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Solutia announces World of Color Awards


May 11, 2010
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May 11, 2010 – Solutia has announced its inaugural Solutia "World of Color Awards Inspired by Vanceva ." The company is the manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex. The new international design awards program is designed to honour architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing engineers and other industry professionals for their innovative design use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.

May 11, 2010 – Solutia has announced its inaugural Solutia "World of Color Awards Inspired by Vanceva ." The company is the manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex. The new international design awards program is designed to honour architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing engineers and other industry professionals for their innovative design use of colored laminated safety glass in building design and interior spaces around the world.

"Glass is the portal through which we experience light in the built environment. Adding colour to that glass, whether it is in exterior glazing, interior partitions, furniture or art, elevates the experience of light," says Julie Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager for Solutia. "This competition seeks to honour architects, designers and glazing professionals who use colour to enhance the built environment and inspire occupants."

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The Vanceva Color System by Saflex offers architects and designers the ability to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers which are laminated in between two pieces of glass. The palette of 15 colours can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colours. Solutia says this gives designers unparalleled flexibility to create custom colours and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva colour interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar, sound insulation and UV protection.

The World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals. All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva colour interlayer products and must have been completed between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009.

Nominating a project is easy. Simply visit www.worldofcolorawards.com to submit photographs and brief background information for each project. There are no entry fees, and multiple entries will be accepted. Entrants must agree to provide photography rights for public relations purposes. The deadline for entry is August 15, 2010.

Entries will be judged by a jury of architectural and colour marketing professionals. The architectural and design community will also be able to cast their votes for their favorite projects online. The glass fabricator who supplied the laminated glass for each of the winning projects will also be recognized on the program website, in press releases and all competition communications.

Entries will be accepted online beginning June 14, 2010 at www.worldofcolorawards.com .


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