above, with the building joints being overhauled, staircases upgraded, new walls erected to screen off the courtyards, and the terminal building fitted with new entrance doors.

But what is between the new illuminated facade and the old terminal – a secret passageway? “Of course not,” says Philipp Schiffer, engineer and architect of netzwerkarchitekten. “This is where we have accommodated the equipment. The switch cabinets, electrical cable ducts, sprinkler pipework, and heat exchangers are concealed behind the walls, and near the exits we have created the transition from the new front of the façade to the existing building by curving the glass and metal cassettes. So that everything runs more smoothly, we have replaced the floorcoverings as well.”

Architect Netzwerkarchitekten
Execution Glasbau Gipser / Halle (Saale)
Glass suppliers Thiele Glas and Finiglas
Strucutural design S.A.N. Beratende Bauingenieure GmbH
Lighting design Martin Klingler
Client Fraport


Copyright © 2017 Kuraray. All rights reserved.
Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

Press contact:
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
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news-295 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:32:00 +0200 Trosifol™ Launches Global Design Competition https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifoltm-launches-global-design-competition/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=39b99f37e441761dfe996c2d543d6a3e Trosifol™ Launches Global Design Competition
Kuraray's Trosifol™ Geschäft kündigt den Start eines globalen Designwettbewerbs für Projekte mit Verbund- oder Verbundsicherheitsglas an. Vom 11. Juni bis zum 7. September findet der Designwettbewerb „World of Innovative Glass Lamination Solutions“ statt. Architekten, Ingenieure, Fassadenberater und Glasverarbeiter sind eingeladen, Projekte zur Prüfung einzureichen. Eine internationale Expertenjury wird Gewinner in den Kategorien Trosifol® PVB und SentryGlas® auswählen. Die Gewinner werden im Oktober auf der weltgrößten Messe für Glasherstellung und Glasbearbeitung „glasstec 2018“ ausgezeichnet.

Weitere Informationen zur Teilnahme am Wettbewerb finden Sie unter trosifol.com: https://innovationaward.trosifol.com 

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

 

Press contact:   
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
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news-289 Thu, 17 May 2018 10:51:23 +0200 Airborne Mini on Glassline’s Impressive Glass Canopy https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/airborne-mini-on-glasslines-impressive-glass-canopy/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=6e2800a22be895bfd40fbbd1d2e19b7d Undoubtedly one of the most impressive exhibits at this year’s “Fensterbau/Frontale 2018” in Nuremberg – the flagship show for windows and doors – was the airborne Mini exhibited by Glassline, from Adelsheim in southern Germany.
With this exhibit, the Adelsheim company demonstrated, beyond doubt, the performance of its “Canopy Cloud” frameless glass, by effortlessly supporting the 900 kg Mini. The tripartite laminated glass pane was produced with SentryGlas® ionoplast film from Trosifol™. Measuring 1.9 x 1.9 m, the large pane carrying the Mini comprised two 12 mm plies of heat-strengthened glass sandwiching two 1.52 mm thick SentryGlas® films, in turn separated by a 6 mm ply of heat-strengthened glass. With this composition, the pane can actually support a weight of 930 kg, for snow loads, for example. The large pane was flanked by two smaller panes, measuring 0.6 x 1.9 m with the same construction. From a distance it was practically invisible, so visitors were surprised on approaching the exhibit to discover that it was a pane of glass supporting the Mini.

The idea came from Glassline’s marketing department. In the discussion on how to best showcase the high loading capacity of their own canopies, no limits were initially imposed, with talk of elephants, aquariums, and dummies. Finally, marketing employee Sina Münch came up with the idea of the car, which was ultimately selected. “The response was overwhelming,” says her delighted colleague Stefanie Berg, Glassline Marketing Manager. “Visitors were constantly taking pictures of the Mini, including selfies, and posting and sharing them on social media!”

www.glassline.de

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

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Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-287 Tue, 15 May 2018 10:48:53 +0200 Mobile Trosifol™ GlasGlobal App Performs Glass Structural Analysis https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/mobile-trosifoltm-glasglobal-app-performs-glass-structural-analysis/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=99b1a994a5ff365762d240694d59b598 Trosifol™ GlasGlobal is a new app for performing structural analysis for glass. Developed by Trosifol partner Sommer Informatik, it supplies the user – after simple, user-friendly inputs – with a calculation of glass thickness in accordance with DIN 18008, Parts 1 and 2, and ASTM E1300. A builder of conservatories, for instance, can determine the minimum glass thickness required in a certain installation location.
Glass dimensioning to DIN 18008, Parts 1 and 2, and ASTM E1300

Supplementing the full desktop version from Sommer Informatik, Trosifol™ GlasGlobal is also available as a mobile app for Android or IOS smartphones., It can deliver the exact dimensioning for a wide range of glazing applications and structural analysis in accordance with DIN 18008, Part 1 and 2, and ASTM E1300. The app takes many different parameters into account: overhead and vertical glazing, wind and snow loads, local heights, glass thickness optimization, shear coupling, for symmetrical and asymmetrical laminated safety glass, etc. Verification of loads is performed in accordance with DIN EN 1991-1. The interface is straightforward and user-friendly. In the input screen, pane composition and geometry, wind and snow loads, size, and angle of installation can be entered swiftly and reliably on the move on, say, a construction site. The user then presses the “Calculate” button to obtain the desired analysis. If the outcome fails to satisfy requirements, the inputs can be adjusted to initiate a new simulation on the basis of different parameters. The app is also ideal for optimizing the analysis. Users can see how the analysis changes if they change the installation angle, glass thickness, or pane composition, with the app providing answer quickly and dependably. Once a satisfactory structural analysis is obtained, the name of the project can be added and the completed analysis sent to an email address. T

he app is currently available in German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Analysis is performed either to DIN 18008, Parts 1 and 2, or to ASTM E1300. The units of measurement are the European SI or U.S. customary units.

The software is available from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is also available online at the Trosifol™ Website: www.trosifol.com/trosifol-glasglobal

Further information on the software developer:
Sommer Informatik GmbH
www.sommer-informatik.de 
info(at)sommer-informatik.de 

* Copyright © 2017 Kuraray. All rights reserved.
Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

Press contact:
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-291 Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:46:00 +0200 A moment of eternity https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/a-moment-of-eternity/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=9b15d14fb7fbd45a844e854cb1ef7a2c Re-interpretation of the glass block communicates positive symbolism
The extension of the cemetery in the center of Tisens, Italy sets the scene for an entirely new symbolism of glass as a material. Known in Italian as Tesimo, Tisens is a village with a population of about 2,000 in the Etsch valley, south of Meran, in Italy’s South Tyrol.

In this project, it was decided from the outset that the cemetery and church would not be closed off to the village center, but instead would be open, inviting locals and visitors to drop in or take a walk. A community-sponsored competition was won by the architects Dr. Werner Tscholl and Dr. Andrea Palaia. The architects envisioned a space where people would regard the cemetery extension as part of their daily lives rather than to visit it solely at times of grief or to tend a grave.

By incorporating it in the daily flow of pedestrian traffic, the designers have lifted the cemetery out of its isolation and integrated it as a thoroughfare for everyday life. The cemetery becomes part of the present while remaining a timeless location.

The project creates a new, autonomous area of the cemetery that outwardly expresses the visible signs of both modern and classical architecture.

With monumental components – yet with an overall design emphasizing lightness – the L-shaped glass wall derives its impact from the glass’s subtle transparency. This transparency is incorporated into the funeral parlor, where the interior glass wall benefits from a special quality of backlighting via the outer walls. In addition, the entire wall can be illuminated with LED lighting to create an aura of “eternal light” to suit certain occasions.

The glass wall is the work of Italian company Sametec srl (formerly Santoni Vetri snc), from Arco in Upper Italy. The wall is in fact composed not of conventional glass blocks but of blocks comprising several panes of laminated safety glass containing 0.76mm thick Trosifol UltraClear® (formerly Trosifol BG R20) polyvinyl butyral (PVB) films. The glass plies were joined together using vacuum bags, a process that does away with the need for autoclaving.

Overall, the building consists of 3,200 square meters of 19 mm float glass. For the interior of the funeral parlor, Sametec used this glass to produce 180 blocks of laminated safety glass 20 cm wide and 3.21 m long, each comprising 10 panes. Another 80 block of laminated safety glass comprised of 10 glass plies each were produced, also 20 cm wide, but in lengths ranging from 20 to 370 cm. For the exterior glass wall, Sametec assembled 220 laminated safety glass blocks, 20 to 50 cm wide and 1.3 to 4.2 m long and composed of eight panes. It also produced blocks of laminated glass varying in height from 1 to 4 m. Each of these laminated glass blocks comprises 10 to 12 panes with the associated PVB interlayers.

The various blocks, indoors and outdoors, were bonded together with silicone.

Sandro Santoni, Managing Director of Sametec explains: “Without Trosifol we probably wouldn’t have been able to realize the project at all. Because they were the only people to give us the technical support we needed to execute the project. Even if it initially sounds easy and even though we’ve got plenty of experience of laminated safety glass, we experienced a number of surprises with the thick glass blocks on site. And we only managed to successfully overcome these problems thanks to the support on site from Dr. Cengiz Ergün from Trosifol Technical Service.”

 

Copyright © 2017 Kuraray. All rights reserved.
Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

 

Press contact:
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 205
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-285 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:29:27 +0200 Trosifol® Structural Bulletin – SentryGlas® Translucent White 60-mil Tvis 65ʺ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-structural-bulletin-sentryglasr-translucent-white-60-mil-tvis-65%CA%BA/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d6ac6c74af20c2f1c945ed4aab08833f
SentryGlas® Translucent White offers designers and architects greater choice in the glazing sector. Architects are given much more design freedom and also the improved structural properties of SentryGlas®, e.g. outstanding post-breakage strength coupled with excellent long-term strength and edge stability, even in extreme weather conditions.



Our new Trosifol® SentryGlas® Translucent White ionoplast interlayer has the same structural features as clear ionoplast interlayer. The stiffness and strength of the interlayer helps to create lighter and safer structural glazing that withstands more severe stressing and tougher conditions.



Basically, SentryGlas® Translucent White for laminated safety glass features all the technical advantages and structural features of SentryGlas®, i.e. safer, lighter and heavier-duty architectural glazing solutions, with various translucent color effects for a pleasant esthetic impression and for an unobtrusive sense of privacy.

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news-283 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0100 WinSLT: New Mobile Calculation Tool from Trosifol™ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/winslt-new-mobile-calculation-tool-from-trosifoltm/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=1d90398c468d675f841b098137ecde1c WinSLT is a new app for calculating the light, solar and heat parameters of glazing containing interlayers from the TrosifolTM product range. The app, which uses calculations certified by ift Rosenheim, can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and is also available online at the Trosifol™ Website.
The Trosifol™ WinSLT software has been developed by Sommer Informatik in Rosenheim and is based on industry-proven software solutions. What’s new about this app is that the characteristics of specific laminated safety glass configurations can now be calculated for the deployment of laminates from the TrosifolTM product range. From various glass and interlayer thicknesses and compositions, the tool calculates all the relevant data inclusive of the Ug-value of the complete panel.

With the aid of an intuitive input mask, TrosifolTM WinSLT determines the necessary light, solar and heat characteristics of any desired configuration. All the calculations are in line with the latest standards, such as EN ISO 673 (Ug-value), EN 410 (g-value, reflection, absorption, transmittance), EN ISO 52022-3 (gtotal-value, previously EN ISO 13363) and ISO 15099 / ASHRAE (Ug-value, SHGC-value, reflection, absorption, transmittance). For the last-mentioned standard, the radiative and thermal characteristics are determined in accordance with ISO 15099 and the stipulations of ASHRAE.

All the relevant data for the various TrosifolTM PVB and ionoplast interlayers (SentryGlas) have been pre-loaded and stored in an extensive database. For input, only the desired products have to be selected along with the thickness of the glass ply, gas space, laminated layer and the desired window composition. The app then outputs the functional data, calculating the reflection, transmittance and absorption and, in addition, the cross-sectional temperature curve.

The app is available in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Bereitgestellt wird die Software über den Google Play Store oder über den Apple App Store.

Available online at Trosifol™ Website: https://www.trosifol.com/de/trosifol-winslt-tool/

Further information on the software developer:
Sommer Informatik GmbH
www.sommer-informatik.de 
info(at)sommer-informatik.de 

 

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Trosifol®, SentryGlas® und Butacite® sind eingetragene Warenzeichen von Kuraray Co., Ltd. und ihren Tochtergesellschaften. Die in diesem Dokument enthaltenen Informationen, Empfehlungen und Details wurden sorgfältig und nach unserem besten Wissen zusammengestellt. Sie enthalten keine über die Produktspezifikationen hinausgehende Zusicherung von Eigenschaften. Es obliegt dem Anwender, sich selbst davon zu überzeugen, dass sich das jeweilige Produkt für den beabsichtigten Einsatz eignet und die zutreffenden Vorschriften erfüllt. Kuraray Co., Ltd. und ihre Tochtergesellschaften übernehmen keine Gewährleistung oder Haftung für etwaige Fehler, Ungenauigkeiten oder Unvollständigkeit dieses Dokuments.


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Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Straße 26, D- 53840 Troisdorf, Deutschland
Telefon: +49 (0) 2241 2555 205
Fax : +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-293 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:01:00 +0100 Pioneer of innovation – DATEV IT Campus in Nürnberg https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/pioneer-of-innovation-datev-it-campus-in-nuernberg/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=ee9376c2f0da4f82db97855368661111 Trosifol™ ennobles DATEV parking garage with “champagne” facade
Over 100 construction, design and engineering firms have been involved in the new-build of the DATEV IT Campus 111 development center and adjoining parking garage.

Nürnberg-based DATEV, a software publisher and IT service provider for tax accountants, auditors and lawyers, attaches great importance to having a creative working atmosphere.

Designed by architects Boesel Benkert Hohberg in Munich, the new, four-storey, 100 million euro DATEV building – with a total of 42,000 square meters of floor space – ranks as a prime example of progressive building and modern workplace design, creating rooms for the processes and working methods behind software development. In their immediate working environment, employees have at their disposal a diversified array of rooms that encourage concentration and creativity as well as communication. Sufficient space for this is provided by four courtyards and spacious office suites. Despite its size, the building expresses restraint, not least as a result of its façade of Kirchheim limestone that not only blends well into its surroundings, but is also rhythmically articulated by windows of different widths. Architects Kappler Sedlak from Nürnberg were responsible for the façade design for the office building and parking garage – which won a national architecture competition.

A total of 12,000 square meters of special glass from the Arnold Glas Group has been utilized in the louvers of the parking garage and in the office windows. Contributing to the building’s modern appearance, they are also integral to sustainable energy management. The façades include solar control glass from Arcon, a company within the Arnold Glas Group, to keep the interior cool and Arcon thermal insulation glass, which ensures light-flooded interiors with its 80 percent light transmittance while also blocking heat transfer.

The 850-space parking garage has been clad with over 1,200 colored glass louvers. Permanently attached at different angles, they make the parking garage an architectural artwork that conveys the visual impression of oversized wave patterns.

Each louver, measuring 0.7 x 2 m, comprises penetration-resistant laminated safety glass. To adapt the louvers to the champagne shade deployed on the IT Campus facade, several Trosifol® polyvinyl butyral (PVB) special color films of have been inserted between the plies of laminated safety glass.

“The fan-like pattern of the louvers creates the impression of color gradation – a very striking optical feature,” explains project manager Heiko Hannig of glass finisher Arcon.

Jochen Regenauer of Kuraray adds: “With the combination of our Trosifol® Color Diamond White and Light Brown films creating the champagne coloration of the façade, we have created a unique metallic look, the like of which I have yet to see on any other building.”

The louvers were produced with a laminate of 10 mm white glass / 0.38 mm Trosifol® Color Light Brown / 0.76 mm Trosifol® Color Diamond White / 0.38 mm Trosifol® Color Light Brown / 10 mm white glass.

The unique properties of Trosifol® Color Diamond White were crucial for this project. This is the only white PVB film worldwide that is absolutely opaque. It has a rich, strong white of high aesthetic quality and impressively high reflectivity, while also delivering outstanding edge stability, high mechanical strength and excellent durability.

Modernism in glass
To create the best-possible working conditions for the 1,800 software developers, they were invited to be involved in the project’s planning. Valuable pointers were yielded by the experiences of the roughly 100 development specialists, who tested and refined the room concepts in specially created pilot spaces over a period of two years. An important factor was the lighting in the work areas – the goal being to make the best-possible use of daylight through the fitting of ceiling-high windows with individually controllable shade systems. For the 2,300 single windows, Arcon thermal insulation glass was chosen; and thanks to its 80 percent light transmittance, the interiors are flooded with light. The total energy admission rate of 62 percent ensures that the windows allow sufficient daylight, but not too much heat into the rooms. Its thermal transmittance of 1.1 W/m²K prevents excessive heating energy escaping via the windows on cold days.

The workstations are positioned close to the windows, while the rest and communication areas can be found toward the center of the building. This way, a working environment has been created that offers high room flexibility in the immediate vicinity of the workplaces.

The office wings are linked by central corridors on all floors. This fully glazed building section is clad with Arcon "sunbelt" solar-control glass. Thanks to this architectural glass, the interior of the building remains pleasantly cool on sunny days, minimizing the building’s need for so much air conditioning, thus reducing energy consumption.

Historic and modern
Fürther Strasse in Nürnberg is distinguished by its blend of modern and historic architecture. Opposite DATEV is the historic Palace of Justice where the National Socialists were held responsible for their crimes at the Nürnberg (Nuremberg) Trials. The name of the new development center – DATEV IT Campus 111 – refers to its address at Fürther Strasse 111.

 

Arcon Flachglas Veredelung GmbH & Co. KG
For over thirty years now, Arcon has been offering a broad array of highly-effective magnetron coatings on all kinds of glass substrates: from float glass to laminated glass, body-tinted and various types of tempered safety glass. Arcon is one of the leading European glass finishers. Arcon special glass is in use, for example, at Barcelona Airport, the velodrome for the Olympic Games in Athens, the administrative buildings of the Milan exhibition center, and the Palace of Justice in Luxemburg.

About Arnold Glas
Trosifol™ customer Arnold Glas is one of Europe’s most innovative glass producers with its headquarters in Remshalden and facilities in Fürstenfeldbruck, Lichtenstein, Kirchberg and Klagenfurt. Its products and services include a comprehensive range of ISOLAR® insulating glass, toughened and laminated safety glass, installation accessories, and services from preliminary design through to implementation.

Copyright © 2017 Kuraray. All rights reserved.
Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® are registered trademarks of Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates. The information, recommendations and details given in this document have been compiled with care and to our best knowledge and belief. They do not entail an assurance of properties above and beyond the product specification. The user of our products is responsible for ensuring that the product is suitable for the intended use and conforms to all relevant regulations. Kuraray Co., Ltd. and its affiliates do not accept any guarantee or liability for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in this document.

Press contact:
Ray Nakada
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 2241 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 2241 2555 7205
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.com 

 

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news-281 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:35:38 +0100 Glasstech Asia 2017 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/glasstech-asia-2017/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=82cf87b539f98d021ef9722d3c36756b Trosifol™ scores with structural films and stand features
SentryGlas® and Trosifol® Extra Stiff interlayers for structurally stable LSG glazing attracted a lot of interest at this year’s "Glasstech Asia 2017" event in Singapore. Glass liners for sound insulation – using products from the Trosifol™ Acoustic range – gained similar amounts of attention too, as did the fact that Trosifol™ is the only supplier of both systems in both mono- and multi-layer variants.

In the Asian market, the yellowness index of glass liners plays a major role too, and Trosifol™ is setting the technological direction and pace with its UltraClear products, which offer the lowest yellowness index of any laminated glass films worldwide. Visual samples and video presentations of various tests, also convinced visitors of the post-breakage load-bearing capacity of various Trosifol™ products.

With more than 140 attendees, the "Structural and Acoustic - Performance Interlayers for Facade and Window Safety Glass" lecture, delivered by Dr. Bernhard Koll from Trosifol™, was incredibly popular, with significant discussions and booth enquiries resulting from his presentation. In general, the exhibition stand was a highlight of the fair as well, with many visitors praising its excellent design and demonstration features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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news-279 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:08:45 +0200 New product names / new product codes https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/new-product-names-new-product-codes/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=53875824b1cbdfc5bd6d66da7d26e874 In October 2017 Kuraray Group will implement a new global SAP system. This will provide a more reliable and unified global system for all Kuraray PVB division product lines, which will be of immense benefit to our customers.   
This plan is developed to coincide with the rollout of a new global SAP system. SentryGlas®, Trosifol®, Trolen®, Butacite® and Butacite® G will all migrate to new product codes effective October 4, 2017 when we go live with our new SAP system. Important: There will be no formulation changes made at this time - only the product naming conventions will change and we do not expect this to have any impact relative to code-body certifications. Due to the global harmonization, please expect:

  • The format of the documents to change.
  • Products to be listed under new Material Codes.
  • Lot numbers will not change.

We want to alert our customers to this upcoming change so that you have time to prepare and ultimately implement any required changes to your own SAP or other enterprise management IT systems. Our global sales team is available to discuss any concerns or issues you might have as we move forward with this transition. In order to cater to your questions or concerns we have set up a European Customer Service E-mail.

Please address questions or concerns to: trosifol(at)kuraray.com

Your personal contact at Kuraray will also be at your disposal. For further information please have a look at the Trosifol Product Guide.

 

 

 

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news-277 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:00:41 +0200 Trosifol Salt Spray Testing https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-salt-spray-testing/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=8f7dd9acc5593e7e038ded783f30a0f9 Salt spray testing – harsh but necessary to reinforce peace of mind for interlayer capabilities. As a result of the test series Trosifol recommends – depending on the scope of application – Trosifol® UltraClear High Adhesion or SentryGlas®.  

The adoption of laminated glass as a structural material in architecture is growing almost exponentially, as architects, designers and engineers are beginning to realise the added potential offered by modern interlayers.

Traditionally adopted for its aesthetics, materials such as Trosifol PVBs and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, have significantly expanded the applications for glass, especially where support needs to be minimal or postbreakage safety is a concern.

However, with this expanded uptake in newer, more demanding applications, additional testing has to take place to create the peace of mind that architectural glazed panels can endure the same environmental conditions as the structural elements surrounding or supporting them. It therefore makes sense that if the metal components are subject to rigorous testing then the glazed elements should be, too.

One avenue of testing is measuring the adverse effect of environmental conditions, especially in salt-laden coastal applications. The salt spray test is one of the most widespread and long established corrosion tests. ASTM B117 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus was the first internationally recognized salt spray standard, originally published in 1939. Other standards, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association standard AAMA 2604-05, requires all coated architectural metal components to demonstrate corrosion resistance through a Salt Spray Test for 3,000 hours exposure. In addition, the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology CWCT-Guidelines in the UK recommends the use of salt water proof materials up to 50 miles from the coast line.

 

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news-275 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:03:22 +0200 Come and meet us at GPD Finland 2017! https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/come-and-meet-us-at-gpd-finland-2017/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a2e630ce15ff0346aba14bcf71c4feb4 Welcome to the latest issue of Laminated Glass News. This month we would like to offer you an invite to come along and meet us at the Glass Performance Days (GPD) event in Tampere, Finland, between the 28th and 30th June.  

Celebrating its 25th year, the GPD event has an impressive record of bringing together customers, suppliers and industry experts. And, since 1992, it has seen 12,000 delegates attend 3,000 presentations, listen to 1,000 speakers and form over 30,000 contacts!

This year there will be an impressive program of events, including hands-on workshops and fascinating presentations on new technology; and attendees will get the chance to network with other visitors and exhibitors – fostering industry relations – and experience a number of interactive social activities, both during the day and in the evenings.

Trosifol is a Platinum Level Sponsor at this year’s event. We will be chairing three conference sessions on structural glass applications, laminated glass and architectural challenges & solutions and will be presenting new insights and research results on the following four themes: edge stability of laminated glass, structural integrity, acoustic interlayers and laminated glass case studies from around the world.

Come and see us to learn the results of one of our many research and testing programmes, concerning the salt-spray testing of a variety of laminated glass samples at a TÜV laboratory in Singapore. The results not only provide peace of mind for architects and designers working in coastal applications, but also highlight the incredible capabilities of some the world’s leading interlayer technology. A summary of this testing will be provided in the next issue of LGN.

You can meet us at our GPD EXPO booth no. 77 too, to learn about the innovations and new interlayers we have on display. Here you will discover our new Trosifol® Extra Stiff PVB interlayer using our unique UltraClear technology; our new SentryGlas® Translucent White ionoplast interlayer, with recent developments that improve the quality of SentryGlas® laminates; and our unique Trosifol® UltraClear PVB that significantly improves standard PVB clarity. Trosifol is also delivering new online tools to serve you better, such as our advanced glass strength calculator and the Trosifol WinSlt Tool, which calculates the Light Transmission Values of glazing constructions using our interlayers according EN 410 and ASHREA.

As the GPD organisers say “a lot can change in 25 years!” And this is not just in terms of glazing technology, but also in terms of structural design trends, architectural zoning laws and national and international legislation. There really is no better place to be if you need to discover the latest news and views regarding what the industry has to offer, the challenges it is facing and, more importantly, the answers to these challenges.

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news-272 Tue, 16 May 2017 19:07:00 +0200 Incredible ‘Zhangjiajie‘ Glass Bridge in China https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/incredible-zhangjiajie-glass-bridge-in-china/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=38bd854a0ddd1721505692fee9d1ab8f The glass bridge over the Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie, China, shows sympathy for nature and incredible fortitude in the face of demanding winds, foot traffic and operating conditions  

At 300 m (984 ft.) above the canyon floor, the 385 m (1,263 ft.) long and six meters (19.7 ft.) wide bridge over the Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie is the world's tallest and longest pedestrian glass bridge. The thin horizontal bridge, which incorporates a transparent glass floor and side suspension cables, has been designed to accommodate up to 800 visitors, so the glazing solution deployed by the architects and engineers had to be incredibly robust. For such a demanding application, there was only one real option – the use of laminated glass panels incorporating SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers from Trosifol®.

Offering outstanding immersion within the surrounding canyon and mountains − which were the inspiration for some of the breath-taking scenes in the movie avatar − as well as an unparalleled view of the canyon floor for walk-on visitors, the bridge also features the world’s highest bungee jump and will serve as a stage for dances, fashion shows and cultural events.

According to the architect, Professor Haim Dotan, founder of Haim Dotan Ltd. architects and urban Designers: “Out of respect for the beauty of nature, the bridge had to disappear... this was my challenge in the design process. We therefore put our heart, vision and love of nature into creating a bridge, which had the least impact on the surrounding natural beauty.”

“We immediately conceived the glass floor,” he continues, “in order to make the bridge transparent. A structural girder design, suspended from cables, was devised to eliminate the need for bulky three or four meter (9.8 to 13.1 ft.) bridge beams and to create a slim profile with a girder beam depth of just 60 cm (23.6 in) for a 400-meter (1,312 ft.) span length – a record in Chinese engineering and bridge technology. In order to further integrate the bridge into the surrounding nature, the four suspension towers are covered with trees and plants, assimilating them into the green canyon cliffs beyond.” The project, which was developed by the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tourism Management Co. Ltd. in collaboration with the architects and structural engineering firm BRDI − China railway Major Bridge reconnaissance & Design institute Co. Ltd., incorporates glazed elements comprising large 3 x 4 m laminated glass panels. At 50 mm (1.97 in) thick, the panels are made of three layers of 16 mm (0.63 in) low iron glass, with two layers of SentryGlas® interlayer sandwiched between them.

The structure of the bridge and the panels were subjected to incredibly rigorous testing prior to fabrication and construction. Six months’ worth of wind tests were performed in the Wind Testing Laboratory at Hunan University in Changsha, with wind velocities reaching 56m/s (183.7ft/s), or 201.6km/h (125.3 mph). Furthermore, the glass sections were subjected to extremely demanding load and deflection tests. As well as experiencing extreme loads up to 40 tons, the 3 x 4 m panels showed a deflection of just 2.16 cm (0.85 in) under a 20-ton load.

Extensive engineering studies and tests were also conducted to determine aero elasticity, fluttering effects, gravitational stiffness, vibrations, structural dynamics and pedestrian effects. As a result of these tests, special measures were devised to ensure that structural designs for wind resistance, safety and pedestrian vibration requirements were met through the use of various shock-absorbing technologies coupled to damping and anti-vibration mechanisms. This was helped in part by the stiffness exhibited by panels incorporating SentryGlas® interlayers.

The panels in the bridge were installed by He’nan Chengjian Decoration engineer Co. Ltd having been laminated by He’nan Fuxin Glass Co., Ltd. The General Manager at He’nan Fuxin Glass Co., Ltd explains: “The decision to use SentryGlas® was made jointly by the developer, architect, engineer and us, the laminators. We considered a number of different interlayers, but after significant testing and comparison studies SentryGlas® simply offered us better performance in terms of its glass-post-breakage capabilities, high light transmittance and its enhanced durability versus any other interlayer.”

The bridge, which opened to the public on august 20th 2016, has proved incredibly popular, so much so that it had to be closed for a while in order that the owners could improve the parking and ticketing infrastructure to cope with the influx of visitors. In terms of sheer adrenalin, visitors’ concerns about the use of glass in the structure have been allayed by some very public demonstrations of robustness. Press representatives and visitors have being invited to Repeatedly strike examples of the panels with sledge hammers, then to walk and jump on them to demonstrate the interlayer’s capability to absorb shocks and to maintain the structural integrity of the panel − even under extreme duress. Such demonstrations of capability really do highlight why SentryGlas® interlayers are the number one choice for incredibly demanding structural applications.

Architect: Prof. Haim Dotan, Haim Dotan Ltd. Architects and Urban Designers
Installer: He’nan Chengjian Decoration Engineer Co. ,Ltd
Laminators: He’nan Fuxin Glass Co., Ltd
Developer/Owner: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tourism Management Co. Ltd
Structural engineer: BRDI - China Railway Major Bridge Reconnaissance & Design Institute Co. Ltd.

 

* Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray. SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.


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news-268 Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 +0200 SentryGlas® balances Form, Fit and Function at the Porsche design tower https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/sentryglasr-balances-form-fit-and-function-at-the-porsche-design-tower/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=999368f25700c19fb43cb32f85adb258 Described by Dezer Developments and the Porsche Design Group as ‘engineered luxury’,the $560 million Porsche Design Tower is a 57-storey ultra-luxury structure occupying 2.2 acres (8,900 m2) of beachfront land on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The tower – the first of its kind anywhere – comes equipped with a speedy 600 ft. (183 m) per minute elevator for the residence owner’s cars – allowing owners to park their vehicles right next to their apartments, no matter what floor, in their own sky garage. The developers and the architects had to balance luxurious, beachside living and the incredible unobstructed views over the Atlantic Ocean with the functional demands of a building of this type and structure. They also needed to consider stringent building code requirements as well, especially in relation to Florida’s and Dade County’s demanding hurricane mitigation regulations and its local sea turtle lighting ordinances. David Rinehart, the North America Protective Glazing Marketing Manager of Trosifol®, notes: “After Hurricane Andrew occurred in 1992, the design requirements of architectural glazing intended for use in South Florida had to change to meet new impact and cycling performance requirements that were intended to ensure better structure survivability due to resistance to wind-borne debris and the potential damage caused by hurricane-force wind and rain. Laminated glass provided the post-glass breakage integrity for fenestration systems such as windows, doors, storefront, curtain wall, and skylight systems installed in residential and commercial buildings.”

For this demanding application, the 25,000m2 (269,100 ft2) of glazing deployed on the external surfaces of the tower takes advantage of the advanced functional characteristics of SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers from Trosifol®.

