More than just a trade magazine, Glass Russia is at the centre of all the important conversations concerning glass and glazing industry in Russia. Each of magazines provides its readership with knowledge-on-demand and useful information. The authority of each publication has earned it a unique niche on the Russian market in a combination to high quality polygraphy.
SATINAL on Glass Russia, print edition and on line2021-07-13T08:00:04+00:00
Verre & Protections is the specialized magazine in France. Created in 1999, the magazine has become the reference point for information. Journalists have formed close ties with those involved in the professions covered by Verre & Protections. Nowhere is the life of companies treated as fully as in Verre & Protections. Present in the largest French and European trade fairs, Verre & Protections Mag is an essential source of sector information. The website www.verreetprotections.com is an effective complement to this, publishing the highlights of our sectors.
SATINAL on Verre et Protections, print edition and on line2021-07-13T08:01:04+00:00
Satinal never stops innovating: during the difficult 2020 pandemic-year the technical team worked hard and successfully installed the second EVA-film production line in Italy. At the same time, the R&D team developed new products and now introduces the innovative STRATO® COLOUR product range.
In its growth path to become market leader, Satinal invests in the enhancement of production capacity and flexibility thanks to the second new production line installed in its manufacturing plant in Italy: this way, the company adapts its response to the growing demand and its flexibility in deliveries.
Not only investments, but also research and development activities. The radical product innovation from the S-LAB laboratory is the new color range STRATO® COLOUR: color becomes freedom, creative elegance, transparency and brilliance in the latest collection of STRATO® COLOUR interlayers for glass lamination, designed to reflect the global trends of the modern world.
SATINAL, faithful to its vocation as a market innovator, launches the line of transparent colored EVA films, suitable for high-end indoor and outdoor applications. All the Italian quality of safety glass with STRATO® EVA interlayers is now available for architects and designers also in 4 transparent colors designed for the contemporary and to reflect global color trends:
Comfort Bronze, to express comfort, kindness, human care, to finally gain the trust of the customer.
Sky Gray, to express a shift from global efficiency to local resilience, the disruption of global supply chains and decoupling economies. To express a new balance between daily working hours and time for oneself, in this new world where past habits have been disrupted.
Local Light Blue, to express pride in supporting local brands and a renewed localism: your purchase is produced locally. Support to human-to-human relations, a new human dimension of the post-pandemic world.
Nature Green: to respond to the new trends of sustainability, green, proximity to nature and changes in our habits: a revolution of what we do and how we do it. It expresses a new concept of home-office, integrated with nature.
The mechanical performances remain unchanged from the STRATO® CLEAR range, such as the anti-burglary, adhesion to glass, acoustic insulation and UV resistance properties, shielding up to 99% of UV rays.
All this thanks to the intense Research and Development activity of the SATINAL laboratory, S-LAB. Thanks to the quality of SATINAL’s EVA film, the colors have an extreme durability over time, they remain stable giving light and charm to the project.
This prodigious collection has all the advantages of safety glass on the facade, such as resistance to atmospheric agents, weathering, safety in the event of impact, protection against UV rays and acoustic insulation qualities from the external environment. In interior and exterior architectural projects, the new colors are added to the STRATO® DECORATIVE range, which includes products such as:
– STRATO® SATINATO: it makes the glass very elegant, refined and adaptable to any type of environment and internal or external element. Furthermore, it gives the glass a special and charming privacy effect.
– STRATO® LEGGERO: formulated to make glass with a slightly satin finish, with a special see-through effect. It allows natural light to freely cross the environments of homes and offices, at the same time safeguarding privacy. It is functional and adapts to any type of application.
– STRATO® BIANCO: the ideal solution for designers who want to create bright-white glass elements. It gives rooms a sense of brightness, as well as amplifying the sense of space. It guarantees uniform color and coverage, while giving character to classic safety glass.
– STRATO® LATTE: it gives the glass a glossy, milky-white effect. It captures and diffuses the light in the environment, without creating reflections. It is the perfect solution for all those products that are used in environments that require a soft diffusion of light.
– STRATO® NERO: par excellence, it is the color of elegance, it gives surprising effects, guaranteeing an always appreciated refinement and uniqueness. In addition, it gives a uniform coverage to the glass.
SATINAL, The italian Ecosystem for safety glass Manufacture. Innovation, technological research, high-performance polymeric interlayers, Industry 4.0 machinery for the glass industry. We tell about our continuous growth in the international press. On GlassWelt (1/2021), the first trade magazine in Germany and in German-speaking countries, our news and our new website. Inside the magazine, an extensive article that talks about the past, present and future of a company in continuous growth.
SATINAL on GlasWelt (Germany, n. 1/2021)2021-07-13T08:01:57+00:00
SATINAL, The italian Ecosystem for safety glass Manufacture. Innovation, technological research, high-performance polymeric interlayers, Industry 4.0 machinery for the glass industry. We tell about our continuous growth in the international press. On GlassTechnology International (1/2021) our news and our new website. Inside the magazine, an extensive article that talks about the past, present and future of a company in continuous growth.
