St. Louis, MO, United States
St. Louis, MO, United States

Solutia Inc. is a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals including polyvinyl butyral , ethylene vinyl acetate , and thermoplastic polyurethane interlayers for laminated glass, aftermarket window films, protective barrier and conductive films, and rubber processing chemicals, used in architectural, automotive, alternative energy, electronic devices, consumer and industrial applications. In July 2012, the company was acquired by Eastman Chemical Company.Solutia's worldwide headquarters are located in Town and Country, Missouri, USA, with regional headquarters located in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China.Solutia is currently known as the world's leading manufacturer of PVB, EVA, and TPU interlayers, custom-coated window and performance films, and chemicals for the rubber industry. In 2009, the company completed the sale of its nylon division, with closure of the sale in the second quarter 2009. In 2010, the company purchased Etimex-Solar and Novomatrix, further enhancing its portfolio of interlayer and film products.Solutia was bought by Eastman Chemical Company in 2012 for $4.8 billion. Wikipedia.


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Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.


Patent
Solutia Inc. | Date: 2017-01-17

A high frequency semi-isotropic embossed polymer interlayer sheet is disclosed. The embossed polymer interlayer sheet has a first side; a second side opposing the first side; and an embossed surface on at least one of the sides, and a surface texture ratio, Str, (as measured per ISO 25178) of between 0.1 and 0.99. The embossed polymer sheet may have at least 50 roughness peaks per centimeter (R PC, as measured per ASME B46.1 (1985)). The embossed polymer sheet may have a mottle value of less than or equal to 2.5 (as measured by a Clear Mottle Analyzer (CMA)). The embossed polymer sheet may be polyvinyl butyral.


Patent
Solutia Inc. | Date: 2017-01-27

An interlayer comprised of a high flow, low molecular weight thermoplastic resin, and at least one plasticizer is disclosed. The use of a high flow, low molecular weight thermoplastic resin, and a plasticizer creates synergy allowing the flow of the interlayer to be increased without sacrificing other characteristics typically associated with an increased flow (e.g., increased blocking, decreased mechanical strength, and decreased manufacturing capability). In this regard, the high flow, low molecular weight thermoplastic resin provides a flow improvement, resulting in a high flow interlayer. As a result, a thinner interlayer can be utilized in forming multiple layer panels because the resulting thinner interlayer has improved flow properties.


Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.


Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.


Patent
Solutia Inc. | Date: 2017-02-21

An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin, at least one high refractive index plasticizer and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer. The use of a thermoplastic resin, a high refractive index plasticizer, and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer reduces or minimizes the optical defects caused by different refractive indices without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer.


Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.


Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising two or more thermoplastic polymers and at least one RI balancing agent for adjusting the refractive index of at least one of the resins or layers is provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers exhibit enhanced optical properties while retaining other properties, such as impact resistance and acoustic performance.


Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising an acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resin are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties as compared to non-acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins. The acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or an interlayer for in an architectural application, or the acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or interlayer, or combined with other layers, to provide an interlayer having good acoustic and other properties.


Patent
Solutia Inc. | Date: 2016-02-23

A tapered interlayer comprising at least one polymer layer and a having tapered zone with an overall wedge angle of not more than 0.85 mrad is provided. The refractive index of the polymer layer is 1.480 or higher. Multiple layer panels formed from such interlayers may exhibit desirable optical properties, including, for example, less image ghosting, when used as part of a heads-up-display (HUD) display panel for use in automotive and aircraft applications.

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