Solutia Inc. has completed a new regional testing facility at the company's Saflex polyvinyl butyral (PVB) manufacturing center in Suzhou, China.
The new facility will support the company's laminate testing service program for customers located in the Asia Pacific region. It is the third testing lab for the company, joining centers in Indian Orchard, Mass., and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
‘The new laboratory will allow Saflex applications staff to locally test laminated glass products made with Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayers in-house to ensure that they meet critical architectural, automotive and photovoltaic industry norms,’ says Mark Slock, global technical service director for Solutia's Saflex division.
The new investment includes such essential testing equipment as a bake oven, thermal bath, pummel testing equipment and an impact tower. The customer service lab will also house a sample center, which will provide Saflex sheet samples on request to customers across the region.
SOURCE: Solutia Inc.