SATINAL on GlassTechnology International (n. 1/2021)2021-07-13T08:02:42+00:00
THE FIRST AND ONLY EVA INTERLAYER CERTIFIED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Satinal is proud to announce that STRATO® interlayer is now the first EVA film approved for use in Dade County Florida and meets its toughest standards: STRATO® has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County Florida to allow the sale of the product in the windborne debris zone.
STRATO® is the first and only EVA film which received the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) approval. Before buying a product, glaziers and system designers should check that the interlayer has been truly certified. In this specific case, it is possible to search the Miami Dade’s database for products, certificates and listings that have been approved complying with the Florida Building Code, including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone.
The sample of laminated glass (33.1) with STRATO® EVA interlayer successfully passed the following tests:
ASTM G155-13 | Xenon weathering
ASTM D638-14 | Tensile strength
ASTM D1929-10 | Self ignition temperature
ASTM D2843-10 | Average Smoke density
ASTM D635-10 | Average liner burning rate – Average extent of burning – Average smoke density
Damage to glazing systems can be prevented, or at least minimized, by using glazing that have been designed to resist wind and windborne debris forces specified in the building code. Impact-resistant systems provide protection through the use of laminated glass with STRATO® EVA interlayer. As a result, architects now have the option of using an advanced high-quality glazing system in hurricane applications or other areas (interior or exterior).
Satinal continues to invest in quality in order to offer the market a product that can be safely used in a variety of applications and in compliance with the different building codes: STRATO® is now certified according to European (UNI EN ISO), American (SGCC – ANSI) and Miami Dade (ASTM) standards.
For further information on the certifications achieved by STRATO® please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 031 870573
The world’s largest EVA film is already a reality: it is STRATO® produced in Italy by Satinal Spa.
Currently Satinal Spa is the only manufacturer of EVA films with a 2.6-meter-wide line at national and international level.
Thanks to its decades of experience gained in the field of glassmaking systems and solutions, in 2017 Satinal decided to invest in this strategic project, anticipating the recent market demands relating to the production of a larger glass than the standard size.
Thanks to the large size of the EVA STRATO® film, Satinal confirms itself as the first and only company in the world which is able to offer EVA film rolls measuring between 300 mm (12″ inches) and 2600 mm (102″ inches), responding to any need of the end customer without any additional cost and in total flexibility. The service offered by Satinal allows its customers to save production costs up to 50% thanks to the reduction of production waste.
This also makes it possible to reduce the environmental impact of plastic material discarded for sizing reasons not suitable for the glazier’s needs.
Satinal provides more cutting solutions, offering also a tailor-made service: Satinal’s customers can request to cut the EVA STRATO® film in specific dimensions, according to the type of product they need to realize.
The whole line of EVA STRATO® film is produced in Erba (Italy, CO): the in-house production guarantees to the customer the respect of high quality standards and a careful control of each steps of the process.
The internal quality control allows the traceability of all production batches delivered to the customer, guaranteeing the possibility to carry out a double quality control in case of problems occurring after the lamination.
Another advantage is the easy availability of STRATO®, which is an essential requirement for a reliable and regular production process carried out by the end customer.
Producing in Italy, an important commercial crossroads in Europe, means short delivery times for the final customer.
Satinal is also able to manage the last-minute urgency, organizing fast shipments all over the country and abroad.
The presence of its own warehouses and offices in North America, South America and the Middle East facilitates a wider distribution of the material.
Therefore, glass professionals have the guarantee of an easily and constantly accessible product, overcoming the stock shortage problem.
STRATO® is synonymous of reliability and quality: it is the safest choice for laminated safety glass production.
Satinal’s technicians are at complete disposal to guide companies through the entire lamination process of glass with STRATO® EVA film.
Get free advice by writing an E-Mail at email@example.com or calling +39 031 870573.
Take a look at the advantages provided by the Satinal Group:
SOLID COMPANY AND RELIABLE MANUFACTURER
STRATO® is a brand belonging to Satinal S.p.a., a Family Business with more than 50 years of history and experience in the glass industry
Experience is supported by a civil liability insurance for third parties
European standard certifications and quality controls
KNOW HOW / SERVICE
S-Lab is Satinal’s internal engineering, technical, development and testing department at the service of the customers. Satinal invests annually in Research and Development activities to ensure the highest quality on the market and develop new products.
STRATO® products have several certificates released by external certified laboratories and invests many resources every year to make sure its products meet the highest market challenges
STRATO® is the widest range and variety of EVA Films for architectural solutions on the market at a global scale
STRATO® is the solution chosen from architects for the laminated safety glass. Satinal has proven to be a market leader in the solutions offered to its customers
STRATO® IS THE WIDEST EVA FILM IN THE WORLD2021-07-13T08:03:28+00:00
The use of glass in the construction sector has grown rapidly: new buildings are often designed with glass facades or large windows that give an immediate sense of modernity.
The risk, however, is that there will be problems in terms of living comfort, because it is possible that the interiors, with greater exposure to the sun, might overheat, especially during the summer season.
Solar control is therefore essential to ensure a comfortable indoor temperature and is also important for energy saving.
It is for this reason that Satinal has developed STRATO® FRESCO, a new generation of high performance EVA film using nanoparticle technology.
