Clayton brings revolutionary switchable SageGlass to the UK

Clayton Glass, have signed an exclusive deal to bring the revolutionary switchable SageGlass to the UK residential market, which will be marketed as SMARTGLASS® Dynamic powered by SageGlass, on the back of their hugely successful conservatory glass brand.

SageGlass is a dynamic electrochromic, tintable glass which is perfect for conservatory and lantern roofs, along with bi-folding and large patio doors and of course windows.This new genre of glass has been hugely popular in the USA and this exclusive deal will help open up the UK market for switchable glass, at a price that is now commercially viable.

The launch of SMARTGLASS® Dynamic will enable homeowners to control sunlight without shades or blinds, so they can manage glare and heat while maintaining a connection to the world outdoors, all from the use of a Smartphone app, available for iOS and Android devices. One of the most interesting applications will be for bi-folding doors where solar heat gain and glare are particular issues and the product launch will see the latest generation rooflights adopting the product through key partners.

Glass that changes tint to control sunlight and heat is a simple concept, but a sophisticated engineering challenge according to SageGlass, which is the result of more than two decades of pioneering research in dynamic glass and is protected by more than 300 US and worldwide patents.

The electrochromic coating on SageGlass consists of five layers of ceramic material. Applying a low voltage of electricity darkens the coating as lithium ions and electrons transfer from one electrochromic layer to another electrochromic layer. By reversing the voltage polarity, this causes the ions and electrons to return to their original layer, causing the glass to return to its clear state. This reaction is controlled through a very low (less than 5V DC) voltage power supply.

Ryan Green, managing director of Clayton Glass commented: ‘This is the most exciting product launch ever for Clayton Glass under our SMARTGLASS® brand and will quite simply transform the way we think about controlling glare and solar heat gain. This product will also be featured in the Innovation Zone at the FIT Show, where people can experienced this revolution themselves.’

For further information then log on to the new www.smart-glass.co.uk website, e-mail enquiries@smart-glass.co.uk, or call the sales office on 01207 288200. You can also experience the SMARTGLASS® Dynamic, powered by SageGlass, revolution on stand A30 in the Innovation Zone at the FIT Show.

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