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 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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Tech

What is Photochromic Smart Glass?

Photochromic glass promotes sustainable architecture and compliance with green building standards such as LEED and BREEAM, by allowing interiors to meet the minimum daylighting requirements of 300 lux across 50% of building space, without the accompanying increase in HVAC costs.

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Tech

What is SPD Smart Glass?

Suspended Particle Devices (SPD) smart glass is a technology developed and patented by Research Frontiers Inc. and allows a voltage-driven, reversible and variable change in glass transmittance, benefitting privacy, energy efficiency and security.

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Interviews

Expert Interview with Dr. Aritra Ghosh

We are joined by Dr. Aritra Ghosh, post-doctoral fellow in renewable energy at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter.

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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.