FRESCO is designed to give laminated glass more efficient solar heat control properties than monolithic transparent glass and laminates with traditional transparent EVA film: the film absorbs UV rays and infrared energy (NIR), allowing maximum visible light transmission.
The graphic clearly shows this concept: a laminated glass with EVA film without protection
UV-IR (yellow line), has a high transmission of visible light but allows to pass both UV rays,
very harmful to people and objects, and Infrared rays.
However, if we analyse the behaviour of a laminated glass with one (blue line), two (line orange), or three films (grey line) of STRATO® FRESCO, you will notice that the value of the transmission of the visible light (max 80%), is opposite to that of the infrared rays (min. 5%).
These characteristics are very important because they let you recreate in buildings, houses and apartments, a comfortable indoor environment, especially during the summer season.
By reducing the use of air conditioning, you will get economic benefits – reduction of electricity costs – and also environmental – reduction of greenhouse gas emissions-.
This first quarter of 2020 has been quite an important time for Satinal, as it has announced the introduction of its most recent new product – STRATO® PLUS, developed entirely in-house and tested throughout 2019.
The R&D department of the Satinal has always been an essential component of the success of STRATO®. In fact, the DNA of the STRATO® brand has been built on the scientific background and know-how of Satinal’s technicians.
The Satinal’s goal is not only to make a Made in Italy EVA film that guarantees easy product tracing and consistent quality, but also to make it state-of-the-art.
A new thermosetting and transparent product
The S-Lab in-house laboratory is made up of a team of specialists who develop and evaluate new formulas to make high quality products, which can meet the changing needs of the market. As a result, Satinal has formulated a new thermosetting and transparent product, STRATO® PLUS: the Non-Plus-Ultra of EVA films for the architectural glass market.
Top quality, higher than any other product on the market, is the key feature of this new product. STRATO® PLUS meets the needs of customers identified during the production and marketing of the other products included in the STRATO® range.
During 2019, Satinal’s Research & Development department was dedicated to the formulation of this new product, as well as to its detailed technical evaluation in order to ensure its best performance on the market.
STRATO® PLUS vs STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO
On one hand, STRATO® PLUS has a higher degree of smoothness and elasticity than STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO: this allows the customers to laminate special inserts such as LCD (Smart Glass), PET or fabrics without problems of distortions or air bubbles ensuring, at the same time, the highest degree of transparency even with low temperature lamination.
On the other hand, STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO is the most stiff EVA film on the market and is the perfect solution for applications that require high levels of stiffness and impact resistance.
The higher stiffness of STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO also minimizes the EVA leakage from the edges of the glass during the lamination process, allowing easier cleaning after lamination.
STRATO® PLUS and STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO provide excellent noise reduction properties and, on request, Satinal shares the detailed sound performance data of laminated glass with STRATO®product range (obtained from certified external laboratories). They are both suitable for outdoor applications as well as for interior design, thanks to their resistance to UV rays and weathering, which can instead damage other products that are similar to STRATO® but with a lower quality, causing unwanted yellowing effects.
STRATO® PLUS has a UV cut of at 360 nm compared to the traditional STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO that blocks 100 per cent UV rays up to 385 nm. This feature allows to achieve a higher degree of clarity in order to satisfy the requirement of having a completely natural and neutral looking glass.
ISO 9001 certification
Another important goal for Satinal is the achievement of ISO 9001 certification which demonstrates its commitment to constantly guaranteeing the highest quality products on the market. Satinal started all the activities of standardization and finalisation of the in-house production processes in January 2020, with the aim of achieving the certification by the end of the year.
Satinal collects a sample of each item produced and delivered to customers in order to promptly check any problems encountered by the end user. This allows to make double quality checks and to establish the true causes of post-laminating problems should they occur. Furthermore, the strict quality controls during the production process ensure the provision of high-quality products in compliance with the standards required.
Colours, solar control and maximum widths
With the launch of STRATO® PLUS, in addition to the rest of the STRATO® colour range and STRATO® FRESCO – the first and only solar control EVA film on the market – Satinal confirms itself as the only company in the world that is able to produce and offer to the market a wide range of EVA film which can satisfy all customers needs and which can be used in different applications. STRATO® is also the only EVA film available with a maximum width of 2,600 mm (102 inches).
In the S-LAB department, Satinal develops technical tests related to processing methods, and testing of mechanical performances according to the reference standards, in addition to chemical studies and formulations of new products.
Collaboration with furnace manufacturers
With the help of TK’s consolidated experience in the construction of furnaces, Satinal has studied laminating cycles with specific temperatures and times, suitable for the whole STRATO® product range. As a consequence, STRATO® PLUS also follows well-established laminating recipes, but it has the peculiarity of being processed even at lowtemperatures, which are essential for the production of special products such as Smart Glass (LCD), ensuring a high level of transparency.
Satinal makes its know-how available to all customers and offers assistance to professionals in the glass sector, both in selecting the most suitable type of EVA film and in the laminating cycle to be applied.
In-house testing for customers
Satinal’s customers can also request to carry out tests in the in-house S-Lab, such as resistance to high temperatures and humidity, impact tests (according to the requirements of UNI EN ISO 12543, 12600, 356, etc.), light transmission tests, glass adhesion tests, cross-linking tests, etc.
