A Simply Beautiful Option for Providing Translucent Transitioning in Glazing
Eastman, manufacturer of the Vanceva® Color System for laminated glass, is expanding the Vanceva White Collection to include Vanceva Illusion White. This translucent gradient PVB interlayer for laminated glass offers the ability to transition from medium translucence to full transparency.
Vanceva Illusion White provides architects and designers an alternative method to achieve a translucent transitioning effect in glazing. It is an excellent substitute to ceramic frits, painting, or printing with acid etching or silk-screening. Vanceva Illusion White starts with the medium level translucence of Vanceva Arctic Snow white interlayer, which offers a visible light transmission of 65 percent, and fades to clear within a 30 cm gradient. Eastman developed Vanceva Illusion White strategically for use in balcony applications to help hide certain aspects of construction, such as the concrete slab, while fading to clear for an uncompromised view. It maintains excellent color consistency with glass thickness variation and uses heat / light-stable colorants to resist fading. “Vanceva Illusion White was created to provide architects and designers another tool to accentuate compelling vistas while creating an elegant glazing effect,” Axel Demberger, Market Development Manager, said. “It works well in urban and rural settings, transforming ordinary glass into stylish safety glass wherever it is used.” Illusion White can be combined with Saflex® Structural (DG) for its inherent laminated safety aspects such as post-breakage behaviour. Saflex Structural (DG) is capable of keeping glass intact at high and low temperatures after impact and under load, plus it’s formulated to provide robust resistance to delamination and excellent edge stability. Although Vanceva Illusion White was created with balcony applications in mind, Vanceva Illusion White delivers all the value-added benefits essential in laminated glass, including safety, security, soundproofing, solar protection, and storm protection. It is also compatible with all Saflex® PVB interlayers to achieve specific performance qualities, such as Saflex Structural PVB (DG) for highperformance strength. For options with color, the Vanceva Illusion White gradient can be layered with Vanceva colors for a maximum total of four interlayers to create endless configuration options.
About the company
Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items of everyday use. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Eastman serves in more than 100 countries.