According to Tim Kaiser, from Cardinal Glass, the project’s laminator: “Two types of panel formulations were used. The 2,500 m2 (26,909 ft.2) of panels used on the first three storeys have to offer protection from large-missile impacts, as per the Miami Dade Hurricane Ordinances. At 13.6 mm (0.54 in) thick, they comprise 6 mm (0.24 in) of our grey low E 366 glass, with a sputtered coating, a 2.28 mm (90 mil) SentryGlas® interlayer and 6 mm (0.24 in) of clear glass. The rest of the building’s 22,500 m2 (242,188 ft.2) of glass panels have to address small-missile ordnances and have the same glass formulation, but with a thinner 0.89 mm (35 mil) SentryGlas® interlayer. As well as using it on the external balcony railings – in line with expanding local legislation – we also had to take into account the sea turtle lighting ordinances. For this reason the glazing can only allow 45% or less light transmittance.

“SentryGlas® is used for a number of reasons,” he continues. “Firstly it meets the demanding legislation in this state and the panel formulations we used are already certified. Secondly, we are seeing more and more use of larger glazed areas in buildings in Florida, due to their beachfront locations. The relatively lower of thickness of SentryGlas®-equipped glazing panels coupled to its increased performance verses other interlayers make it eminently more suitable. From a laminators perspective we are able to offer longer warranties too, not only because of its superior impact and strength characteristics, but also due to its better edge and delamination performance.”

The façade engineer, designer, manufacturer, fabricator and installation contractor, agrees with Kaiser on the reasons for deploying SentryGlas®. “A lot of companies in South Florida use PVB for the small-missile protected areas, but in partnership with Cardinal we are promoting the use of SentryGlas® in South Florida. This is not only for its superior longevity and delamination performance, especially where there are exposed edges, but also on the back of its better testing results. It can resist higher design pressures too, but using thinner panel constructions. This is the nature of the beast in our industry; many jobs in South Florida are seeing delamination issues due to exposed edges, so SentryGlas® is becoming the obvious choice.”

The façade contractor also points out the additional benefits from an installer’s perspective. “The choice of interlayer has a huge effect the installation process, especially when glass replacement is required. In any job you are going to have breakages, it is inevitable, especially when you consider the fact that we regularly work on projects with more than 10,000 individual glazed units. If a panel breaks, it can be incredibly dangerous and very scary – especially if you are 50 storeys up. Panels using SentryGlas® stay rigid, making the whole removal process not only easier, but much safer. Other laminates don’t fare so well and can actually al- low the glass to fold over, which is not ideal for all sorts of obvious reasons.”

The architect adds: “Down here we have hurricanes so everything is laminated, even our railings. We are also seeing greater use of laminates for interior walls, such as mezzanine windows, where we are designing structures that borrow light from one space and share it with another. Laminates give us more interesting de- sign avenues too, compared to regular glass. We can then couple this added creativity with the confidence that the glazing we use is tested and approved by the testing labs in Dade County.”

The Porsche Design Tower is a staggering example of functional capabilities being balanced highly effectively with a building’s aspect and its aesthetic appearance. With legislation getting tougher and the use of larger glazing areas steadily growing, SentryGlas®, as part of the Trosifol® Structural offering, is rapidly becoming the number one choice for these types of developments.

 

* Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray. SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. 

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Kuraray Europe GmbH Philipp-Reis-Strasse 4, D-65795 Hattersheim, Germany
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news-265 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:23:58 +0100 Huge successes for Trosifol® at "GANA Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) 2017" https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/huge-successes-for-trosifolr-at-gana-building-envelope-contractors-bec-2017/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=488212f91d03cda5a45cacb9cc2feaf0 Trosifol® enjoyed many positive outcomes at the "GANA" conference – held at the world-famous ‘Caesars Palace’ in Las Vegas in early February – with more than 400 attendees watching a new film presented by Trosifol® North America Market Developer, Mark Jacobsen and accompanied by Dave Rinehart and Ron Hull of Trosifol® USA.

Promising discussions took place with architects, designers and planners, relating to upcoming projects in which Trosifol® and SentryGlas® films could be used; and talks with national and international glassmakers and processors also yielded constructive ideas and very positive potential.
Many product examples were available for viewing, not only on the Trosifol® stand, but also on other company’s stands, where Trosifol® products were seen on tabletops and in presentations.
A special highlight was a fashion show featuring costumes made with Trosifol® and SentryGlas® films. The show, which had already attracted a lot of attention at the "glasstec 2016" trade fair in Düsseldorf, saw three models presenting clothes and suits designed by two German designers (Andrea Uebel and Claus Stump).
The show was so extraordinary that the largest and most important specialist magazines for the American glazing market explicitly presented it in a TV reportage; and tweeted immediately after the conference.


* Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray. SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.

 

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news-262 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:24:46 +0100 Trosifol® attended CTBUH 2016 – International Conference in China https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-attended-ctbuh-2016-international-conference-in-china/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=6cbc930b4b879b64c55a37b5482e3324 First time participating ‘Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’ (CTBUH) 2016 in Shenzhen (Guangzhou) / Hong Kong was a great success for Trosifol®. Only the program room accommodated 80 visitors and most of the time people were standing, listening to the presentations. Mrs. Xiaomei Lee, Principal and Managing Director of Gensler architects, talked about the Shanghai Tower. Additional guest presenter was Rudi Scheuermann from ARUP. Jennifer Schneider, Ingo Stelzer and Christoph Troska represented the Trosifol® business. Important items of the presentations were various Trosifol® technology solutions for high performance façades, e.g. structural, acoustic and hurricane glazing. It was the first opportunity to expose Kuraray and new Trosifol® Masterbrand to the high level building industry and the results were very successful. Our representatives got a lot of positive feedback from audience.
Just two weeks before, CTBUH has initiated another research project: “Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region,” kindly sponsored by Trosifol.

Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
During the 15th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, the Awards Jury named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai as the “2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide.” The winning project impressed the Jury for a variety of reasons; as the tallest building in China, Shanghai Tower has quickly reached iconic status by rooting an innovative design scheme in traditional ‘Shanghainese’ architectural. Laminated safety glass with Trosifol®’s SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer has played a key role in enabling the design of a twisting, all-glass double skin façade on The Shanghai Tower in China — the world’s second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

 

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.


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news-264 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0100 Trosifol® als Mitgestalter der Internationalen Konferenz „CTBUH 2016“ in China https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-als-mitgestalter-der-internationalen-konferenz-ctbuh-2016-in-china/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=f9ccc634390794cb695d69d904f0e00d Zum ersten Mal und mit großem Erfolg war Trosifol® auch Teilnehmer der diesjährigen Konferenz „Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat” (CTBUH) 2016 in Shenzhen (Guangzhou)/Hong Kong. Allein in den individuell von Trosifol® moderierten Räumen drängten sich zeitweise 80 Besucher, die zum Teil stehend den Präsentationen folgten. Xiaomei Lee, Direktorin beim Gensler Architekturbüro, sprach über den Shanghai Tower. Weiterer Gastredner war Rudi Scheuermann von ARUP. Jennifer Schneider, Ingo Stelzer und Christoph Troska vermittelten den Gästen das Trosifol® Geschäft. Wichtige Elemente der Präsentationen waren verschiedene Trosifol® Technologie-Lösungen für Hochleistungs-Fassaden, z.B. strukturelle, akustische und Hurricane-Verglasungen. Es war eine der ersten Gelegenheiten die neue Dachmarke Trosifol® der Kuraray einem hochklassigen Publikum des internationalen Hochbaus näher zu bringen. Die Resonanzen waren viel versprechend - die Unternehmens-Vertreter erhielten viel positives Feedback vom Publikum.
Bereits zwei Wochen zuvor hatte die CTBUH ein von Trosifol® unterstütztes Forschungsprojekt initiiert: "Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience“ für die Region Asien-Pazifik.

Shanghai Tower erhält Auszeichnung “Best Tall Building Worldwide” 2016
Während des 15. jährlichen Symposiums des CTBUH erhielt der Shanghai Tower die Auszeichnung als "2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide". Das Siegerprojekt beeindruckte die Jury wegen einer Vielzahl von Gründen. Als höchstes Gebäude in China, hat der Shanghai Tower schnell einen ikonenhaften Status erreicht - durch Verwurzeln eines innovativen Designs in typische und traditionelle Shanghai-Architektur. Verbund-Sicherheitsglas mit der SentryGlas® Ionoplast-Zwischenschicht von Trosifol® hat entscheidenden Beitrag an der dreidimensionalen Ganzglas-Doppelhautfassade am Shanghai Tower, dem zweithöchsten Gebäude der Welt nach dem Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

 

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.

 

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news-270 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0100 DIBt awards National Technical Approval for shear-coupled Trosifol® Extra Stiff (ES) https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/dibt-awards-national-technical-approval-for-shear-coupled-trosifolr-extra-stiff-es/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=844003483dd6aae69184b28bac99f03a After the granting of the National Technical Approval for Trosifol® Extra Stiff (ES) a year ago, Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) (the German approval body for construction products) has now also granted its approval for shear-coupled Trosifol® ES.

Together with the SentryGlas® ionplast interlayer, Trosifol® now has two products with structural attributes, which allow for thinner glass constructions to be fabricated that can still offer much better residual load-bearing capacity after glass breakage than conventional laminated safety glass. The special feature of new Trosifol® ES is its shear coupling that facilitates lower glass thicknesses – significantly lowers the weight per unit area.

PVB film with structural properties is new
The high residual load-bearing capacity of the two products from Trosifol has been confirmed by the Universität der Bundeswehr (University of the German Armed Forces) in Munich. Videos of the test are available at the Trosifol® website: www.trosifol.com/post-breakage

The increased structural strength permits glass thickness reductions of up to 30 per cent. On the other hand, if the glass thickness remains unchanged, it is possible to increase the glass area and the spans between fastenings – resulting in fewer glass brackets being necessary. SentryGlas and Trosifol ES thus facilitate slimmer bracket constructions, minimised glass supports and simplified assembly among others.

Shear-coupled Trosifol® ES is therefore ideal for large glazed surfaces and façades, and other applications where jumbo-sized laminated safety glass is used.

 

* Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray. SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.

 

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news-260 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:22:16 +0200 Kuraray participates in the WDR-Open Doors Day of a popular children's programme “Die Sendung mit der Maus” https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-participates-in-the-wdr-open-doors-day-of-a-popular-childrens-programme-die-sendung-mit/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=83ed068cf91e040305f65dad214ac859 Because of its big successes in the last years, Kuraray Europe GmbH with its brand Trosifol® participated again this year in the WDR (West German TV station) Open Doors Day of one of its popular children's programmes.  

The purpose of the campaign is to open doors to fans of the programme on this day and to show them things that are usually concealed from public view. This is also an opportunity for Kuraray to introduce children and their parents to the company. At the Troisdorf production site, employees of the company explained to nearly 100 visitors the production of Trosifol films for laminated safety glass and various test methods for testing the quality of the produced film. One test, for example, involves dropping a roughly three kilo metal ball from a height of four metres onto a sheet of laminated safety glass. The glass is allowed to shatter, but the ball must not drop through the glass. This tests, for instance, whether a car windscreen protects car occupants when a stone thrown up from the road smacks against the windscreen at high speed. Visitors were able to see for themselves that all the sheets passed the test. And a soft toy placed below the test sheet remained unscathed.
Visitors also inspected the new raw materials store which works almost fully automated with driverless forklift trucks e.g. that go about their work.

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news-259 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:12:54 +0200 Trosifol® premieres new brand strategy at “glasstec 2016” in Düsseldorf https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-premieres-new-brand-strategy-at-glasstec-2016-in-duesseldorf/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=64fc246292c0ae3c59a3e444bc8a99d8 Successful realization of the Best-of-Both approach – product creatively showcased in fashion show
Trosifol® made a big impact at glasstec 2016, when it unveiled its striking new Corporate Design to partners and customers. The Trosifol® umbrella now covers three leading brands – Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® – with a shared and forward-looking market brand and a reconfigured image.

The Best of Both worlds
At glasstec 2014 one of the biggest talking points was the takeover of the Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) business from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), with Kuraray promising a raft of new corporate activities. Using a Best-of-Both approach, the respective strengths of the two businesses were to be highlighted, leveraged and implemented in a new strategic concept.

In order to achieve this and to make the integration process a success story, numerous employees from both divisions have been hard at work, collaborating over the last two years. “It was important for us to select the best that both worlds had to offer and then develop these further. With a great deal of passion and hard work, we have collectively converted former rivals GLS and Trosifol® into a strong, fighting-fit and future-proof business,” says Johanna Krauthauf, a member of the project management team that helped to shape the integration process.

The outcome is a unified business unit under the Trosifol® brand umbrella that now offers the world’s biggest and widest portfolio of laminated safety glass films. The impressive new Corporate Design of market giant Trosifol® is now the outward and inward sign of the success of the integration process.

“In spring 2016, after a long shared integration journey – with much deliberation along the way – we made the decision to use Trosifol® as the umbrella brand,” explains Krauthauf, Head of Global Branding & Communications in the new PVB division. As the strongest product in the PVB portfolio and with its association – by customers worldwide – with quality and a superior service and customer orientation, there were persuasive arguments in its favor. As a result, Trosifol® is now the new face of Kuraray as the global market leader for PVB and Ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass.

New logo makes difference visible
“From now on, the Trosifol® umbrella brand will be clearly visible, with a modern logo, striking key visuals and the slogan ‘Trosifol™ — World of Interlayers’,” says Bianca Schönfeld, Branding & Communications. She continues: “We won’t use separate logos for the other products, as they will all benefit from the pulling power of Trosifol®.”

With this self-assured line-up under the brand umbrella, it is now easier for customers to identify with the collective brand name. Customers can make use of the broad product portfolio and can be assured of the back-up from an organization that is unparalleled worldwide.

Designers and architects as new target group
The glasstec booth visibly demonstrated the architectural aspirations and attracted countless visitors. Impressive projects were showcased, such as the Louis Vuitton building in France, whose curved glass surfaces project like sails above the tree-tops of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, successfully communicating the impressive properties of Trosifol® products.

A special highlight was this year’s customer event, which celebrated the new brand image. Under the motto “Blue Carpet”, the Trosifol® marketing team brought many products – including UV Protection, Black & White and SentryGlas®* – onto the stage in the form of sensational futuristic costumes. At “Ufer 8” right by the Rhine, over 430 guests witnessed an overwhelming light and fashion show in which the Trosifol® products were spectacularly displayed. “You could see the astonishment and delight on the faces of our customers,” says a very gratified Andrea Schröter, Communications & Fairs/Events. “They couldn’t believe that accessories and parts of the dresses had actually been tailored from our products.”

Creativity will be an important factor in future talks with customers. “Until now we’ve tended to be creative for ourselves and in direct appeals to customers. With this high-profile fashion show and the transplantation of product solutions into a seemingly alien domain like fashion, we wanted to demonstrate to our customers how much creative potential can be found… even from a manufacturer of films,” concludes Krauthauf.


October 12, 2016

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees. Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.


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news-258 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:59:53 +0200 Trosifol® zeigt neue Markenstrategie erstmalig auf der Düsseldorfer „glasstec 2016“ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-zeigt-neue-markenstrategie-erstmalig-auf-der-duesseldorfer-glasstec-2016/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=3e6b582cdc6eacf5e214e77ca3f4ada1 Erfolgreiche Umsetzung des „Best-of-Both“ Ansatzes – Modenschau als kreativer Umgang mit dem eigenen Produkt  

Mit großem Knalleffekt präsentierte sich Trosifol® in einem neuen, unverwechselbaren Corporate Design erstmals bei Partnern und Kunden auf der „glasstec 2016“. Unter der Dachmarke Trosifol® präsentieren sich nun drei starke Marken – Trosifol®, SentryGlas®* und Butacite® – mit einem gemeinsamen und zukunftsfähigen Marktauftritt in komplett überarbeitetem Erscheinungsbild.


Das Beste aus zwei Welten – „Best of Both“
Auf der „glasstec 2014“ war die Übernahme des „Glass Laminating Solutions“ (GLS) Geschäftes vom US-Konzern DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company) eines der Hauptthemen und Kuraray versprach umfangreiche unternehmerische Maßnahmen. In einem „Best-of-Both“ Ansatz sollten die jeweiligen Stärken beider Bereiche herausgearbeitet und in einem neuen strategischen Konzept umgesetzt werden. Dafür und um den Integrationsprozess zu einer Erfolgsgeschichte zu machen, haben zahlreiche Mitarbeiter beider Abteilungen zwei Jahre intensiv gearbeitet. „Wichtig war uns dabei stets, das Beste aus beiden Welten herauszuarbeiten und weiterzuführen. Damit haben wir gemeinsam aus den ehemaligen Wettbewerbern GLS und Trosifol® mit viel Leidenschaft und Einsatz ein starkes, schlagkräftiges und zukunftsfähiges Geschäft gemacht“, sagt Johanna Krauthauf, die als Teil des Projektmanagement-Teams den Integrationsprozess mitgestaltet hat. Entstanden ist ein vereintes Geschäft, das unter der Dachmarke Trosifol® weltweit das größte Produktportfolio im Markt für Verbundsicherheitsfolien anbietet. Das überzeugende neue Corporate Design des Marktgiganten Trosifol® ist nun das sichtbare Zeichen des erfolgreichen Integrationsprozesses — sowohl nach außen als auch nach innen.
„Nach einer langen gemeinsamen Integrationsreise und vielen reiflichen Überlegungen haben wir uns im Frühjahr 2016 für Trosifol® als Dachmarke entschieden“, erklärt Johanna Krauthauf, in der neuen PVB-Division Leiterin für globales Branding & Communications. Als stärkstes Produkt im Portfolio des PVB Geschäftes und bei Kunden weltweit mit Qualität und hoher Service- und Kundenorientierung verbunden, sprachen entscheidende Argumente für Trosifol® als Dachmarke. Trosifol® ist jetzt das neue Gesicht von Kuraray als globaler Marktführer für PVB und Ionoplast Zwischenlagen für Verbundsicherheitsglas.
Mit der Zusammenführung des GLS-Bereichs mit dem ehemaligen Trosifol® Geschäft hat Kuraray einen Stellenwert erreicht, der auf dem Markt der Verbundsicherheitsfolien seinesgleichen sucht.

Neues Logo macht Unterschied sichtbar
„Die Dachmarke Trosifol® wird zukünftig mit einem modernen Logo und einem überzeugenden Key Visual (einprägsame Bildmarke) unübersehbar sein: Trosifol™ — world of interlayers“, erläutert Bianca Schönfeld, Branding & Communications, und ergänzt: „Weitere eigenständige Logos für die anderen Produkte wird es nicht geben, denn sie alle werden von der Zugkraft von Trosifol® profitieren können“.
Mit diesem selbstbewussten Auftritt unter einer Dachmarke wird es für Kunden und Mitarbeiter in Zukunft einfacher, sich mit dem gemeinsamen Markennamen zu identifizieren. Gleichzeitig können sie das breite Produktportfolio und die Vorteile einer Organisation nutzen, die weltweit ihresgleichen sucht.

Planer und Architekten als neue Zielgruppe
Schon der Messestand machte weithin den architektonischen Anspruch sichtbar und zog als Besuchermagnet zahlreiche Messeteilnehmer an. Integrierte Elemente aus aktuellen beeindruckenden Trosifol® Projekten, wie zum Beispiel das Louis Vuitton Gebäude in Frankreich, dessen bogenförmige Glasflächen sich wie die Segel eines Schiffes über den Baumwipfeln des Pariser Bois de Boulogne erstrecken, transportierten die Eigenschaften von Trosifol®.
Ein besonderes Highlight war der diesjährige Kundenevent anlässlich des neuen Markenauftritts. Unter dem Motto „Blue Carpet“ brachte das Marketing-Team von Trosifol® Produkte wie UV Protection, Black & White und SentryGlas®* in sensationellen, futuristischen Kostümen auf die Bühne. Über 430 Gäste — und damit deutlich mehr als sonst bei den Kundenevents — verfolgten im „Ufer 8“ direkt am Rhein eine überwältigende Licht- und Fashion Show, bei der zehn Models die Trosifol® Produkte in unvergleichlicher Art und Weise präsentierten. „Unseren Kunden waren Staunen und Begeisterung von den Gesichtern abzulesen“, freut sich Andrea Schröter, Communications & Fairs/Events: „Sie konnten gar nicht glauben, dass die Accessoires und Teile der Kostüme tatsächlich aus unseren Produkten geschneidert waren.“
Kreativität wird ein wichtiger Aspekt in der zukünftigen Kundenansprache: „Bisher waren wir kreativ eher im Stillen und in der direkten Kundenansprache. Mit dieser exponierten Modenschau und dem Transfer von Produktlösungen in einen uns völlig artfremden Bereich wie Mode wollten wir unseren Kunden offensiv darlegen, welche kreative Kraft auch ein Folienhersteller aufbieten kann“, sagt Johanna Krauthauf.


12. Oktober 2016

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.

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Fashion Show “Blue Carpet” mit Models in Kostümen aus echten Trosifol® Produkten (Fotos: Kuraray/Hung Kiet Au)


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news-257 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:49:05 +0200 Trosifol® announces the launch of SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer extending the Trosifol® structural portfolio even further https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-announces-the-launch-of-sentryglasr-tw-ionoplast-interlayer-extending-the-trosifolr-str/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=c2ecedb94c054294ab4714103b7fd1a6 Wilmington, USA, September 2016. Kuraray’s Trosifol® Business has announced the commercial launch of SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer for laminated safety glass.
SentryGlas® TW (Translucent White) combines all the technical benefits and structural properties of SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer i.e. safer, lighter, tougher structural glass solutions with a variety of white shades that provide both a pleasing aesthetic effect and a sense of privacy.
The official launch of the SentryGlas® TW interlayer follows a number of successful building projects that have benefited from the new interlayer, including the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This three-storey, 94,000 square feet (8,733m2) museum uses SentryGlas® TW interlayer for the exterior glass façade and the interior entrance tunnel ceiling.


Jennifer Schneider, Structural and Security Market Manager, Trosifol® Business explains: “Architects and glazing contractors that desire a structural interlayer combined with a white colour effect now have an option. They can now specify an interlayer with the proven technical advantages and structural properties of SentryGlas®, while also delivering privacy and a translucency effect. SentryGlas® TW provides a unique combination of colour and structural properties that no other current PVB interlayer can match.”
SentryGlas® TW interlayer gives architects much more freedom in their designs, combined with the improved structural properties of SentryGlas®. For example, the interlayer’s stiffness and strength (SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer is 100 times stiffer and five times stronger than traditional PVB) help to create lighter and safer structural glass that can withstand greater loads and harsher conditions. As well as providing excellent post-breakage performance, SentryGlas® TW interlayer offers excellent durability and edge stability too, even when exposed to extreme weather conditions – an important consideration in minimally supported applications such as glass canopies, balustrades, exterior façades and flooring.
Available to laminators on roll, SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayers can be stacked to achieve different visible light transmission properties, giving designers even more scope. For example, a 65% visible transmittance (Tvis) is achieved by stacking two plies of 31 mil (0.80 mm) thickness interlayer together during the lamination process. Higher or lower Tvis values are achieved by varying the number and thicknesses of the plies.
“In accelerated outdoor weathering tests, SentryGlas® TW interlayer showed no signs of discolouration after 10 years,” adds Jennifer Schneider. Like SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, SentryGlas® TW interlayer has achieved Miami-Dade County approval for use in hurricane-impact-resistant glazing applications.
SentryGlas® TW interlayer is available on rolls in widths of 122 cm (48 in), 153 cm (60 in) and 183 cm (72 in), in lengths of 200 m (656 ft). 153 cm (60 in) width is also available in 50 m (164 ft) roll lengths.


About Trosifol® Structural
SentryGlas® TW (Translucent White) is part of the Trosifol® Structural offering. The use of laminated glass in structural glazing applications has become preferred as a safer choice to monolithic tempered or heat strengthened glass due to the glass-retention characteristic of laminated glass resulting in greatly improved post-glass-breakage properties providing enhanced safety. With Trosifol® ES Extra Stiff PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, Trosifol® offers different options designed to best meet structural glazing performance and design requirements.

About Trosifol®

Trosifol® belongs to the Kuraray Group and is a leading global producer of PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass applications in the architectural, automotive and photovoltaic industries.
The evolution of the Trosifol®  and GLS (DuPont) merger over the last two years has resulted in the consolidation of the Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® product brands into a single brand: the new Trosifol®.
Trosifol® now offers the world’s broadest portfolio of innovative glass-laminating solutions, including structural and functional interlayers for safety and security applications, sound insulation and UV protection. For decorative applications, we supply colored interlayers, digitally printable films and other innovative products for interior design projects. Our UltraClear films exhibit the lowest Yellowness Index (YID) in the industry.
Trosifol® is in the perfect position to be the preferred partner for laminated safety glass applications – serving the ever-changing demands of the global glass industry with seven worldwide production sites and five R&D centers.

The new portfolio was first presented at glasstec and will be shown again at the CTBUH 2016 conference in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong/China, 16 – 21 October 2016.

SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers.  It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.

The information provided herein corresponds to our knowledge on the subject at the date of its publication. This information may be subject to revision as new knowledge and experience becomes available. The data provided fall within the normal range of product properties and relate only to the specific material designated; these data may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or additives or in any process, unless expressly indicated otherwise. The data provided should not be used to establish specification limits or used alone as the basis of design; they are not intended to substitute for any testing you may need to conduct to determine for yourself the suitability of a specific material for your particular purposes. Since Kuraray can’t anticipate all variations in actual end-use conditions, Kuraray makes no warranties and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Nothing in this publication is to be considered as a license to operate under or a recommendation to infringe any patent rights.

 

 

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Caption: Translucent White SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer can be stacked to achieve different visible light transmission properties, giving designers even more freedom.

Picture: Atlanta Hall Management
Photo Caption: SentryGlas® Translucent White ionoplast interlayer has played a key role in the exterior glass façade of the College Football Hall of Fame, a three-storey, 94,000 square feet museum dedicated to college football in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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news-266 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0200 Trosifol® announces the launch of SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer to extent the Trosifol® Structural Offering https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-announces-the-launch-of-sentryglasr-tw-ionoplast-interlayer-to-extent-the-trosifolr-str/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e140e54c0b957b648848e8440e9d000a Kuraray’s Trosifol® Business has announced the commercial launch of SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer for laminated safety glass, which combines all the technical benefits and structural properties of SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer i.e. safer, lighter, tougher structural glass solutions with a variety of white color effects that provide both a pleasing aesthetic effect and a sense of privacy.

The official launch of translucent white SentryGlas® TW interlayer follows a number of successful building projects that have benefited from the new interlayer like the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This three-storey, 94,000 square feet (8,733m2) museum uses SentryGlas® TW interlayer for the exterior glass façade and the interior entrance tunnel ceiling. Jennifer Schneider, Structural and Security Market Manager, Trosifol® Business commented: “Architects and glazing contractors that desire a structural interlayer and want the option of a white color effect now have an option. They can now specify an interlayer with the known technical advantages and structural properties of SentryGlas® but also has an added feature of providing privacy and a translucency effect. SentryGlas® TW provides a unique combination of white color effect and structural properties that no PVB interlayer can possibly match.” SentryGlas® TW interlayer gives architects much more freedom in their designs, combined with the improved structural properties of SentryGlas®. For example, the interlayer’s stiffness and strength (SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer is 100 times stiffer and 5 times stronger than traditional PVB) help to create lighter and safer structural glass that can withstand greater loads and harsh conditions. As well as providing excellent post-breakage performance, SentryGlas® TW interlayer also offers excellent durability and edge stability, even when exposed to extreme weather conditions – an important consideration in minimally supported applications such as glass canopies, balustrades, exterior facades and flooring. Available to laminators on roll, SentryGlas® TW ionoplast interlayer can be stacked to achieve different visible light transmission properties, giving designers even more freedom. For example, a 65% visible transmittance (Tvis) is achieved by stacking two plies of 31mil (0.80mm) thickness interlayer together during the lamination process. The result is an approximate overall interlayer thickness of 62mil (1.60 mm). A higher or lower Tvis be achieved by varying the number of plies of SentryGlas® TW interlayer.

“In accelerated outdoor weathering tests, SentryGlas® TW interlayer showed no signs of discoloration after 10 years,” added Jennifer Schneider. Like SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, SentryGlas® TW interlayer has achieved Miami-Dade County approval for use in hurricane impact resistant glazing applications.

SentryGlas® TW interlayer on rolls is available in widths of 122 cm (48 in), 153 cm (60 in) and 183 cm (72 in), in lengths of 200 meters (656 ft.). 153 cm (60 in) width is also available in 50-meter (164 ft.) roll lengths.

 

About Trosifol® Structural:
SentryGlas® TW is part of the Trosifol® Structural offering. The use of laminated glass in structural glazing applications has become preferred as a safer choice to monolithic tempered or heat strengthened glass due to the glass retention characteristic of laminated glass resulting in greatly improved post glass breakage properties providing enhanced safety. With Trosifol® ES Stiff PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast, Trosifol® offers different options designed to best meet structural glazing performance and design requirements.

 

About Trosifol®
Trosifol® belongs to the Kuraray Group and is a leading global producer of PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated safety glass applications in the architectural, automotive and photovoltaic industries.
The evolution of the Trosifol® and GLS merger (DuPont) over the last two years has resulted in consolidation of the Trosifol®, SentryGlas® and Butacite® product brands into a single brand: the new Trosifol®.
We at Trosifol® now offer the world’s broadest portfolio of innovative glass-laminating solutions, including structural and functional interlayers for safety and security applications, sound insulation and UV protection. For decorative applications, we supply colored interlayers, digitally printable films and other innovative products for interior design projects. Our UltraClear films exhibit the lowest Yellowness Index (YID) in the industry. Trosifol® is in the perfect position to be the preferred partner for laminated safety glass applications – serving the ever-changing demands of the global glass industry with seven worldwide production sites and five R&D centers.
First time to present the new product portfolio worldwide will be at the (architect’s event in NYC), the 24th ‘glasstec’ – the world’s biggest trade fair for the international glass industry, 20 – 23 September 2016 in Dusseldorf/Germany, and the CTBUH 2016 conference in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong/China, 16 – 21 October 2016.

 

* Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray. SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under exclusive license by Kuraray and its sub-licensees.

Press contact:
Johanna Krauthauf, Head of Organizational Development & Communications Kuraray Europe GmbH
Philipp-Reis-Strasse 4, D-65795 Hattersheim, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 69 305 85934
Fax +49 (0) 69 305 85399
Mobile +49 (0) 172 28 33 943
E-Mail: presse(at)kuraray.com

 

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news-255 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:00:54 +0200 Special Issue "FACADE" with Trosifol® in German https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/special-issue-facade-with-trosifolr-in-german/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=3d8c4923543c9c58783acd7d18ce27b4 The German Magazine "FASSADE" has released a new special edition in which Trosifol® products play a prominent role.  

In addition to numerous reference reports, statements from architects and strategic deliberations from manufacturers, readers will also find scientific reports on the residual load-bearing capacity after breakage of laminated safety glass, sound-insulation glazing and bullet-resistant glass.

This special issue, which was distributed along with the current issue of the journal, will also be available at "glasstec 2016" from the trade press stand. Distribution to Trosifol® customers is also proposed.

The magazine "FASSADE" has, for more than 20 years, been an independent magazine for planners, architects, engineers and metalworkers with an audience including decision makers from industry, trade and public administration.

We regret that this special edition is only available in German.