These tests can be carried out on samples of laminated glass with STRATO® or with the addition of inserts, and they are useful for a first compatibility and resistance evaluation.
THE FIRST ANTI-COLLISION EVA FILM TO PROTECT BIRDS
Satinal produces in Italy the first anti-collision EVA film for bird-friendly applications thanks to the development of its own exclusive extrusion technology.
STRATO® Bird Friendly is the first innovative and unique EVA interlayer on the market: it makes it possible to obtain a laminated safety glass characterized by lines, dots or patterns, recognizable by birds that, consequently, will avoid colliding against the glass.
Satinal has created the design of these effective patterns in its R&D Laboratory, based on studies carried out by international Associations and Laboratories that have been analysing the flight and behaviour of birds for several years. Some tests have shown that birds avoid flying through horizontal spaces less than 2″ (5 cm) high or through vertical spaces 4″ (10 cm) wide or less.
These guidelines are commonly known as the “2×4 rule”, but actually there are exceptions resulting from research conducted on specific species.
This new range of EVA interlayers, has been designed by Satinal with the aim to raise awareness of designers, glaziers, architects etc. by encouraging them to use the right tools to reduce the problem.
Laminated glass with STRATO®Bird Friendly EVA interlayers will not only limit bird collisions, but will also provide several advantages:
Benefit 100% of the advantages given by laminated safety glass with EVA film
Buy the quantity needed for a specific project (no minimum order quantity)
Any customed size available at no extra cost
Incredible cost savings production using standard float glass for lamination
Avoid expensive stocks of big quantities of non-standard float glass
Customize the EVA film with the pattern requested by the designer or architects
Combine the Bird Friendly line with other STRATO® products to create glasses with additional benefits (e.g. solar control)
High visible light transmission
High weather resistance due to the properties of STRATO® EVA film
Visual continuum (selected patterns do not disturb the view)
Full protection against UV rays
There are many factors that affect the selection of a product that makes glass bird safe: by choosing an interlayer from the STRATO®Bird Friendly collection to laminate the glass, its transparency and reflection can be reduced.
Birds do not recognize glass as an obstacle because it is a transparent and reflective material.
Transparency, sometimes, can be a problem even for man: in fact, it happens not to notice the presence of a door or a glass wall. However, man is able to recognize details such as handles, uprights and fixtures, thus avoiding collision.
Unfortunately, birds do not have this kind of perception and they are also attracted by plants, food, water etc. placed inside or outside the rooms that they see through glass.
Another aspect, in addition to transparency, is the reflection of light: depending on how and where the glass element is positioned – for example in relation to the sun, the surrounding environment, internal light levels etc. – it can look like a dark passage that birds might mistakenly see as a usual space between branches and leaves. Moreover, glass can act as a mirror: reflecting the sky, clouds or vegetation around buildings, it attracts birds and this effect is the most frequent trigger of the impact.
With STRATO®Bird Friendly you can get a product created by humans but designed for nature, without sacrificing its aesthetic appeal.
For further information, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 031 870573
The complete range of STRATO®EVA interlayers is characterized by its excellent sound insulation properties. This makes it possible to produce laminated glass with higher performance than other interlayers on the market, minimizing the weight of the glass structure and maximizing the acoustic comfort of the environment.
In both residential and commercial environments, it is good to pay a lot of attention to the design of glass elements because they play a key role.
A laminated glass with STRATO® EVA film is able to ensure acoustic insulation of both the internal environment from external noise (e.g. building windows) and the external environment from internal noise (e.g. open-plan meeting rooms).
The study and implementation of the technological solutions adopted by Satinal for the production of the STRATO® EVA interlayer have led to a significant improvement in the technical performance of the range. In fact, it is possible to obtain an important reduction in noise exposure in the private and professional environment, so as to improve the level of personal comfort.
The noise reduction performance depends on the type of interlayer/glass assembly used, which will have to be adapted according to requirements.
Noise is an acoustic sound that causes an unpleasant, annoying or intolerable sensation. It could become an important stress factor, causing difficulties in communication, reduced concentration, irritation, sleep disturbances, etc.
The logarithmic scale or level scale is used to measure sound and the measurement is expressed in decibels (dB). The range of sounds is between 0 and 130 dB and the various levels correspond indicatively to:
0 dB – absolute silence
18 to 20 dB – barely audible
40 to 50 dB – normal conversation
60 to 70 dB – road traffic
from 90 to 100 dB – jackhammer
Over 100 and up to 130 dB can be assimilated to aircraft noise; in this range the sound is unbearable and even painful.
In an external Laboratory, Satinal commissioned specific tests on samples of laminated glass with STRATO® EVA film in different thicknesses. The tests were carried out according to European standards:
– EN ISO 10140-1:2016 Acoustics – Laboratory measurements of sound insulation of building elements – Part 1: application rules for specific products
– EN ISO 10140-2:2010 Acoustics – Laboratory measurements of sound insulation of building elements – Part 2: measurement of airborne insulation
– EN ISO 717-1:2013 Acoustics – Rating of sound insulation in buildings and buildings elements – Part 1: Airborne sound insulation
Satinal continues to invest in product certifications in order to further increase the quality value of STRATO® and offer its customers additional reliability.
