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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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.

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Interviews

Expert Interview with Ken Jagger of ClearVue

Expert interview with Ken Jagger of ClearVue photovoltaic smart glass, who explains how on-site power generation can be combined with a stunning transparent exterior view.