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news-2 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:42:00 +0200 Acoustical Interlayer from Kuraray Helps to Create Quieter Interior Spaces https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/acoustical-interlayer-from-kuraray-helps-to-create-quieter-interior-spaces-2/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=54ae2014ac7cf2efe12e0832e6d66409 Kuraray has introduced Trosifol® Sound Control (SC) interlayer, part of the Trosifol® PVB product line. This monolayer interlayer film product offers exceptional sound attenuation across a wide frequency range. Compared to float glass of the same thickness, laminates made with Trosifol® SC improve sound insulation by up to 5 dB.      
Acoustical laminates are specified in both exterior windows and doors, as well as interior partitions, to create quieter, and more comfortable, living and working spaces. According to Christoph Troska, Manager, Global Architecture Segment, “The Trosifol® SC interlayer raises the performance of laminated glass beyond that of standard PVBs. The sound transmission rating will increase even further when laminates are incorporated into insulating glass units, which are typically required to meet energy codes.”

Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park utilized the Trosifol® SC interlayer to achieve sound control goals to help minimize noise from a variety of sources in the area, including truck traffic, helicopters flying overhead, and special events held in the adjacent waterfront park. (http://www.trosifol.com/fileadmin/Trosifol_SC.pdf)

The Trosifol™ PVB Division of the Kuraray group is a global leader for interlayers for laminated safety glass. In 2014 it merged with DuPont’s Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) division to a new combined business. Kuraray interlayers provide safety and security by retaining glass particles after breakage. They offer excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength and exception durability. Available from glass fabricators around the world, Trosifol® interlayers are found in both interior and exterior applications, including facades, canopies, balconies, partition walls, furniture, kitchens and floors.


To learn more about the Trosifol® SC interlayers for laminated architectural glass, visit us during AIA Convention in Philadelphia/USA at booth 4056 from May 19-21.


Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.
 

Press contact:
Johanna Krauthauf, Manager, Global Branding & Communications
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Philipp-Reis-Straße 4, D-65795 Hattersheim, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 69 305 85-934
Fax +49 (0) 69 305 85-399
Mobile +49 (0) 172 28 33 943
E-Mail: presse(at)kuraray.com

 

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news-4 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:31:00 +0200 Black and White Interlayers from Kuraray Create New Design Opportunities https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/black-and-white-interlayers-from-kuraray-create-new-design-opportunities-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2a8fb9c118448b42bd5ec402ceea6f3a Kuraray has introduced its Black & White series of laminated glass interlayers, part of the Trosifol® PVB product line. The Black & White collection features a range of translucent white interlayers, as well as two opaque colors, Diamond White and Brilliant Black.          
Shining White is a dazzling, aesthetic translucent white with 10 per cent visible light transmittance. It is particularly suitable for back-lighting. Sand White, a semi-transparent shade of white transmitting 70 per cent, offers outstanding light scattering, and White Translucent at 55 percent visible light transmittance provides a screening effect combined with translucence.

Diamond White is 100% opaque, a rich, strong shade of white that offers high reflectance. Brilliant Black is also 100% opaque. With its high color brilliance and unsurpassed color depth, Brilliant Black will not transmit rear light sources.

According to Christoph Troska, Manager, Global Architecture Segment, “The Black & White series is different than other colors in that they enable architects and designers to strengthen the effect of contrasts, highlights and textures. While translucent laminates play a practical role to minimize glare and enhance privacy, they heighten the dramatic effect of the glass.”

Trosifol® PVB interlayers make glass safer by retaining glass particles after breakage. They offer excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength and exception durability. Available from glass fabricators around the world, Trosifol® interlayers are found in both interior and exterior applications, including facades, canopies, balconies, partition walls, furniture, kitchens and floors.


The Trosifol™ PVB Division of the Kuraray group is a global leader for interlayers for laminated safety glass. In 2014 it merged with  DuPont’s Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) division to a new combined business.


To learn more about the Trosifol® Black & White interlayers for laminated architectural glass, visit us during AIA Convention in Philadelphia/USA at booth 4056 from May 19-21.

 

Press contact:
Johanna Krauthauf, Manager, Global Branding & Communications
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Philipp-Reis-Straße 4, D-65795 Hattersheim, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 69 305 85-934
Fax +49 (0) 69 305 85-399
Mobile +49 (0) 172 28 33 943
E-Mail: presse(at)kuraray.com

 

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news-5 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:27:00 +0100 Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® interlayer from Kuraray receives extended approval from DIBt https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/laminated-safety-glass-with-sentryglasr-interlayer-from-kuraray-receives-extended-approval-from-dib-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=ae230754371e576e591ebeeda3f817c6 Now also compliant with new DIN 18008 “Glass in the construction industry”  

Thanks to its comparatively low weight per unit area, laminated safety glass made with the high-strength, high-stiffness SentryGlas® interlayer from Kuraray allows the production of particularly large glass panes, delicate support frames and minimalist fastening systems, combining high cost efficiency with minimized hazard potential for passers-by and maintenance staff. The German Institute for Construction Engineering (DIBt), Berlin, has recently extended the present general construction permit (Allgemeine Bauaufsichtliche Zulassung, ABZ) for the SentryGlas® laminated glass interlayer, now confirming compliance with the new set of DIN 18008 standards. Thanks to this update, the time and effort needed to obtain approval for a building project featuring these laminated glass structures can continue to be kept to a minimum.

In addition to SentryGlas®, the high-strength PVB interlayer Trosifol® EXTRA STRONG (ES) from Kuraray also has a general construction permit (ABZ). This means that laminates produced with either film count as laminated safety glass in the meaning of the German List of Construction Products, thus not requiring time-consuming and costly approvals on a case-by-case basis (Zustimmung im Einzelfall).

Many advantages over laminates with standard PVB
Many of the excellent properties of laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® are based on the very good mechanical properties of this interlayer. For example, its very high strength and stiffness allow efficient load transfer between the individual glass panes. According to DIN 18008, a structural coupling effect can thus be used for calculating the load-deformation behavior of such laminates These permit – with identical laminate thickness and applying partial safety factors within a semi-probabilistic safety concept – much higher loads than laminates with standard PVB, which have to be evaluated as individual panes not joined to each other. Alternatively, up to 40% thinner laminates can be used with the same load, without the deformation limits being exceeded.

A further consequence of the high stiffness and strength of SentryGlas® is that such laminates offer a very high load-bearing capacity after glass breakage. The panes remain intact in their frame or fastening system without glass fragments coming away, and they retain a high load-bearing capacity that is sufficient, for example, to support maintenance staff in the event of an accident and secure them against fall-through after breakage.

Finally, SentryGlas® also has aesthetic advantages as the film has no tendency to yellowing outdoors, even when exposed to strong long-term solar radiation. Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® also shows high edge stability even in a very high-humidity environment.

The new DIN 18008 …
…is divided into seven parts, the first four of which apply to the dimensioning and construction of building products of glass. They cover, for example, testing the structural strength needed to integrate glass panels into facades or roof structures. Before now, this was done on the basis of the technical regulations TRLV, TRAV and TRPV for the use of glazing with linear or point supports and for safety barrier glazings. Part 5, which has also already become valid, includes walk-on constructions. With regard to part 6, which is still at the draft stage, Kuraray has already proven in tests that SentryGlas® – and Trosifol® ES – comply with the coming requirements on the “residual load-bearing capacity for walk-on constructions for maintenance purposes”. Part 7 will be concerned with special constructions such as supporting elements of glass.

 

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news-7 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:22:00 +0200 Kuraray participates in the Open Doors Day of a popular children's programme https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-participates-in-the-open-doors-day-of-a-popular-childrens-programme-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=defd09a1d0064328d9d4abf629228d7a Only company in Troisdorf and second-time participation
Because of its big success last year, Kuraray Europe GmbH participated again this year – the only company in Troisdorf to do so – in the WDR (West German TV station) Open Doors Day of one of its popular children's programmes.

The purpose of the campaign is to open doors to fans of the programme on this day and to show them things that are usually concealed from public view. This is also an opportunity for Kuraray to introduce children and their parents to the company. At the Troisdorf production site, employees of the company explained to visitors the production of Trosifol films for laminated safety glass and various test methods for testing the quality of the produced film. One test, for example, involves dropping a roughly three kilo metal ball from a height of four metres onto a sheet of laminated safety glass. The glass is allowed to shatter, but the ball must not drop through the glass. This tests, for instance, whether a car windscreen protects car occupants when a stone thrown up from the road smacks against the windscreen at high speed. Visitors were able to see for themselves that all the sheets passed the test. And a soft toy placed below the test sheet remained unscathed.
Visitors also inspected the new raw materials store in which fully automated (driverless) forklift trucks go about their work.

 

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news-10 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:51:00 +0200 Extended French building regulations approval issued for laminated glass with SentryGlas® interlayer https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/extended-french-building-regulations-approval-issued-for-laminated-glass-with-sentryglasr-interlaye/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=af79dfa2116db5f67f79e476401ca442 Including finite element calculations, high fire rating class, use of SentryGlas® rolls and SEFAR® Architecture VISION mesh.  

The application range of laminated glass using the high-strength SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer from Kuraray has been substantially extended, according to a new Technical Application Document, published in July 2015 by the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) which is in charge of issuing building approvals in France. Updates over the previous approval certificate (Avis Technique) from 2012 include the possibility to use finite element calculations and the calculation according to prEN 16612:2013 (Omega factor) to evaluate the load bearing capacities of laminated safety glass structures, as well as the permission to use SentryGlas® rolls from European production sites in addition to the 0.89, 1.52 and 2.28 mm sheets, and SEFAR® Architecture VISION decorative mesh for safety glass applications. Beyond, the revision confirms a fire rating of B-s1 d0 for 1.52mm for SentryGlas®, and also reconfirms it as the only interlayer for applications with service temperatures of up to 80 °C.

This recent publication follows the initial approval published in early 2013 for the use of laminated glass with this high performance interlayer in France and all countries following French regulations as safety glazing in facades, overhead installations and balustrades. For Germany and those countries following the German regulations, a corresponding ‘Allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung’ had already been issued in 2009. SentryGlas® ionplast interlayers are sold under exclusive license by Kuraray.

As Bjorn Sanden, Market Development Specialist Kuraray Interlayer Solutions, comments: “Thanks to this recent approval update, French building contractors now have even greater flexibility in capitalizing on the benefits of SentryGlas® for their projects, including enhanced post breakage performance, reduced laminate thickness and weight (or increased panel size), improved aesthetics due to the use of much less obtrusive fixing systems, long term crystal-clear transparency and an increased edge stability, even with open-edged designs in high-humidity environments, a higher maximum service temperature of 80 °C, and, below the line, lower cost.”

SentryGlas® is an ionoplast interlayer for laminated safety glass applications, which was initially developed for the high building envelope protection required for hurricane glazing in the United States. Today, its use has expanded considerably due to the fact that its performance can be beneficial for many other aspects of a building, including facades, overhead glazing, balustrades, doors and partitions. Five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials, the SentryGlas® interlayer can make glass more of an active structural element in the building envelope, opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before.

SEFAR® Architecture VISION is a quality decorative mesh from Swiss Sefar AG, which is highly compatible with SentryGlas® for lamination with clear, low iron and other glass types. Available in a variety of spectacular finishes incorporating metallic and distinctive textile patterns to achieve different looks and levels of privacy, its applications include commercial and residential windows, wall cladding, splashbacks, feature windows, signage, advertising, and facades.

The revised ‘Document Technique d’Application, Référence Avis Technique 6/15-2253’ can be downloaded in French from http://glasslaminatingsolutions.kuraray.com 

 

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under license by Kuraray.
SEFAR® is a registered trademark.

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news-11 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 +0200 "Sound attenuation with laminated safety glass" | Kuraray explains laminated safety glass and interlayers – Bulletin No. 1 is fresh off the press https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/sound-attenuation-with-laminated-safety-glass-kuraray-explains-laminated-safety-glass-and-interl-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a27ab2de9e4345a97f94de81526649cc With a series of technical bulletins, Kuraray, a leading manufacturer of PVB and ionoplast films, is now filling gaps in the knowledge of interlayers for laminated safety glass. The first issue is devoted to sound attenuation. Further issues on other subjects are due to follow.  

With its SentryGlas®* and TROSIFOL® products and other brands, Kuraray ranks today as the world's leading manufacturer of films for laminated glass in the architecture sector. Day after day, through its products, the manufacturer passes on a wealth of experience and expertise to customers and others worldwide. To organise this information more neatly and to meet specific demand in the marketplace, Kuraray has taken the step of issuing a "library of knowledge" on particularly relevant and intriguing subjects in the form of a series of bulletins.

The purpose of this new series is to straightforwardly and comprehensibly impart knowledge on the huge field of glass interlayers and their advantages.

The current and just published first issue deals with how sound is attenuated with laminated safety glass. Dr Bernhard Koll, author of the first issue, first gives an account of noise sources and their impact on human hearing. In doing so, he sheds light on the decibel, a difficult and often misunderstood unit of measurement, and quotes examples of how people perceive different noise sources.

Koll goes on to distinguish different ways of achieving sound attenuation and explains mono- and trilayer PVB films and how they work. Trilayer PVB films (a thin, soft layer between two normal layers) are used in automotive glazing and architectural glass; monolayer films (consisting of a single soft layer) can be found exclusively in architectural applications.

The first bulletin is available for download as of now in German and English.


Further issues in German and English are planned and will also be concerned with topics of key interest.

 

* SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or one of its affiliates for its range of interlayers. It is used by Kuraray under exclusive licence. Trosifol® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.

 

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news-13 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:22:00 +0200 TROSIFOL® SC from Kuraray delivers effective glazing sound-control solution to stunning inner-city architectural project https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifolr-sc-from-kuraray-delivers-effective-glazing-sound-control-solution-to-stunning-inner-city-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=dbf27a4bdddf10c0e045c87be9d479af TROSIFOL® Sound Control (SC), a sound-attenuating PVB acoustic film from Kuraray, has given Marvel Architects the ability to incorporate a substantial glazed façade on a residential development, which would otherwise may not have been feasible due to localised noise levels from the surrounding locale.
Part of the recently transformed Brooklyn Heights waterfront, and an intrinsic element of the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, which offers more than a mile of waterfront, the new Pierhouse development comprises a selection of 1 to five bedroomed residences. The building has two primary faces: one that mirrors the traditional brownstone looks so prevalent in Brooklyn and the other, with its significant glazed area, which gives every residence unparalleled views of New York harbour and the park.

Industrialised nations have seen traffic density on the roads, in the air and on rails almost double in the last two decades. As a result, the noise nuisance for the population has increased sharply due to greater settlement density and the associated development and use of reclaimed and inner city building land. To keep the effects of sound problems within acceptable bounds, designers and architects are increasingly called upon to incorporate noise mitigation in building design. As a result, and following the significant rise in the use of glazing for structural and aesthetic purposes, it is particularly important that the glazed surfaces of buildings exposed to elevated noise levels are correctly designed.

According to Dennis Vermeulen, Director at Marvel Architects: “The location of this project meant we had to consider a variety of outside noise sources. For the units facing the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge Park, noise comes from park activities, including live music performances, as well as from helicopters flying to and from Lower Manhattan. On the Brooklyn side of the project, we had to contend with the Brooklyn Queens Expressway traffic noise and industrial noise coming from the adjacent Brooklyn neighbourhood called DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Our primary design intent was to minimise the noise while at the same time deliver maximum light and view.”

As the industry’s only widely available monolayer acoustic film, TROSIFOL® SC has delivered Marvel Architects, JE Berkowitz (the laminators) and Alubon (the glazing contractor) multiple benefits compared to other multilayer acoustic products and glazing formulations in terms of performance, fabrication and aesthetics.
The Pierhouse building is subject to a number of different US building regulations, with the façade and glazing being coved by the New York City Building Code, energy requirements in New York City Energy Conservation Code.  Although many areas of New York City have acoustical performance requirements based on e-designation zoning governed by the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation, the acoustical upgrades for this project were made on a voluntary basis.

The requirements for noise reduction are based on Outside Inside Transmission Class (OITC) numbers – similar to the Weighted Sound Reduction Index (Rw) index used in the EU and the rest of the world. The OITC number is intended to provide a single number rating for windows and doors that are subjected to transportation noises, such as aircraft, automobiles and trains – as well as other low to mid frequency noise. The OITC rating is calculated based on a frequency range of 80 Hz to 4 kHz. The Rw contour is defined over a frequency range of 100 Hz to 3.15 kHz.

For the Pierhouse project, Lance Bischoff, Senior Technical Director – Acoustics, Noise and Vibration at AKRF, an acoustical consultant, undertook an environmental impact assessment in terms of sound attenuation. In addition to project-specific noise studies, AKRF assists architectural design teams and façade consultants with acoustical design selection of glazing options to achieve OITC goals. In some instances it will employ independent testing labs on the behalf of an owner or design team to witness acoustical testing of mock-up assemblies.

According to Bischoff: “We conducted noise studies for this project at the conceptual phase in order to assess the area (which is loud). The residential developer and the hotel owner both had very high acoustical design standards, which were more stringent than noise goals for typical e-designation work. The combination of loud area and low noise goals for both residential and hotel placed a high attenuation performance goal for the windows of this project.”

In order to meet the acoustic isolation requirements resulting from this study, the architects were initially investigating the use of double laminated insulating glass – either side of an air space. However, by deploying TROSIFOL® SC, they were able to specify monolithic glass on the outside of the air gap and laminated glass on the inside, with the air space adding to both the sound and heat control properties of the panels.

TROSIFOL® SC is used in multiple insulating glass applications and combines outstanding sound protection properties with all the advantages of a conventional TROSIFOL® PVB film. Even in monolithic laminated safety glass, TROSIFOL® SC reveals its exceptional sound protection performance. Compared to laminated glass with standard PVB film, an improvement of up to 3 dB in the sound insulation value can be achieved with the use of TROSIFOL® SC.

As well as offering 88% light transmittance and a low yellowness index, TROSIFOL® SC satisfies all the requirements of EN 14449 and EN ISO 12543-4 and is thus assures a long service life. Its monolayer construction also makes it easier for laminators to process compared to multi-layered alternatives, which are normally used in much larger glazing applications facing more stringent safety demands and testing.

This stunning building project is a graphic example of architects being given the freedom to design eye-catching façades without being fettered by regulations concerning local environmental issues, such as elevated sound levels. With the population density growing, reclaimed inner city land is being pegged for redevelopment the world over and architects and builders have to take into account local existing infrastructure. TROSIFOL® SC gives designer the confidence that sound regulations the world over can be addressed more effectively, while still maintaining the design freedoms and creativity they enjoy from modern glazing solutions.
TROSIFOL® is one of the world's most important producers of PVB films for laminated safety glass and its PVB variants offer architects, laminators and building owners many impressive features:

  • Long-term adhesion and high quality resulting in extended service life
  • Multiple variants including:

    • Sound control and Sound Control+
    • Broad range of light-permeable colours
    • Hurricane glazing
    • Maximum UV transmittance
    • Extra Protection (UV blocking)

  • Low yellowness index (YID)
  • High light transmittance
  • Application-specific formulations through joint development


 TROSIFOL® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.

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news-15 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:33:00 +0200 TROSIFOL EXTRA STRONG from Kuraray now with German DIBt approval https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-extra-strong-from-kuraray-now-with-german-dibt-approval/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=157af8d395efe9f97f6cd71f2468d9be Film also comfortably complies with German DIN 18008 (Part 6).  

Robustness, tenacity and elasticity were the properties targeted in the development of the new TROSIFOL EXTRA STRONG PVB film. This means it exhibits product characteristics surpassing those of the standard PVB films of the TROSIFOL product range and otherwise available on the market in terms of strength and glass adhesion. These properties were investigated and ascertained in exhaustive testing, e.g. at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich. At the beginning of August, the German Institute for Construction Engineering (DIBt) in Berlin confirmed these product properties and awarded TROSIFOL EXTRA STRONG the general approval from the building authorities. The laminate composed of glass / TROSIFOL ES / glass thus qualifies as laminated safety glass according to the criteria of the German Lists of Construction Products, thus rendering time-consuming and costly approvals on a case-by-case basis superfluous.

In preparation for DIN 18008, Part 6, which is still at the draft stage, tests were conducted on Kuraray's two structural films, TROSIFOL ES and SentryGlas*. The new part of the standard is concerned with "residual load-bearing capacity for walk-on constructions for maintenance purposes". We are pleased to announce that both products comfortably satisfy the requirements.

DIBt approval cuts red tape
While the standard PVB films of TROSIFOL satisfy the requirements of a regulated component in the German Lists of Construction Products, TROSIFOL ES was previously excluded. Approval on a case-by-case basis was therefore needed – something that generated additional red tape particularly in small and medium-size construction projects.
The general approval from the building authorities granted by DIBt now makes it much easier to use laminated glass and laminated safety glass in private, municipal, industrial and commercial projects.

Necessary for the granting of the general approval were a multitude of complex laboratory tests and investigations into ageing behaviour and residual load-bearing capacity after glass breakage. These included, among other things, multiple pendulum tests. Here the film must remain intact, glass fragments must stick to it and the laminate's residual load-bearing capacity must remain unimpaired.

A fine example of an application of TROSIFOL EXTRA STRONG is the glazed balustrade of the roof-top restaurant of the Dean Hotel in Dublin. As of recently, TROSIFOL EXTRA STRONG has been providing a 270° panoramic view across Dublin. On the roof of the Dean Hotel, the Irish glass processor Diamond Glass has installed a balustrade that offers hotel guests an impressive view of the city. All of the large-format panes (45 in total) are fastened only at the base in order to ensure maximum transparency.

James Crumlish, Director Diamond Glass: "To comply with the strict regulations governing protection from falling, we at Diamond Glass have used laminated safety glass consisting of 2 plies of 8 mm fully tempered glass sandwiching a twofold layer of TROSIFOL ES. Even in the unlikely event of breakage of both plies of tempered glass, the stiff PVB film excludes the risk of falling."

The Dean Hotel built in the Georgian style is run by the same management, as the Clearance Hotel owned by Bono and The Edge of the Irish music group U2.

 

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news-17 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:19:00 +0200 Commendation for Kuraray raw materials warehouse: STILL wins IFOY Award for the new Mowital warehouse in Troisdorf https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/commendation-for-kuraray-raw-materials-warehouse-still-wins-ifoy-award-for-the-new-mowital-warehous/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e1f487e2ca249bef9ee9874e274b54bd The IFOY Award 2015 in the Intralogistics Solutions category has gone this year to Still GmbH in Hamburg for Kuraray's new Mowital warehouse in Troisdorf. The award honours the ingenious materials flow strategy in which semi-automatic shuttle vehicles are combined for the first time with automated FM-X reach trucks.  

The IFOY Award 2015 in the lntralogistics Solutions category has gone this year to Still GmbH in Hamburg. In an ingenious materials flow strategy, the internal logistics of Kuraray's new raw materials warehouse combines, for the first time, semi-automatic shuttle vehicles with automatic FM-X reach trucks in a densely stocked tunnel warehouse.

Occupying 4,500 square metres, the building occupies a site the size of a football pitch. "On the market for unmanned handling systems and overall solutions, we presented our project to many well-known suppliers. In the end, only three were left over who even considered themselves capable of realising it. Finally, only Still was able to manage the demanded overall project as the general contractor in the extremely tight time frame of just nine weeks," says Manfred Kania, Head of Logistics at Kuraray Europe GmbH.

Each day, about 300 pallets of PVB plastic granulate are supplied in big bags by road truck and unloaded with RX 60 electric forklifts. At outgoing goods, three automated FM-X reach trucks are in constant around-the-clock operation.

The entire system supplies production with raw materials 24 hours per day. Twelve pallets are removed per hour in a steady flow. Since the warehouse handling equipment is consequently in operation around the clock, the battery voltage of all trucks is continuously monitored. Once it reaches a certain critical value, the reach truck or shuttle truck runs automatically to the battery charging station.

The system's nerve centre is the warehouse control computer, which communicates with the vehicle master computer, the Still pallet shuttles, the materials flow computer and the quality management system.

From the jury's verdict: The key to our decision was the innovative combination of unmanned handling systems with a pallet shuttle system and of automatic with manually operated equipment. In a record time of nine weeks, Still has managed to set up for Kuraray a fully functional, failsafe, 24/7 solution with the latest technology that sets standards with its payback period of three years. An extremely intelligent intralogistics solution with significant customer benefit.
With its Kuraray project, Still has set a benchmark for the warehouse design of the future, the jury adds.

Each year, the IFOY Award commends the best industrial truck and intralogistics solutions. The patron of IFOY, an independent non-profit organisation, is Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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news-19 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:13:00 +0200 Kuraray mourns the loss of Karl-Heinz Spiess (67) https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-mourns-the-loss-of-karl-heinz-spiess-67/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=13fe45d97d282a2b7e8c22477738b916 After a brief serious illness, Karl-Heinz Spiess has died close to his former place of work in Troisdorf near Cologne.  

Spiess was responsible for the fortunes of the TROSIFOL brand from 1992 and gave it a face. From one product among many, and while the company was under changing ownership, the charismatic chemical engineer created an internationally important brand. In a decisive phase in 2005, TROSIFOL was sold to its favoured prospective buyer, today's Kuraray Europe GmbH. In 2011 he handed over the management to his successor and was thereafter actively involved in cultural exchanges between German and Russian school pupils. At the same time, he was an adviser to Cologne University of Applied Sciences and visiting professor at the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Nizhny Novgorod. A production plant for TROSIFOL PVB films has been located not far from the Russian university since 2003.

 

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news-22 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:33:00 +0200 Laminated Glass News https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/laminated-glass-news-2/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=f530967834ddb19fee64fa255229b744 Laminated Glass News (LGN) has been around for over 15 years.  

In this period, it has grown into an internationally acknowledged source of information on laminated glass, design trends and reference projects. LGN appears monthly in seven languages and is distributed as a newsletter to architects, engineers and laminators.

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news-23 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 18:31:00 +0200 Kuraray at the Glass Performance Days 2015 (GPD) https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-at-the-glass-performance-days-2015-gpd/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=3a4fc034ce3504ff386ccdc21733f5fb Kuraray will be one of the prime movers at GPD 2015 with a whole series of lectures.  

For visitors to this important industry gathering, talks will be available on the subjects of acoustic glazing with PVB films, hurricane glazing, aids to choosing the right glass interlayer, comparison of different test methods, and aspects of the weight reduction of sound-absorbing glazing.

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news-25 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:24:00 +0200 SOUND CONTROL available in 1.52 mm https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/sound-control-available-in-152-mm/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2c19fd6cb24df34383f3eeae5069b7f5 TROSIFOL® SOUND CONTROL (SC) is available in thicknesses of 1.52 mm. Because of its high adhesion, this film is particularly suitable for glass plies of fully tempered or heat-strengthened glass. Impact-resistant glazing up to 1(B)1 is then possible.  

SC conforms to the Technical Rules for Fall-preventing Glazing and the guideline Technical Rules for Linearly Mounted Glazing of the German Institute for Construction Engineering (National Technical Approval No. Z-70.3-89).

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news-27 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:17:00 +0200 Best of Both at the China Glass trade fair in Beijing https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/best-of-both-at-the-china-glass-trade-fair-in-beijing/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=669cce3a2667d7667082d67ad4e01753 "Excellent teamwork from the new team," confirmed Ray Nakada, Head of Sales, Marketing & Technical Service - Asia/Pacific
PVB Division.  

Visitors were particularly interested in ionoplast films and PVB acoustic glazing. These special film products are forecasted to become particularly important in the Asian region.
According to the organisers, 21,400 people attended the four-day fair, an improvement over last year's turnout.

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news-29 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:12:00 +0100 TROSIFOL EXTRA PROTECT blocks UV Light https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-extra-protect-blocks-uv-light/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=ed9ae55d0bf2dc49f5aa67b364f778ad Invisible to the human eye, ultraviolet (UV) light is as vital as it is hazardous. While a certain degree of exposure is beneficial, too much of this part of the spectrum of natural sunlight is harmful.  

Conventional window glass is impermeable to UV light below 320 nm. PVB films between glass plies filter out further UV light. TROSIFOL® EXTRA PROTECT is a new PVB film that blocks out incidental UV light in its entirety (>99%).

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news-31 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:04:00 +0100 Troska changes to Kuraray https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/troska-changes-to-kuraray/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=88756aeb4dcc891887d0e667b53618f6 From glass to film manufacturer: Christoph Troska (41) is the new Head of Marketing and Business Development within the Business Area PVB at Kuraray Europe GmbH since August. He takes over the task of Steffen Weber, who has moved to the headquarters in Hattersheim.  

Physicist Troska was head of application technology and innovation management for Europe at the Pilkington Germany AG, a subsidiary of Nippon Sheet Glass.

Even before that he worked for the Japanese glass Group, where he held various management positions, e.g. for marketing and communications, sales and product management.

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news-33 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:39:00 +0100 Optimism at glasstec 2014 tangible at the Kuraray stand https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/optimism-at-glasstec-2014-tangible-at-the-kuraray-stand/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=4b89cbe2c6f94fc7beaf46b111e88321 "Best of Both" presentation goes down well with customers
"Exhibitors are upbeat about the prospects for the future and visitors were highly satisfied," is how Messe Düsseldorf is summing up the mood of glasstec 2014 that came to an end on Friday last week.
A total of 1,217 exhibitors were delighted with the roughly 43,000 trade visitors over the four days.

"There has been a definite improvement in the mood at this fair over previous years. The difficult times for the glass industry seem to be slowly drawing to a close. Even so, we shall still have to study the coming economic forecasts closely," said Jörg Theesfeld, Director PVB Film Business der Kuraray Europe GmbH, giving his verdict on Kuraray's participation.

Kuraray devoted plenty of space at its 120 square metre stand to meetings with customers. This was the first time since the takeover of DuPont's Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS)/Vinyls activities that TROSIFOL and GLS employees have appeared together at a fair stand and represented a single company. "Best of Both" is the motto that Kuraray was communicating to customers at the fair, meaning the best of both worlds. Christoph Troska explains: "We are now in the unique position of being able to offer our customers not only our comprehensive PVB product range, but established ionomer technology as well. glasstec was an important platform for publicising this new state of affairs."

This strategy went down well, as the countless meetings with customers demonstrated. Nor were there reservations about the new colleagues and not a trace of hesitancy or rivalry.

Kuraray organised two happy hours at the stand to lighten the atmosphere of the day's talks. The response was such that uninvited guests had to be politely reminded of the internal nature of the event.

Stephen Cluff, Global Business Manager, was also highly satisfied with the fair: "The quality of the exhibitors, the volume of trade visitors and the innovative accompanying programme once again confirmed glasstec's worldwide flagship status."


The background
On 1 June of this year, the Japanese chemical group Kuraray Co., Ltd., listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, officially took over the Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) segment of US DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, NYSE: DD). The purchase price came to USD 543 million plus the value of all stockpiles. By taking over SentryGlas, the best-known GLS product, Kuraray is adding an important material to its product portfolio.

At DuPont, GLS achieved net sales of over USD 500 million in 2012 as a whole. GLS/Vinyls has a 600-strong workforce and six production locations in the USA, Europe and Asia that serve over 350 customers worldwide.
The effects of the acquisition on the consolidated business results of the Kuraray Group for fiscal year 2014 ending in December are currently being analysed and will be published. At glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf, the world's leading glass fair, Kuraray Europe GmbH presented its complete product range for glass interlayers for the first time.

 

SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates for its brand of interlayers. It is used under license by Kuraray.

 

Press contact:
Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

 

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news-35 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:49:00 +0200 TROSIFOL and SentryGlas join forces https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-and-sentryglas-join-forces/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d7e944d6126448e3b3e48821e9d569e8 "Best of Both" for Kuraray customers, and the new, complete glass interlayer range at glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf
"We will benefit from the talented GLS/Vinyls employees worldwide and from DuPont's technology, research & development, production and distribution network. I am convinced that this expertise will help us to boost our vinyl acetate business further," said Keiji Murakami, President of the Kuraray Group vinyl acetate company, in a press publication on the acquisition of the DuPont business unit.
When the American competition regulator approved the acquisition without restrictions, the European authorities gave its consent subject to certain conditions. To satisfy competition law, Kuraray is not therefore permitted to integrate the production location for PVB films in Hamm-Uentrop and the associated service activities into its own business operations, but must sell them off.

