Nippon Sheet Glass Acquires License from Research Frontiers to Make SPD-Smart Light-Control Film

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. ("NSG") has acquired a worldwide non-exclusive license from Research Frontiers Incorporated to manufacture and sell SPD-Smart(TM) light-control film.

This SPD film has wide applicability in a variety of SPD-Smart products including architectural, automotive, aircraft and marine windows, as well as in instantly adjustable variable tint eyewear such as sunglasses or ski goggles.

Nippon Sheet Glass has already begun working with, and will be buying SPD emulsion from, other licensees of Research Frontiers, coating such emulsion into an SPD light-control film, and selling such film to companies licensed by Research Frontiers to make SPD-Smart end-products.

In a window, sunroof, or other product using VaryFast(TM) SPD-Smart(TM) technology, the user can manually or automatically "tune" the amount of light, glare and heat coming into a home, office, aircraft, train or other vehicle. SPD-Smart windows, which can reduce energy consumption, also block over 99% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation to protect occupants and prevent the fading of carpets, furniture, and artwork.

NSG's acquisition of this license builds upon its position as a world leader in the production and marketing of superior film and glass products. As Yuichi Yano, Vice President of NSG UMU Products Co., Ltd. observed, "The addition of SPD film to our product line nicely complements the quality liquid crystal (LC) products offered by our UMU division. Further, it is consistent with the growing number of advanced product solutions recently introduced by our company, including our CLEARTECT(TM) self-cleaning glass for residential applications and our SPACIA(TM) vacuum glass for burglar prevention and sound insulation."

600450 Nippon Sheet Glass Acquires License from Research Frontiers to Make SPD-Smart Light-Control Film
Date: 8 September 2004

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