Smart Glass Technologies

What is Smart Glass?

A primer on the basic functionality of various smart glass technologies.

What is Electrochromic Glass?

Electrochromic glass changes transmittance if triggered by an electrical signal. Want to know more?

What is SPD Glass?

Suspended Particle Devices (SPD) is a technology patented by Research Frontiers Inc. and allows a voltage-driven, reversible and variable change in transmittance between opaque and transparent states.

What is PDLC Glass?

Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) glass is a voltage-driven technology, which allows a variation in glass transmittance, changing from translucent to transparent. Want to know more?

What is MicroBlinds-Based Glass?

Microblind-based glass changes the transmittance of glass from opaque to transparent (and back) by actuating micron-sized shutters inside the glass structure. 

What is PDLC Glass?

Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) glass is a voltage-driven technology, which allows a variation in glass transmittance, changing from translucent to transparent. Want to know more?

What is Light-Transmitting Concrete?

Light-transmitting concrete combines tiny plastic or glass particles into concrete, allowing a translucent effect without affecting structural strength necessary for building facades.

What is Photochromic (Photo-Optic) Glass?

Photochromic (or Photo-Optic) glass changes its transmittance from opaque to transparent whenever struck by photons of light.

What is Thermochromic (Thermo-Optic) Glass?

Thermochromic (Thermo-Optic) glass changes its transmittance based on a change in temperature.

What is Nano-Textured Glass?

Nano-textured glass features nanometre-sized 3D patterns, etched on the glass surface, allowing high-reflectance or anti-reflectance capabilities. This offers improvement over thin-film deposition techniques, bringing the surface reflectance down to just 0.2%.