Solutia Automotive Sponsors Eyes on Design 2002 Fundraising Event

Jun 04, 2002, 01:00 ET from Solutia Inc.

    TROY, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. today announced
 that it is co-sponsoring the Eyes on Design Private Eyes brunch on Sunday,
 June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The brunch is being held in conjunction with
 the 15th annual Eyes on Design (June 7-9) at the DaimlerChrysler Technology
 Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.  Eyes on Design benefits the Detroit Institute
 of Ophthalmology (DIO).
     "We are excited about the opportunity to be involved in the 2002 Eyes on
 Design event," said Robert A. Clausen, Solutia senior vice president and chief
 financial officer.  "As a provider of a product that relates directly to
 visibility within an automobile, our thoughts are with the many vision
 impaired people who will benefit from this event."
     Vanceva(TM) Color, one of Solutia's new Vanceva(TM) brand of superior
 performing interlayer products, has been used extensively by vehicle designers
 to enhance the design of concept and production vehicles.  Solutia is also the
 leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), the interlayer used in
 windshields, side, rear, and roof glass.
     "Vanceva(TM) Color helps designers to look at the glass instead of through
 it," said Clausen.  "We couldn't think of a better venue to showcase that
 concept than the Eyes on Design event, while making a contribution to an
 extremely worthwhile organization such as the DIO."
     Tickets for the brunch are $100 per person, $50 for children 12 and under,
 and may be purchased by calling (313) 824-EYES (3937).  Automotive
 professionals, as well as the general public, are welcomed to attend.
     Eyes on Design is one of the world's premier car shows, and the only show
 to focus on the emotion and character of automotive design.  Each year the
 event raises money to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a
 not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.  Eyes on
 Design is the primary source of revenue for the DIO's research, education and
 support group programs that enhance the independence of the visually impaired.
     Solutia Inc. (NYSE:   SOI), an independent, publicly owned enterprise
 headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has a major presence in both national
 and international markets.  Solutia produces Saflex(R) and Vanceva(TM) brand
 polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, that are used to manufacture the
 laminated glass used in automotive, architectural and residential applications
 throughout the world, and is the sole supplier of PVB for aircraft -- the most
 demanding application.  The company's other businesses include synthetic
 fibers, resins, aviation hydraulic fluids, high-performance specialty
 chemicals and other performance products.
     Information about Solutia Inc. Vanceva(TM) brand of automotive products
 may be found at www.vanceva.com .  For information on other Solutia products,
 visit www.solutia.com .
 
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    TROY, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. today announced
 that it is co-sponsoring the Eyes on Design Private Eyes brunch on Sunday,
 June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The brunch is being held in conjunction with
 the 15th annual Eyes on Design (June 7-9) at the DaimlerChrysler Technology
 Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.  Eyes on Design benefits the Detroit Institute
 of Ophthalmology (DIO).
     "We are excited about the opportunity to be involved in the 2002 Eyes on
 Design event," said Robert A. Clausen, Solutia senior vice president and chief
 financial officer.  "As a provider of a product that relates directly to
 visibility within an automobile, our thoughts are with the many vision
 impaired people who will benefit from this event."
     Vanceva(TM) Color, one of Solutia's new Vanceva(TM) brand of superior
 performing interlayer products, has been used extensively by vehicle designers
 to enhance the design of concept and production vehicles.  Solutia is also the
 leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), the interlayer used in
 windshields, side, rear, and roof glass.
     "Vanceva(TM) Color helps designers to look at the glass instead of through
 it," said Clausen.  "We couldn't think of a better venue to showcase that
 concept than the Eyes on Design event, while making a contribution to an
 extremely worthwhile organization such as the DIO."
     Tickets for the brunch are $100 per person, $50 for children 12 and under,
 and may be purchased by calling (313) 824-EYES (3937).  Automotive
 professionals, as well as the general public, are welcomed to attend.
     Eyes on Design is one of the world's premier car shows, and the only show
 to focus on the emotion and character of automotive design.  Each year the
 event raises money to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a
 not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.  Eyes on
 Design is the primary source of revenue for the DIO's research, education and
 support group programs that enhance the independence of the visually impaired.
     Solutia Inc. (NYSE:   SOI), an independent, publicly owned enterprise
 headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has a major presence in both national
 and international markets.  Solutia produces Saflex(R) and Vanceva(TM) brand
 polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, that are used to manufacture the
 laminated glass used in automotive, architectural and residential applications
 throughout the world, and is the sole supplier of PVB for aircraft -- the most
 demanding application.  The company's other businesses include synthetic
 fibers, resins, aviation hydraulic fluids, high-performance specialty
 chemicals and other performance products.
     Information about Solutia Inc. Vanceva(TM) brand of automotive products
 may be found at www.vanceva.com .  For information on other Solutia products,
 visit www.solutia.com .
 
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