Unlike in previous years, the exhibition stand at glasstec 2014 will not be dominated by an extensive product presentation. Instead, Kuraray will be granting pride of place to communication with customers. "It is our aim to use the stand to demonstrate our design expertise, but without overpowering the visitor," the new Marketing Manager Christoph Troska stresses. "We want it to be inviting and give our employees enough space to hold talks with visitors – most of them customers. Following the purchase of Dupont's GLS activities, the questions and suggestions from our customers at this fair are particularly important."

"Best of Both" is the motto that Kuraray is communicating to customers at the fair. "By this we mean the best of both worlds," says Troska. "We are now in the unique position of being able to offer our customers not only our comprehensive PVB product range, but established ionomer technology as well."

In a letter to employees and customers, Kuraray Managing Director Dr Matthias Gutweiler affirmed: "We are convinced that this pooling of resources will enable us to serve our customers even better – with the Best of Both worlds. In the integration process, we wish to closely involve all our customers and employees, and we will take plenty of time for questions at this fair."

Kuraray is drawing attention to the new benefits for the customer:

  • "Genuine" global player in the glass sector and always close to the customer
  • Range of glass interlayers extended through the addition of SentryGlas
  • Global network of specialists and technicians
  • Global network of laboratories and R&D departments
  • Perfect extension of the value chain within the Group
  • Major synergies in the optimisation of existing products and the design of new solutions.


There will also be a stronger focus on automotive glass applications, and innovation in this field will be accelerated.

On 1 June of this year, the Japanese chemical group Kuraray Co., Ltd. listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, officially took over the Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) segment of US DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, NYSE: DD). The purchase price came to USD 543 million plus the value of all stockpiles. By taking over SentryGlas, the best-known GLS product, Kuraray is adding an important material to its product portfolio.

At DuPont, GLS achieved net sales of over USD 500 million in 2012 as a whole. GLS/Vinyls has a 600-strong workforce and six production locations in the USA, Europe and Asia that serve over 350 customers worldwide.
The effects of the acquisition on the consolidated business results of the Kuraray Group for fiscal year 2014 ending in December are currently being analysed and will be published. At glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf, the globally leading glass fair, Kuraray Europe GmbH will be presenting its complete product range for glass interlayers for the first time.

Kuraray was one of the first companies to industrialise polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and market it worldwide. As a pioneer of business allied to vinyl acetate, Kuraray currently does global business with PVA resins, PVB resins and films, PVA films for LCDs and dishwasher detergent packages, EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) resins (EVAL brand) for food packages and petrol tanks, and PVA fibres (Vinylon brand), which are used as a substitute for asbestos and as a reinforcing agent in cement.

 

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Press contact:
Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

 

 

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news-37 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:40:00 +0200 BLACK&WHITE from TROSIFOL puts an end to shades of grey https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/blackwhite-from-trosifol-puts-an-end-to-shades-of-grey/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d0e3f90c4e63930341727fe4706f78a4 Black & White means the total lack of colour, thus strengthening the effect of contrasts, highlights and textures. Opposites meet, repel or attract, and come to life. This life adds intensity to a shape or a space. And appeal.
Striking contrasts can enhance this vitality still further and underscore an even clearer formal language. “Complex, not complicated,” the architect Bernhard Franken once said. Simplicity and reduction to the essential. Even on different levels.
Clarity in the turmoil of modern life. Orientation.

With the total of five architectural films of its BLACK&WHITE range, TROSIFOL is giving architects and designers a creative tool that lends expression to this formal language.
Brilliant Black has an unsurpassed colour depth, high colour brilliance and total opacity. Diamond White, on the other hand, is an also opaque, rich, strong shade of white with an impressive high reflectivity.
These two shades are supplemented by three more white design films in different shades and with different degrees of opacity. Shining White, a dazzling, aesthetic white with 10 per cent light transmittance, the semi-transparent Sand White, that allows 70 per cent of the light through, and White Translucent, an almost opaque all-rounder with 55 per cent transmittance, is ideal as an attractive visual barrier.

The functionalities of the five films are neatly balanced and create novel potential for design.
Brilliant Black, for instance, has a colour depth unparalleled on the market and absolute opacity. Not even light sources behind it are visible. "We are convinced that such a deep black is peerless in the marketplace," Marketing Manager Christoph Troska affirms.

TROSIFOL stresses that the new products feature the familiar and proven advantages such as excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength, outstanding long-term stability and suitability for use indoors and outdoors.

Products of the current film range can also be seen in the furnishings and construction of the stand at glasstec 2014. At the counter, various panes of glass have been embellished with films of the BLACK&WHITE range. Particularly conspicuous is the use of the light-impermeable black film from this range on the large gateway. Bright colours and black & white contrasts are integrated in a professional ambience at the stand with its clear-cut, almost Cubist formal language.

In visual contrast, the left gateway is presenting various colours of the COLOUR range, where they demonstrate their brilliance.
Incidentally, the COLOUR range can be extended as desired with the BLACK&WHITE series, as DIAMOND WHITE films are an obvious choice for combinations with printed PVB films. Another possibility is combinations with coloured PVB films to make them opaque. A fine example of this is the façade of the new PVB production plant in Troisdorf.
"Best of Both" is the motto that Kuraray is communicating to customers at the fair. "By this we mean the best of both worlds," says Troska. "We are now in the unique position of being able to offer our customers not only our comprehensive PVB product range, but established ionomer technology as well."

TROSIFOL films have been making glass safer for almost 60 years. PVB films are impressive with their excellent edge stability, high mechanical strength and outstanding long-term stability. When the glass shatters, the glass fragments adhere to the film and reduce the risk of injury considerably thanks to the high-strength bond between the glass plies and the PVB film.

 

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Press contact:
Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-39 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:33:00 +0200 More than a traffic hub: New cultural project comes to life under Vienna's Karlsplatz with the aid of TROSIFOL https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/more-than-a-traffic-hub-new-cultural-project-comes-to-life-under-viennas-karlsplatz-with-the-aid-o/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=c2e692bb5c71b97376360781e4c52631 New cultural project comes to life under Vienna's Karlsplatz with the aid of TROSIFOL
After three years for construction, the busiest local public transport hub in Austria's capital has been resplendent in its new glory for about a year now. "Kulturpassage Karlsplatz" is the project and is much more than a means of interlinking metro stations – now barrier-free – so that over 200,000 travellers can get to their trains. "The main beneficiaries of this revitalisation project are the many thousands of users of the underground walkway. And Vienna as the city with the highest quality of life worldwide has been upgraded as well," says a gratified Mayor Michael Häupl.
A total of EUR 21 million has been invested in the regeneration of the old Karlsplatz station.

Art in public places
The designers attached special importance to the integration of the new Karlsplatz station in its environment of listed monuments. Karlsplatz, a public square, is situated in the centre of Vienna in the immediate proximity of numerous time-honoured art and cultural institutions such as the Opera House, the Vienna Museum, the Musikverein concert hall and the Karlskirche (church). "Art's ability to unite finds successful and literal expression in the new subterranean art walkway where it serves as a connecting element at the heart of the revitalisation project," says Andeas Mailath-Pokorny, head of the city's culture department. On the information screens provided, visitors to the underground walkway are informed not only of train departure times, but also of current exhibitions and events in the surrounding arts venues. In addition, "culture guidelines" have been marked on the floor and ceiling, leading the way with different-coloured, luminous stripes to the various institutions in the vicinity.

Europe-wide architecture competition
Karlsplatzpassage and Opernpassage, a listed monument, were refurbished after a Europe-wide architecture competition – while metro trains continued to run as usual. The goals were not only the preservation of existing monuments, but also an improvement in mobility at Vienna's key public transport hub, attractive design and enhanced visitor quality, ease of orientation combined with a stronger sense of safety and disabled access, and state-of-the-art building services and fire protection installations.
In addition to the widening and improved structuring of the walkway covering a total of 8,000 m², the architects came up with the idea of linking the walkway, as a lively urban space devoted to art and culture, with Vienna's world-famous cultural institutions in the immediate neighbourhood. In this way, visitors were to experience Karlsplatz as a focus of the arts, even underground. The aim was that the artworks should be easy to decipher at a fleeting glance and make a lasting impression.
At the same time, the monument-protected Opernpassage was to be restored to its original state and the historic structure refurbished to modern standards without impairing its historic character.
As one of 25 entries, a design by Viennese architects gerner°gerner plus and Ritter+Ritter in cooperation with the internationally active engineers Vasko+Partner won the competition (consortium "kulturpassage karlsplatz gerner°gerner plus | ritter+ritter | vasko+partner ingenieure").

Opernpassage restoration
The underground walkway linking the Opera House to Karlsplatz has become known colloquially as "Opernpassage". In fact, Opernpassage is confined to the area beneath the Opernring/Kärntnerstrasse junction. In 1955, the walkway designed by Adolf Hoch was opened as "part of the major development project to improve public road transport".
In the redesign of Opernpassage, great importance was attached to preserving the character of this listed structure as far as possible.
As a prelude to refurbishment, the original fabric was first investigated in order to free it of more recent modifications and restore it to its original state. "We researched how Opernpassage was originally fitted out by referring to numerous historic photographs – and this is how we arrived at the choice of natural stone for the floors and walls that is similar in appearance to the original floor surface," Gerda Maria and Andreas Gerner explain.
To their surprise, they discovered historic linoleum floorcoverings beneath the more recent polygonal marble slabs. In the course of historic refurbishment, the appearance of the original linoleum floorcovering was to be reinstated – but without using linoleum because of this material's poor compatibility with Austria's present-day fire protection standards. In terms of pattern and hue, the original floorcovering is delicately quoted by the coloured stone paving.

Opernpassage columns
However, the monument preservation authority and architects had far greater problems finding a solution for the columns. The Gordian knot here was finally untied with the aid of printed TROSIFOL polyvinyl butyral (PVB) films. These come from Kuraray Europe GmbH, which is located in Germany and belongs to the Japanese Kuraray Group.
The printed pattern was derived from the professional photographs taken by gerner°gerner plus of the original linoleum surfaces dating back to the Nineteen Fifties. The photographs were printed onto the glass elements used for cladding the columns. The historic appearance has been restored visually to all the surfaces while modern safety requirements have been complied with at the same time. "The dark red is now in line with the guidelines of monument preservation and has brought some of the spirit of the Fifties back to Kulturpassage Karlsplatz," gerner°gerner plus explain.

In order to render the linoleum patterns printed straight onto the PVB film as accurately as possible, the architects chose 0.76 mm thick "Diamond White" TROSIFOL film. This is an opaque film in a powerful shade of highly reflective white. The Kuraray customer Eckelt Glas GmbH in Steyr, Austria, fabricated laminated safety glass by sandwiching this film between two six millimetre thick plies of curved white glass.
If all of today's regulations are to be complied with, there is obviously no better way of replicating the original. Friedrich Dahm, senior preservation expert at Austria's monument protection authority, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome in the newspaper DER STANDARD, 09/2013: "The historic core of Opernpassage has been restored in conformity with monument preservation provisions." In terms of colouration and pattern, the replicas on the films behind glass match the originals of 1955.
"Glass with its higher standards of fire safety than the original linoleum is very shiny and, unlike linoleum, reflects the lighting in its surroundings. In a design that makes do with a limited stock of materials, such supposedly incidental features really stand out," said Martina Frühwirth of the Vienna Architecture Centre at the beginning of the year.

 

Background to Kuraray and Business Area PVB
Worldwide, Kuraray is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film and special films of established ionomer technology for the production of laminated safety glass. Products made of these films are used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, and in the photovoltaic industry special films are used for durably encapsulating solar cells.
Business Area PVB is a division of the Kuraray Corporation domiciled in Tokyo, Japan, the world's market leader with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), one of the key raw materials for TROSIFOL PVB films.
In Troisdorf, Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated and externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949:2009, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.


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Press contact:
Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol@kuraray.eu

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news-41 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:11:00 +0200 Divestiture of the Former DuPont European PVB Film Business https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/divestiture-of-the-former-dupont-european-pvb-film-business/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=5a599e1fc0ec47dc9017dda9eeb1365e TOKYO, Japan, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (“Kuraray”, TSE:3405) reached an agreement to sell the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”)
TOKYO, Japan, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (“Kuraray”, TSE:3405) reached an agreement to sell the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”), including the production facility in Uentrop and the R&D center in Mechelen (the “Transaction”) for enterprise value of circa EUR 12 million with adjustments for net cash/debt balance and net working capital upon closing to GVC S.A. which is a subsidiary company of GVC Holdings, Inc. The Transaction was undertaken to comply with the European Commission’s conditional approval of the acquisition of the Glass Laminating Solutions / Vinyls Business from DuPont by Kuraray, which closed on June 1st, 2014 (U.S. local time).

The Transaction is anticipated to close in January 2015, after customary regulatory approvals. The Transaction’s closure is also conditional upon the European Commission’s approval.

The impact of the Transaction on consolidated results for the fiscal year ending December 2014 is currently being quantified and will be disclosed after this assessment has been completed.

Profile of Kuraray
Name: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Headquarter: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Representative: Fumio Ito
Business: Manufacturing and sales of chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high performance materials, medical products and others.
Establish: 1926
URL: http://www.kuraray.co.jp/en

Profile of GVC S.A.
Name: GVC S.A.
Headquarter: Luxembourg
Representative: Dr. Greg Parekh
Business: Investment management of European companies, and operation of their business.
Establish: 2014
URL: http://www.gvcsa.com

Profile of GVC Holings, Inc.
Name: GVC Holings, Inc.
Headquarter: Montavale, New Jersey, USA
Representative: H. Aaron Parekh
Business: Investment management with a focus on chemical and healthcare sectors.
Establish: 1992
URL: http://www.gvcholings.com

 

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news-43 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +0200 Kuraray participates in the Open Doors Day of a popular children's programme https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-participates-in-the-open-doors-day-of-a-popular-childrens-programme/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=1a985a458575e09f8ddb1ba3c4ea7029 Only company in Troisdorf and first-time participation
Kuraray Europe GmbH is the first company in Troisdorf to participate in a special Open Doors Day of the popular children's TV programme "Sendung mit der Maus".
Open Doors Day is a day on which programme fans in companies open their doors to other fans to show them something interesting that is usually concealed from public view.

We at Kuraray want to introduce our company to young fans of the programme and their parents and show them that a film for laminated safety glass is more than meets the eye.

Visitors will see the new raw materials store where fully automatic (unmanned) stacker trucks go about their work. They can take a look at the new production installation for special automotive films. This installation only went into operation this year.

And finally, visitors large and small will witness elaborate quality tests that underscore the film's properties.

The most impressive test is the ball drop test in which a metal ball is dropped onto the glass from a height of four metres. The glass breaks, but the ball must not penetrate the glass. This is protection that all motorists benefit from when a stone smacks against the windscreen at high speed: the windscreen shatters but does not disintegrate and thus protects the vehicle's occupants.

The word "TROSIFOL" is derived from "TROisdorfer SIcherheits-FOLie", meaning "Troisdorf safety film" in German, and is one of the world's most important films made of raw material polyvinyl butyral (PVB). These are highly specialised plastic films that are supplied to the glass industry and processed in laminated safety glass. Laminated safety glass is the term applied to two plies of glass joined together by an interlayer, usually of PVB, on exposure to heat and pressure. These films give the glass new properties such as break resistance, sound insulation, UV protection etc. on a scale that glass without a special film would never achieve.

Laminated safety glass and products from TROSIFOL have applications in all areas where glass has to meet high standards of break resistance. Laminated safety glass is used in the windscreens of cars, in the construction of buildings with sophisticated architecture (high-rise structures, airports, railway stations) and in floor-to-ceiling and overhead glazing (e.g. terrace roofs made of glass). Examples of TROSIFOL applications near Troisdorf are the Bonn Post Tower and Terminal 2 of Cologne-Bonn Airport.
Laminated safety glass is also used in ordinary residential buildings where importance is attached to protection from burglary. In addition, there are special films that are used in the photovoltaic industry for the encapsulation of solar cells.

TROSIFOL is a brand of the Japanese Kuraray Group which has its head office in Tokyo. The Group has a roughly 7,300-strong workforce worldwide. Kuraray's European headquarters is in Hattersheim near Frankfurt. With its roughly 700 employees, Kuraray Europe GmbH generates sales of about EUR 500 million.

 

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Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-47 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:19:00 +0200 Kuraray takes part in the Malteser Social Day 2014 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-takes-part-in-the-malteser-social-day-2014/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=6f35e24feae29e08e3670983dbd2b4a8 Employees work at the animal home and the "Heidepänz" children's day care centre  

Like their colleagues in Frankfurt and Hattersheim, Kuraray employees are now also going into action at the Troisdorf location. Not one, but two teams of the company are changing their workplace for a day and helping institutions in Troisdorf. One team has been doing its bit for the animal home in Troisdorf for several years now. This year, eight employees will be weeding the dog agility ground and replacing the sand. They will also be extending the canopy of the dog quarantine quarters.
The animal home is sponsored by the charity "Tierschutzverein für den Rhein-Sieg-Kreis e. V." and has been officially contracted by 17 local authorities in the Rhine-Sieg district. The Troisdorf animal home is a refuge for animals needing help for a wide range of reasons. Along with taking in stray and brought-in animals, it also has pet boarding facilities. The dog house can accommodate up to 65 dogs. The cat house will take up to 150 adult cats, and these are joined by up to 200 kittens at the mother cat & kitten station in the spring and autumn. The capacity for small animals varies greatly according to the space required by the animals concerned.

Fifteen other Kuraray employees are helping the "Heidepänz" inclusive day care centre devoted to children with special needs.

The day care centre moved in August from Altenrath to Uckendorfer Strasse 53 in Troisdorf.

The day care centre has been serving disabled and non-disabled children for what is now 43 years and is thus one of the first day care centres of this kind in the Rhine-Sieg district. The good reputation that the "Heidepänz" has acquired over the years has caused attendance levels in Altenrath to steadily rise. In the end, a move became inevitable so that the number of groups can be increased from four to six. The new building at Rotter See lake, diagonally opposite "Lebenshilfe e. V., has been largely financed by the parent-run funding association.
In each group ten non-disabled and five children differently disabled in terms of type and severity or threatened by disability, aged from two to school-starting age, are catered for at the new site.

"It is important to support each child's personal development process during this period. An atmosphere of security and protection coupled with space, time and structure enables them to find their way and develop their personality holistically with body, mind and soul," says Josefine Berger, head of the day care centre. The educational approach is based on that of Maria Montessori (1870-1952) who developed a model that gives every child the chance to evolve in its own unique way and without false pressure to achieve. Key aspects of this method are:
• "Help me to do it myself"
• "Give me time"
• "Learning with head, heart and hand".

On Friday, 26 September, the Kuraray employees will dig up the much-loved shrubs, rose bushes, small trees and two hedges at the old site in Altenrath and replant them with the help of the children at the new site at Rotter See. Other employees will help to hang up cupboards and pictures and furnish a new (medical) role-play corner in the new building.

For the Malteser Social Day, the company is giving employees a day's leave so that they can lend a helping hand to community projects. The Malteser Social Day is one of the company's activities under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Motivated by Christian values, the Malteser relief agency helps those in need, serving more than 12 million people per year with its 72,000 salaried staff and volunteers.


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Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-49 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:42:00 +0200 Christoph Troska transfers to Kuraray https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/christoph-troska-transfers-to-kuraray/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e6157895959e00a6b717f8ae88f31b18 Christoph Troska (41) was appointed the new Head of Marketing and Business Development within Business Area PVB at Kuraray Europe GmbH on 1 August.
He takes over the duties of Steffen Weber who has relocated to headquarters in Hattersheim in order to supervise the integration project for Glass Laminating Solutions acquired from Dupont.

Troska, a graduate physicist, was most recently head of technical advisory Service and innovation management for Europe at Nippon Sheet Glass, Pilkington Deutschland AG. Prior to this, he held numerous managerial positions within the Group, e.g. in marketing/communication, sales and product management.

Troska is married and the father of three children.

 

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Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-51 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:33:00 +0200 TROSIFOL and SentryGlas under a single umbrella https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-and-sentryglas-under-a-single-umbrella/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=9cbfc0ffb5649da5632c61c9c1a74d57 Kuraray unveils its new, complete, "Best of Both" range of glass interlayers at glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf
Having officially acquired the Glass Laminating Solutions (GLS) of the US Dupont corporation on 1 June of this year, Kuraray Europe GmbH is now presenting, for the first time, its complete product range for glass interlayers at glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf. SentryGlas, the best-known GLS product, is a key addition to Kuraray's product portfolio.

At its fair stand Kuraray intends to grant pride of place to communication with customers and is therefore dispensing with spacious exhibits. The main focus will be on the basic products of its architectural range, special films like SentryGlas, the Colour product line, Black&White and Sound Control acoustic film, and films for the automotive sector. Bright colours and black & white contrasts will be integrated in a professional ambience at the stand with its a clear-cut, almost Cubist formal language. "It is our aim to use the stand to demonstrate our design expertise, but without overpowering the visitor," Marketing Manager Christoph Troska stresses. "We want it to be inviting and give our employees enough space to hold talks with visitors – most of them customers. Following the purchase of Dupont's GLS activities, the questions and suggestions from our customers at this fair are particularly important."

Even the stand furnishings discreetly feature products of the current range of films. At the counter, various panes of glass have been embellished with films of the Black&White range. Particularly conspicuous is the use of the opaque black film from this range on the large gateway. SentryGlas can be found in the parapet serving as a partition to the gangway that attractively demarcates the Kuraray stand from visitor traffic without obstructing the view of the interior. Visibly contrasting with this are various colours of the Colour range that demonstrate their brilliance on the left gateway.

"Best of Both" is the motto that Kuraray is communicating to customers at the fair. "By this we mean the best of both worlds," says Troska. "We are now in the unique position of being able to offer our customers not only our comprehensive PVB product range, but established ionomer technology as well."

In a letter to employees and customers, Kuraray Managing Director Dr Matthias Gutweiler affirms: "We are convinced that this pooling of resources will enable us to serve our customers even better – with the Best of Both worlds. In the integration process, we wish to closely involve all our customers and employees, and we will take plenty of time for questions at this fair."


We look forward to seeing you:

Kuraray Europe GmbH
Hall 10, Stand E43

 

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Christoph Troska, Head of Marketing & Business Development
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
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Fax: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-53 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0200 Kuraray participates in Mary’s Meals backpack project for Malawi and Liberia https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-participates-in-marys-meals-backpack-project-for-malawi-and-liberia/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=eaee0bfaa8ed3a15345b9f26a5078e7e The idea is quite simple, says the relief organisation Mary's Meals e.V.: German children pack a school bag for African children and thus enable then to attend school.
The contents are precisely defined. Old school bags, sports bags or backpacks must only contain the listed items of daily use and school stationery and (new) personal hygiene products. The bags are collected, sent to Malawi or Liberia and enable the children there to attend school. At the same time, Mary's Meals is collecting donations so that these children can also be fed.

"A good cause and a cause that I want to contribute to," thought Nicole Gawron, trainee industrial clerk at Kuraray in Troisdorf. Encouraged by her sister-in-law, Nicole at Kuraray started publicising the campaign – as did her brother at his company and friends in her youth group. About 1,800 backpacks came together, 23 of them from Kuraray alone. Kuraray is also sponsoring the truck with which her brother will now drive the bags to the collection point in Mannheim so that Mary's Meals can send them on to Africa.

"The idea in fact evolved in our group," says Nicole." "Since the age of 14, my brother and I have been active in a Polish Catholic youth group. And each of the members of this group has approached his or her school, local community, family or company about the campaign and collected donations." Her parents Zygmunt and Sylvia have been "infected", as her father puts it. He helped load up the truck in Troisdorf with the Kuraray backpacks that were sent off last week.

When asked about their reasons for their commitment, father and daughter are very matter-of-fact: "Education helps people out of the poverty trap," says Nicole, "but the families there can't afford a school bag."

Mary's Meals has its origins in a Scottish charity that provided aid during the 1992 Balkan war. The effort evolved into a relief organisation in 1993 that initially cared for orphaned children in Romania and later other children in Eastern Europe, various African countries, Asia and Central America.

 

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Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Sales, Marketing & Technical Service
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Business Area PVB,
Mülheimer Straße 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 200
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

 

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news-57 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:20:00 +0200 Kuraray Completes Acquisition of Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls from DuPont https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-completes-acquisition-of-glass-laminating-solutionsvinyls-from-dupont/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=fb4aa16efdb1312e5148a67c7bf30ddb TOKYO, Japan, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (“Kuraray”, TSE:3405) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLS/Vinyls), a part of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”, NYSE: DD) on June 1, 2014 ( U. S. local time).
The acquisition was announced on November 21, 2013. The impact of this transaction on consolidated results for the fiscal year ending December 2014 is currently under estimation and the figures will be disclosed when the assessment has been completed.

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Kuraray: Akiko Ide, + 81-3-6701-1070, Kuraraykoho(at)kuraray.co.jp
DuPont: Carole Davies, +1-248-583-8112, carole.a.davies(at)usa.dupont.com



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news-59 Thu, 08 May 2014 12:46:00 +0200 TROSIFOL contently with „China Glass in 2014“ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-contently-with-china-glass-in-2014/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=799868f4c33f15d3706c2651131c2480 In spite of light visitor's decline China Glass in 2014 in Shanghai persuaded with quality and internationality. All the more TROSIFOL was contently with this year's fair appearance: „This China Glass was one of our most busiest and successful fair participation in China“, said Ray Nakada Head of Sales, marketing & Technical service - Asia/Pacific PVB division. Most visitors were already TROSIFOL customers or turned out potential prospective customers with very concrete questions. The product groups SOUND CONTROL, COLOUR and Clearness bumped into the biggest visitor's interest.
 
The high-quality exhibition stand, which did not need to avoid the comparison with competitors, was commended from visitors and employees.
 
According to organizer 20.328 visitors attended the exhibition alone in the first three fair days, 17.681 from China and 2.647 from more than 70 other countries.
 
China Glass took place from the 14th to the 17th of April in Shanghai New Internationally Expo Centre and celebrated in 2014 her 25. Jubilee. With 815 exhibitors from 27 countries the figures from the past years could not be reached. The appearance of the fair all together as well as the infrastructure on the exhibition centre in Shanghai hardly took second place after Dusseldorf’s glasstec in Germany as a leading fair of the branch. China Glass strengthens her position as the second-most important fair – at least for glass machine situations and arrangements. The Chinese Ceramic Society organizes the fair.

 

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news-62 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:11:00 +0200 Kuraray Europe GmbH: New organisational structure enhances market and customer orientation https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-europe-gmbh-new-organisational-structure-enhances-market-and-customer-orientation/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG), based in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt, Germany, introduced a new organisational structure on January 1, 2014. This is now being implemented stepwise. The aim is to align the company more closely to the demands of its customers and markets and strengthen its competitiveness. At the same time, this wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese speciality chemicals producer Kuraray Co. Ltd. of Tokyo is responding to structural changes in the Kuraray Group worldwide.

The new POVAL Resin (PVA/PVOH) and PVB Business Areas are the heart of the
new structure. They are responsible for all business-related functions such as production, research and development, marketing, sales and technical service.
The Advanced Materials Business Area is responsible for selling imported goods
and comprises the fibres, elastomer, chemicals, artificial leather, dental products and activated carbon product lines. The Business Areas are supported by specialist service functions.

KEG's management board is unchanged and comprises Dr. Matthias Gutweiler, Yoshiki Kuroki and Naoya Uehara. Dr. Matthias Gutweiler stresses: "The aim of
our new organisational structure is to provide better support for KEG's growth targets and to facilitate the integration of new business activities."


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news-64 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:21:00 +0100 Kuraray to Acquire DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-to-acquire-dupont-glass-laminating-solutionsvinyls-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=52585e985a1ed1efc2819741e182ecf9 WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 21, 2013 – Kuraray (TSE:3405) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for DuPont to sell Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLS/Vinyls), a part of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, to Kuraray for US$543 million, plus the value of the inventories. The sale is expected to close during the first half of 2014 pending customary regulatory approvals.  

GLS/Vinyls is a leading supplier of polyvinyl butyral and ionomer sheets for safety glass, and vinyl acetate monomer and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) products used in a variety of architectural, automotive and industrial applications. GLS/Vinyls delivered full-year 2012 net sales of more than US$500 million. It has about 600 employees with six manufacturing sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia that serve more than 350 customers worldwide.


Keiji Murakami, president of Kuraray’s Vinyl Acetate Company said, “Kuraray was one of the first to successfully industrialize and globally market PVA. As a pioneer of Vinyl Acetate related business, Kuraray has a global presence in the business area of PVA resin, PVB resin and film, PVA film that is used for LCD and detergent unit packing, EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) resin (trademarked as EVAL) used for food packaging and gasoline tanks, and PVA fiber (vinylon) that is used for a substitute of asbestos and a reinforcing material of cement.

“We will benefit from DuPont’s talented global GLS/Vinyls team and their technology, R&D, manufacturing and sales network that has supported it over the years. I am convinced these areas of expertise will allow us to continue to expand our Vinyl Acetate business going forward,” said Murakami.

“GLS/Vinyls will have a good home with Kuraray. That company’s focus on PVA as a central part of its core Vinyl Acetate business, its strong global market position and its capacity to invest in GLS/Vinyls all make this a good fit,” said William J. Harvey, president, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.

Kuraray was established in 1926. In 1950, the company achieved a corporate milestone as the first in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol synthetic fiber to market. In subsequent years, Kuraray used its proprietary technology in the area of polymer chemistry and synthetic chemistry to develop resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles and others. Kuraray has overseas subsidiaries in 19 countries and regions outside Japan, as a global specialty chemical company. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.kuraray.co.jp/en 

DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

 

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news-66 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:03:00 +0200 New Mowital raw materials warehouse goes into operation https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/new-mowital-raw-materials-warehouse-goes-into-operation/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=9ea8da104684500e2aa2cd6beb060ba6 Central supply of raw materials now in place for all PVB film production plants in Troisdorf
At the end of August, the last of the total of four production plants for TROSIFOL polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film were linked up to the new Mowital raw materials warehouse (PVB resin). The first plant has been supplied from there since the middle of August, and the other three have since joined in succession. At the end of the year, the new fifth plant for the production of special automotive films will be served by this central raw material warehouse as well. A smooth supply of raw materials is thus assured for all the production lines at the location.

The central element of the new central raw materials supply is a fully automatic tunnel racking system. Here 24 big bags are stored one behind the other in racks (tunnels) and removed from the front with a driverless shuttle. A laser navigation system steers the shuttle – an unmanned forklift truck (FLT) – to a conveyor belt on which the big bag is carried to the production plant in question.

When its battery depletes, the shuttle runs automatically to the charging station. There the battery is manually changed so that the shuttle can continue to work without interruption. Should the control system ever fail, the shuttles can also be operated manually at any time. A warehouse employee then simply takes his seat on the shuttle and drives it like a conventional FLT. Two such shuttles are currently in use, and there is space for a further unit.

The SAP software, warehouse management and shuttle control are interlinked via an interface. This means that for the employees in charge goods input and output are visible in real time and inventory management is always right up to date.

Kuraray Europe GmbH is investing a total of EUR 20 million in this new warehouse and the production line for TROSIFOL automotive films at its Troisdorf location. The construction of this fifth production line in Troisdorf will boost capacity in the automotive film sector to 10 million square metres from the beginning of 2014.

