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What is Smart Glass?

Laminated or Double Pane Smart Glass units with our UL Certified Smart Film premium Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology allows glass to turn on, off, or anywhere in between in milliseconds for diverse light control applications. Smart Film's wide range of commercial and residential grade Smart Film technologies are laminated by our global network of certified glass fabricators to create laminated and double pane Smart Glass. Smart Glass with Smart Film technology provides various industries the flexibility to control glass in so many ways.

When the power is switched off the liquid crystal molecules are randomly oriented scattering light and the switchable Smart Glass becomes opaque (frosted, private).

When the small electrical supply is switched on, the liquid crystal molecules align and incident light passes through allowing the switchable Smart Glass to instantly become clears (transparent)
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Revolutionize your windows with Smart Glass

In Smart Glass polymer dispersed liquid crystal devices (PDLCs), liquid crystals are dissolved or dispersed into a liquid polymer followed by solidification or curing of the polymer. During the change of the polymer from a liquid to solid, the liquid crystals become incompatible with the solid polymer and form droplets throughout the solid polymer. The curing conditions affect the size of the droplets that in turn affect the final operating properties of the "smart window". Typically, the liquid mix of polymer and liquid crystals is placed between two layers of plastic that include a thin layer of a transparent, conductive material followed by curing of the polymer, thereby forming the basic sandwich structure of the smart window. This structure is in effect a capacitor. Contacts from a UL Certified low voltage power supply are attached to the transparent electrodes. With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals are randomly arranged in the droplets, resulting in scattering of light as it passes through the smart glass window assembly. This results in the translucent, "milky white" appearance. When a voltage is applied to the electrodes, the electric field formed between the two transparent electrodes on the glass causes the liquid crystals to align, allowing light to pass through the droplets with very little scattering and resulting in a transparent state. The degree of transparency can be controlled by the applied voltage. This is possible because at lower voltages, only a few of the liquid crystals align completely in the electric field, so only a small portion of the light passes through while most of the light is scattered. As the voltage is increased, fewer liquid crystals remain out of alignment, resulting in less light being scattered. It is also possible to control the amount of light and heat passing through, when tints and special inner layers are used. It is also possible to create fire-rated and anti X-Ray versions for use in special applications. This technology has been used in interior and exterior settings for privacy control (for example conference rooms, intensive-care areas, bathroom/shower doors) and as a temporary projection screen.

Revolutionize your windows with Smart Glass

Smart Glass Control Methods

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​Revolutionize with Smart Glass

Applications

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Residential

Smart glass technology gives you complete control of daylight in your living spaces. Relax in privacy while benefiting from natural light.
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Healthcare

Patients with views of nature and natural daylight experience improved recovery rates and well-being.
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Commercial

Smart Film & Glass improves productivity and well-being by providing daylight and views while enhancing comfort.
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Office Buildings

Good lighting in places where we create, learn, and train is vital. Natural light is crucial, with privacy and protection from direct sunlight.
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Education

Daylight and views help students thrive in environments designed for connection and collaboration.
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Hospitality

By controlling sunlight and heat gain, smart glass creates a pleasant experience at hotels and restaurants
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Retail

Designing retail stores with more daylight and views to the outside has proven to significantly increase sales.
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Video Marketing

Smart Film and Smart Glass can be used as full 4K ultra projection screens for marketing and advertising.
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Certified Smart Film

Laminated or Double Pane Smart Glass units with our UL Certified Smart Film premium Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology allows glass to turn on, off, or anywhere in between in milliseconds for diverse light control applicationsSmart Film's wide range of commercial and residential grade PDLC technologies are laminated by our global network of certified glass fabricators to create laminated and double pane smart glass. Smart glass with PDLC technology provides various industries the flexibility to control different types of light, while supporting:

When the power is switched off the liquid crystal molecules are randomly oriented scattering light and the switchable Smart Glass becomes opaque (frosted, private).
When the small electrical supply is switched on, the liquid crystal molecules align and incident light passes through allowing the switchable Smart Glass to instantly become clears (transparent)

Dynamic Privacy

Complete privacy or transparency when you need and want it most

Temperature Control

Solar Control smart films reflect IR light providing cooler interiors and less HVAC costs

High ROI

Mitigate long-term costs associated with cleaning, cooling, and signage

Dynamic Designs

Custom shapes and patterns add style and function to windows and partitions

Optimize Space

Replace thick studded walls with thin partitions or section open floor plans with minimalist solutions

Easy To Clean

Eliminate fabric or electronic curtains that are hard to clean and collect germs while affecting designs

Enhance Wellbeing

Provide light or privacy and give users flexibility to control their space for greater sense of control and wellbeing

Laminated Smart Glass Composition

PDLC Smart Glass films developed and manufactured by Smart Film Inc are laminated between two pieces of glass with adhesive interlayers (EVA) to create Smart Glass. Smart glass can be comprised of various types of glass to best fit a project's needs. All our Smart Glass Laminated units are manufactured in Canada.

We also manufacture Double Pane Smart Glass units with the Smart film applied to surface 3 protected on the inside of the glass unit.

Smart Glass double pane units are manufactured in Canada with the highest quality components. If you are a window manufacturer, contact us for future collaboration.

Advantages of Insulated Glass Units

Composition of Smart Insulated Glass Units

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