These innovative smartglass products use next-generation SPD light-control film invented by Research Frontiers and produced by Isoclima which permits the amount of light passing through the glass to be automatically or manually controlled rapidly.
Isoclima’s CromaLite smart glass will debut in both a sunroof and in an armored glass side window at the Security 2006 trade show held in Essen, Germany from October 10-13, 2006 (Pavilion 6, Stand 312). The Essen Security Show is held every two years and at the last show had 40,000 visitors. Using proprietary lamination techniques by Isoclima, the armored security glass product represents the first time that next-generation SPD light-control film, with its wide range of light transmission and excellent optical properties, has been laminated into a bullet-resistant automotive glass product to provide increased strength and security for the vehicle and its occupants.
Isoclima’s CromaLite glass products will then appear at Glasstec 2006 (Pavilion 16, Booth C74) from October 24-28, 2006 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Glasstec, the largest glass show in the world, is held every two years and at the last show had 54,000 visitors from 81 countries.
Alberto Bertolini, General Director of Isoclima, noted: “These two important international events are the perfect forum for Isoclima to unveil its CromaLite SPD smart glass products resulting from over four years of development and evaluation work between Isoclima, our customers, Research Frontiers, and SPD emulsion suppliers. The final phase of this effort began in October 2005 when we debuted our next-generation SPD light-control film at the Vitrum Glass show in Milan. Since then we have laminated our SPD film into glass, including curved sunroof glass as well as armored bullet-resistant glass, and successfully subjected CromaLite SPD panels to strenuous accelerated durability testing. Our work with our customers during this time on specific projects indicates that strong demand exists for CromaLite SPD-Smart glass products in the automotive industry, and also by the architectual and marine glass markets.”