Background to TROSIFOL
Kuraray is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for the production of laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, and in the photovoltaic industry special films are used for durably encapsulating solar cells. The primary material for all TROSIFOL films is polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Since the launch of TROSIFOL in 1953, ongoing research and development have formed the foundation of TROSIFOL's success.
TROSIFOL is a division of the Kuraray Corporation domiciled in Tokyo, Japan, the world's market leader with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), one of the key raw materials for TROSIFOL PVB films.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated and externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949:2009, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
http://www.trosifol.com


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

 

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news-68 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:40:00 +0200 Kuraray TROSIFOL obtains PPG Certifications for Sungate® and Solarband® Architectural Flat Laminated Glass https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-trosifol-obtains-ppg-certifications-for-sungater-and-solarbandr-architectural-flat-laminat/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=56af7751a428402d153928acd5855667 Kuraray’s TROSIFOL PVB films have been approved by PPG Industries as a Certified Interlayer.  

This prominent designation recognizes TROSIFOL’s knowledge and product quality in architectural laminated glass constructions.
PPG Industries offers accredited certifications to glass producers and laminators. In TD-512 and TD-514, PPG added seven TROSIFOL interlayers to their approved list. The new interlayers include TROSIFOL BG R10, R15, R20, HR 100, SC+, XT SP, and Colour®. These product additions have expanded PPG’s recommendations regarding the assembly of low-e coatings in contact with interlayer’s materials.
“The PPG certification shows the great strides that TROSIFOL has made in listening to our customers’ needs, which is our priority,” commented Christian Amad, Director of the TROSIFOL Division for North America.
Kuraray TROSIFOL has excellent clarity, including the industry-standard low yellowness index, while still maintaining 99% UV blockage and impact strength. By imparting minimal color to glass products, end-users can have the protection and the clarity that they desire.


About Kuraray TROSIFOL
TROSIFOL is a world-leading manufacturer of highly specialized plastic films that are supplied to the glass industry where it is used in laminated safety glass (LSG). These films are manufactured from polyvinyl butyral (PVB). TROSIFOL film transforms the glass to allow for new properties, including: impact and penetration resistance, fragment retention on breakage, sound protection, UV protection etc., on a scale that the glass would never achieve without this special film. TROSIFOL can be found in car windshields, skyscrapers and in ground-level windows and overhead glazing, such as in glass roofs over terraces.


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-70 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:34:00 +0200 Kuraray with TROSIFOL at the “Mir Stekla” glass fair in Moscow https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-with-trosifol-at-the-mir-stekla-glass-fair-in-moscow/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=1b01617005920cf2e02c48f432f96ce0 To mark the 10th anniversary of our Russian subsidiary, TROSIFOL participated for the very first time in MIR STEKLA in Russia in June.
At the booth, the COLOUR products in particular met with keen interest – not least because the well-known Russian “Sber Bank” is fitting out all its branches with glass laminated with a special TROSIFOL colour. All customers were enthusiastic about the modern and lively booth and praised TROSIFOL for its 10 years of fruitful co-operation, close customer contact and service.

On Wednesday evening immediately after the day at the fair, our customers were invited to a boat trip on the Moskva. Thanks to its efficient organisation, fine live music and the good weather, the event was an outstanding success.

For TROSIFOL, Russia is an important growth market for laminated safety glass – for architectural applications as well as for the automotive sector – especially since major automotive producers such as VW, BMW, Ford, Toyota and Nissan are investing heavily in Russia.

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news-72 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:17:00 +0200 Kuraray with TROSIFOL satisfied at China Glass fair 2013 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-with-trosifol-satisfied-at-china-glass-fair-2013/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=89d3289ede150160a1ab25d661e355c5 Very happy was TROSIFOL, a division of the Japan based chemical group 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.

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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-74 Wed, 22 May 2013 12:19:00 +0200 Change in the management team at Kuraray Europe GmbH https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/change-in-the-management-team-at-kuraray-europe-gmbh/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=14db45f841a1b56d630fd59de8068c38 Yoshiki Kuroki has taken over from Masuo Oba There has been a change of management at Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) in Hattersheim am Main, Germany: Yoshiki Kuroki took over as Co-Managing Director in April. He succeeds Masuo Oba, who has returned to Kuraray’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, as Manager Planning & Administration in the Vinyl Acetate Company.

“We would like to thank Masuo Oba for his work for KEG. We are sure that in his new function he will continue to support the collaboration between Europe and Japan,” says Dr. Matthias Gutweiler, Managing Director of KEG.

Yoshiki Kuroki is already very familiar with KEG and Germany from his role as Deputy General Manager of the Poval Resin Division in Tokyo. As Managing Director of KEG he is responsible for the Advanced Materials Division. "We extend a warm welcome to Yoshiki Kuroki and wish him every success in his new function,” says Dr. Gutweiler. “His experience will help us drive forward our growth course in Europe."

 

Masuo Oba, Director of Kuraray Europe GmbH, returning to Japan in April.

 

Yoshiki Kuroki  - new Managing Director of Kuraray Europe GmbH and Head of the Advanced Materials Division

 

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news-76 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:05:00 +0200 Kuraray supports the Nonviolent Learning project at Hanftalstrasse Non-confessional Primary School in Hennef/Germany https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-supports-the-nonviolent-learning-project-at-hanftalstrasse-non-confessional-primary-school-i/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d5a0e3647df6ad019bb536bc10b97679 The Nonviolent Learning training given by the Cologne-based “mobility natural” agency is a powerful form of verbal conflict resolution combined with vigorous bodywork.  

The Nonviolent Learning training given by the Cologne-based “mobility natural” agency is a powerful form of verbal conflict resolution combined with vigorous bodywork – for a nonviolent learning environment without exclusion. Children are taught self-assertion skills in the everyday school setting and manoeuvres to enable them to free themselves from physically intimidating situations. At the same time, they learn how to positively interact in competitive games and apply rules of fairness and mutual respect. Finally, in role plays, they learn positive forms of behaviour for conflict situations. Peter Tomic, anti-violence trainer and managing director of “mobility natural”, says: “We want to build up kids’ morale and make them more confident. Body language is an important factor.”

So that children interact more constructively in the long term, Nonviolent Learning is targeted at the entire school. Everyone involved in the teaching/learning process was trained in comprehensive sessions from 25 February to 20 March: all pupils in all classes, all teaching staff – including the supervisors in the neighbouring all-day school, the school social worker and even the caretaker. The acquired behaviour patterns are to be integrated in everyday school life with exercises and other activities.

In addition, at an evening gathering, parents were also encouraged to support each other in adopting a nonviolent approach towards their offspring. Simple behaviour patterns can be trained within their own four walls.

This project was made possible firstly by the children themselves, who generated most of the funding in a sponsored run. Other contributors to the project were the school’s fund-raising body and Kuraray Europe GmbH, which produces special film under the TROSIFOL brand at its Troisdorf location. This is a safety film for the glass industry that is used, for example, in car windscreens and façade glazing.
In its business principles (Code of Conduct), Kuraray has defined social responsibility as one of the cornerstones of its global corporate identity. Responsibility towards society, not only in the sustainable use of its products, but also in the combined observance of social and corporate standards and values, is encouraged by the company worldwide.

There was one other sponsor who also deserves special mention: the grandmother of one of the pupils. She donated the proceeds from the sale of apples from her own garden to the Nonviolent Learning project at the Hanftalschule.


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
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news-78 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:55:00 +0200 Special PVB film admits ultraviolet light unfiltered https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/special-pvb-film-admits-ultraviolet-light-unfiltered/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a8bb8eabf6a689b04d1ebd05e71c1651 TROSIFOL UV+ exploits the entire spectrum of sunlight  

Conventional polyvinyl butyral (PVB) in laminated safety glass blocks out almost all ultraviolet (UV) radiation up to a wavelength of about 400 nanometres (nm). In other words, the penetration of UV-A light is almost entirely prevented by the PVB film. Shorter-wave UV light such as UV-B or UV-C of less than 320 nm is largely absorbed by the glass in any case. This effect is intended and can indeed be highly beneficial in terms of protecting the skin and preventing skin cancer.
However, many terrestrial and aquatic organisms need the ultraviolet spectrum of sunlight invisible to the human eye. Honey-bees and bumble-bees can see within the UV range and thus find their way to the centre of flowers whose parts appear indistinguishable to humans. Very short-wave UV light kills pathogens. This phenomenon is exploited in zoos, for instance, where quarantine wards are equipped with UV light. Birds need UV light for orientation.

For several years now, Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) has been noting growing demand for UV-permeable glass solutions. In these special applications, UV-permeability and safety are both highly important. Thanks to the transfer of knowledge from the photovoltaic product range of KEG’s TROSIFOL brand, it has succeeded in developing a film for architectural glazing that satisfies these requirements and admits the entire natural spectrum of solar radiation.

Sales staff is therefore currently looking closely at possible applications with botanists and users in the life science and health sectors.

Thanks to the well-known long service life of laminated safety glass containing TROSIFOL PVB films, this highly transparent film with its outstanding UV transmittance fills a gap in the range of unusual architectural applications. PVB as a non-curing thermoplastic has outstanding optical properties and displays excellent and lastingly high adhesion to glass. It is also distinguished by impressive impact-resistance, exceptional UV- and weather-resistance and excellent resistance to other environmental influences.

TROSIFOL UV+ can be stored and remains serviceable for up to four years, exhibiting reproducible behaviour in all conventional lamination processes.

Further technical details can be found in the current product brochure.


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu 

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news-80 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:16:00 +0100 Kuraray America Inc. – TROSIFOL joins GANA https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-america-inc-trosifol-joins-gana/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=75ef1491fdd10f96c434700d86064e45 Glass Association of North America  

Kuraray America Inc. aims to highlight the TROSIFOL brand in the North American market by joining the Glass Association of North America (GANA). The manufacturer of PVB films for laminated safety glass expects to learn more about their customers’ needs in order to service them better. The association’s membership and involvement in the glass industry will help TROSIFOL respond appropriately to market trends and technical developments more quickly. Christian Amad, Director – TROSIFOL for Kuraray America, Inc.: “We are excited to be a member of GANA. We look forward to continuing to increase our knowledge of our customers, and the glass industry, so that we can continue to build long-term partnerships.

 

Press contact:
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

 

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news-82 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:31:00 +0100 Kuraray and T-Park break ground for new construction project https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-and-t-park-break-ground-for-new-construction-project/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=67b17c75b00f540249d436eebbfa9833 New production plant for special TROSIFOL automotive glazing films to be ready for operation at the end of 2013
At its Troisdorf location, Kuraray Europe GmbH is investing some EUR 20 million in a new production line for TROSIFOL films and a new warehouse. The construction of this fifth production line in Troisdorf will increase capacity in the automotive film sector to a total of 10 million square metres from the beginning of 2014.

In the presence of a large number of TROSIFOL employees, the official ground-breaking ceremony was collectively performed by Ralf Eschrich, Head of the TROSIFOL Division in Troisdorf, Dr Matthias Gutweiler, Managing Director of Kuraray Europe GmbH (Hattersheim, Frankfurt), Frank Rückersberg, Managing Director of T-Park GmbH, Markus Mers, Managing Director of Bolckmans GmbH, and Klaus-Werner Jablonski, Mayor of Troisdorf, on the industrial estate site on Wednesday.

The new production building is being erected on the site of the old packaging store within the core zone of the industrial estate. The site is such that a second production line can be optionally built at a later date. A new central raw materials warehouse is being built in the immediate vicinity in order to ensure a continuous supply of raw materials to all production lines at the location.

Since February 2012, an internal project team has been working on the implementation of various measures associated with the construction of the new film production line. Until its scheduled commissioning in November 2013, many project steps will have to be accomplished. Part of the new production plant earmarked for PVB automotive glazing films will be equipped with clean room technology. “In this sensitive area, the meticulous observance of cleanliness will later be essential,” explains Dr Detlef Hanning, the project manager responsible for the new plant. “Those who work here have to change their clothes first and cannot simply move back and forth between the various parts of the plant. Staff assigned to the new film winders in the clean room have to follow precise instructions so that the film exhibits the demanded quality at the end of the process.”

A pleasant sight as well
While the technology inside meets the highest standards, the outer façade and entrance area will impress with an attractive appearance. KEG wishes to be able to welcome its customers and visitor groups in a suitably designed entrance area of the building.

Concurrently with the technical and structural preparations, staff are currently being recruited to run the plant in three shifts. Interested members of the existing workforce have applied through internally published job vacancies, although the team will also be bolstered by new staff taken on from outside. A total of 18 new employees will be contracted at Kuraray in Troisdorf. Some of them will replace staff who have previously worked on other lines. “The new plant will be operated by staff who will rotate rather than have a fixed workplace,” explains Dr Holger Stenzel, TROSIFOL Production Manager. It is intended that each employee will be able to work in all parts of the plant and step in for workmates absent due to sick or holiday leave. “With an extensive and multi-stage training strategy, we want to prepare our staff for this new challenge,” Stenzel adds.

Quality as the yardstick for everyone
A “zero defects” strategy will be decisive for future success at Kuraray, and not only when working on the new film production line. “Automotive customers will not tolerate even the tiniest defects in the film as these show up in the windscreen,” says Andreas Karpinski, Automotive Product Manager. “If we want to prevent complaints, we have to work defect-free from the outset. This starts with the quality of PVA and PVB raw materials and continues through to punctual deliveries to our glass customers.”

“To achieve this massive boost in output, Kuraray has to increase its supply of raw materials accordingly,” Dr Matthias Gutweiler and Ralf Eschrich explain.

Equally high are the expectations of the client T-Park GmbH, the owner and operator of the industrial estate, and its general contractor Bolckmans GmbH. For its part, T-Park GmbH is investing EUR 2.3 million in the first new building and making TROSIFOL available. Bolckmans, the contracted builder, already has plenty of experience of the industrial estate. The firm from the Lower Rhine is currently erecting production, storage and logistical space and an office complex with total floor space of roughly 12,000 square metres for Natumi AG and a warehouse and multi-purpose building for SIKA-Trocal GmbH in the immediate proximity of the new TROSIFOL production plant.

Frank Rückersberg is also optimistic: “We’re delighted with this investment in the future of the industrial park in Troisdorf. We’re also very gratified by the renewal of Kuraray’s tenancy until 2028.”

The new building will be 75 metres long and 24 metres wide. It is to be completed in May 2013, after which the construction of the new production plant will get underway.

Background to TROSIFOL
TROSIFOL® is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, and special films are used for durably encapsulating solar cells in the photovoltaic industry. The primary material for all TROSIFOL films is polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Since the launch of TROSIFOL in 1953, ongoing research and development have formed the foundation for TROSIFOL's success.
TROSIFOL is a division of the Kuraray Corporation domiciled in Tokyo, Japan, the world's market leader with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), one of the key raw materials for TROSIFOL PVB films.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated and externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949:2009, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
http://www.trosifol.com

Background to Troisdorf Industrial Estate
Troisdorf Technology and Industrial Estate (T-Park) covering an area of about 478,000 square metres and including 233,000 square metres of built-up space is a forward-looking industrial and commercial estate perfectly served by rail, road and air links. As part of a longstanding industrial site whose history stretches back to the 19th century, the T-Park is today an ideal location for production, warehouses, offices and research. For production and research companies in the plastics sector, the T-Park offers ideal conditions. Over 60 companies with a total of roughly 2,000 employees have found a home in the T-Park. Attracting new companies is part of its growth strategy. Firms engaging in plastics production and processing and from the automotive and construction industries will find in the T-Park the ideal infrastructure and a perfect setting. Keystone T-Park Verwaltung GmbH assists companies in all aspects of taking up residence here.
Further information:
http://www.technologiepark-troisdorf.de


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email trosifol(at)kuraray.eu


Press contact:
Thomas Korp, Managing Director
Keystone T-Park Verwaltung GmbH
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 25230-90
Email thomas.korp(at)tpark.eu

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news-84 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:58:00 +0200 Strategic investment https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/strategic-investment/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=338aae832a1ad5352a322eb95271d555 Expansion of TROSIFOL film production in Troisdorf and extensions of capacity in Frankfurt  

In the next few years, Kuraray intends to substantially increase its production capacity in various product segments worldwide. The construction of a new production line for TROSIFOL polyvinyl butyral (PVB) films is thus about to get underway. What is now the eighth production line will increase capacity in the automotive film sector by 5,000 tonnes per year to a total of 10 million square metres of automotive film by the end of 2013. The sum invested here alone is EUR 17 million. The goal of the planned investment is to respond to growing global demand for PVB films for laminated safety glass in the automotive industry and significantly lift TROSIFOL's market share in this segment. Production capacity at the Nizhny Novgorod site in Russia will be raised concurrently.
"The new production line in Troisdorf will be specifically geared to the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements," says Ralf Eschrich, who heads the TROSIFOL Division at Kuraray Europe GmbH. "At the same time, we will be stepping up the number of staff working in research & development and technical service. Our automotive customers can reckon with regular supplies as of the beginning of 2014."

To achieve this massive boost to production, Kuraray is having to expand its raw material base accordingly. To this end, it will be considerably augmenting its capacity for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a primary product for PVB, in Frankfurt next year. Kuraray is also planning a new PVA plant in Houston, Texas, USA for 2014. Kuraray is already today's world market leader with PVA.
It is currently investigating further investment in PVB films in Asia.
With TROSIFOL, Kuraray is Europe's leading supplier of PVB films for the production of laminated safety glass for architectural applications.
Kuraray as a whole and the TROSIFOL division in particular will be pursuing a strong growth strategy in the next few years and intend to bolster production capacity outside Europe as well.

We look forward to seeing you at the glasstec 2012 in Dusseldorf: Hall 10, Stand 10F38

Please also pay a visit to TROSIFOL in the “glass technology live” show in Hall 11, Stand C28.


Background to TROSIFOL
TROSIFOL® is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing; special TROSIFOL films are used to encapsulate solar cells with long-term durability in the photovoltaic industry. The primary material for all TROSIFOL films is polyvinyl butyral (PVB) that has been used as an interlayer in laminated safety glass since the middle of the thirties of the 20th century. Since the launch of TROSIFOL in 1953, ongoing research and development have formed the foundation for TROSIFOL's success.
TROSIFOL is a division of the Kuraray Corporation domiciled in Tokyo, Japan, the world's market leader with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), one of the key raw materials for TROSIFOL PVB films.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated and externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
http://www.trosifol.com


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
Email: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-86 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:44:00 +0200 Kuraray and solar glass manufacturer ‘f | solar GmbH’ present an innovative High power double glass PV panel with TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-and-solar-glass-manufacturer-f-solar-gmbh-present-an-innovative-high-power-double-gl/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=8e6f299acddea80d6be19dd204d81e6a Excellent module efficiency through combination of high-duty components - Glass-Glass-PV-Module with PVB encapsulation film meets the highest safety requirements with regard to glazing in the building envelope  

At the special show “glass technology live” during the worldwide leading fair of the glass industry “glasstec” in Dusseldorf TROSIFOL will present an innovative Glass-Glass-PV-Module and will demonstrate how embedding losses may be reduced by more than 5 percent through expedient combination of high-duty components. The high-efficiency module has been manufactured by ‘f | solar GmbH’ in cooperation with the companies Kuraray Europe GmbH / Division TROSIFOL, Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG and Scheuten Optisol®.

The Glass-Glass-PV-Module is equipped with new components:
The front glass is a specific low-iron solar float glass with a thickness of only 2.0 mm. Being equipped with a robust Mono-Broadband-Antireflex Coating the f | solarfloat HT offers energy transmission (TePV) of about 94 percent and it optimally suited for use in silicon solar cells with selective emitter technology.
The PVB encapsulation film TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+ with unique UV transmittance shows high and permanent stability and exceptional resistance to heat, UV radiation and moisture. A second highly reflective PVB encapsulation film SOLAR R40 ULTRA WHITE reflects the sunlight over a wide wavelength range so that it essentially contributes to higher module efficiency.
In addition to that, performance is increased by up to 3 percent through use of a Light Harvesting String (LHS) of the type LHS SELECT supplied by Schlenk. The precisely structured surface of the silver-clad ribbon directs the sunlight to the air/glass boundary layer at an exactly defined angle, resulting in "total internal reflection" (TIR).
The smooth and non-dispersive surface of float glass works most efficiently in this case. Sunlight deflected in such manner can be almost completely retrieved on the active surface of the cell.

A typical standard PV module consists of a 3.2 mm low-iron front glass, a transparent encapsulating film in front of and behind the solar cell and a back side cover glass or polymer back sheet layer. A string with 60 cells yields approx. 250 W power in a module.

The power output of such a module can be increased by 5% or more by changing to

  • a low-iron 2 mm tempered and AR coated front glass
  • a thin UV transmissive PVB encapsulant before and
  • a white high reflective PVB layer behind the solar cell in combination with
  • a high power (Selective Emitter) cell connected by specially designed cell connectors (LHS)


Double glass PV panels score in the matter of power output, long-term durability and stability compared to standard PV modules. Additionally such a solar panel is classified as laminated safety glass and can be used in BIPV applications e.g. as thin glass element for double or triple insulating glass.

We look forward to seeing you at the glasstec 2012 in Dusseldorf: Hall 10, Stand 10F38

Please also pay a visit to TROSIFOL in the “glass technology live” show in Hall 11, Stand C28.



Background f | solar
The company f | solar concentrates its efforts on industrial manufacture and marketing of specifically low-iron and highly transmissive solar glass with efficient, extremely robust and long-life AR coating.
f | solar is a joint venture formed by Dutch Scheuten Group and Interpane Glas Industrie AG, two multinational undertakings backed by more than 100 years of experience in the field of high-duty glass production.
Industrial and consistent high-quality solar glass manufacture from one source!
About 270 experts working in one of the most modern and fully integrated solar glass factories in the center of Germany’s Solar Valley produce up to 700 tons per day of extremely low-iron solar float glass.
Of course the highest standards of environmental protection are observed. Green products – Green factory.
Further information may be found under
 http://www.fsolar.de

Background TROSIFOL
TROSIFOL is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are mainly used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, special TROSIFOL films are used to encapsulate solar cells with long term durability in the photovoltaic industry. PVB is the background material for all TROSIFOL films used as an interlayer in laminated safety glass since the middle of the thirties of the 20. century. The experience gained from the processing of this material since 1953, thanks to ongoing research and development, is one of the main reasons for technical leadership and worldwide success of TROSIFOL. TROSIFOL is a Division of Japan based chemical group Kuraray Co. Ltd (Tokio) which is the world’s leading producer of polyvinyl alcohols (PVA), one of the initial products for TROSIFOL PVB films.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of a quality management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
http://www.trosifol.com


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

Contact for journalists f | solar:

Thomas Keyser
f | solar GmbH, Appendorfer Weg 5,
D-39171 Sülzetal (OT Osterweddingen, Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)39205 450400
E-mail: info(at)fsolar.de 

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news-88 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:30:00 +0200 TROSIFOL presents optimised UV+ PVB film https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-presents-optimised-uv-pvb-film/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=0fdfa0f9cd506735a8e16f6ea28788d9 At this year's glasstec 2012 in Düsseldorf, TROSIFOL, a division of Kuraray Europe GmbH, will be not only presenting its complete range of PVB encapsulation films for photovoltaic modules, but also showcasing its new, recently launched TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+.  

This is a pioneering, newly developed PVB film with a modified formulation. A highly transparent film with outstanding UV transmittance, it achieves even higher energy yield not only in crystalline UV-selective solar cells and CIS/CIGS thin film modules, but also in architectural applications where this property is particularly beneficial.

Since TROSIFOL UV+ allows the natural spectrum of solar radiation to pass largely unchanged, it is particularly useful in applications where this is expressly desired, e.g. for plants. Conceivable here are applications in large greenhouse farming enterprises that not only need natural light, but also wish to benefit from the special advantages of laminated safety glass. TROSIFOL is already in contact with potential users.

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB), a thermoplastic and hence non-crosslinking, basically displays outstanding and lasting adhesive strength. PVB exhibits exceptional optical properties, high adhesion to glass, remarkable impact resistance and incomparable resistance to UV, heat, weathering and other environmental influences.

TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+ shows excellent compatibility with other photovoltaic components, can be stored and remains processable for up to four years, and shows reproducible behaviour in all conventional lamination processes.

You can find further technical details in the current product brochure.

We look forward to seeing you at glasstec 2012 in Düsseldorf: Hall 10, Stand 10F38.

Please also visit TROSIFOL at the "glass technology live" special in Hall 11, Stand C28.


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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-90 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:09:00 +0200 Sky Tower - a city within a building https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/sky-tower-a-city-within-a-building/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=18cafdf57699a46c94416a88b3864aea TROSIFOL glass façade for Poland's tallest residential building  

The Sky Tower, a high-rise building in Wrocław, Poland, has recently set new standards in terms of size and height.

With a height of 212 metres, 50 storeys, 21,987 square metres of office space and 24,349 square metres of commercial floor space for retailing and services, the Sky Tower even scores beyond Poland's borders. The Sky Tower complex actually comprises three buildings: the "Podium B1" (the podium), " Wieża B2" (the tower proper), and " Żagiel B3" (the sail).
The apartments and luxury flats ranging from 45 to 222 square metres in size are accommodated in buildings B2 (184 units in 10 different basic layouts) and B3 (52 apartments with 23 different ground plans).
140 boutiques, delicatessen outlets, restaurants, cafés, sports facilities and a wellness and spa zone in fact make it unnecessary to ever leave the complex. For anyone working in one of the luxuriously appointed air-conditioned offices, the Sky Tower offers everything one could possible wish for on total space of 171,000 square metres.

New landmark for Wrocław and Poland
The new Sky Tower is designed to stand out and set standards of modern comfort, luxury life-style and engineering. The choice of location is burgeoning Wrocław that aims to sharpen its European profile. "Openness, energy and ambition" are the attributes that Wrocław as the capital of Lower Silesia wishes to outwardly communicate. At the same time, the Sky Tower offers a breath-taking view of the pulsating city and its environs and thus creates a meeting place and a new landmark for the region. It is visible not only to travellers arriving at the airport, but in good weather even from the Karkonosze mountains (German: Riesengebirge) on the Czech border. As a focal point for top international companies and traders and a premier address and secure investment for its 236 tenants and flat owners, the Sky Tower will also symbolise a modern, ascendant Poland that is fast catching up with the world's leading industrial nations.
On the 50th floor at a height of about 200 metres, crowning the Sky Tower's 25,000 tonnes of steel and roughly 4 hectares of glass, is a viewing platform that is set to become one of the foremost tourist destinations of the city of Wrocław.

Wrocław
With its population of some 650,000, Wrocław (German: Breslau) is Poland's fourth-largest city and the country's biggest academic centre. An international airport, the motorway and railway stations integrate Wrocław in the European transport network. Theatres, an opera house, a concert hall, clubs, museums and art galleries create a broad cultural foundation with which Wrocław hopes to attract further investors. LG Philips, Hewlett-Packard, Sharp, Siemens and Toyota are just some of the big-name companies that have already seized the opportunity. A mixture of different cultures gives the city a character of its own. Wrocław sees itself as a vibrant, eager, modern and cosmopolitan city in the throes of dynamic growth.

The building's location
The Sky Tower is located in the Krzyki district, an area of heavy investment and which in a few years is set to become Wrocław's new shopping and commercial quarter. The main axis and thoroughfare of the district is Ulica Powstańców Śląskich, a continuation of Ulica Świdnicka leading from the Old Town's marketplace (Rynek Starego Miasta). The complex will ideally be just a short distance on foot from the central railway station and bus station (10 minutes) and marketplace (15 minutes). The motorway A4 slip road and the airport are roughly 20 minutes away from the complex by car.

The Sky Tower project
Work on the Sky Tower got underway back in 2007. In February 2012, work on the technical infrastructure and roads around the Sky Tower was completed. The shopping centre opened in May 2012 and construction work on the complex is due for completion by the end of the year.
A particularly impressive feature of the Sky Tower is the glass façade visible from afar. For the glass used for this, the Polish glass processor PRESS GLASS SA, a specialist in such large-scale projects, was contracted to supply the total of 37,000 square metres of glass. PRESS GLASS supplied 28,000 square metres of glazed units including laminated safety glass with TROSIFOL film in 88.2, 66.2 and 44.2 sheets.
To uphold the building's high standards and protect the luxury flats from road noise, PRESS GLASS opted for TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL film 0.76 millimetres thick for the façade. This is where the architects and clients demanded an extra-high level of noise mitigation.
In the basement, mainly beneath the shopping centre, the Polish glass processor used units some 1,000 square metres of 0.76 millimetre thick TROSIFOL standard PVB film because no elevated standards of sound reduction were demanded here.
PRESS GLASS chose its longstanding supplier Kuraray and TROSIFOL film because of the product's features. "We were also certain that TROSIFOL could supply the required quantity with the demanded quality on time," Gerard Plaze, Promotions Manager of PRESS GLASS SA.

Sound protection with TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL
In developing TROSIFOL® SOUND CONTROL (TROSIFOL SC), a special acoustic PVB film, TROSIFOL has achieved a breakthrough to a product for high-grade acoustic glazing. In multiple insulating glazing, this product combines outstanding sound protection characteristics with all the benefits of a conventional TROSIFOL PVB film for laminated safety glass (LSG). LSG produced with TROSIFOL displays outstanding safety properties, as glass fragments resulting from breakage remain stuck to the film and thus strongly reduce their potentially harmful effect. TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL demonstrates its exceptional sound protection performance even in monolithic laminated safety glass. Although the use of LSG instead of float glass yields a 2 dB improvement in noise mitigation, using TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL in the same assembly of the same thickness achieves an improvement of up to 5 dB in the sound insulation values (compared to one sheet of float glass).

TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL is approved by the building authorities in accordance with the "Technical Rules for Edge-protection Glazing" and the guideline "Technical Rules for Linearly Mounted Glazing" of the German Institute of Construction Engineering (Certificate No. Z-70.3-89). The product thus satisfies the requirements of conventional laminated safety glass, even when used overhead and in edge-protection glazing.
A new development is sound insulation with TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL SC+, which yields remarkable efficiency-boosting advantages in the mass production of acoustic LSG (not used on the Sky Tower). As confirmed by several test bodies accredited Europe-wide, laminated safety glass produced with SC+ achieves sound insulation values of over 50 dB in ISO glazing, depending on composition.

With its superior efficiency, new multilayer TROSIFOL SC+ PVB film is ideal for high-performance processors specialising in jumbo widths. It has been developed specifically for efficient processing and thus displays its strengths only in this area.
Combinations with white translucent, coloured or colourless TROSIFOL PVB films are also readily possible. This means that the new SC+ film extends TROSIFOL's existing sound protection range to include a productivity-boosting variant without compromising on the familiar outstanding optical properties of clarity, transparency and light stability.

It goes without saying that the new multi-layer film also combines its outstanding sound insulation values with the accustomed safety characteristics. In assembly 44.2, laminated safety glass with TROSIFOL SC+ achieves safety class P2A conforming to EN 356 and Class 1B1 in accordance with EN 12600. Test certificates from MPA Darmstadt are available on request.

These attributes enable glass processors to produce LSG with outstanding acoustic and safety properties. In terms of processing, the new film is identical to the proven TROSIFOL BG range of films for architectural glazing. TROSIFOL SC+ is supplied refrigerated in roll lengths of 230 and 470 metres and in thicknesses of 0.50 and 0.76 millimetres.

