Solutia Announces Jury for 2010 World of Color Awards(TM)

International Design Competition Honors Use of Color in Glass

Jun 24, 2010, 07:00 ET from Solutia Inc.

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) is pleased to announce the jury members for the first annual Solutia World of Color Awards™:  Inspired by Vanceva®.  The international competition pays tribute to architects, interior designers, furniture designers and other industry professionals who have creatively used Vanceva® color interlayers for laminated glass in their work.

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Projects will be judged by an international jury of celebrated industry professionals in both the architectural, interior design and color marketing industries.   They include Shashi Caan, founder of the  Shashi Caan Collective in New York City & the United Kingdom;  Fermin Vazquez, founder of  b720 Arquitectos in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain;  Andrew Moor, principal of Andrew Moor Associates in London and author of The Colour of Architecture; Jeeyong An, principal of GinsengChicken Architecture, a New York office for progressive architecture; and Denise Turner, international colorist and founder of Color Turners in California.

"Our jury represents a diverse spectrum of design innovation and expertise in their chosen fields," said Aimee Davis, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Solutia.  "Each of these individuals are at the top of their professions and are well-respected for their work with color and glass.  We are honored to have them lend their time and talents; they are an incredible asset to this competition."

The Vanceva® Color System by Saflex offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers which are laminated in between two pieces of glass.  A palette of 15 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors.   This gives designers unparalleled flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar, sound insulation and UV protection.

The Solutia World of Color Awards™ competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals.  All entries must include liberal use of Vanceva color interlayer products and must have been completed between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009.

Nominating a project is easy.  Simply visit to submit photographs and background information for each project.   The site is also a portal for discussions and information on the subject of color in architecture and design.  There are no entry fees, and multiple entries will be accepted.  Entrants must agree to provide photography rights for public relations purposes.  The deadline for entry is August 15, 2010.

Entries are now being accepted at  

Corporate Profile

Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex® polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and VISTASOLAR® ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation;  LLumar®, Vista™, FormulaOne™, Gila®, V-KOOL®, Huper Optik®, IQue™, Sun-X® and Nanolux® aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; Flexvue™ advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including Crystex® insoluble sulfur, Santoflex® PPD antidegradants, Therminol® heat transfer fluids and Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,300 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at

Editors' Note:  High res images of the jury are available.

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