PVB is used primarily as a raw material for laminated safety glass sheet in automotive (windscreens and side and roof glass in luxury cars) and architectural applications (windows, structural glazing, canopies, roofs/floors, staircases and beams. Global PVB Films market is projected to grow considerably in the coming years due to increasing industrialization and urbanization.
The specifications for the raw PVB materials required by the glass industry are very high and specific (e.g. specific plasticizers), preferring in these cases to use virgin PVB. The use of recycled PVB could solve the above-mentioned problems, however, the PVB recycling now as interlayer is inexistent due to the low optical quality obtained, the mix of the compositions and to the poor collaboration of the producers of virgin materials.