Background PRESS GLASS
PRESS GLASS Company was founded in December 1991 in the form of a Polish-Swedish joint venture company. The headquarters of the firm was located in Wreczyca Wielka near Czestochowa (Poland). The total surface area of the production hall amounted to 600m2 and production commenced in January 1992. Focusing on modern technological solutions within a short period of time PRESS GLASS became the most modern plant producing double glazing glass in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe. The company continues to strive for perfection regarding production management and customer services, which was recognized in July 1999 when it received the quality certificate ISO 9002 and in July 2002 it received the ISO 9001 certificate (ISO 14001 in August 2008).
The scale of production led to the constant need to reach perfection in terms of the
level of services. As the first firm in the market to do so, PRESS GLASS introduced a system known as PG-Net to allow its clients to monitor their orders on the Internet. Its task was to allow for the automatic circulation of documents between the factories of PRESS GLASS and the company’s partners.
http://www.pressglass.eu  


Background TROSIFOL
TROSIFOL® is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are mainly used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, special TROSIFOL films are used to encapsulate solar cells with long term durability in the photovoltaic industry. PVB is the background material for all TROSIFOL films used as an interlayer in laminated safety glass since the middle of the thirties of the 20. century. The experience gained from the processing of this material since 1953, thanks to ongoing research and development, is one of the main reasons for technical leadership and worldwide success of TROSIFOL. TROSIFOL is a Division of Japan based chemical group Kuraray Co. Ltd (Tokio) which is the world’s leading producer of polyvinyl alcohols (PVA), one of the initial products for TROSIFOL PVB films.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated externally monitored management system that satisfies the requirements of a quality management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.
http://www.trosifol.com


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Press contact:
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, D-53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-92 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:24:00 +0200 Digging, hammering and painting for preschool children and homeless animals in Troisdorf https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/digging-hammering-and-painting-for-preschool-children-and-homeless-animals-in-troisdorf/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b557ac4b618f2d8be15fea9d33679ba7 TROSIFOL takes part in the Malteser Hilfsdienst Social Day for the first time  

On 21 September, a total of 16 helpers of special film manufacturer TROSIFOL are taking part in the Malteser Hilfsdienst Social Day for the first time at the local preschool and animal home in Troisdorf. The employees of the TROSIFOL brand belonging to the Japanese Kuraray Group will be rolling up their sleeves in the aid of a good cause. Armed with shovels, wheelbarrows, hammers and paint brushes, the helpers are refurbishing the play areas for local infants and creating weatherproof shelters for our four-legged friends.

At the preschool, the old sand by the climbing frames and swings urgently needs to be replaced with new sand. And at the animal home, TROSIFOL will have a large hand in insulating, painting and waterproofing the dog kennels. They will also be handing over donations in kind that all Kuraray staff have collected in the last few weeks. Imke Arracher of the personnel department has organised the collection and is in charge of the project at the animal home. "We're delighted at the energetic support from our staff. We're also grateful to the 'Fressnapf' pet supplies store in Bonn-Pützchen, which has also made a donation. We have received so many donations in kind that we need two cars to transport everything to the home."

Why is Kuraray participating in the Social Day? With a total of 46 participants (16 in Troisdorf near Cologne and 30 in Frankfurt), Kuraray Europe GmbH will be taking part in the Social Day for the first time. At Kuraray, responsibility towards society has high priority and is firmly anchored in its DNA. According to its global corporate mission, it contributes to human well-being with our products and services. It wants not only to be economically successful, but also to embrace its social responsibility and help people.
In Frankfurt, its staff will be at work at the Freiligrathschule in Frankfurt-Fechenheim. Under the motto of "More sport, games & fun at our preschool", they will help to erect children's play equipment and to spruce up the library and the preschool garden.

"We're very happy that Kuraray Europe GmbH has agreed to give their staff time off to contribute to community spirit in our town," says Ulla Klocke, who, as the Social Day coordinator, runs operations on behalf of the Malteser Hilfsdienst aid service. Such support is urgently needed. "We lack the necessary funding and manpower to replace the sand in our children's sandpit. We're grateful for the opportunity for industry and social services to team up on the Malteser Hilfsdienst Social Day," says Melanie Andreas, preschool deputy headmistress.

"For us at the aid service, it is important that business and society meet. All the feedback of the last few years confirms that the employees, children and the elderly benefit from this encounter on Social Day," adds Ulla Klocke. It is understandable, then, that the number of participating companies has been growing from year to year. Throughout Germany, 1,300 employees in 20 towns are taking part in this year's Social Day.

We warmly invite you to drop in on the Social Day activities on Friday, 21 September 2012, from 10 am to 3 pm at the preschool (Evangelischer Kindergarten, Viktoriastrasse 2, 53840 Troisdorf) and the animal home (Tierheim, Siebengebirgsallee 105, 53840 Troisdorf).

Who is Kuraray?
Kuraray is a global speciality chemical company, which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray was founded in 1926 and now has around 6,500 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3.4 billion. It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. The wholly owned subsidiary Kuraray Europe GmbH is based at Hattersheim am Main, Germany, and has around 650 employees. It is the leading European producer of polyvinyl alcohol (Mowiol®) and polyvinyl butyral (Mowital®). These products are manufactured at the Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt and used in many areas of everyday life: in the production of paper, textiles, packages, printing inks, paints, adhesives, cosmetics and ceramics. Under the TROSIFOL brand, Kuraray in Troisdorf produces films that are used in laminated safety glass for vehicles, buildings and solar power installations. The company’s product portfolio also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomers, industrial fibres, man-made leather and dental products www.kuraray.eu.



Press contact
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-94 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:17:00 +0200 The PVB pioneer in photovoltaics is exhibiting at the intersolar Europe 2012 fair in Munich https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/the-pvb-pioneer-in-photovoltaics-is-exhibiting-at-the-intersolar-europe-2012-fair-in-munich/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d532c95f1d9f893f32c19c3e828b02db TROSIFOL presents optimised PVB encapsulation films UV+ At this year's intersolar Europe 2012 in Munich, TROSIFOL, a division of Kuraray Europe GmbH, will be presenting its complete range of PVB encapsulation films for photovoltaic modules with the spotlight on its new TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+. This is a pioneering development of a new PVB film with a modified formulation. This highly transparent film with outstanding UV transmittance achieves even more efficient energy yield in crystalline UV selective solar cells and CIS/CIGS Thin Film modules.
In addition, thermoplastic (and hence non-curing) plastic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) displays excellent and long-lasting adhesion. The film shows exceptional resistance to heat, UV radiation and other environmental influences.

TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+ is highly compatible with other module components, can be stored and processed for up to four years and displays reproducible behaviour in all conventional lamination processes.
The film is available in thicknesses of 0.50 and 0.76 mm in roll lengths of 370 (for 0.50 mm) and 250 metres (for 0.76 mm), each with a polyethylene interleaf. Customized film thicknesses are available on request. Further technical details can be found in the current product brochure.

BIPV with TROSIFOL SOLAR
TROSIFOL continues to be active in the growth market of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).
BIPV means the generation of solar electricity with modules integrated in buildings, e.g. as facades, roof-elements, as solar protection or in other integral elements of a building structure. Encapsulation materials of transparent plastic make an important contribution here to the durability of photovoltaic modules and long-term power generation. In the last few years, PVB has become established as the alternative to the widely used EVA.
Under the “TROSIFOL SOLAR” brand name, Kuraray Europe GmbH was the first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules. Solar modules containing TROSIFOL PVB films have been successfully undergoing outdoor weathering tests on module test stands, e.g. at the Berlin Photovoltaic Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE Institute, since the beginning of the Eighties.

PVB has excellent optical properties, high adhesion to glass, high impact resistance and outstanding UV, temperature and weather resistance. Employed as the encapsulation material in glass/glass modules - both thin-film and crystalline - TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 PVB films impress with their exemplary transparency, very good electrical properties, broad compatibility with different module materials and straightforward processing in all conventional lamination processes.

In addition, TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB films display the whole range of characteristics familiar from the production of laminated safety glass, such as outstanding mechanical strength.
TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 films are certified to IEC 61646:2008 and IEC 61730 by TÜV Rheinland, UL-registered in Certificate No. E330225 and are produced to the specifications of Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004.
 

Important advantages of TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB film at a glance:

  • PVB storable for up to 4 years until use
  • High resistance to impressions and no edge flow and hence no contamination of the modules in the lamination process
  • Reproducible lamination process (PVB does not cure)
  • Suitable for use in other, more cost-effective lamination processes in addition to vacuum lamination
  • Proven long-term UV and temperature resistance (familiar for decades from PVB's use in laminated safety glass)
  • Combination with noise-reducing or coloured films possible for the satisfaction of aesthetic or functional needs


We look forward to seeing you at the intersolar Europe 2012 in Munich: Hall 5, Stand A5.360

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Press contact:   
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-96 Fri, 18 May 2012 11:23:00 +0200 Roman Lob is Troisdorf's star for Baku https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/roman-lob-is-troisdorfs-star-for-baku/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=bd468dce949f9189107ba04f03386827 Public screening of the Eurovision Song Contest  

"Standing Still" is the title of his song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Chosen by TV viewers, Roman Lob (21) is Germany's representative at this year's song contest in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. Because Lob works for Kuraray Trosifol in Troisdorf and has already become a town celebrity, the song contest will be publicly screened

at Burg Wissem, Burgallee, Troisdorf-Mitte from 9 pm on Saturday, 26 May 2012.


Admission to the big screen within the castle grounds is free. The doors open at 7:30 pm. The event is being organised by the municipality of Troisdorf in cooperation with Trosifol and with the kind support of Kreissparkasse Köln (savings bank). With his soulful voice, Roman Lob has already participated in "Germany's Got Talent" programme. In the German "Song for Europe" contest, Lob's song picked up the most votes. At Trosifol, he's training to become an industrial mechanic. The municipality wishes him much success and his followers a great evening at Burg Wissem (castle).

Peter Sonnet, Municipality of Troisdorf
Press release 200 of 15.05.2012 > also here
http://www.troisdorf.de/sites/_presse/2012/2012-195.htm 

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news-98 Wed, 16 May 2012 11:47:00 +0200 Note 1,8 für Produktqualität und Service https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/note-18-fuer-produktqualitaet-und-service/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=272d78d979e4a08a66c8e3bb94b9be59 TROSIFOL in Kundenzufriedenheitsanalyse Spitze! Mit einem ähnlich guten Ergebnis wie 2008 hat TROSIFOL auch im vergangenen Jahr die regelmäßig durchgeführte Kundenzufriedenheitsanalyse abschlossen. Ein unabhängiges Marktforschungsunternehmen attestiert der Marke TROSIFOL ein exzellentes Abschneiden! Verglichen mit deutschen Schulnoten wurde eine 1,8 vergeben. Das Ergebnis liegt über dem Durchschnitt vergleichbarer Unternehmen.

Ein herzlicher Dank geht an alle TROSIFOL Kunden. Die TROSIFOL Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter sehen in diesem Ergebnis Lob und Anerkennung für ihr großes Engagement.

Durchgeführt hatte die aufwendigen Telefon-Interviews das Marktforschungsinstitut „FBInnovation“ aus Neuss bei Düsseldorf. Sie werteten 214 Interviews von 300 insgesamt Befragten aus und erstellten daraus Ergebnis-Schwerpunkte, aber auch Handlungsempfehlungen.

Als besondere Stärken von TROSIFOL haben sich diese Kriterien herauskristallisiert: Produktqualität, technische Unterstützung, Service, Liefertermine und Kundendienst. Fast 70 Prozent der Befragten gaben an, das Geschäft mit TROSIFOL in den nächsten zwei Jahren auszuweiten bzw. auf dem aktuellen Niveau weiter zu entwickeln.

Aber auch Schwächen wurden herausgearbeitet und analysiert. Diese Analysen bilden die Basis für die weiteren Verbesserungen, denen sich Mitarbeiter der Bereiche Sales und Technical Service in der nahen Zukunft widmen werden. Die Anregungen für weiteres Entwicklungspotenzial aus den Analysen werden ernst genommen und in den nächsten Monaten gemeinsam mit den Kunden bearbeitet.

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news-102 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:56:00 +0200 TROSIFOL presents complete range of PVB films for architectural, photovoltaic and automotive glazing. https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-presents-complete-range-of-pvb-films-for-architectural-photovoltaic-and-automotive-glazing/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a6ebcbbe1af95dc8254cd4f6ff1e0abe 23rd China Glass 2012 At this year’s “China International Glass Industry Technology Exhibition of 2012” in Shanghai, China, TROSIFOL, a division of Kuraray Europe GmbH, presented its entire range of PVB films for architectural, photovoltaic and automotive glazing.

One of the highlights was the new, design-inspiring BLACK & WHITE product line. This product range of the Kuraray subsidiary is based on two new PVB films, Brilliant Black and Diamond White, in a 0.76 mm thickness. These are supplemented by three more design films in different shades of white and different degrees of opacity. By introducing this new segment, the Troisdorf film specialist is extending its target group and appealing to architects, planners and interior designers.


The PVB encapsulation films for photovoltaic modules – TROSIFOL SOLAR – were presented as integrated in customer modules, one thin-layer and two crystalline modules.

The vibrant COLOUR product line was illustrated with different-coloured glass panes, while automotive glazing expertise was demonstrated with several windscreens. The latter segment is all set to grow in importance now that TROSIFOL has announced its decision to invest almost EUR 20 million in the coming two years in the expansion of PVB film production for automotive glazing.


China Glass 2012 at the SHANGHAI NEW INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER (SNEC) is organised by the Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS) and the Shanghai Ceramic Society. Registered were 842 exhibitors from 23 countries, including Italy, France, Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany and others. The exhibition occupied approximately 55,000 square metres of space. China Glass is now one of the biggest international fairs in its sector in Asia and one of the world’s most influential fairs devoted to glass.


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Press contact:
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu 

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news-107 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0100 Kuraray to expand production of TROSIFOL film in Troisdorf https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-to-expand-production-of-trosifol-film-in-troisdorf/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d654c8c0cf13ce899db5127b9ce88e51 Aim is to significantly increase market share in the automotive sector Kuraray is planning to increase production capacity for TROSIFOL PVB film at its site in Troisdorf, near Cologne in Germany. The company will invest nearly EUR 20 million in an additional production line, which will increase capacity enormously when it comes on stream at year-end 2013. Kuraray is also investigating strategic options to increase capacity in Asia with a strong focus on India.

The investment is a response to rising global demand from the automotive industry for PVB film for laminated safety glass and should greatly increase TROSIFOL's share of this market. With its TROSIFOL brand Kuraray is already Europe's leading supplier of PVB film for the production of laminated safety glass for architectural glazing.

"The new production line in Troisdorf will be specifically geared to the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements," says Ralf Eschrich, who heads the TROSIFOL Division at Kuraray Europe GmbH. "At the same time, we will be stepping up the number of staff working in research & development and technical service. The aim is to raise our presence in this key growth market and position ourselves as a strong and competent partner for customers in the automotive industry."

Ralf Eschrich, Head of the TROSIFOL Division at Kuraray Europe GmbH.

With its TROSIFOL brand Kuraray is a leading supplier of PVB films for laminated safety glass for vehicles, buildings and solar modules.

 

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Kuraray Europe GmbH
Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global speciality chemical company Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray was founded in 1926 and now has around 6,500 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3.2 billion. It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. Kuraray Europe GmbH is based at Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and has around 650 employees. It is the leading European producer of PVA, PVB and PVB films. The company’s product portfolio also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomers, industrial fibres, man-made leather and dental products. For further information please visit www.kuraray.eu.

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news-108 Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:09:00 +0100 Roman Lob gewinnt das Finale https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/roman-lob-gewinnt-das-finale/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=8f409c6385155a50757575bbe3810a4e Nun ist er „Unser“ Star für Baku Jetzt ist es sicher und das Zittern hat ein Ende: Roman Lob (21) ist „Unser aller Star für Baku“. Damit ist er offizieller Vertreter Deutschlands beim „Eurovision Song Contest“ Ende Mai in Baku, der Hauptstadt von Aserbaidschan. Die Zuschauer haben gewählt: Der Titel „Standing still“ wird es sein, den er dort singen wird.

In einem spannenden Finale haben bei Interpreten, Ornella de Santis und Roman Lob, ihr Bestes gegeben. Letztlich konnte sich Roman knapp vor Ornella behaupten und die meisten Stimmen auf seine Seite ziehen.

Mit einem selbst produzierten Kurzvideo hatten ihn seine Kolleginnen und Kollegen von TROSIFOL noch einmal angefeuert und versucht, die letzten Reserven zu mobilisieren. Der Backstage-Beitrag wurde gestern sogar bei TVtotal gesendet:

http://tvtotal.prosieben.de/tvtotal/videos/player/index.html?contentId=129242&initialTab=sendung&showId=1721-00

Alles hat im Finale gepasst und Roman war in Topform!
Der Titel „Standing Still“ steht bereits heute zum download bereit. Ab Dienstag nächster Woche ist die CD erhältlich.

Roman Lob hatte schon mit 16 erste Erfolge in der Casting-Show „Deutschland sucht den Superstar“. Dort hatte er es mit seiner souligen Stimme bis unter die letzten 20 geschafft, musste aber aufgrund einer Kehlkopfentzündung aufgeben. Außerdem zog er es vor, zunächst seine Ausbildung zum Industriemechaniker bei TROSIFOL zu beenden. TROSIFOL und eine vernünftige Berufsausbildung waren ihm wichtiger.

Der Arbeitsplatz muss nun erst mal warten. Mit Standing Ovations feierte ihn das Final-Publikum in der gestrigen Show und auch die Jury hielt nicht mit Lob zurück: „Lob für Lob“ von Stefan Raab, Thomas D. und Frida Gold-Sängerin Alina Süggeler für alle drei Stücke.

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news-110 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:24:00 +0100 Roman Lob im Finale - jetzt wird's ernst! https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/roman-lob-im-finale-jetzt-wirds-ernst/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2ee8b4c95d9bfe2bf6f6deae3899f44f Alle TROSIFOL/Kuraray Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter drücken Roman die Daumen im morgigen Finale. Er hat es bis hier geschafft und wir sind zuversichtlich, dass er weiterkommt. Wer der gleichen Meinung ist, ruft morgen für ihn an.
Wir unterstützen ihn nach besten Kräften, sehen Sie selbst:


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Alle Kuraray/TROSIFOL Mitarbeiter drücken die Daumen:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rhTnqssATI

 

 

"Unser Star für Baku", Donnerstag, 16.02.2012: FINALE (20:15 Uhr, Das Erste)

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news-112 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:28:00 +0100 Roman Lob – and what do his workmates say? https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/roman-lob-and-what-do-his-workmates-say/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=08127b36815416e4c0b250f588af9680 For all those who haven’t heard the news, Roman Lob, TROSIFOL industrial mechanic, is the big favourite for the Eurovision Song Contest, having sung his way into the hearts of millions of viewers. We’re very confident that he’ll make it to the final and maybe even further. Over 40 friends and workmates from TROSIFOL will be watching him perform live on Thursday, 9 February at 8:15 pm on ARD and keeping their fingers crossed.

The last 3 shows will be taking place on the following dates: 
Thursday, 09.02.2012: Quarter-final (8:15 pm, Das Erste) 

Monday, 13.02.2012: Semi-final (8:15 pm, ProSieben)

Thursday, 16.02.2012: FINAL (8:15 pm, Das Erste)

>> And what do his workmates say? Listen to a recording of a radio interview broadcast on SWR on 9 February.

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news-114 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0100 TROSIFOL - die Musik geht weiter https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-die-musik-geht-weiter/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=c207f28637f7a8ca1e160a41ac87d96c Die nächste Runde für die Auswahl eines Deutschland-Vertreters für den Eurovision Song Contest wurde eingeläutet. Nach dem Spitzenplatz in der letzen PRO7-Show "Unser Star für Baku" wird der TROSIFOL Mitarbeiter Roman Lob versuchen, auch an diesem Donnerstag (2. Februar) mit einer neuen Performance wieder die Herzen der Fans zu erobern. Wird die Jury zu ihm stehen? Steht das Publikum auf seiner Seite?


Wir drücken ihm feste die Daumen! Und mit uns tun das fast 20 Kollegen von TROSIFOL, die Donnerstagabend live im Studio sein werden.

Roman, ziehe uns in deinen Bann mit deiner souligen Stimme! Wir glauben an dich und hoffen, dass viele dem Aufruf folgen werden und für dich voten. Donnerstag wird zum "Roman-Tag".


Zum Einstimmen: Der top-Song der letzten Sendung:
http://www.unser-star-fuer-baku.tv/videos/player/index.html?contentId=128084&initialTab=sendung&showId=1708-01

Mehr zu Roman Lob:
http://www.unser-star-fuer-baku.tv/kandidaten/roman-lob/

Infos zur Show finden Sie hier:
http://www.unser-star-fuer-baku.tv/index.html

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news-116 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:38:00 +0100 TROSIFOL – Da ist Musik drin! https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-da-ist-musik-drin/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=dbf9372250a1cf63cc3e78e51f5f96f5 Dass bei TROSIFOL viele Talente schlummern, haben wir schon immer geahnt. Eines dieser Talente hat es jetzt bereits zu bundesweiter Bekanntheit geschafft:

Für den Eurovision Song Contest wird derzeit ein neuer Vertreter für Deutschland in einer Casting-Show auf PRO7 gesucht: "Unser Star für Baku".

Unser Mitarbeiter Roman Lob landete bei der ersten Show gleich auf dem zweiten Platz und brachte die Jury um Stefan Raab zu Standing Ovations.Weiter geht es für Roman Lob am Donnerstag, den 26. Januar ab 20.15 Uhr. Wir drücken ihm die Daumen und mit unseren Daumen unsere Handys, damit er möglichst viele Stimmen bekommt. Schließen Sie sich uns an!

Genießen Sie die soulige Stimme von Roman Lob – beim nächsten Kontakt mit unserer Folie werden Sie noch verzauberter sein als bisher schon...
http://www.unser-star-fuer-baku.tv/videos/player/index.html?contentId=127124&initialTab=related

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news-118 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:41:00 +0100 The new BLACK & WHITE colour segment creates lively contrasts in laminated safety glass. https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/the-new-black-white-colour-segment-creates-lively-contrasts-in-laminated-safety-glass/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e613d3c22cf01a711db461dbc32abaf0 TROSIFOL puts an end to “grey” in the PVB film sector As 2011 draws to a close, TROSIFOL is launching BLACK & WHITE, a new design-inspiring product line.
This product range of the Kuraray subsidiary is based on two new PVB films, Brilliant Black and Diamond White, in a thickness of 0.76 mm. These are being supplemented by a further three white design films in different shades and with different degrees of opacity. By introducing this new segment, the Troisdorf film specialist is broadening its target group and also appealing to architects, planners and interior designers.
Functionally, the five films are mutually complementary and open up new scope for design. According to the manufacturer, Brilliant Black, displaying total opacity, promises a depth of colour unknown on the market. Even rear light sources are completely obscured. “Such a deep black is absolutely unique in the marketplace,” claims Marketing Manager Steffen Weber. The multi-faceted series of whites is now being supplemented by the newly developed, top-of-the-range Diamond White. Absolute opacity and a highly aesthetic colour impact are the hallmarks of Diamond White.
 
Specifically for back lighting, there are Shining White with 10 per cent light transmittance and White Translucent with 55 per cent – ideal for a screening effect coupled with translucence. The finely balanced product line is rounded off by Sand White, an elegantly semitransparent colour composition with 70 per cent transmittance and outstanding light scattering, as the manufacturer points out.

TROSIFOL stresses that the new products also come with the familiar and proven features, such as outstanding edge stability, high mechanical strength, exceptional durability and suitability for applications indoors and outdoors.


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Press contact:
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL
Mülheimer Straße 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-121 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 08:02:00 +0200 The PVB pioneer in photovoltaics presents its new UV+ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/the-pvb-pioneer-in-photovoltaics-presents-its-new-uv/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=8236dcb2f3d839a2fe5cb0f837fef1ac TROSIFOL is exhibiting at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PV SEC) in Hamburg At this year’s 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, TROSIFOL, a division of Kuraray Europe GmbH, will be presenting its complete range of PVB encapsulation films for photovoltaic modules with the spotlight on its new TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+. This is a pioneering development of a new PVB film with a modified formulation. This highly transparent film with outstanding UV transmittance achieves even more efficient energy yield in PV modules.
In addition, thermoplastic (and hence non-curing) plastic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) displays excellent and long-lasting adhesion. The film shows exceptional resistance to heat, UV radiation and other environmental influences.
TROSIFOL SOLAR UV+ is highly compatible with other module components, can be stored for up to four years and displays reproducible behaviour in all conventional lamination processes.
The film is available in thicknesses of 0.50 and 0.76 mm in roll lengths of 370 (for 0.50 mm) and 250 metres (for 0.76 mm), each with a polyethylene interleaf. Customized film thicknesses are available on request. Further technical details can be found in the current product brochure.

BIPV with TROSIFOL SOLAR
TROSIFOL continues to be active in the growth market of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).
BIPV means the generation of solar electricity with modules integrated in buildings, e.g. in facades, roofs, solar protection or other integral elements of a building structure. Encapsulation materials of transparent plastic make an important contribution here to the durability of photovoltaic modules and long-term power generation. In the last few years, PVB has become established as the alternative to the widely used EVA.
Under the “TROSIFOL SOLAR” brand name, Kuraray Europe GmbH was the first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules. Solar modules containing TROSIFOL PVB films have been successfully undergoing outdoor weathering tests on module test stands, e.g. at the Berlin Photovoltaic Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE Institute, since the beginning of the Eighties.

PVB has excellent optical properties, modifiable adhesion to glass, high impact resistance and outstanding UV, temperature and weather resistance. Employed as the encapsulation material in glass/glass modules – both thin-film and crystalline – TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 PVB films impress with their exemplary transparency, very good electrical properties, broad compatibility with different module types and straightforward processing in all conventional lamination processes.

In addition, TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB films display the whole range of characteristics familiar from the production of laminated safety glass, such as outstanding mechanical strength.
TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 films are certified to IEC 61646:2008 and IEC 61730 by TÜV Rheinland, UL-registered in Certificate No. E330225 and are produced to the specifications of Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004.

Further advantages of TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB film at a glance:

  • PVB storable for up to 4 years until use
  • High resistance to impressions and no edge flow and hence no contamination of the modules in the lamination process
  • Reproducible lamination process (PVB does not cure)
  • Suitable for use in other, more cost-effective lamination processes in addition to vacuum lamination
  • Proven long-term UV and temperature resistance (familiar for decades from PVB’s use in laminated safety glass)
  • Combination with noise-reducing or coloured films possible for the satisfaction of aesthetic or functional needs

We look forward to seeing you at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg: Hall B6, Stand B6/A39.

 

You can find images of TROSIFOL SOLAR applications here (captions/photographers are implemented in the IPTC data):
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Press contact:   
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Straße 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-123 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 08:01:00 +0200 TROSIFOL SOLAR UL obtains registration https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-solar-ul-obtains-registration/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=c17c94e50c7830fd3a57b941afd74f39 Having obtained UL registration in February 2011, transparent TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 PVB films in thicknesses ranging from 0.38 to 1.14 mm can now be seen listed in the world-famous UL Certifications Directory (http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/index.htm).
Far from being a one-off materials test, UL registration is repeated by the UL laboratory at regular intervals. In these audits, the material tested always has to demonstrate its properties anew.
Tests are performed in the category UL 1703 (module certification), which is an important precondition for the manufacture and sale of PV modules in the USA. Electrical and electronic equipment in the USA has to satisfy the demands of the US National Electrical Code (NEC) along with supplementary requirements of certain American states and even cities. Serving as a kind of higher-order public authority, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) enjoys an excellent reputation among inspectors and customers. Products are not approved by UL, but tested. Products, components, materials, systems and even organizations are tested for conformity to defined standards. UL distinguishes between certifications of finished products, such as PV modules, and registrations (“recognitions”) of individual components, such as solar module encapsulation materials.
This means that Kuraray has taken a big step on the road to opening up new markets for TROSIFOL and passed an important milestone for activities on the North American PV market.

We look forward to seeing you at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg:
Hall B6, Stand B6/A39.

 

You can find images of TROSIFOL SOLAR applications here (captions/photographers are implemented in the IPTC data):
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100540

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Press contact:   
Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Straße 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 201
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu


TROSIFOL® is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are mainly used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing; special TROSIFOL films are used to encapsulate solar cells with long-term durability in the photovoltaic industry. In 2004, TROSIFOL® was the first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special product line for PV applications based on polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Since then, module manufacturers have had a choice between module production in vacuum laminator or in the process with vacuum deairing and subsequent lamination in autoclaves.
Therefore, all major companies of the glass and the photovoltaic industry are part of TROSIFOL’s customer base.
The background material for all TROSIFOL films is Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) that has been used as an interlayer in laminated safety glass since the middle of the thirties of the 20. Century. The experience gained from the processing of this material since 1953, thanks to ongoing research and development, is one of the main reasons for technical leadership of TROSIFOL as a manufacturer of films for structural glazing and TROSIFOL’s worldwide success.
TROSIFOL operates its headquarters in Troisdorf, near Cologne (Germany) and an additional plant in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, both certified to ISO/TS 16949 and DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 standards. There are marketing subsidiaries in the United States, Malaysia, India, China and Ukraine.
Today TROSIFOL is a Division of Japan based chemical group Kuraray Co. Ltd (Tokyo) which is the world’s leading producer of polyvinyl alcohols (PVA), one of the initial products for polyvinyl butyral resins and raw material for TROSIFOL PVB film.
Founded in 1926, the Kuraray Group with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is the world’s biggest producer of water-soluble synthetic polyvinyl alcohols. In Europe, operating business, sales and production of chemical specialties are handled by EVAL Europe in Antwerp, Belgium and Kuraray Europe GmbH in Frankfurt (Germany). PVA is e.g. a crucial chemical product for the production of paper, textiles as well as for paints, printing inks, adhesives and ceramics.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated management system that satisfies the requirements of a quality management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001:2007. This is externally monitored by annual certification.


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news-124 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:08:00 +0200 TROSIFOL improves acoustic film further: SC+ https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-improves-acoustic-film-further-sc/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=273d1ca86d81802b433163c2799c5c99 Decisive plus for greater efficiency and less noise Sound insulation with TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL (SC) is now better than ever before. Back at glasstec 2010 in Düsseldorf, the TROSIFOL Division of the Japanese Kuraray Europe GmbH presented a totally newly developed sound protection film, the new “SC+”, which significantly enhances the efficiency of the commercial-scale production of acoustic laminated safety glass (LSG).As recently confirmed by several notified test bodies accredited Europe-wide, laminated safety glass manufactured with SC+ and suitable ISO glazing achieves sound insulation values of over 50 dB, depending on its composition.

The improved efficiency of the new multi-layer TROSIFOL SC+ PVB film will particularly benefit high-performance processers specializing in jumbo widths. TROSIFOL SC+ is a multilayer-film comprising a soft sound reducing core-layer and outer layers based on the well-known TROSIFOL BG-type. Thus the film has been developed specifically for efficient processing and therefore demonstrates its big advantages especially in this field. Combinations with white translucent, coloured or colourless TROSIFOL PVB films are easily possible. The new SC+ film thus extends the existing TROSIFOL sound protection range to include a productivity-boosting variant without compromising on the accustomed outstanding optical properties of clarity, transparency and light stability.

It goes without saying that the outstanding sound insulation values combined with the familiar safety characteristics are retained by the film’s new multi-layer composition. In composition 44.2, laminated safety glass satisfies safety class P2A in conformity with EN 356 and class 1B1 in conformity with EN 12600. Test certificates from MPA Darmstadt can be furnished on request.

These attributes enable glass processers to produce LSG with outstanding acoustic and safety characteristics. In terms of processing, the new film is identical to the proven TROSIFOL BG range of architectural films.

TROSIFOL SC+ is available in a roll width of 3.21 m and roll lengths of 230 and 470 metres as a cooled film. It is 0.76 millimetres thick.

 

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Steffen Weber, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Straße 26, 53840 Troisdorf
Phone: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-201
Fax: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-299
E-Mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-126 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:14:00 +0200 TROSIFOL is an exhibitor at PV SEC 2011 in Hamburg https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-is-an-exhibitor-at-pv-sec-2011-in-hamburg/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=09aaae928900829bb3b839343d86ec1d For five days, the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg will again be host to the international solar industry. In even more exhibition space than in 2009, over 950 exhibitors will be presenting the latest developments in photovoltaics with exhibits and in scientific and technical talks.

