Glass Interlayer System targets safety glass applications.

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With uniform neutral gray color and light transmittance of 61%, Vanceva® Ocean Grey interlayer can be used alone or layered with itself or other colors to create varying degrees of transparent, translucent, or opaque grays and rich deep hues of blue, red, and amber. When properly laminated and installed, laminates made with Vanceva Ocean Grey can be produced to meet or exceed architectural regulations for safety glazing applications in indoor and outdoor areas.

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Vanceva® Ocean Grey Adds New Functionality to Solutia's Interlayer System for Architectural Glazing

ST. LOUIS, -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today the newest addition to its Vanceva® Color Studio: Ocean Grey. The new glass interlayer product has a light transmittance of 61% and is perfect for a variety of safety glass applications, providing architects and designers with countless new design options for both indoor and outdoor applications. When properly laminated and installed, laminates made with Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer can be produced to meet or exceed architectural regulations for safety glazing applications.

The new Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer has a uniform neutral gray color, which is delivered at a high light transmittance. It can be used alone or layered with itself or other Vanceva colors to create varying degrees of transparent, translucent or opaque grays and rich deep hues of blue, red and amber.

"Our new Ocean Grey interlayer is a complementary offering to the Vanceva Polar White and Vanceva Absolute Black interlayers," says Julie Schimmelpenningh, global architectural applications manager, Solutia. "With various layer combinations of greys or grey and white, a gradation in glass from white to black can be built with exciting and various offerings between the two extremes. The versatility of Vanceva Ocean Grey is limited only to one's imagination."

"Compared to alternative methods, Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer achieves beautiful aesthetics with consistent visual quality, and the ability to create various transmittance ranges without thickening the glass," added Aimee Davis, Americas architectural market manager, Solutia. "Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer is also compatible with all clear Saflex protective interlayers when higher PVB thickness is needed to meet impact regulations."

Offering exceptional uniformed color, Vanceva Ocean Grey is ideally suited for both commercial and residential applications. Plus, Vanceva interlayers give architects and designers the proven performance benefits of laminated glass, including safety, security, sound reduction and the structural integrity they have come to expect from Saflex protective interlayer products. Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer can be used in a variety of glazing applications including: furniture, flooring, wall cladding, partitions, signage, spandrel and aesthetic facades.

For information about Vanceva Ocean or to request a sample, visit . Additional information is also available online at , where designers and architects can access a virtual design studio and view all color possibilities, order samples or match their own colors to the Vanceva color interlayer combination equivalent.

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Corporate Profile

Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex® polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and VISTASOLAR® ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation; LLumar®, Vista(TM), EnerLogic(TM), FormulaOne®, Gila®, V-KOOL®, Huper Optik®, IQue(TM), Sun-X® and Nanolux(TM) aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; Flexvue(TM) advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including Crystex® insoluble sulfur, Santoflex® PPD antidegradants, Therminol® heat transfer fluids and Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,400 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at .

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