Saflex® S Series Solar Interlayer
Reduce Cabin Temperature, Increase Fuel Efficiency
Global environmental regulations require the automotive industry to meet more stringent CO2 emissions and fuel economy standards as soon as 2012. Combine that with the growing number of consumers interested in reducing their environmental footprint while maintaining comfort and quality, you have an industry that must look for new solutions to design more efficient vehicles. That’s where Saflex® S series advanced solar absorbing interlayers can help.
In addition to providing the safety benefits of laminated automotive glazing, Saflex S series advanced solar absorbing interlayer provides a drop-in solution for automotive HVAC engineers to help control the interior temperature of a vehicle. Reducing the heat that is transmitted through the glazing of a vehicle can reduce the air conditioner load, which in turn improves fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Heat Reduction + Cabin Comfort
Windscreens and side windows incorporating Saflex S series solar absorbing interlayers are designed to effectively absorb infrared (IR) light wavelengths from the sun that are responsible for generating excessive heat in vehicles. Thereby, they provide an effective solution for automotive engineers to help control the interior temperature of a vehicle.
Fuel Efficiency / C02 Reduction
When a vehicle cabin starts out cooler or gains less heat, the air conditioning system can run less to get the cabin temperature to a comfortable level, saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions.
Increased Electric Vehicle Range
Consumer anxiety over the range (distance) of pure electric vehicles and the lack of available infrastructure to charge vehicles in emergency situations is of continual concern. The use of the air conditioning unit on a pure electric vehicle can reduce its driving range by 15%–40%, depending on how often the air conditioning is used and the size of the system. A windscreen made with Saflex S series solar absorbing interlayers can reduce the overall interior temperature of the vehicle. Also, when taking into account the potential reduced air conditioning usage, it can translate into an improvement in vehicle range when compared with a standard windscreen.
Saflex S series interlayers are non-metallic and do not reflect electronic signals. Therefore, they do not require deletions, thus maintaining their solar effectiveness.
Noise Reduction + Solar Control
In addition to solar control, Saflex Q series advanced solar acoustic interlayers give automotive engineers the ability to reduce vehicle weight without increased noise in the cabin.
As with other Saflex automotive interlayer products, Saflex S Series provides the benefit of blocking harmful UV radiation transmitted from the sun. In addition to absorbing heat producing energy, , Saflex® S series advanced solar interlayers provide enhanced UV protection, blocking over 99% of harmful UV, similar to the benefits provided by wearing SPF 50+ sunscreen.