AFI licensed to produce glass interlayers with DuPont SentryGlas Expressions in Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, October 01 - 2008 at 11:41
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DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
The agreement allows AFI to produce and distribute high-definition, decorative printed interlayers to qualified glass laminators to meet growing demand for custom designed imagery and aesthetics in safety glass. AFI was chosen by DuPont Glass Lamination Solutions to expand the use of SentryGlas Expressions through AFI's strong regional market access and reputation for quality and service.
The decorative printing of the polyvinyl butyral PVB) safety glass interlayers will be done in AFI's Dammam facility, providing a faster, more efficient response to customer needs. AFI is the first SentryGlas® Expressions™ technology licensee located in the Gulf region. They are positioned to supply the commercial market immediately.
"In response to growing demand for innovative ways to combine safety and aesthetics in buildings, we are licensing trusted, high-value, high-quality partners to provide our decorative interlayer technology to architects, designers, builders and contractors around the world," said Valerie A. Aunet, global marketing manager for SentryGlas Expressions. "By increasing our collaboration and cooperation with important
companies, such as AFI, we can continue to deliver the high-quality imagery and design textures of SentryGlas Expressions to unique projects in their service area."
SentryGlas® Expressions™ is a creative new way for designers and artists to harness digital technologies to produce a wide range of decorative glass results. The DuPont proprietary technology enables printing directly onto the plastic interlayer for laminated safety glass. Whether the laminated glass is used for self-standing internal walls, partitions and doors, stairway balustrades, tabletops, elevators, windows or entire external building facades, it adds a flair to any space.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, SentryGlas Expressions delivers the many benefits of laminated glass including safety, security, excellent outdoor weatherability, protection from UV rays, noise reduction and solar/thermal control. DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions provides materials, services and innovations for a better, safer world.
The business operates within the DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers strategic business unit, part of DuPont's $5.3bn Performance Materials growth segment. DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by
creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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