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Let your brilliance shine through

The Vanceva® color studio offers thousands of transparent or translucent glass colors—giving architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever before. Combining foundational colors produces a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are otherwise unachievable using stock selections of glass, including transparent, translucent, and opaque options to create the desired tone and intensity.

 

 

The system is based on a foundational palette of 16 basic colors that can be combined in up to four layers to produce custom-colored glass. Each Vanceva color has been assigned a four-digit number, derived from the combination and order of the foundational color layers. When Vanceva color interlayers are combined with tinted or reflective glass, the design possibilities are nearly limitless.

Foundation colors

Similar to the CMYK color system most often used in printing, Vanceva’s foundation palette consists of eight basic colors available in two light transmission levels of pink, blue, and grey—allowing architects, designers, and glass fabricators to layer several different color interlayers together, in different intensity levels, to create thousands of color possibilities.

Specialty colors

You can also choose from very concentrated colored pigments in a single interlayer to add brilliant hues to laminated glass.

Translucent colors

By including PVB interlayer solutions from the Vanceva White Collection, you can give laminated glass a beautiful translucence that achieves just the right amount of light and privacy you desire. 
 
With the low light transmittance of Vanceva Polar White, the medium light transmittance of Vanceva Arctic Snow, or the beautifully frosted high light transmission of Vanceva Cool White, you can create ambience and elegance through translucency and opacity. Or with Vanceva Illusion White, fade from medium translucence to full transparency, creating compelling effects that draw the eye. Click here to discover our Vanceva White Collection
  

 



Or simply increase the number of layers to reach the exact effect you need. The following chart demonstrates the level of translucence you can achieve by adding multiple layers of Cool White, Arctic Snow, and Polar White.
 
Interlayer
Code
Layers
LT_vis (%)

Cool White

000A

1

81.4

Cool White

00AA

2

68.6

Cool White

0AAA

3

57.1

Cool White

AAAA

4

48.1

Arctic Snow

0009

1

68.1

Arctic Snow

0099

2

40.5

Arctic Snow

0999

3

32.2

Arctic Snow

9999

4

26.7

Polar White

000F

1

6.9

Polar White

00FF

2

3.2

Polar White

0FFF

3

2

Polar White

FFFF

4

1

 

 
 

Solid colors

Vanceva® Polar White (color F) and Absolute Black (color G) interlayers are solid colors that can be combined with any other color selection to make that color near opaque, while at the same time creating completely different looks on each side of the glass.

Soothing Earth Tones

Architects and designers now have an innovative option to expand their creative boundaries and fulfill their vision without sacrificing structural integrity: Vanceva® Earth Tones (formally Saflex® Earth Tones), a collection of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers in shades of blue, grey, green, brown, and bronze.

Click here to download the Earth Tones Collection Product Bulletin

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Color durability

Make a lasting impression. With Vanceva, your vision will be on display for a long time. That’s because our color PVB interlayers are manufactured to stay vivid for long-lasting color. Vanceva interlayers are created with heat- and light-stable colorants to provide years of beauty.

 

Color laminated glass made with Vanceva also offers valuable UV protection. It can block up to 99% of damaging UV radiation up to 380 nm and reduce solar heat gain.

Additional benefits of color laminated glass

Safety protection
Burglary protection

 

Storm protection
UV protection