Pilkington Wins SmartGlass Licence

Date: 22 October 2009
Source: Pilkington
Pilkington has been licensed by Research Frontiers Inc to manufacture and sell SPD-Smart automotive products worldwide.

The agreement was announced at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
 
SPD-SmartGlass technology allows motorists to control light levels within the vehicle at the touch of a button. Since it blocks heat as well as light, SPD-SmartGlass can reduce the need for air-conditioning systems and thus save weight, fuel and CO2 emissions.
 
Pilkington began working with Research Frontiers on the technology five years ago. With this new license, the Group can now offer SPD-Smart end-products including sunroofs, glass roof panels, adaptive sunvisors incorporated into a vehicle’s windscreen, and side and rear windows.
 
"In the automotive industry, there is a critical need for technological innovations that advance the energy efficiency of products such as sunroofs, roof panels and windows," said Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers.
 
"This announcement sends a very strong signal that Pilkington and its customers intend to meet the 'green' goals of the industry."

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