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Solutia releases 2013 colour forecast

January 4, 2012
By Solutia Inc.

vancevabodyaboutSolutia, a performance materials and specialty chemicals company, has announced
its 2013 Vanceva colour forecast for architectural laminated glass. The
10 unique colors can be achieved by using two or more layers from
the Vanceva Colour System by Saflex line of polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
interlayers for laminated glass.

No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, architects and designers continue to push the envelope, developing innovative colour
design methods for every glazing application. When exploring light,
form, and space in the design process, glass can be the answer for all
three considerations. Now airports, living rooms, and urban facades can showcase colour
in the glazing design.
Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager for Saflex, says,
“Used in curtain walls, atriums, skylights, partitions and conference
rooms, Vanceva colour interlayers allow the most expressive designs with
distinctive hues from the subtle to the dramatic.”
Producing a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are unachievable
using stock selections of glass, Vanceva Color System by Saflex gives
architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever
before. Vanceva colour interlayers can be combined to produce more than
three thousand transparent, translucent or opaque color options to help
create the desired tone and intensity. When Vanceva color interlayers
are combined with tinted or reflective glass, the design possibilities
are nearly limitless.
2013 Vanceva Colour Forecast for Architectural Laminated Glass

lightpinkPretty in Pink (Vanceva Code: 0A1A) A positive reaction to today’s
atmosphere of uncertainty and negativity, Pretty in Pink casts a warm,
cheerful glow to interior spaces that need to balance color and light
transmission with a touch of privacy.
tumericTumeric (Vanceva Code: 1348) This deeper yellow resembles the color in
curry.  With gold undertones, this natural spice inspired color brings
depth and nuance to interior schemes.
raspberryChic Raspberry (Vanceva code: 002C) Is a clear move to a vibrant blue
based red. Greatly influenced by consumer trends in fashion and
cosmetics it now transcends to interiors bringing a chic energy and
vitality to interior spaces.
orangishSun Kissed Coral (Vanceva code: 3583) A warm and inviting orange, this
color is perfect in healthcare and assisted living environments.  Use in
office partitions, as wall cladding, and in foyer installations.
blueMidnight Blue (Vanceva code: 07D7) Classics endure through this regal
blue.  A toned down version of Vanceva True Blue, the addition of grey
brings the elegance of navy to glass.
brownBeloved Burgandy  (Vanceva code: 7252) Darkened, mysterious, and
sensual. Beloved Burgundy echoes the return to decadent fabrics and
textiles, seen in fashion.  Use this color in entryways and vestibules
for the most impact.
greenEmerald Green (Vanceva code: 7467) Derived from fashion, jewelry, and
art. This fresh, intense classic green is an alternative to hoes on both
ends of the spectrum.  Perfect for facades and curtain walls near
mountain and water locations when seeking to eco the landscape.
brownygreyElegant Indigo (Vanceva code 0167) This blue enters the palette as a new
neutral, becoming a chameleon color that creates balance.  Beautiful
when used in wall cladding, stair and flooring applications.
lightgreenSeastruck (Vanceva code: 7267) Inspired by this precious resource,
Seastruck is a rich turquoise blue, saturated and unpolluted.  This new
take on green will bring depth to exteriors.
lightgreyOcean Grey (Vanceva code: 000H) The newest addition to the Vanceva color
system, Ocean Grey is a blue based grey, that can be used alone, or
layered with itself to create a more intense, cooling effect.

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