Customers can contact the Satinal Customer Service Department (email@example.com) to request the report of the results achieved.
THE MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC COMFORT WITH STRATO® EVA INTERLAYERS2021-07-13T08:05:22+00:00
The production and commercial headquarters of Satinal Spa (Erba, Italy), is now powered by 100% green energy, originating from the uncontaminated waters that rise from the peaks of Trentino.
The company’s philosophy, based on quality and innovation, has driven Satinal towards the search for an economically and environmentally sustainable energy solution.
Every year Satinal is committed to improving the operational management of energy, paying attention both to energy saving, using LED lighting systems, and to covering its needs with energy coming exclusively from renewable sources.
Raising awareness of environmental issues and striving to respect and protect nature are topics considered as a moral and social obligation. For this reason, Satinal is planning new investments to adopt further improvement solutions in terms of environmental sustainability, reduction of harmful emissions and energy efficiency.
SATINAL USES 100% ITALIAN AND RENEWABLE GREEN ENERGY2021-07-13T08:05:30+00:00
Share the video of #glassistheanswer campaing by your social networks with customers, employees and the end-users as a whole or to use it as you see fit to reach anybody with the message that “glass is the answer”.
In December 2019, standards EN 16612 and EN 16613 were designed and published and they are closely related to each other: in fact, the first one determines the resistance of glass panes to lateral loads by calculation, while the second one specifies the mechanical properties of the interlayer used to make laminated safety glass.
These standards have been under construction for years and their issue finally formalizes the importance of the choice of the interlayer for the design of architectural elements. Therefore, they will replace or complete the individual regulations in the different European Union countries.
Selecting the type of film to be used is a very important decision: it determines the behaviour of laminated glass, whose properties depend on the temperature and the loads to which it is subjected.
Many samples (quantities and measurements as per Appendix B of EN 16613) have been tested in an independent certified laboratory in accordance with the configuration provided by ISO EN1288-3:2016 (4-point bending test), in order to define the characteristics of STRATO® EVA film.
Tests were carried out with the aim of calculating the values of the Young Modulus and the Shear Modulus which express the behaviour of the laminated glass under different types of loads and which determine the stiffness family (type 0.1.2) of the interlayer per load condition.
Following there are some conditions listed in EN 16613: wind gust load, wind storm load, balustrade loads, climatic loads on insulating glass units etc.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 031870573 to request more details and/or information regarding the results achieved with STRATO® EVA film.
STRATO® EVA INTERLAYERS MEET EN 16613:2019 STANDARD2021-07-13T08:07:08+00:00
This brand new product has been developed in-house and has been tested throughout the 2019.
The R&D department of the Satinal Group has always been an essential component of the success of STRATO®. In fact, the DNA of the brand STRATO® has been built on the scientific background and know-how of the Satinal Group’s technicians.
The Satinal Group’s goal is not only to make a „Made in Italy“ EVA film that guarantees an easy product tracing and consistent quality, but also to make it state-of-the-art.
The in-house Laboratory, S-LAB, is made up of a team of specialists who develop and evaluate new formulas to make high quality products, which can meet the changing needs of the market. As a result, Satinal has formulated a new thermosetting and transparent product, STRATO® PLUS: the Non-Plus-Ultra of EVA films for the architectural glass market.
The top quality, higher than any other product on the market, is the key feature of this new product. STRATO® PLUS meets the needs of customers identified during the production and marketing of the other products included in the STRATO® range.
During the year 2019, the Research & Development department was dedicated to the formulation of this new product, as well as to its detailed technical evaluation in order to ensure its best performance on the market.
On one hand, STRATO® PLUS has a higher degree of smoothness and elasticity than STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO: this allows the customers to laminate special inserts such as LCD (Smart Glass), PET or fabrics without problems of distortions or air bubbles ensuring, at the same time, the highest degree of transparency even with low temperature lamination.
On the other hand, STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO is the most stiff EVA film on the market and it is the perfect solution for those applications that require high levels of stiffness and impact resistance.
The higher stiffness of STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO also minimizes the EVA leakage from the edges of the glass during the lamination process, allowing for easier cleaning after lamination.
STRATO® PLUS and STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO provide excellent noise reduction properties and, on request, Satinal shares the detailed sound performance data of laminated glass with STRATO® product range (obtained from certified external laboratories). They are both suitable for outdoor applications as well as for interior design, thanks to their resistance to UV rays and weathering, which can instead damage other products that are similar to STRATO® but with a lower quality, causing unwanted yellowing effects.
STRATO® PLUS has a UV cut of at 360 nm compared to the traditional STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO that blocks 100% UV rays up to 385 nm. This feature allows to achieve a higher degree of clarity in order to satisfy the requirement of having a completely natural and neutral looking glass.
Another important goal for Satinal is the achievement of ISO 9001 certification which demonstrates its commitment to constantly guaranteeing the highest quality products on the market. Since January 2020, Satinal has been starting all the activities of standardization and finalisation of the in-house production processes with the aim of achieving the certification by the end of the year.
