People Who Live in Glass Apps…

People Who Live in Glass Apps…

By: Julie Knight, RID

For 10 years, Glass Apps has produced industry leading smart glass technology for commercial, healthcare, residential and government applications. Smart glass is a switchable glass technology that changes the appearance of glass from clear and opaque states on demand. This smart glass technology is produced by laminating glass products with a PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) film within the two layers of glass along with two layers of conductive inter-layers. This PDLC film allows the user to change the appearance of the glass from transparent to translucent and back again by utilizing 110 volts to change the glass’ appearance with no converter needed. This technology can be incorporated in both laminated switchable glass for new builds or self-adhesive switchable smart film for your retrofit projects.

Along with the Glass Apps benefits of creating privacy, these products will reduce solar heat gain by up to 38% and block up to 99% UV harmful rays. And can be calibrated to be dimmable to achieve different levels of clarity or opacity. Glass Apps products are projectable to create HD quality advertising and branding at a fraction of the cost.

There are three types of Glass Apps products available on the market today:

  • Finished Smart Glass – multiple glass types, shapes, colors, edgework and sizes available and without the need for vertical frames in between
  • Adhesive Smart Film – self-adhesive smart film applies to any existing or new smooth glass surface with custom shapes and sizes available
  • Lamination Smart Film – switchable interlayer film available to fabricators and glass manufacturers

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