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.

translucent concrete
Tech

Translucent Concrete and Smart Glass

Translucent concrete is an architectural and design tool which transmits and scatters daylight throughout a building, offering energy efficiency, sustainability and privacy, as well as serving as a structural and insulative element.

IntelligentGlass-PDLC
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.

Electrochromic Glass Aircraft Cabin
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.

doctor baby clinic
Markets

Colour Rendering of Smart Glass for Healthcare

The colour rendering capabilities of smart glass facades in healthcare facilities can directly influence medical diagnoses that rely on a visual observation of the colour of human tissue.

Glass wall in the office building
Tech

What is Smart Glass?

We define ‘smart glass’ as having modifications to the structure of any glazing product, or technologies which augment its behaviour. These can be surface coatings, internal lamination or electronic circuits embedded in or on the glass.