Satinal collects a sample of each item produced and delivered to customers in order to promptly check any problems encountered by the end user. This allows to make doublequality checks and to establish the true causes of post-laminating problems should they occur. Furthermore, the strict quality controls during the production process ensure the provision of high-quality products in compliance with the standards required.
With the launch of STRATO® PLUS, in addition to the rest of the STRATO® colour range and STRATO® FRESCO – the first and only solar control EVA film on the market- , Satinal confirms itself as the only company in the world that is able to produce and offer to the market a wide range of EVA which can satisfy all customers needs and which can be used in different applications. STRATO® is also the only EVA film available with a maximum width of 2600 mm (102″ inches).
In the S-LAB department, Satinal develops technical tests related to processing methods, and testing of mechanical performances according to the reference standards, in addtion to chemical studies and formulations of new products.
With the help of TK’s consolidated experience in the construction of furnaces, Satinal has studied laminating cycles with specific temperatures and times, suitable for the whole STRATO® product range. As a consequence, STRATO® PLUS also follows well-established laminating recipes, but it has the peculiarity of being processed even at low temperatures, which are essential for the production of special products such as Smart Glass (LCD), ensuring a high level of transparency.
Satinal makes its know-how available to all customers and offers assistance to professionals in the glass sector, both in selecting the most suitable type of EVA and in the laminating cycle to be applied.
Satinal’s customers can also request to carry out some tests in the in-house S-Lab Laboratory such as resistance to high temperatures and humidity, impact tests (according to the requirements of UNI EN ISO 12543, 12600, 356, etc.), light transmission tests, glass adhesion tests, cross-linking tests, etc. These tests can be carried out on samples of laminated glass with STRATO® or with the addition of inserts, and they are useful for a first compatibility and resistance evaluation.
If you would like to receive the product data sheet with technical details on STRATO® PLUS or ask for a free sample, please send your request to our e-mail address email@example.com
SATINAL LAUNCHES THE NEW EVA FILM STRATO® PLUS2021-07-13T08:08:37+00:00
In the December issue of the Rivista del Vetro, Dr. Marco Bresciani – Director of Satinal Spa – talks about the importance and commitment of the Satinal Group, to ensure both high quality products and prompt replies to the demands of the market.
This is possible thanks to the presence of operating units located in strategic points – Europe, Middle East and America – which allow to make the material easily available and to deliver on time at international level.
Another strong point is the diversification of products: in fact, the same Group gathers together three main brands:
– STRATO®, the only EVA film produced in Italy: it is a thermosetting material used to laminate safety glass without running the risk of de-lamination. Compared to the most common EVA films produced internationally, it stands out for its high performance in terms of clarity ( improved and without yellow effect) and treatment (less excess of material for a quick cleaning).
– TK is specialized in the design and construction of furnaces for lamination, tempering, chemical tempering of glass and HST. It also offers a technical customer service that supports the customer in the design, installation, testing of machinery and after-sales.
– SATINAL is an international top player in the production of chemical compounds and fosting machinery for hollow glass.
Nowadays, the Satinal Group has about 30 employees and a turnover amout of € 10.000.000, which is constantly growing.
The Satinal Group offers a wide range of products and services intended for professionals of the glass industry worldwide.
The manufacturing plant in Erba, Italy, gathers together the two companies TK s.r.l. and Satinal S.p.A. : the first one is specialized in the design and production of furnaces for lamination, tempering, chemical tempering of glass and HST (Heat Soak Test).
On the other hand, Satinal S.p.A. is dedicated to the production of chemical compounds and machinery for frosting the hollow glass for companies in the cosmetics, lighting, beverage and furniture sectors.
In the same factory, Satinal S.p.A. produces STRATO®, the only EVA film produced in Italy, which is the basis for the production of laminated safety glass.
Choose today the product that meets your needs.
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The polish magazine ŚWIAT SZKŁA dedicated us a short article regarding our exhibition at Vitrum 2019:
“During the last edition of Vitrum, the Satinal Group conquered the Italian and international market: not only machinery but also consumable material.
TK – top player in the design and construction of ovens for laminating, tempering, HST and chemical tempering – and STRATO®, the only EVA interlayer produced in Italy for the lamination of safety glass, represent a strong combination that fully satisfies both the practical and creative demands of glass professionals and designers. Visitors had the opportunity to take a closer look at a complete laminating oven – mod. Lamijet 02 – and decorated safety glass laminated with EVA STRATO® and colored inserts.”
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The theme to follow was ‘Where The Rainbow Ends’ – it is also the title of the work – and the strong gradient tones have a faded effect with a 360-degree perspective, so technically you can reach the end of the rainbow. For Instagram, the project anchors its support of diverse cultural entities and ‘The rainbow has long been a symbol of new life and hope across cultures,’ the brand said.
Visitors can step inside to enjoy a rainbow light installation which plays across its all-white interior: the glasses are laminated with EVA film STRATO® BIANCO and they has been made by our customer VAN DIJKEN GLASS.
Van Dijken Glas Beleving Coenecoop 67 2741 PH Waddinxveen The Netherlands Tel. +31182612555
One of the potential applications of laminated glass is for the museum showcases, in fact it guarantees an excellent view of the work and at the same time provides safety and protection by reducing the risk of post-breakage injuries.
