Artifact-Protecting Benefits Of Display Cases And Frames Made With SPD-SmartGlass Are Featured At NEMA 2012

The Small Corporation demonstrates how variable tint SPD-SmartGlass protects light-sensitive works of art.

November 6, 2012 – Research Frontiers’ (Nasdaq: REFR) SPD-SmartGlass will be featured at the New England Museum Association’s (NEMA) 2012 Annual Conference being held November 7-9, 2012 in Burlington, Vermont.The Small Corporation (booth #46) will demonstrate a display case equipped with SPD-SmartGlass, LED lighting, manual and motion activation, and auto-darkening functionality.

In museums, corporate galleries and private collections, artifacts such as works on paper, textiles and paintings are at risk of irreversible damage caused by excessive exposure to visible and ultraviolet light. SPD-SmartGlass instantly switches between its visible light-blocking and light-transmissive states, and it rejects 99% of harmful UV light at all times. Because of these unique characteristics, display cases and frames made with SPD-SmartGlass can limit an artifact’s light-exposure to those times when people want to view it. This protects the artifact from excessive light exposure and preserves its integrity and value, while still providing satisfying viewing experiences.

In an April news release, it was announced that the Brooklyn Museum is using artifact-protecting exhibit cases made with SPD-SmartGlass in its new “Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn” exhibition. The Small Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of museum exhibit cases and picture frames, produced those cases and also the case being featured at NEMA 2012.

The theme of NEMA 2012 is “Pushing the Envelope: Innovation and the Future of Museums.” This year’s conference focuses on issues including technology, conservation, curation, and more. Additional information about NEMA 2012 is available from the event website. If you are unable to attend this year’s NEMA event, you can view a video of a display case made with variable tint SPD-SmartGlass.

To obtain further information about SPD-Smart light-control technology, Research Frontiers and its licensees please visit or follow us on our Twitter and Facebook sites. For inquiries, to arrange a presentation, or to visit the Research Frontiers Design Center, contact:

Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D.

Director of Market Development

Research Frontiers Inc.


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