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Singapore skyline montage makes customers ask:
"How did you do that?"

Asia Pacific regional laminator Singapore Safety Glass (SSG) recently mounted a visually-arresting partition screen, prominently installed in the main lobby of its company HQ, that shows an impressionistic display of the Singapore skyline assembled from photos taken in the early morning light. The panels were laminated by SSG using DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ technology.


Singapore Skyline Montoage
Large panels (1.5 m wide) show off the photography.

SSG marketing manager Mark Chiang told LGN: "SentryGlas® Expressions™ is an incredible, state-of-the-art, laminated glass decorative technique that we wanted to showcase to the curtain wall manufacturers, building contractors and architectural glass specifiers who regularly visit our offices.

"The background to the skyline photo is translucent and the images are deliberately printed in black and white so visitors can see the contrast in every minute detail of the skyline silhouette. Meanwhile, our employees behind the screen have a degree of privacy.

"There are five panels of laminated glass in total, with the largest piece measuring 2.7 m tall by 1.5 m wide. Technically, we wanted to demonstrate the maximum size at which glass panels incorporating SentryGlas® Expressions™ technology could be manufactured. Eight photo shots were taken at various angles at high resolution (300 ppi) and were stitched together digitally to form the final image. Our design team worked on the original photo with software programs like Photoshop to divide the images into five panels. After we had approved the samples, the PVB laminate arrived from DuPont and were laminated into the glass quickly.

"The SentryGlas® Expressions™ installation has certainly created a lot of interest. The screen looks amazing and our customers have all been asking us questions on the lines of: "How did you do that?"