In the case of archaeological relics, the classic showcase is the floor. The structural glass panel becomes a pedestrian walkway accessible to people, without any risk of falling.
Often, these particular floors are supported by vertical glass sheets with metal structures, which represent the delimitation of the exhibition spaces.
In detail, the glasses used in the project shown in the photo, are 184.108.40.206 mm toughened and laminated with EVA STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO film, made by our customer Vetreria Misa (Via Veronese, 36 Senigallia (AN) – Italy – vetreriamisa.it).
STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO guarantees maximum transparency and protection against UV rays, reducing the risk of degradation of the artworks.
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If you need to make curtain walls or glass panels to preserve privacy in public or private places, we suggest you try one of our frosted STRATO® EVA films. There are three shades available, from the lightest to the most opaque, depending on the level of privacy you want to achieve:
– STRATO® LEGGERO has been formulated to produce glass with a slightly forsted finish. Laminating two panes of glass, you will obtain a finished product that can be integrated into any architecture without affecting the style.
– STRATO® SATINATO is an EVA film that makes the glass very elegant, refined and adaptable to any type of environment. A laminated glass with the classic veiled effect.
– STRATO® LATTE gives to the glass, a glossy, semi-opaque effect, allowing a glimpse of the shapes of objects.
Not only privacy but also security: in case of glass breakage, STRATO® avoids to dangerous glass splinters to cause any damages to people.
In residential or commercial applications, laminated glass with EVA STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO is the best solution to an underestimated problem: the transmission of UV rays.
What are UV rays?
They are a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. They represent the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum located between X-rays and visible light and they have a wavelength between 100 – 400 nm.
The UV energy of the sun is divided into three categories:
UV(C) has the shortest wavelenght (100-280 nm) and is the most harmful but fortunately it is mostly blocked by the earth’s atmosphere
UV(B) is the next shortest wavelenght (280-315 nm) and it is mostly blocked by traditional float glass that is used to make Windows
UV(A) has a wavelenght between 315 – 400 nm and it is tipically given most attention in glazing systems. This radiation occurs all year round no matter what season it is and they represent about 95% of the ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth’s surface. They are harmful to people but they are also the main cause of discoloration of furniture and furnishings or degradation of goods on display.
At home or in the office you could still be exposed to UV rays, in fact the glass surfaces allow the passage of light, heat and sunlight.
To minimize the risk caused by UV exposure, we suggest to use glass laminated with EVA film STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO. The insertion of this interlayer between two panes of glass guarantees the maximum protection from UV rays, blocking over 99% of their transmission while maintaining high light transmission (> 90%). It is also highly performing in terms of resistance and safety.
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Cross-linking is the general term for the process of forming covalent chemical bonds to join two polymer chains together. The term “curing” refers to the crosslinking of the thermosetting copolymer.
STRATO® EVA film is a thermosetting material: the lamination process activates the cross-linking of the molecules and as a consequence, the EVA film will not melt anymore when heated to high temperatures a second time after the curing because it is an irreversible process.
The cross-linking is carried out in order to improve the elongation, the rigidity, the aging and the heat resistance properties of the STRATO® EVA film.
The resulting characteristics of the crosslinked STRATO® EVA film are superior to the ones of a thermoplastic material such as PVB.
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Attention and care in the selection of raw materials: this is the basis on which is founded the method and philosophy of Satinal Spa, the only manufacturer of EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) film in Italy sold with the trademark STRATO®, to which the magazine Glass-Technology International has dedicated an article in the edition no. 3.
With STRATO® it is possible to create effects of colours and lights to give dynamism and originality to interiors and furnishing elements.
The insertion of coloured films or other materials such as textiles, wire meshes, marble etc. in the assembly of STRATO® and glass allows to achieve chromatic and decorative effects with surprising and aesthetic results, always in line with the trends of the moment.
Every day in the “S-LAB” Research and Development area, technicians daily carry out different tests in order to manufacture a product which can be assembled with other inserts and materials and which can guarantee to architects and glass processors excellent results with their projects and installations.
With STRATO®, the first EVA-based film produced in Italy by Satinal Spa, it is possible to obtain original and trendy laminated glasses while maintaining the essential aspect of safety.
STRATO® is in fact a safety interlayer: in case of glass breakage, STRATO®prevents the dispersion of sharp splinters that are very dangerous for people.
CREATING DESIGN ELEMENTS IN GLASS WITH STRATO® AND COLOURED INSERTS2021-07-13T08:13:40+00:00
STRATO® is the first and only EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) based film produced in Italy in the Satinal Spa plant in Erba (CO).
It is a ductile and versatile film used to laminate two or more glass panels so as to create elements of interior design or safety glass for buildings and urban elements.
We produce in Italy to follow the quality process in the best possible way and to offer our customers the attention and care necessary to create extraordinary, design and innovative works.
These are the characteristics of our Made in Italy, a brand now recognized throughout the world.
In terms of processing, our EVA film offers important advantages compared to products of international manufacture:
Low rate of Haze
High light transmission
High compatibility with other materials
In order to respect the high Italian quality standards, we carefully select suppliers and raw materials. We also control the production operations that must follow procedures defined and supervised by specialized operators.
