SentryGlas™ , SentryGlas™ Expressions, Butacite™ and Trosifol™ all make up the complete Kuraray portfolio. Each product brings a unique and special characteristic to the table and serves the architectural and automotive market differently.
SentryGlas™ is a registered trademark of Kuraray America Inc.
About SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers
SentryGlas® was initially developed for hurricane glass glazing applications in the United States. Made using ionoplast polymer technology, SentryGlas® is chemically different from PVB (like Trosifol and Butacite), making it water resistant, clearer and stronger. With its superior strength to traditionally laminated glass, SentryGlas® set a new standard in strength for lamination and has continued to lead the industry. It has since expanded its use, as structural engineers have recognized that the performance benefits developed for hurricane applications could also be beneficial for many other aspects of a building. This includes facades, overhead glazing, balustrades, doors and partitions. Today, many modern architectural buildings use SentryGlas® to create new, and less framed glass structures.
The SentryGlas® interlayer is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials. With this kind of strength, SentryGlas® opening up design possibilities that didn’t exist before.
About SentryGlas® Expressions™ PVB interlayers
Glass can really be a work of art, and when using SentryGlas® Expressions™, it starts with the interlayer. Using a special, propriety technology, SentryGlas® Expressions™laminators print, then laminate the image or pattern on the PVB before encapsulating it in glass. This can be a pattern, photo or anything that the architect or designer wants. The limit is only one’s imagination.