Among other things, TROSIFOL will be presenting its new, pioneering PVB film UV+, a highly transparent film in the UV range for even more efficient energy yield in PV modules.

Distinctive of all TROSIFOL PVB films for photovoltaic (PV) applications is their outstanding transparency in conjunction with properties supplementary to their main application, that of photovoltaics. The user thus enjoys the advantages of PVB familiar from the production of laminated safety glass thrown into the bargain: high resistance to damage, proven long-term strength and stability and varied applications with different module sizes. What’s more, TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB films are compatible with all standard lamination processes.We look forward to seeing you at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg.Hall B6 / Stand No. B6/A39

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Press contact:   
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Sales, Marketing & Technical Service

Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL

Mülheimer Straße 26
53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 200
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-128 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:24:00 +0200 Kuraray shows TROSIFOL at the 5th PV Power Expo in Shanghai https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-shows-trosifol-at-the-5th-pv-power-expo-in-shanghai/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=3939b51fd44b420607fbefa2f2a8d229 Thanks to fruitful cooperation with its branches in Asia, Kuraray has been heartened by the success of its participation in the 5th PV Power Expo in Shanghai. This is, after all, the biggest photovoltaic fair in the Asian region. In over 13 halls with a total of about 150,000 square metres, 1,838 companies exhibited their products – a record turn-out!

TROSIFOL presented its new product UV+, a new UV-transparent PVB film for crystalline cells that is capable of boosting efficiency by 1 to 3 per cent, depending on cell type. The TROSIFOL PVB film also protects the embedded cells, one of the outstanding product characteristics that TROSIFOL films have been demonstrating for decades in laminated safety glass. Based on TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 for glass-glass modules, which is already well established on the market, UV+ will be available in the second half of 2011/beginning of 2012.

TROSIFOL also presented its SOLAR ULTRA WHITE R40, a reflexion film for the rear glass which is already familiar in Europe. Thanks to the optimal combination of various measures (optimized sequence of layers), it is possible to increase the efficiency of solar cells by up to 2 per cent. What makes this possible is a new PVB film that contains white pigments with a particularly high degree of gloss. Most of the light penetrating through a solar cell is reflected by the white film onto the solar cell so that it can be converted into electrical power. Compared to the reflective layers used on the rear glass to date, the process with the new white film is less expensive and more efficient.

A relatively new technology is that of semi-transparent PV modules with TROSIFOL PVB films. Multifunctional BIPV facades with semi-transparent PV modules produce energy while shading the building interior at the same time. Economic exploitation of the façade and comfort in the building interior thus enter into a symbiosis. It goes without saying that façade safety remains unaffected by the PVB film covering.

As an aside, TROSIFOL drew attention to another point less well known in the Asian region. Although EVA is often known in Asia as the “grandfather” of PV module encapsulation, AEG was using PVB films from TROSIFOL for the production of PV modules back in 1982. Some of these modules are still undergoing realistic long-time testing on the roof of the Photovoltaic Institute in Berlin. Over and above this, PVB has been demonstrating its outdoor qualities since the 1940s.

The majority of the exhibitors at the fully booked trade fair were Chinese, who mainly showed c-SI modules. Also strongly represented were thin-film producers and PV system constructors.

The Chinese testing and certification organizations attempting to meet international standards with their own equipment and systems formed a segment in their own right. The offering was rounded off by Chinese manufacturers of glass-working machines and glass-processing companies.

 

Press-Contact:

Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Sales & Marketing & Technical Service
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Straße 26, 53840 Troisdorf
Telefon: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-202
Fax: +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-299
E-Mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-130 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:22:00 +0100 Kuraray to expand production of polyvinyl alcohol in Frankfurt https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-to-expand-production-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-in-frankfurt/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=83e84ae5b367b2155dde4178594238a7 Kuraray is increasing production capacity for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) at its subsidiary Kuraray Europe GmbH in the Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt, Germany. Construction of a sixth production line will raise capacity from 70,000 tonnes p.a. to 94,000 tonnes p.a. by 2013. At the same time, the company intends to raise the energy efficiency of production considerably by optimising process technology. Total investment will be EUR 58 million.

The aim of this investment is to participate in growth in the European PVA market and meet rising demand for PVA and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) which is produced from it. Kuraray is Europe’s leading producer of PVA (Mowiol®) and PVB (Mowital® / Pioloform®). These products are used in many areas of daily life: in the manufacture of paper, textiles, packaging, printing inks, paints, adhesives, water-soluble films and ceramics. Another key area of application is PVB films, which Kuraray produces at its site in Troisdorf, Germany, and markets as TROSIFOL® for laminated safety glass for vehicles, buildings and solar installations. Kuraray expects clear growth in this business especially for PVB films.

 

Dr. Matthias Gutweiler, managing director of Kuraray Europe GmbH and head of the PVA/PVB division, stresses the importance of this investment: “The investment is a key milestone in the ongoing development of our company. It will protect jobs, strengthen our position in the value chain and speed up our growth in Europe.”

 

 

Kuraray Europe GmbH
Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global speciality chemical company Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray was founded in 1926 and now has around 6,600 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3 billion. It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. Kuraray Europe GmbH is based at Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and has around 600 employees. It is the leading European producer of PVA, PVB and PVB films. The company’s product portfolio also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon filters, thermoplastic elastomers, manmade fibres, artificial leather and dental products. For further information please visit www.kuraray.eu.

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news-132 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:37:00 +0200 Spirit of Optimism at glasstec 2010 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/spirit-of-optimism-at-glasstec-2010/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=1491111cec99500bfddb63cfe4fadbf5 Successful solarpeq Trade Fair Debut After difficult economic times a spirit of optimism is now once again prevailing in the glass sector. This was made clear by the 1,274 exhibitors to glasstec, the world’s most important glass trade fair, and solarpeq, the new trade fair for solar production technology. A total of roughly 45,000 trade visitors attended the closely dovetailed events. Of these over one third also stated interest in the range at solarpeq. 

Exhibiting firms reported holding many good discussions with high-ranking visitors and anticipate lucrative post-fair business. These included many international contacts. This is also reflected in the findings of the glasstec and solarpeq visitor questionnaires: well over half the visitors travelling to Düsseldorf came from abroad. A significant rise was posted amongst trade visitors from North and, in particular, South America. Almost one in two visitors came with the intention of placing specific orders or had already done so. 

Martin Gutmann, President of glasstec 2010 and Federal Guild Master, confirms a very good mood amongst exhibitors: “We ourselves noticed this at our stand in the skilled trades centre as did companies in the glass industry and engineering sector: the trade fair went really well. This bodes very well for the coming months. We seem to have definitely come out of the trough.” Commenting on this Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf, said: “glasstec has confirmed its pioneering role as the most important international meeting point for the glass sector – and now business is on the upturn once again. This is an excellent signal for our exhibitors.”

TROSIFOL to be highly satisfied
LUMINEO marks a new departure for TROSIFOL in its appeal to architects and was very successfully introduced to customers and visitors at this year’s “glasstec”. As the leading supplier of PVB films in European architectural glazing, TROSIFOL is targeting this new self-luminous PVB film directly at architects, designers and creative minds in order to inspire new trends in the design of architectural glazing.
Second highlight: Sound insulation with TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL (SC) is now better than ever before. At glasstec 2010 in Düsseldorf, the TROSIFOL Division of Kuraray Europe GmbH is presenting an improved version of its own sound protection film, the new “SC+”. It significantly enhances the efficiency of the commercial-scale production of acoustic laminated safety glass. The improved efficiency of the new multi-layer TROSIFOL SC+ PVB film will particularly benefit high-performance processors specializing in jumbo widths. The new SC+ film thus extends the existing TROSIFOL sound protection range to include a productivity-boosting variant without compromising on the accustomed outstanding optical properties of clarity, transparency and light stability.

The next glasstec/solarpeq will take place in October 2012.


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news-137 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 08:00:00 +0200 More solar module encapsulation with PVB film https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/more-solar-module-encapsulation-with-pvb-film/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=cf52f6f81ed3ae4f642b6cbafa4d53b5 PVB is increasingly assuming the leading role among alternative encapsulation materials for solar cells as the alternatives to Ethylene-Vinyl-Acetate (EVA) Reliable and long-term protection of solar cells from external influences is a must for solar modules. This is where transparent plastic encapsulation materials make a crucial contribution to the durability of photovoltaic modules and to the long-term generation of electricity from sunlight. This article explains in broad terms which plastics are suitable and why. Special attention is focused on polyvinyl butyral (PVB), a plastic best-known so far for its use as the interlayer in laminated safety glass. The first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules – the TROSIFOL brand – was Kuraray Europe GmbH. Solar modules using TROSIFOL PVB films have been successfully undergoing outdoor weathering tests on the module test rigs of the Berlin Photovoltaic Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE Institute in Freiburg since the beginning of the Eighties. Kuraray is currently working on the market launch of a second generation of films which is designed for all conventional photovoltaic module production processes and will extend the uses of the current range of films to include special applications. By Dr. Bernhard Koll

 

EVA as a cell encapsulation material
Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is still the market leader and standard encapsulation material for solar cells. EVA’s widespread use is explained by its processing properties as a cross-linking rubber-elastic material in vacuum laminators and its adapted technical product features. For a long time there have been no alternatives on the horizon, as finished modules produced since the Nineties have a service life of at least 20 years and all series products have to be certified. It is therefore difficult for other plastics to gain a foothold on the market if the points in their favour are rarely measurable.

Requirement profile for encapsulation materials
To ensure module durability and long-term power generation, cell encapsulation materials have to display certain important features, e.g.

  • Mechanical protection of the cell
  • Protection from weathering
  • Electrical insulation
  • External impact resistance
  • Barrier to oxygen and water vapour
  • Prevention of cell corrosion
  • Adapted adhesion to other module components (glass, cell, backing film, contacts etc.)
  • High transparency and high UV protection (to prevent degradation of the plastic)

 

There are few plastics that display all of these properties reliably in practice. Classical solar modules using crystalline Si wafers were joined almost a decade ago by thin-film PV modules on which the semiconductor is applied directly to (rigid) substrates – preferably glass in this case – and then mostly sealed at the rear with another ply of glass or alternatively with a multiple-ply barrier plastic (see Figures 2 and 3). Because of the way the cell is applied to the glass (high-vacuum deposition at temperatures up to 630°C), few materials are suitable as substrates for thin-film modules, although flexible substrates made of copper or stainless steel are possible as well as glass.

Overview of possible cell encapsulation materials
Table 1 gives an overview of the encapsulation products industrially used today. A distinction is made between elastomer cross-linking and thermoplastic materials.
The elastomer cross-linking products include the most frequently used EVA, TPU and acrylate encapsulation resins, and two-component silicones that cross-link on exposure to heat and/or UV light to form a rubber-elastic material and thus firmly embed the solar cell.
These contrast with thermoplastic products that melt without cross-linking on exposure to heat, thus retaining their original chemical composition. These include above all polyvinyl butyral, the most important encapsulation alternative, particularly for thin-film solar modules. All the other products such as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), ionoplastics, modified polyolefins and the above-mentioned elastomers are currently of only secondary importance.

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
The plastic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) has been in use as the interlayer for laminated safety glass since the Forties of the last century. Its main applications are in windscreens in vehicles and safety glazing in architectural applications, e.g. modern glass façades. Since 2005, efforts have been afoot in the PV module industry and the glass industry to replace existing encapsulants with PVB film in double-glazing elements with integrated solar cells in order to significantly enhance the standard of safety of laminated module glass in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). Furthermore, thin-film solar modules consisting of two plies of glass sandwiching a PVB interlayer can be inexpensively manufactured with the lamination process successfully used for the production of laminated safety glass. In view of the already evident and fast-growing demand for thin-film solar modules – forecasts anticipate 40 per cent of total module output by 2020 – the use of PVB film will continue to grow accordingly with a considerable expansion of its market share.

TPU, silicones and other encapsulation materials
The reasons for the low market shares of other plastics are lack of experience with the products of the solar industry, their in some cases inadequate technical properties and their excessively high cost. It is also essential that such products perform impeccably in the solar module for 20-25 years, which is only possible if they comply with the relevant electrical standards (electrical function tests conforming to IEC).
As a result of pressure from manufacturers on the system costs of modules, more expensive products such as TPU and ionoplastics usually drop out of the running. New plastics have to overcome high technical and commercial barriers if they are to gain recognition and pull through as encapsulation materials for solar cells.

Processes for the encapsulation of solar cells
The single-opening vacuum laminator has been the preferred production method for the encapsulation of solar cells for several decades now. For cross-linking plastics, it permits rapid throughput and high production efficiency. For other products, such as thermoplastics, the process has to be adapted, the higher melting temperatures of thermoplastics may result in a slightly longer lamination process. The development and availability of so-called multi-opening or stack laminators have accelerated module throughput at the encapsulation stage and cut the cost of module production considerably. These laminators have made significantly larger and fully automated module production plants possible, thus reducing production costs significantly. This process technology is also of benefit to thermoplastic encapsulation materials such as PVB film and others, as the much accelerated throughput lowers costs substantially.
At the same time, thin-film solar modules can also be produced in a single cycle in a roll laminator with subsequent autoclaving. This method has been successfully employed for decades for the production of laminated safety glass with PVB films and is at least as efficient as the vacuum laminator (Table 2).

Module applications and their effect on materials
Solar modules are usually preferably installed either on roofs or on open ground as photovoltaic power plants. These two forms of installation account for the lion’s share of commercially installed solar modules. In addition, there is also the possibility of integrating solar cells in buildings (BIPV) – for instance, on facades or in solar glass roof elements. Even if the market for this is still small today, a big future has been forecasted for BIPV. The current market share is less than 1 per cent of installed modules because the systems are still very cost-intensive and building wiring systems are still underdeveloped and lack standardization. A fine example of BIPV is New York’s Stillwell Avenue subway station, the world’s biggest rapid transit terminal with the world’s biggest building-integrated photovoltaic system – using thin-film solar modules containing TROSIFOL PVB films. In Europe in particular, building-integrated photovoltaic installations are subject to the same high safety standards as all other glazing on façades or in overhead applications. In Germany, in the official technical specifications for building materials, laminated safety glass with an interlayer of PVB film is stipulated for overhead glazing. If these elements are replaced with solar modules, the same standards apply. This means that EVA and other plastics in PV modules in such applications can only be used after an elaborate process to obtain permission. For Building-Integrated Photovoltaics, experts are forecasting a sharp rise in commercial applications in the next ten years.

Summary
Until just a few years ago, photovoltaics was confined to classical applications such as systems installed on roofs and power plant configurations, and preference was given to modules containing crystalline cells. EVA was the No. 1 choice as the encapsulation material.
Recent years have seen the extension of the range of cells and modules to include thin-film alternatives, new and improved processes for the production of modules, and new applications such as Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. Encapsulation materials for solar cells will adapt to these new conditions. A very important alternative is TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB.

 

 

We look forward to your visit during glasstec 2010 in Düsseldorf: Hall 10, Stand E36.

Please also visit TROSIFOL at the special “glass technology live” show in Hall 11, Stand 11B26.

 

Download the press-information as an Adobe-Acrobat-Document here



You can download matching LUMINEO images at this address (captions/photographer are stored in the IPTC data, all images from Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL):
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100689
The images present daytime views of the product and the matching night-time views with the LUMINEO effect.

You can download images of TROSIFOL architectural applications at:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100548

And images of TROSIFOL SOLAR can be found here:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100540



Press contact:

Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-138 Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:12:00 +0200 TROSIFOL at the 25th PVSEC in Valencia 2010 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-at-the-25th-pvsec-in-valencia-2010/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=73fd755101ad0ee55b3b903ce42229c8 The 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC / WCPEC-5) closed its doors after 5 busy days in Valencia, Spain. 4,540 Conference Delegates attended 1,600 scientific and technical presentations, covering all aspects of photovoltaics. 963 exhibitors met with 38.000 visitors from around the world.

TROSIFOL Division of Japanese Kuraray Group, the manufacturer of the world’s first PVB film specifically for solar applications presented his second and improved generation of TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB films. This second generation (2G) is supplementing the existing product range and not replacing it. Experience with the standard product line has shown that for specialized applications certain parameters can be defined with even greater precision.

Besides that the 2009 premiered TROSIFOL SOLAR ULTRA WHITE was exhibited. With higher reflexion values and thanks to the effective combination of several measures (optimized sequence of layers) on the rear glass this new reflective film increases module efficiency by up to 2 per cent. This is because the new PVB film contains white pigments of extra-high whiteness.

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news-140 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:58:00 +0200 TROSIFOL highlights at glasstec 2010 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-highlights-at-glasstec-2010/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=48f5e0bffb8cfd23be3b1d4728850a9c A self-luminous film, an improved acoustic product and photovoltaic applications for BIPV LUMINEO
TROSIFOL is launching another new, revolutionary product on the market. A self-luminous PVB film by the name of LUMINEO, the new film achieves its effect with a special formulation (European patent pending). Developed to European standards for safety glass, it can be combined with other TROSIFOL films to modify the optical and acoustic properties. LUMINEO reduces the need to install additional light sources in public areas for emergency situations, e.g. power failures. LUMINEO meets the criteria of the German Lists of Construction Products “Deutsche Bauregellisten” of the DIBt (German Institute of Construction Technology). At the fair stand in Düsseldorf, it will be the main attraction and, in a small LUMINEO environment, visitors will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the product.

Improved sound insulation with TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL (SC+)

After years of success with its SOUND CONTROL (SC) film, TROSIFOL is also presenting an improved product at this year’s glasstec. This is a multi-layer film that surpasses the accustomed high standards of safety and outstanding sound protection properties of the existing TROSIFOL SC film. The new film has been specially developed for the production of jumbo-size high-performance laminated safety glass with a width of 3.21 m. It is precisely here that the new SC+ film is employed to best effect by measurably improving efficiency in production.

In addition, depending on the structure of the associated ISO glazing, sound insulation values of up to 50 dB can be achieved. It goes without saying that the new film can be combined with other PVB films from the TROSIFOL range.

BIPV with TROSIFOL SOLAR
TROSIFOL is staying busy in the fast-growing photovoltaic market and, more specifically, in the BIPV sector. Building-Integrated Photovoltaics covers the whole spectrum of solar power generation on façades. Encapsulation materials made of transparent plastics make an important contribution to the longevity of photovoltaic modules and to the long-term production of electricity from sunlight. These BIPV systems are becoming increasingly attractive and cost-effective each year and sensibly combine efficient surface use and aesthetics.

The world’s first manufacturer to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules was Kuraray Europe GmbH under the TROSIFOL brand name. Since the Eighties, solar modules with TROSIFOL PVB films have been undergoing successful outdoor weathering tests on module test stands, inter alia at the Berlin Photovoltaics Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE Institute in Freiburg. Designed for all conventional photovoltaic module production processes, a second and technically improved generation of films was presented by Kuraray at the PV Conference 2009 in Hamburg at the end of last year. This new film generation extends the current product range into special fields of application and is now being presented in Düsseldorf to the glass industry.



We look forward to your visit during glasstec 2010 in Düsseldorf: Hall 10, Stand E36.

Please also visit TROSIFOL at the special “glass technology live” show in Hall 11, Stand 11B26.

 

Download the press-release as an Adobe-Acrobat-Document here

 


You can download matching LUMINEO images at this address
(captions/photographer are stored in the IPTC data, all images from Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL):
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke - 100689
The images present daytime views of the product and the matching night-time views with the LUMINEO effect.

You can download images of TROSIFOL architectural applications at:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke - 100548

And images of TROSIFOL SOLAR can be found here:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke - 100540



Press contact:
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL, 
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-142 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:29:00 +0200 SOLAR CELLS ON FAÇADES https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/solar-cells-on-facades-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=74f0f42dd434f330f2f89edf94c5a367 Reliable protection on façades PVB films for solar modules – Façade-integrated photovoltaics or “Building-integrated photovoltaics” (BIPV) making use of thin-film technology facilitate the efficient use of the building envelope, enabling it to generate electricity. However, very few solar modules can make do without reliable and lasting protection from external influences, particularly when attached to façades. Polyvinyl butyral (PVB), a film that has been better known until now for its use in laminated safety glass, is now attracting attention.

The market segment for solar modules integrated in façades or used as solar glass roof elements is steadily growing. Its market share is currently at less than 1 per cent of module installations, as many systems are still very costly and building connection technology is still underdeveloped and not sufficiently standardized.

On PV modules, the solar cells have to be protected from external influences. Encapsulation consisting of transparent plastics is making a huge contribution here to the durability of photovoltaic modules and to long-term power generation from sunlight. This applies particularly to building façades. With BIPV systems, it is not only possible to generate electricity and reduce CO2, but also to (at least partly) refinance the façade by feeding the electricity into the grid.

These building-integrated PV systems are becoming increasingly attractive and efficient. They represent a good combination of efficient surface use and aesthetics. A big help here has been the further development of PV modules making use of thin-film technology. Of great importance here is polyvinyl butyral (PVB), a film that has so far been better known for its use in laminated safety glass. A fine example is the New York Stillwell Avenue subway station, which has the world’s largest integrated PV installation with thin-film modules, equipped with TROSIFOL PVB films.

The first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules was Kuraray Europe GmbH under the brand name of TROSIFOL, as the company reports.

Since the beginning of the Eighties, solar modules with TROSIFOL PVB films have been undergoing successful outdoor weathering tests on module test stands of Berlin’s Photovoltaic Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, among others. Designed for all conventional PV module production processes, Kuraray introduced at the end of 2009 a second and technically improved generation of films that supplements the current range of films in special fields of application.

Trend towards PVB
Since 2005, there have been moves in the PV and glass industry to introduce PVB film as the encapsulation material of double-glazing elements with integrated solar cells. The aim is to significantly improve the safety standards of laminated module glass of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

Furthermore, thin-film solar modules comprising two panes of glass with a PVB interlayer can be inexpensively produced with the two-stage lamination process familiar from laminated safety glass.

With the now appreciable and steadily growing demand for thin-film solar modules – forecasts anticipate 40 per cent of total module output by 2020 – the use of PVB film will continue to increase and claim a growing share of the market.

The reasons for the low market shares of other plastics include the lack of experience with these products in the solar industry, their in some cases inferior technical properties and their excessively high cost. In addition, these materials have to reliably demonstrate a service life of 20 to 25 years in solar modules.

High safety standards
Building-integrated photovoltaics, particularly in Europe, are subject to the same high safety standards as all other glazing on façades and in overhead glazing applications.

For overhead applications in Germany, the list of standards and specifications for the construction industry calls for an interlayer of PVB. When these elements are replaced with solar modules, these standards and specifications remain unchanged. This means that EVA and other plastics in PV modules have to overcome a number of regulatory hurdles in such applications. For building-integrated photovoltaics, experts are expecting strong growth in commercial use over the next ten years.


The author
Dr. Bernhard Kroll is employed in Technical Marketing at Kuraray Europe GmbH in the TROSIFOL Division.
www.trosifol.com

 

We look forward to seeing you at the “glasstec 2010” in Düsseldorf: Hall 10, stand E36.

 

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TROSIFOL® is one of the leading manufacturers of PVB film for laminated safety glass worldwide. TROSIFOL products are mainly used in applications for automotive and architectural glazing, special TROSIFOL films are used to encapsulate solar cells with long term durability in the photovoltaic industry (PV). In 2004 TROSIFOL was the first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special product line for PV applications based on polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Since then, module manufacturers have had a choice between module production in vacuum laminator or in the process with vacuum deairing and subsequent lamination in autoclaves.
All major companies of the glass and the photovoltaic industry are part of TROSIFOL’s customer base.
The background material for all TROSIFOL films is Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) that has been used as an interlayer in laminated safety glass since the middle of the thirties of the 20. century. The experience gained from the processing of this material since 1953, thanks to ongoing research and development, is one of the main reasons for technical leadership of TROSIFOL as a manufacturer of films for structural glazing and TROSIFOL’s worldwide success.
TROSIFOL operates its headquarters in Troisdorf, near Cologne (Germany) and an additional plant in Nishny Novgorod, Russia, both certified to ISO/TS 16949 and DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 standards. There are marketing subsidiaries in the United States, Malaysia, India, China and Ukraine.

Today TROSIFOL is a Division of Japan based chemical group Kuraray Co. Ltd (Tokyo) which is the world’s leading producer of polyvinyl alcohols (PVA), one of the initial products for polyvinyl butyral resins and raw material for TROSIFOL PVB film.
Founded in 1926, the Kuraray Group with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is the world’s biggest producer of water-soluble synthetic polyvinyl alcohols. In Europe, operating business, sales and production of chemical specialties are handled by EVAL Europe in Antwerp, Belgium and Kuraray Europe GmbH in Frankfurt (Germany). PVA is e.g. a crucial chemical product for the production of paper, textiles as well as for paints, printing inks, adhesives and ceramics.
Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated management system that satisfies the requirements of a quality management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001:2007. This is externally monitored by annual certification.

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news-144 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:07:00 +0100 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/24th-european-photovoltaic-solar-energy-conference-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=cddb11c4085605becb21107ded9e3230 With the official Closing Session, the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg (24th EU PVSEC) ended on 25 September after five very busy days. Until then, 943 international manufacturers, suppliers and service providers covering every aspect of photovoltaics took part as exhibitors, attracting over 40,000 visitors. The share of international visitors amounted to more than 50 per cent.

 

Photos of TROSIFOL Stand

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news-146 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:43:00 +0200 TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 ULTRA WHITE – higher reflexion values on the rear glass https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-solar-r40-ultra-white-higher-reflexion-values-on-the-rear-glass/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b92c1830160fc74adcd445a188063e56 Premiered at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, the new reflective film increases module efficiency by up to 2 per cent. Thanks to the effective combination of several measures (optimized sequence of layers), it will now be possible to increase the efficiency of solar cells by up to 2 per cent with the new TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 ULTRA WHITE PVB film. This is because the new PVB film contains white pigments of extra-high whiteness. The light not absorbed by the solar cell first time around is almost completely reflected by the white film and returned to the solar cell so that it can also be converted into electrical energy. Compared to the reflective layers used on the rear glass to date, the process with the new white film is price wise attractive and more efficient.
The new films also render superfluous the currently used white reflective coatings baked onto the rear of the cell in an elaborate process. The process costs for the module as a whole can thus be reduced.

TROSIFOL SOLAR R40 ULTRA WHITE is a multifunctional product. It combines the familiar advantages of TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB films for the encapsulation of solar cells with the outstanding reflective properties over a broad light wavelength range otherwise only achievable with a further reflective layer or paint film.
 
TROSIFOL ULTRA WHITE also displays higher electrical resistance values than standard TROSIFOL SOLAR products.


We look forward to seeing you at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg.
Hall B6, Stand B6/95

Download this text here as an adobe-acrobat-document


Please find pictures at the following address (captures are saved in the IPTC data):
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100540  

Pictures of architectural and automotive applications can be downloaded at this address:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100548

 
Press contact:
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-148 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:23:00 +0200 TROSIFOL presents its next generation of SOLAR PVB films https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-presents-its-next-generation-of-solar-pvb-films/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=0691f933c4725101fc1b42f2a1758e9f The manufacturer of the world’s first PVB film specifically for solar applications is presenting a second and improved generation of PVB films at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg. At the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, the Japanese Kuraray Group is presenting its next generation of TROSIFOL PVB films for the encapsulation of solar cells. This second generation (2G) is supplementing the existing product range and not replacing it. Experience with the standard product line has shown that for specialized applications certain parameters can be defined with even greater precision. The striking features of the new TROSIFOL SOLAR 2G film are its significantly higher electrical resistance and much-reduced water absorption – these two characteristics considerably improve the film’s resistance to outdoor exposure. Studies have demonstrated that this helps to enhance the quality and efficiency of solar modules and particularly of those containing crystalline high-performance cells. The reduced water absorption allows the solar cells to be positioned closer to the edge of frameless and unsealed glass-glass modules, thus increasing the module’s cell density. Similarly, positive effects are achieved when used together with corrosion-insensitive technologies based on CIS, CIGS and CdTe.



When it comes to electrical resistance, the new film is set to boost the market’s interest in PVB encapsulation films. Compared to conventional EVA encapsulation films, TROSIFOL SOLAR 2G has considerably higher electrical resistance values in the solar module.


Another unique selling point applies as much to the standard TROSIFOL SOLAR product range as to TROSIFOL SOLAR 2G. Kuraray is the world’s only manufacturer of PVB films for use in photovoltaics that are compatible with both lamination processes – the vacuum lamination process and the long-established process familiar from laminated safety glass, i.e. deairing followed by autoclaving.


Overview of the TROSIFOL SOLAR product range

  • TROSIFOL SOLAR R40
  • Colourless, ultra white, thickness 0.76 mm (further film thicknesses available on request)
  • Roll length 250/450 m
  • Max. width: 3,210 mm
  • Unrefrigerated with PE-interleaf at no extra cost
  • Specially developed for the vacuum lamination process and roll lamination (deairing + autoclaving)
  • TROSIFOL SOLAR R100
  • Colourless, thickness 0.76 mm
  • Roll length 200 m
  • Max. width: 3,210 mm
  • Unrefrigerated with PE-interleaf at no extra cost
  • Specially developed for vacuum deairing with subsequent autoclaving


(For further product characteristics, see product brochure.)

Along with its established architectural and automotive product sectors, TROSIFOL is strengthening and expanding photovoltaics as its third source of business. The focus here is on thin-film technology and BIPV (Building-Integrated Photovoltaics).



The entire TROSIFOL product range exhibits the following decisive features:

  • Excellent UV-stability and general light stability (no yellowing)
  • Very high transparency in the solar module
  • Proven long-term stability

 

We look forward to seeing you at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg.
Hall B6, Stand B6/95



Download the text here as an adobe-acrobat-document.

Please find pictures at the following address (captures are saved in the IPTC data):
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Pictures of architectural and automotive applications can be downloaded at this address:
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Press contact:
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-152 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:43:00 +0200 More solar module encapsulation with PVB film https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/more-solar-module-encapsulation-with-pvb-film-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=343a4cdb8f4359174f9cf2daf8d29903 PVB is increasingly assuming the leading role among alternative encapsulation materials for solar cells as the alternatives to Ethylene-Vinyl-Acetate (EVA) Reliable and long-term protection of solar cells from external influences is a must for solar modules. This is where transparent plastic encapsulation materials make a crucial contribution to the durability of photovoltaic modules and to the long-term generation of electricity from sunlight. This article explains in broad terms which plastics are suitable and why. Special attention is focused on polyvinyl butyral (PVB), a plastic best-known so far for its use as the interlayer in laminated safety glass. The first manufacturer worldwide to develop a special PVB film for use in solar modules – the TROSIFOL brand – was Kuraray Europe GmbH. Solar modules using TROSIFOL PVB films have been successfully undergoing outdoor weathering tests on the module test rigs of the Berlin Photovoltaic Institute and the Fraunhofer ISE Institute in Freiburg since the beginning of the Eighties. Kuraray is currently working on the market launch of a second generation of films which is designed for all conventional photovoltaic module production processes and will extend the uses of the current range of films to include special applications.

By Dr. Bernhard Koll


 
EVA as a cell encapsulation material

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is still the market leader and standard encapsulation material for solar cells. EVA’s widespread use is explained by its processing properties as a cross-linking rubber-elastic material in vacuum laminators and its adapted technical product features. For a long time there have been no alternatives on the horizon, as finished modules produced since the Nineties have a service life of at least 20 years and all series products have to be certified. It is therefore difficult for other plastics to gain a foothold on the market if the points in their favour are rarely measurable.

Requirement profile for encapsulation materials
To ensure module durability and long-term power generation, cell encapsulation materials have to display certain important features, e.g.