STRATO® FRESCO is a new generation of high- performance EVA film using nanoparticles technology and designed to give laminated safety glass more efficient solar heat control properties compared to monolithic clear glass and laminates with conventional Clear EVA film. It can replace low-emission glass (Low-E) because it reduces heat transmission with the advantage of not having a delicate glass to handle: it represents a cheaper solution from a processing, handling and purchasing point of view.
What are the advantages?
– Constantly high light transmission with tunable solar heat gain coefficient as low as 0.3
– Color neutrality
– Low haze
– Low reflection of visible light
– Significant and sustainable energy savings
– Compatible with STRATO® Extra Chiaro System
– Lowering your energy cost and CO2 footprint of your building and car, block solar heat radiation
– it can be easily tuned by customer to any desired solar heat performance
Where can it be applied?
– Suited for curved glass
– Curtain walls
– Sloped/overhead glazing
– Residential and commercial facades
Would you like to have more information? Contact our Customer Service at the number 031.870573 or request the technical data sheet at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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STRATO® is certified and registered with the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) for laminated glass and has qualified according to the American standard ANSI Z97.1-2015; CPSC 16 CFR 1201 and Canadian CAN/CGSB 12.1-2017.
The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) is the largest U.S. institute that monitors and tests laminated glass to determine that safety glass, if broken, reduces the risk of injury to persons. SGCC certification is in everyone’s interest. In the construction market, engineers can be sure to choose SGCC-certified products for architectural glazing. Manufacturers appreciate the fact that the SGCC-certified glass they handle and install has met industry and safety standards.
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A key requirement of the internal glass elements is that they are safety elements, i.e. the sheets must be assembled using an EVA interlayer. Unlike normal tempered glass, even in the event of breakage it does not break into splinters and fragments: this is due to the action of the EVA interlayer which intervenes by keeping the layers of glass that surround it together. In this case, the table was created by interspersing the two glass panes with STRATO® EXTRA CHIARO; moreover, it is increasingly in vogue to furnish by choosing transparency so as not to make the space heavier and to give elegance and refinement. Its high transparency also reflects the light creating pleasant effects and contrasts that make the whole thing brighter. But there are an infinite number of possible solutions in addition to the EXTRA CHIARO: in fact, it is possible to choose other colours or finishes such as BLACK, LIGHT, SATINATED, MILK or WHITE and add fabric inserts, metal netting, coloured films, etc.. With STRATO® you can create personalised furnishing elements without neglecting the aspect of safety.
STRATO® FOR FURNITURE ELEMENTS2021-07-13T08:14:27+00:00
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate(EVA) film and Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) film are two different polymeric materials but both can be used for laminated glass.
PVB has been for many years the reference material for laminating glass in the building and transport industries but EVA has been gaining ground in recent years due to its properties which in some cases are better than PVB.
One of the main differences between EVA and PVB is the speed at which water vapour is transmitted, whether from natural water or atmospheric humidity. PVB is more sensitive and more exposed to problems such as water infiltration in the corners of laminated glass.
– Cross-linking rate > 94%*: EVA is thermo stable thermally and mechanically making it a material with a durability and stability well over any thermoplastic.
– Better optics: transparency values close to the extra clear glass.
– Better resistance to moisture: EVA is more resistant to moisture than PVB at open edge. PVB suffers a high degree of delamination at open edge, but EVA does not have such negative behavior.
– Excellent Soundproofing: given its high degree of soundproofing this is the ideal product for noisy areas.
– High UV filtering: the 99% of UV filtering at 370nm wavelength is an indication of its suitability to protect from sun beams.
– 3D Reticulation: can also reduce the number of layers in a tempered glass reaching a 50% reduction in manufacturing costs Vs an Autoclave.
– Lower processing costs: EVA laminated glass can be produced in convection (e.g. Lamijet Convection) or infrared lamination furnaces (e.g. Lamijet 04-2c); these furnaces are small and accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Processing with PVB film requires a special temperature-controlled chamber and the glass must then be processed in an autoclave, an expensive and large machine suitable for companies with large volumes.
Glass is a fragile material but, with the right processing, can be used for the construction of stairs, shelters, balustrades and, as in this case, for flooring. How to do it?
Our customer La Vetro Arte di Desio used three 12 mm tempered ground glasses interlayed with two overlapping 0.8 mm thick EXTRA CHIARO STRATO® films, obtaining a safe, resistant and highly transparent product.
It is two or more panels of glass assembled together by means of one or more plastic interlayers of the same type, such as an EVA -based film that guarantees perfect adhesion to the glass and less damp absorption than the common PVB.
Laminating a glass means making it safe: in case of breakage, its splinters are not divided into multiple pieces that can be a serious danger to people.
With STRATO® it is possible to create unique interior design elements such as this onyx stoneware table commissioned to MGM Marmi e Graniti which is specialised in processing over 200 types of marble, granit, stone, travertin, onyx and quartz.
The product is the result of a combination of glass, STRATO® NERO and STONEWARE. A perfect mix that gives elegance and chromatic harmony.