Smart Glass World

News, technology, markets, events and opportunities for smart glass in the construction, healthcare, transport, arts and retail sectors.

What is Smart Glass World?

Smart Glass World is the first industry-wide portal dedicated exclusively to the smart glass sector.

We aim to educate consumers and customers in the technologies, markets and opportunities underpinning the key innovations in smart and functional materials.

Our content centres around electro-optic, electrochromic, thermochromic, photochromic and transparent photovoltaic glass and other functional materials.

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Tech

What is Thermochromic Smart Glass?

Thermochromic smart glass reduces solar heat gain into buildings, reducing air conditioning costs and contributing to ‘net-zero’ construction.

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Tech

What Is PDLC Smart Glass?

With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals in PDLC smart glass orient randomly and scatter light. When an electrical signal is applied, the liquid crystals orient themselves parallel to each other, allowing light through and illuminating parts of the building which would otherwise remain in darkness.

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Markets

Anticipating the European Climate Law with Smart Glass

Smart glass can help architects to cut carbon emissions by reducing heating and cooling costs in buildings, thus complying with the proposed new European Climate Law, which intends to convert Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

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Tech

What is Electrochromic Smart Glass?

Electrochromic smart glass changes transmittance when powered by a DC voltage. This reversible change alters the state of the glass between transparent and opaque (or any state in between), switching states in the order of minutes.