  • Mechanical protection of the cell
  • Protection from weathering
  • Electrical insulation
  • External impact resistance
  • Barrier to oxygen and water vapour
  • Prevention of cell corrosion
  • Adapted adhesion to other module components (glass, cell, backing film, contacts etc.)
  • High transparency and high UV protection (to prevent degradation of the plastic)

 

There are few plastics that display all of these properties reliably in practice. Classical solar modules using crystalline Si wafers were joined almost a decade ago by thin-film PV modules on which the semiconductor is applied directly to (rigid) substrates – preferably glass in this case – and then mostly sealed at the rear with another ply of glass or alternatively with a multiple-ply barrier plastic (see Figures 2 and 3). Because of the way the cell is applied to the glass (high-vacuum deposition at temperatures up to 630°C), few materials are suitable as substrates for thin-film modules, although flexible substrates made of copper or stainless steel are possible as well as glass.

Overview of possible cell encapsulation materials
Table 1 gives an overview of the encapsulation products industrially used today. A distinction is made between elastomer cross-linking and thermoplastic materials.
The elastomer cross-linking products include the most frequently used EVA, TPU and acrylate encapsulation resins, and two-component silicones that cross-link on exposure to heat and/or UV light to form a rubber-elastic material and thus firmly embed the solar cell.
These contrast with thermoplastic products that melt without cross-linking on exposure to heat, thus retaining their original chemical composition. These include above all polyvinyl butyral, the most important encapsulation alternative, particularly for thin-film solar modules. All the other products such as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), ionoplastics, modified polyolefins and the above-mentioned elastomers are currently of only secondary importance.

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)

The plastic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) has been in use as the interlayer for laminated safety glass since the Forties of the last century. Its main applications are in windscreens in vehicles and safety glazing in architectural applications, e.g. modern glass façades. Since 2005, efforts have been afoot in the PV module industry and the glass industry to replace existing encapsulants with PVB film in double-glazing elements with integrated solar cells in order to significantly enhance the standard of safety of laminated module glass in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). Furthermore, thin-film solar modules consisting of two plies of glass sandwiching a PVB interlayer can be inexpensively manufactured with the lamination process successfully used for the production of laminated safety glass. In view of the already evident and fast-growing demand for thin-film solar modules – forecasts anticipate 40 per cent of total module output by 2020 – the use of PVB film will continue to grow accordingly with a considerable expansion of its market share.

TPU, silicones and other encapsulation materials
The reasons for the low market shares of other plastics are lack of experience with the products of the solar industry, their in some cases inadequate technical properties and their excessively high cost. It is also essential that such products perform impeccably in the solar module for 20-25 years, which is only possible if they comply with the relevant electrical standards (electrical function tests conforming to IEC).
As a result of pressure from manufacturers on the system costs of modules, more expensive products such as TPU and ionoplastics usually drop out of the running. New plastics have to overcome high technical and commercial barriers if they are to gain recognition and pull through as encapsulation materials for solar cells.

Processes for the encapsulation of solar cells
The single-opening vacuum laminator has been the preferred production method for the encapsulation of solar cells for several decades now. For cross-linking plastics, it permits rapid throughput and high production efficiency. For other products, such as thermoplastics, the process has to be adapted, the higher melting temperatures of thermoplastics may result in a slightly longer lamination process. The development and availability of so-called multi-opening or stack laminators have accelerated module throughput at the encapsulation stage and cut the cost of module production considerably. These laminators have made significantly larger and fully automated module production plants possible, thus reducing production costs significantly. This process technology is also of benefit to thermoplastic encapsulation materials such as PVB film and others, as the much accelerated throughput lowers costs substantially.
At the same time, thin-film solar modules can also be produced in a single cycle in a roll laminator with subsequent autoclaving. This method has been successfully employed for decades for the production of laminated safety glass with PVB films and is at least as efficient as the vacuum laminator (Table 2).

Module applications and their effect on materials
Solar modules are usually preferably installed either on roofs or on open ground as photovoltaic power plants. These two forms of installation account for the lion’s share of commercially installed solar modules. In addition, there is also the possibility of integrating solar cells in buildings (BIPV) – for instance, on facades or in solar glass roof elements. Even if the market for this is still small today, a big future has been forecasted for BIPV. The current market share is less than 1 per cent of installed modules because the systems are still very cost-intensive and building wiring systems are still underdeveloped and lack standardization. A fine example of BIPV is New York’s Stillwell Avenue subway station, the world’s biggest rapid transit terminal with the world’s biggest building-integrated photovoltaic system – using thin-film solar modules containing TROSIFOL PVB films. In Europe in particular, building-integrated photovoltaic installations are subject to the same high safety standards as all other glazing on façades or in overhead applications. In Germany, in the official technical specifications for building materials, laminated safety glass with an interlayer of PVB film is stipulated for overhead glazing. If these elements are replaced with solar modules, the same standards apply. This means that EVA and other plastics in PV modules in such applications can only be used after an elaborate process to obtain permission. For Building-Integrated Photovoltaics, experts are forecasting a sharp rise in commercial applications in the next ten years.

Summary
Until just a few years ago, photovoltaics was confined to classical applications such as systems installed on roofs and power plant configurations, and preference was given to modules containing crystalline cells. EVA was the No. 1 choice as the encapsulation material.
Recent years have seen the extension of the range of cells and modules to include thin-film alternatives, new and improved processes for the production of modules, and new applications such as Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. Encapsulation materials for solar cells will adapt to these new conditions. A very important alternative is TROSIFOL SOLAR PVB.

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Please find pictures at the following address (captures are saved in the IPTC data):
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100540

Pictures of architectural and automotive applications can be downloaded at this address:
http://gallery.me.com/rainer.hardtke#100548


Press contact:
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-202
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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news-154 Mon, 04 May 2009 17:58:00 +0200 TROSIFOL is giving three talks at this year’s Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-is-giving-three-talks-at-this-years-glass-performance-days-gpd-in-tampere-finland/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=89d530a58805ff3d0c71e7470cd43237 The TROSIFOL Division of Kuraray Europe GmbH is again actively involved as an industrial supporter in the Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland, from 12th to 15th June 2009. In addition to contributing three speakers, TROSIFOL is supporting the event with two chairmen, Dr. Bernhard Koll, Technical Marketing Manager, and Johan Mortelmans, Head of Technical Service.

It is kicking off with a talk by Andreas Karpinski, Application Manager Photovoltaics TROSIFOL, given at the workshop “Solar power –opportunities for the glass industry” on 12th June. This workshop is targeted at glass manufacturers and processers who are interested in solar technology and wish to find out about the opportunities and requirements. This is where a number of speakers will give talks on the photovoltaic market, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and the structure of solar cells. Andreas Karpinski will present an overview of the various lamination processes and explain how they differ. He will highlight the differences between the vacuum laminator process, the roll laminator process with subsequent autoclaving familiar from the glass industry, and the vacuum bag process with autoclaving, and outline the pros and cons of the different methods for certain applications. He will also explain various production steps in detail and, for instance, compare multi-level laminators with multi-step laminators in detail and compare the steps in the respective processes.

In his talk “Lamination challenges on today’s markets” on Sunday, 14th June, Stefan Hiss, Application Manager Architecture of the TROSIFOL Division, will be examining the potential of PVB film in connection with laminated safety glass (LSG). A permanent fixture on the market, laminated safety glass combines the unique properties of glass with the benefits of strong but elastic PVB film. This symbiosis is strongly reflected by the market’s appreciation of the safety properties of this type of glass. It is therefore hardly surprising that demand for laminated safety glass continues to grow worldwide and architects are attaching increasing importance to this glass as a design element in glazed buildings. Stefan Hiss will be presenting three international projects to explain how LSG with a PVB film came to be chosen:

  • Glass staircase at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
  • Solar protection elements (integrated, with expanded metal), KfW-Bank, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyBomb-proof facade of the new 7 World Trade Center in New York, USA, which was opened in 2006
  • Bomb-proof facade of the new 7 World Trade Center in New York, USA, which was opened in 2006

He will be presenting the special demands of the designers and the supported loads as well as the necessary test methods.

In his talk on Monday, 15th June, Dr. Uwe Keller, Product Development Manager, will be reporting on the advantages of and opportunities for PVB on the fast-growing photovoltaic market. TROSIFOL SOLAR, the PVB film for use in the PV industry, was developed specifically to meet the needs of the solar module industry. For the first time, it will permit the production of double-glazing module elements for façades and roof integration (building-integrated photovoltaics or BIPV). The outstanding property of this product is its suitability for both crystalline (glass/glass modules) and thin-film modules. Thanks to their outstanding safety properties, it is ideal for glazing serving as edge protection.

The film now available in its second generation has undergone radical further development and now constitutes a genuine landmark in PVB development with a significant reduction in such PVB-specific properties as moisture absorption. At the same time, its markedly improved electrical resistance contributes to more effective insulation. In addition, extremely promising optimization of the alternatives to silicon-based thin-film modules has been achieved, which will yield sustainable improvements.

And, as the precondition for this symbiosis with glass, TROSIFOL SOLAR is absolutely crystal clear.


We look forward to seeing you at the Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland, from 12th to 15th June 2009.


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Press contact:
Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-202
Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555-299
E-Mail trosifol(at)kuraray.eu  

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news-156 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:50:00 +0200 TROSIFOL at SNEC Expo and China Glass 2009 https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-at-snec-expo-and-china-glass-2009/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=26a99ddcea6c159520d8b3dd1fe27ded Asia is an target region with important future market potential for TROSIFOL. Therefore Europe's leading PVB-film for architectural applications will be again exhibitor on China's leading glass and Photovoltaics fairs. We cordially invite you to visit TROSIFOL:
SNEC PV Power Expo 2009, Conference & Exhibition, Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai/China, May 6-8, 2009 (TROSIFOL: Hall E6, booth T662A)
and China Glass 2009: 20th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition, Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai/China, May 13-16, 2009 (TROSIFOL: Hall E4, booth 001)

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news-158 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:59:00 +0100 TROSIFOL SOLAR - A short view on the photovoltaic activities of Kuraray Europe GmbH (7 min movie) https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-solar-a-short-view-on-the-photovoltaic-activities-of-kuraray-europe-gmbh-7-min-movie/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=830059dc40e98c94b984976b057e8a62
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    news-161 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:54:00 +0100 PV Expo Tokyo - great Success for TROSIFOL https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/pv-expo-tokyo-great-success-for-trosifol/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=1f3523797194755954cf7f876c9d2e62 For TROSIFOL the photovoltaic exhibition "PV EXPO Tokyo 2009" in late February ended with a big success. A continuing stream of visitors, very interested professional visitors and a highly observed speech of Kuraray's japanese representative Hidemasa Oda caused Division TROSIFOL of Kuraray Europe GmbH just during the exhibition to book the stand for the next year's fair in 2010.

     

     

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    news-162 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:49:00 +0100 TROSIFOL SOLAR - First PVB film specifically for solar applications is due for market launch https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-solar-first-pvb-film-specifically-for-solar-applications-is-due-for-market-launch/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=baff1808531b63066da796960c6bb751 First PVB film specifically for solar applications has been improved – first Presentation of the next generation at “glasstec 2008” Düsseldorf/Germany The predecessor world’s first PVB film for solar modules from TROSIFOL, the PVB film product of the Kuraray Group in Japan, was originally unveiled in 2006.
    This product generation has since been launched on the market, further developed and upgraded, and the next generation was presented at “glasstec 2008” in Düsseldorf. It represents a genuine revolution in PVB development, since PVB’s properties, such as moisture absorption reduced and hence electrical resistance have been markedly enhanced. At the same time, very promising refinements have been achieved on these alternatives to silicon-based thin-film modules, resulting in a lasting improvement. This successful research and development work within a narrow time-scale underlines Kuraray’s and TROSIFOL’s strong commitment to photovoltaics.
    The new product generation is currently in the test and qualification phase on the sites of selected partners and is due for market launch beginning second quarter 2009.

    TROSIFOL SOLAR was designed specifically for the requirements of the solar module industry. The outstanding property of the entire product line is its applicational compatibility with both crystalline (glass/glass modules) and thin-film modules. The reason for this is the versatility of TROSIFOL films, as they can be either processed in vacuum laminator or laminated in the nip roll process familiar from the glass industry with subsequent autoclaving.

    TROSIFOL is currently regularly and successfully supplying several companies in the thin-film industry with specially developed PVB films. The combined output of these companies amounts to capacity of 200 MW of installed power. At least seven more manufacturers of solar modules with thin-film technology, which are due to enter the fray with Oerlikon technology in 2009, will also be supplied by TROSIFOL.
    In the BIPV sector (crystalline technology), longstanding business relations with ertex-Solar GmbH (Austria) and Vidursolar (Spain) have been expanded.

    TÜV certification
    Another milestone has been the certification of PV modules with TROSIFOL SOLAR films. In mid-July 2008, TÜV Rheinland awarded ersol Thin Film GmbH the TÜV certificate to IEC 61646 for its amorphous thin-film module “Nova®-T” – produced with TROSIFOL SOLAR and the only one of its kind with PVB films worldwide. This module passed the tests for protection class II last year.

    Together with TROSIFOL, Kuraray is currently the world's only PVB film producer which supplies PVB film products for both lamination processes in the thin-film technology segment: for the vacuum lamination process (for modules with crystalline cells) and the roll lamination process , well known through laminated safety glass and its subsequent autoclaving.

    Along with the established architectural and automotive glazing product sectors, TROSIFOL aims to build on and expand the photovoltaic field as its third business mainstay. Thin-film technology and BIPV will occupy centre stage.

     
    TROSIFOL SOLAR product line

    Thin-film technology

    • TROSIFOL SOLAR R40
    • Colourless, 0.76
    • Unrefrigerated with PE interleaf at no extra cost
    • Specially developed for the nip roll/autoclaving and vacuum lamination

    Crystalline technology

    • TROSIFOL SOLAR R100
    • Colourless, 0.76 – 1.14 mm
    • Unrefrigerated with PE interleaf at no extra cost
    • Specially developed for vacuum lamination with subsequent autoclaving


    Efficiency and thin-film technology

    Rising rates of efficiency
    It is not only the sizes that are increasing, but also the rates of efficiency. In September 2008, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg converted sunlight into electricity with an efficiency of 39.7 per cent, breaking its own European record of 37.6 per cent set in July. This result was achieved with the aid of so-called “concentrator solar cells” made of III-V semiconductors – solar cells that so far have been mainly used in space. Ongoing development work by the Fraunhofer researchers will now also permit the cost-effective utilization of such solar cells on earth.
    And development work continues. In mid-August, scientists of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new world record – an efficiency of 40.8 per cent (www.nrel.gov).

    Thin-film technology
    Photovoltaic technology integrated in building façades, roofs and solar power plants will play an increasingly important role in power generation, and not only in Germany. It will be interesting to note the impact of the latest technological breakthrough – that of the development and commercial-scale introduction of thin-film technology. By definition, thin films of materials (roughly 2-3 micrometres) are applied with a variety of methods to a substrate and subsequently processed. These films on glass or metal act form solar cells as an alternative to cells made of amorphous or crystalline silicon. Amorphous silicon, which achieves an efficiency of 6 to 8 per cent, currently claims the biggest slice of the market. Crystalline silicon, such as microcrystalline silicon, combined with amorphous silicon achieves a higher efficiency of up to 14 per cent.
    Thin-film PV modules are still less efficient than mono- and polycrystalline modules (between 12 and 16 per cent). However, as a result of their low purchase price and hence the much lower cost of the overall module, their widespread use – in the private sector as well – is expected in the coming decade. For architects this opens up entirely new applications with previously undreamt-of scope for the design of façades and of glazed surfaces in general.

    Press contact:

    Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
    Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
    Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany
    Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
    Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
    E-Mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

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    news-164 Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:46:00 +0100 Chemie-Schüler sammeln Erfahrung im TROSIFOL Werk https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/chemie-schueler-sammeln-erfahrung-im-trosifol-werk/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e8f6cf3a30295abedcff7749ddfe81b7 Das Sankt Augustiner Rhein-Sieg-Gymnasium und das Troisdorfer Unternehmen vereinbaren eine Kooperation Von Michael Lehnberg.


    RHEIN-SIEG-KREIS. Trosifol ist ein Global Player, und Verbundsicherheitsglas ohne die Spezialfolien aus Troisdorf nicht zu machen. Die Reichtagskuppel in Berlin oder die Fenster des Bonner Post-Towers etwa sind damit ausgestattet. Mit Folien, die verbinden. Ein feste Verbindung sind nun auch das Sankt Augustiner Rhein-Sieg-Gymnasium und Trosifol eingegangen. Gestern stattete eine Delegation der Schule, bestehend aus Lehrern, Eltern und Oberstufenschülern dem zum weltweit agierenden japanischen Konzern Kuraray gehörenden Unternehmen einen Besuch ab, um die Kooperation zu besiegeln.


    Karl-Heinz Spieß, Leiter der so genannten Division Trosifol der Kuraray Europe GmbH, begrüßte die neuen Partner und tat das, was man als Hausherr eben macht, wenn man weiß, dass der Name Trosifol den RSGlern noch recht unbekannt ist. Er stellte das Unternehmen und Produkte vor. Im Anschluss daran konnte sich die gut 50-köpfige Gruppe einen ersten Überblick über die Produktionsprozesse verschaffen.
    Inhalt der Zusammenarbeit ist neben der Betreuung von Schülerfacharbeiten durch Trosifol-Mitarbeiter ein Praktikum für den Chemie-Leistungskurs zu Beginn des kommenden Jahres. Das wird sowohl in der Schule als auch im Werk in Troisdorf stattfinden. Dabei sollen lichtbeständige eingefärbte Sicherheitsverglasungen hergestellt werden. Auswahl der Farbstoffe, Herstellen der Folie und Anfertigen der Musterverglasung liegt in der Verantwortung der Schüler.


    Für das Fach Erdkunde sind Unterrichtsbesuche von Experten des Unternehmens zum Thema Globalisierung und deren Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaftsstrukturen und Wirtschaft geplant.


    "Toll ist, dass unsere Schüler einen richtigen Einblick in die Entwicklung bekommen", sagte Christian Möschel, der am RSG Chemie und Erdkunde unterrichtet und die Zusammenarbeit für das RSG koordiniert. "Es ist ganz wichtig, dass sich Schule öffnet", sagte RSG-Schulleiter Jürgen Franz. Die Schule habe einen bilingualen Zweig Englisch und Naturwissenschaften eingerichtet, und da passe die Kooperation optimal dazu. "So lassen sich Schule und Praxis bestens miteinander verbinden". Immerhin könne man am RSG acht Fremdsprachen lernen, darunter sogar Chinesisch.


    Ob derartiger Möglichkeiten freute sich Spieß. "Wir interessieren und für sie, auch wenn es nicht ganz uneigennützig ist." Das Unternehmen werde mittelfristig Probleme haben, qualifizierte Arbeitskräfte zu bekommen. "Wir brauchen junge Leute, die das fortführen, was wir Alten aufgebaut haben", sagte Spieß. Trosifol beschäftige unter anderem Chemiker, Ingenieure oder Betriebswirte. Dazu bilde man etwa Industriemechaniker und -kaufleute oder auch Elektrotechniker und Chemie-Laboranten aus. "Das ist eine wertvolle Ergänzung zu der bereits existierenden Kooperation mit der Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg", sagte Franz.

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    news-167 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:11:00 +0200 TROSIFOL BG – A successful product range for architectural glazing https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-bg-a-successful-product-range-for-architectural-glazing/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=0891670fbf3df11f8f5a371766185784 Presented for the first time at “glasstec 2006”, the new generation of TROSIFOL PVB films now enjoys great popularity in architectural glazing. Unlike its predecessor, BG makes use of an optimized system of a further-developed PVB resin combined with a new plasticizer.

     

    This combination yields a PVB film with markedly reduced plasticizer volatility, significantly diminished electrostatic charging and higher mechanical strength and thus improved properties in terms of long- term stability.
    The film’s own colour has also been reduced further, yielding a visible and measurable improvement in glass optics, particularly in multiple glazing.

    The film’s high rigidity improves and simplifies edge trimming. Its lower electrostatic charging reduces the film’s risk of contamination with dust during the production process. In addition, the further- refined surface finish improves deairing of the pre-laminate.

    Because of the varying requirements that laminated safety glass has to meet, TROSIFOL also supplies grades of film with different degrees of adhesion. This supports customers in their drive to achieve optimum production results.

    TROSIFOL® BG R10/15 is the product line for all standard laminated safety glass applications and particularly for impact-resistant glazing complying with the requirements of EN 356. For optimum product yield in special applications, such as the production of laminated tempered glass, TROSIFOL recommends BG R20 with high adhesion.

    The range of films for architectural glazing is available in film thicknesses of 0.38 to 2.28 mm, widths up to 3.21 m and roll lengths up to 1,000 m. There is also a choice between transparent film and the familiar standard colours. As a customer-friendly gesture, BG is available in either refrigerated or PE interleaved versions.

    The product range comprises films for standard applications in architectural glazing and films with special properties. The latter include the TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL acoustic film for noise abatement, the coloured TROSIFOL COLOUR and HR100.

    TROSIFOL SOUND CONTROL is a film with outstanding noise reduction properties. Compared to insulation glazing with standard PVB film, TROSIFOL® SOUND CONTROL in the same make-up improves sound insulation values by up to 3 dB. The production process of laminated safety glass with TROSIFOL® SOUND CONTROL compares well with the familiar TROSIFOL® standard products in terms of efficiency and simplicity. Laminated safety glass produced with TROSIFOL® SOUND CONTROL displays outstanding product characteristics in terms of safety, long-term stability, light stability and optics.

    TROSIFOL® COLOUR is a PVB film for coloured laminated safety glass. Thanks to its outstanding colour stability, TROSIFOL® COLOUR is ideal for applications indoors and outdoors. The range of basic colours is broad, and colours can be combined to yield an almost limitless number of colour variants. Over and above this, any desired colour can be produced to customer specification.

    TROSIFOL PVB films are also suitable for autoclave-free processing. The best choice here is TROSIFOL HR100.

    The BG product range naturally satisfies all the requirements of the standards DIN EN ISO 14449, DIN EN ISO 12543-4, DIN EN ISO 12600 (pendulum test) and DIN EN ISO 356. All TROSIFOL products are regularly inspected and are subject to strict quality assurance. To document this to the outside world, the TROSIFOL division of Kuraray Europe GmbH has installed an integrated management system that satisfies the requirements of a quality management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 with the supplementary demands of the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949, an environmental management system conforming to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005 and an occupational safety and health management system conforming to BS OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001:2007. This is externally monitored by annual certification.

     

    Fotos: Rainer Hardtke (rainer[at]hardtke-pr.com)


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    We look forward to seeing you at “glasstec 2008” in Düsseldorf: 
    Hall 10, Stand D40.

    Please also pay a visit to TROSIFOL in the “glass technology live”
    show in Hall 1, Stand B26.

    http://www.trosifol.com

    Press contact:

    Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
    Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
    Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany 
    Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
    Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
    E-Mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu 

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    news-168 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:18:00 +0200 Kuraray expands in South East Asia and boosts its PVB business https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-expands-in-south-east-asia-and-boosts-its-pvb-business/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=6d3635f6f0a48b28b8df172ab6591674 Group plans new TROSIFOL PVB plant in Asia As Japan’s Kuraray Group recently announced in Singapore, its activities in the photovoltaic sector are to be intensified and expanded further. Having founded its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, the Japanese specialty chemicals group gave notice of its intention to invest a multi-million sum in the expansion of existing and construction of new plants for the production of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) in Singapore. PVA is the basic material for the production of PVB, the resin from which TROSIFOL PVB film is manufactured. Industrial PVB resins are also used in printer's inks, coatings and in the ceramics industry. On completion of the investment project, Kuraray’s new global capacity will come to over 250,000 metric tons of PVA and over 50,000 tons of PVB resin and the equivalent quantity of PVB film per year.

    The new production plants for TROSIFOL PVB films are being built in the immediate proximity of raw material production in Singapore. The choice depends on the usual local factors such as infrastructure, production costs, market size and logistics costs as well as on the decisions of companies in the photovoltaic sector on where to locate their new production sites in Asia. TROSIFOL therefore aims to be close to the photovoltaic industry in Asia.

    In Europe, Kuraray will be continuing its PVB business with the TROSIFOL brand, the market leader for PVB films for architectural glazing. After successful investment in the fourth “jumbo” PVB plant at the Troisdorf location and the further expansion of production capacity for raw materials in 2009, the company’s short-term investments will focus mainly on R&D and Technical Service so as to give a sustained boost to its market position.

    Run on renewables
    High energy costs are forcing a growing throng of companies to resort to renewable energy sources, such as solar power. Interest in photovoltaic systems for buildings has been growing rapidly in the leading industrialized nations for several years now. The continuing rise in the cost of fossil fuels is accelerating the search for alternatives and the intensified further development of renewable energy sources. Solar power plants are constantly surpassing each other in setting new performance records. 
    Against this backdrop, building-integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV systems) for façades and glass roofs are being developed that meet the needs of “space efficiency” and are attractive to look at. The main obstacles to the use of solar power from buildings and façades are still of a technical nature. These can be shade, the pitch or orientation of the building, or the lack of standards relating to building connections. Even today, for safety reasons, overhead glazing, such as façade glazing, glass roofs, glass staircases or glass balustrades, in many countries may only be made of laminated safety glass. A further argument in favour of laminated safety glass is that many PV modules are in themselves laminated glass systems (solar cells encapsulated in glass). An ideal complement is the resin polyvinyl butyral (PVB), which for decades now has been the preferred interlayer between the glass plies of laminated safety glass. Applications of laminated safety glass with PVB stretch back to the Thirties. TROSIFOL is particularly successful in this field. Decades of experience from the glass industry and an impressive market record, especially over the last 15 years, have firmly established the brand. 

    In as early as 2006, the company became the first worldwide to launch a special product line – TROSIFOL SOLAR – for the solar module sector. The first PV modules with TROSIFOL PVB film were produced over 20 years ago and are still in perfect working order even today.

    You can also download the associated photographs from the Internet at:TROSIFOL_glasstec_2008_photos

    Download the press-release as an Adobe-Acrobat-Document here

    We look forward to seeing at “glasstec 2008” Düsseldorf: hall 10, stand D40.

    Please also visit the “glass technology live” exhibition: hall 11, standB26.

     
     
    Press contact:

    Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
    Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
    Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany  
    Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
    Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299
    E-Mail: trosifol@kuraray.eu
     

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    news-169 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:29:00 +0200 TROSIFOL SOLAR https://www.trosifol.com/ko/news/detail-view/news/trosifol-solar-1/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=681320f40712b7600632e11cc300430b First PVB film specifically for solar applications has been improved – Presentation of the next generation at “glasstec 2008” The world’s first PVB film for solar modules from TROSIFOL, the PVB film product of the Kuraray Group in Japan, was originally unveiled in 2006.
    This product generation has since been launched on the market, further developed and upgraded, and now the next generation is being presented at “glasstec 2008” in Düsseldorf. It represents a genuine revolution in PVB development, since PVB’s properties, such as moisture absorption and hence electrical resistance, have been markedly enhanced. At the same time, very promising refinements have been achieved on these alternatives to silicon- based thin-film modules, resulting in a lasting improvement. This successful research and development work within a narrow time- scale underlines Kuraray’s and TROSIFOL’s strong commitment to photovoltaics.
    The new product generation is currently in the test and qualification phase on the sites of selected partners and is due for market launch at the end of 2008.

    TROSIFOL SOLAR was designed specifically for the requirements of the solar module industry. The outstanding property of the entire product line is its applicational compatibility with both crystalline (glass/glass modules) and thin-film modules. The reason for this is the versatility of TROSIFOL films, as they can be either processed in vacuum laminator or laminated in the nip roll process familiar from the glass industry with subsequent autoclaving.

    TROSIFOL is currently regularly and successfully supplying several companies in the thin-film industry with specially developed PVB films. The combined output of these companies amounts to capacity of 200 MW of installed power. At least seven more manufacturers of solar modules with thin-film technology, which are due to enter the fray with Oerlikon technology in 2009, will also be supplied by TROSIFOL. In the BIPV sector (crystalline technology), longstanding business relations with ertex-Solar GmbH (Austria) and Vidursolar (Spain) have been expanded.

    TÜV certification
    Another milestone has been the certification of PV modules with TROSIFOL SOLAR films. In mid-July 2008, TÜV Rheinland awarded ersol Thin Film GmbH the TÜV certificate to IEC 61646 for its amorphous thin-film module “Nova®-T” – produced with TROSIFOL SOLAR and the only one of its kind with PVB films worldwide. This module passed the tests for protection class II last year.

    Together with TROSIFOL, Kuraray is currently the world's only PVB film producer which supplies PVB film products for both lamination processes in the thin-film technology segment: for the vacuum lamination process (for modules with crystalline cells) and the roll lamination process , well known through laminated safety glass and its subsequent autoclaving.

    Along with the established architectural and automotive glazing product sectors, TROSIFOL aims to build on and expand the photovoltaic field as its third business mainstay. Thin-film technology and BIPV will occupy centre stage.

    TROSIFOL SOLAR product line
    Thin-film technology

    • TROSIFOL SOLAR R40
    • Colourless, 0.76
    • Unrefrigerated with PE interleaf at no extra cost
    • Specially developed for the nip roll/autoclaving and vacuum lamination

     
    Crystalline technology

    • TROSIFOL SOLAR R100
    • Colourless, 0.76 – 1.14 mm
    • Unrefrigerated with PE interleaf at no extra cost
    • Specially developed for vacuum lamination with subsequent autoclaving


    Efficiency and thin-film technology
    Rising rates of efficiency

    It is not only the sizes that are increasing, but also the rates of efficiency. In September 2008, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg converted sunlight into electricity with an efficiency of 39.7 per cent, breaking its own European record of 37.6 per cent set in July. This result was achieved with the aid of so-called “concentrator solar cells” made of III-V semiconductors – solar cells that so far have been mainly used in space. Ongoing development work by the Fraunhofer researchers will now also permit the cost-effective utilization of such solar cells on earth.
    And development work continues. In mid-August, scientists of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new world record – an efficiency of 40.8 per cent (www.nrel.gov).

    Thin-film technology
    Photovoltaic technology integrated in building façades, roofs and solar power plants will play an increasingly important role in power generation, and not only in Germany. It will be interesting to note the impact of the latest technological breakthrough – that of the development and commercial-scale introduction of thin-film technology. By definition, thin films of materials (roughly 2-3 micrometres) are applied with a variety of methods to a substrate and subsequently processed. These films on glass or metal act form solar cells as an alternative to cells made of amorphous or crystalline silicon. Amorphous silicon, which achieves an efficiency of 6 to 8 per cent, currently claims the biggest slice of the market. Crystalline silicon, such as microcrystalline silicon, combined with amorphous silicon achieves a higher efficiency of up to 14 per cent. 

    Thin-film PV modules are still less efficient than mono- and polycrystalline modules (between 12 and 16 per cent). However, as a result of their low purchase price and hence the much lower cost of the overall module, their widespread use – in the private sector as well – is expected in the coming decade. For architects this opens up entirely new applications with previously undreamt-of scope for the design of façades and of glazed surfaces in general.

    You can also download the associated photographs from the Internet at:TROSIFOL_glasstec_2008_photos

    Download press-release as an Adobe-Acrobat-Document here

     

    We look forward to seeing you at “glasstec 2008” in Düsseldorf:  Hall 10, Stand D40.

    Please also pay a visit to TROSIFOL in the “glass technology live” show in Hall 1, Stand B26.

     
     
    Press contact:

    Jörg Theesfeld, Head of Business Development & Marketing
    Kuraray Europe GmbH, Division TROSIFOL,
    Mülheimer Strasse 26, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany 
    Phone +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 202
    Fax +49 (0) 22 41 / 2555 299 
    E-Mail: trosifol(at)kuraray.eu

     

     

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