Archive for August 21st, 2008

CPFilms focuses pan-European activities: Kevin Bryer is made new Business Operations Director for Europe

In the last two years CPFilms has undergone a radical change. In 2006, in order to standardise the European and global brand presentation, including all sales offices, and to strengthen their leading position in the premium sector for special films, CPFilms combined all product areas under the umbrella brand name LLumar.After the successful, strategic re-design, Kevin Bryer will in future be in charge of Business Operations in Europe. His areas of responsibility will be S&OP, Logistics, Purchasing and Supply, Storage and Facilities and Order Processing. Kevin Bryer therefore holds an important executive position in which he will concentrate on improving the efficiency of business operations and customer service.

A business’ success all depends on the service it provides and the ability to supply goods. “My main goal is to continue strengthening and consolidating customer satisfaction and confidence in LLumar”, says Kevin Bryer. In addition to the expansion in the automotive sector, Bryer also sees enormous potential in the sheet glass sector. The idea of saving energy using shades and UV protection films has never been more relevant than it is today. In the coming months LLumar will position itself more strongly than before as a competent solutions provider.

Arthur Bowyer, who as Managing Director of CPFilms Europe was extremely successful in developing and building up the European market in the past, will take voluntary retirement at the end of the year. His successor has not yet been named.

Markus Kaules will assume responsibility for the entire European market immediately as Commercial Director. In his role he is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Services and Market Development in the established European markets and in the expanding Eastern European markets. Under Kaules’ direction, the LLumar brand will continue to be promoted as a synonym for innovative and high-quality glass films. Intensive brand communication is given highest priority within the partner network, to give weight to LLumar’s claim to market leadership in Europe and to promote the brand more clearly than before.

As the new Sales Director for Europe, Volker Reichert is responsible for sales offices in Germany, the UK and France, as well as for distributors in other European countries. Volker Reichert reports directly to Markus Kaules. In his role he supports the branches with relevant sales activities, and ensures the sales partner network continues to grow, especially in the sheet glass sector.

Christopher Tapley is the new Marketing Manager for Europe. As a marketing professional he is responsible for the further development of marketing measures and for using them for a pan-European brand presentation. He is also tasked with promoting active communication in all areas.

Notice for editors: LLumar® is a registered trademark of CPFilms Inc., unit of Solutia Inc.

CPFilms Profile
Solutia’s CPFilms Inc., is the world’s largest producer of high-quality, aftermarket window films and a leading supplier of high-value precision-coated film and film components sold to a variety of businesses. The business manufactures films that provide comfort, aesthetics, energy savings, safety and security when applied to glass. Our LLumar films are designed to meet worldwide standards, carry a factory-backed warranty, and are professionally installed. For more information about LLumar products, log on to CPFilms Inc. is a subsidiary of Solutia Inc.

Corporate Profile
Solutia Inc. uses world-class skills in applied chemistry to create value-added solutions for customers, whose products improve the lives of consumers every day. Solutia is a world leader in performance films for laminated safety glass and after-market applications; chemicals for the rubber industry; heat transfer fluids and aviation hydraulic fluid; and an integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and fibers. For more information about Solutia log on to

Solutia… Solutions for a Better Life.

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CPFilms Solutia UK Ltd
13 Acorn Business Centre
Northarbour Road
Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3TH
Telephone: +44 (0) 23/92 21 91 12
Telefax: +44 (0) 23/92 21 91 02

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August 21st, 2008
Source: CPFilms

Advanced flat glass products’ market in U.S is estimated to augment by 2012 added a new report that provides information on paints and coatings industry forecast in U.S

Market penetration and the increasing acceptance of a variety of advanced flat glass products are forecast to be reflected by the growing demand for advanced flat glass, 5% annually. The demand is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2012 in U.S. The advanced flat glass products include laminated glass used in glide vehicle sidelites and sunroofs, and antiburglary or ballistic glass; smart glass for solar control applications; self- leaning glass; and heads-up display glass.

Smart glass, which has been held out the most promise among the advanced flat glass products, can automatically change its light transmission qualities as a means of saving energy and reducing heat gain in structures. While the expected impact of these products has been slow to develop, it appears that commercialization is finally beginning to materialize.

Laminated glass products, used in a variety of applications, including safety glass, ballistic glass, anti-burglary glass and hurricane glass, are increasing their share of total flat glass demand. These products possess much greater strength than competing tempered or annealed glass, offering performance advantages to a variety of flat glass users, including builders and manufacturers of motor vehicles, aircraft and other transportation equipment.

Although motor vehicles will remain the largest single market for advanced glass products, more rapid gains will be posted in architectural markets. This will derive from a recovery in new home building activity, albeit from a weak 2007 base, coupled with the wide variety of new advanced flat glass products which are now penetrating the market. On the motor vehicle side, growth will be driven by the increasing inclusion of laminated sidelights, electro-chromic mirrors and heads-up display screens, offset in part by slow growth in vehicle production and competition from plastic film products, particularly in solar control applications. has included a new report titled “ Advanced Flat Glass forecasts for 2012 & 2017” which presents historical demand data and forecasts for the years 2012 and 2017 for security and safety glass (tempered and laminated vehicle safety glass, fire-rated glass, ballistic glass, burglary resistant glass and hurricane glass); solar control glass ( lowemissivity glass, reflective glass and smart glass ); and other advanced flat glass products (heads-up display windscreens, ultra clear and colorless glass, self-cleaning glass and miscellaneous products). In addition, the study considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles leading competitors.

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August 20th, 2008