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Carnegie Library renovation features SentryGlas® Expressions™

Using DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™, Edge Studios embedded imagery within glass partitions to create an effect of openness while dividing the computer lab from study areas.
WILMINGTON, Del., May 12, 2005 -- Perhaps no project showcases the design elements made possible by SentryGlas® Expressions™ better than the renovation of the Main Branch at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA. Prominently featured in the design of the library's windows, walkways and stairs, safety glass made with SentryGlas® Expressions™ adds vitality and radiance to the project.
 
SentryGlas® Expressions™ design elements at the library include illustrative images of globes, embedded within the glass to create an effect of openness and space, while dividing the computer lab from study areas. SentryGlas® Expressions™ is also featured in the Brookline library's "light wall," which projects natural light from a rooftop skylight onto both floors creating an open, airy feeling.
 
"SentryGlas® Expressions™ decorative interlayers provide architects and designers a durable

"SentryGlas® Expressions™ was essential in achieving the ultimate user experience," said Gary Carlough, Prinicipal Architect at Edge Studios.
canvas to reproduce images. They offer a new dimension to the design and overall feeling of a space," said Chris Anderson Marketing Manager for DuPont SentryGlas® Expressions™.
 
Pittsburgh's Edge Studio selected SentryGlas® Expressions™ for the project because it enables designers and architects to create custom projects in a prompt design-to-production process.
 
"SentryGlas® Expressions™ was essential in achieving the ultimate user experience," said Gary Carlough, Prinicipal Architect at Edge Studios.
"DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ was essential in achieving the ultimate user experience," said Gary Carlough, Prinicipal Architect at Edge Studios. "Architecturally, it allowed us to integrate graphics that would entice the user to explore all areas of the library and go deeper toward the discovery of research. The product gave us an advantage in directing people more clearly, while also creating serendipitous areas of the library."
 
SentryGlas® interlayers allow high-quality imagery and design textures to be integrated within the safety glass. Creating custom designs in glass begins with DuPont patent-pending ink and interlayer technologies. Images received by DuPont are digitally printed in full-color, using high definition inks onto laminated glass interlayers. These same industry-proven interlayers are also used in laminated glass to ensure superior adhesion and safety. Printed interlayers are sold to qualified laminators and are permanently incorporated between two pieces of glass.
 
Dlubak Corp. of Blairsville, Penn laminated the decorative panels for the Carnegie Library using SentryGlas® Expressions™, said Mark E. Kearns, sales manager for Dlubak.
 
The Carnegie Library renovations projects were unveiled at the grand opening of the library's Main Branch facility, one of 18 city-based library branches under the umbrella of the Carnegie Library system, on Oct. 3, 2004.
 
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