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Laminated Glass News: February 2013

Passengers of Mexico City's New Subway Golden Line Protected by DuPont™ SentryGlas®

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Outside view of Subway Golden Line 12, Mexico City | Facade made with SentryGlas®

The high performance of DuPont™ SentryGlas® polymer interlayer made it the most suitable material for the stations and platforms of Mexico City's new Subway Golden Line 12. Carlos MacGregor, designer of all subway lines in Mexico City, commented:

"The excellent rigidity and safety performance of DuPont™ SentryGlas® convinced us that it was the most suitable material for protecting the passengers on this project."

This is reflective of DuPont's commitment to working with business and governments to create a safer world for people to live in.

Indoor view of Subway Golden Line 12, Mexico City | Facade & glass railings made with SentryGlas® 

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DuPont™ SentryGlas® Welcomes the Facade Industry to Experience Innovation at the Aluminum Windoor & Curtain Wall Expo 2013, China

Hall 1, Stand 1518
March 18-20

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions’ commitment to provide science-driven innovations is reflected in its presence at Aluminum Windoor & Curtain Wall Expo, Guangzhou (China), March 18-20, 2013.

Exhibits will showcase protection enhanced by superior strength and post-break performance of SentryGlas® interlayer, proven edge stability to increase design freedom, long lasting resistance to weathering, laminator qualification program for product assurance, and more. 

Highlights at the DuPont booth:

Safety and Protection
Five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials, DuPont™ SentryGlas® helps enhance protection against impacts, breakage, and heavy loads.  Visitors can experience the superior performances by standing on a glass floor displayed at the booth.

New Design Possibilities
With proven edge stability, SentryGlas® interlayer enables designers to create stronger, larger expansions of security glazing, including open-edged, structural, and butt-glazed installations.  DuPont will share more details about cases regarding the open-edged rooftop glass railings, including the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark in Singapore and the all-glass structure of Apple Store in Shanghai (Lujiazui).  Glass balustrades and canopies will be available at the show to demonstrate design freedom.

Excellent Weathering Durability 
Laminates made with SentryGlas® show durability under a variety of different weathering conditions: no delamination, visual defects, edge cloud or undesired changes in haze or YID.  This is why the interlayer has become a preferred choice for glazing at many fascinating buildings in the world, including the 632-meter Shanghai Tower that uses low-iron glass laminated with SentryGlas® to withstand natural weathering.  The tower will take its place as China’s tallest building upon completion in 2014.

Product Assurance
To ensure product quality, DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions have a qualification program to assess laminated glass made by customers.  Moreover, DuPont’s advanced technology can help architects and designers align with the new façade code, JGJ 102, in China by selecting SentryGlas® to reduce glass thickness.  Technical experts will be available at the booth to answer questions from visitors or discuss new projects and ideas.

Meet us at METALfab

Valerie Block, Senior Marketing Specialist, DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, will present the latest “Trends in Glass Railing Design” at the 2013 METALfab conference, sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) in Albuquerque on March 22nd.

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