Research Frontiers Licenses Advnanotech To Offer SPD-SmartGlass Architectural And Automotive Products In Russia

Advnanotech LLC has acquired a license from Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR), the developer and licensor of patented SPD-Smart light-control film technology.

The non-exclusive license grants Advnanotech the right to manufacture and sell SPD-Smart architectural and automotive products in Russia.      


The license provides for a 15% royalty to Research Frontiers on sales of licensed SPD-Smart products including architectural windows, doors, skylights and partitions, and automotive sunroofs and side and rear window panes. The minimum annual royalties and other fees and license terms were not disclosed.

SPD-Smart technology is the world's fastest-switching variably tintable dynamic glazing technology. It is the only smart glass technology that gives users the ability to instantly and precisely control the level of shading to any point between very dark and clear. This provides exceptional control over solar energy while also adding to user comfort and protecting interiors. Available in both glass and lightweight polycarbonate substrates, SPD-Smart products are laminated glazings that offer a distinctive combination of energy efficiency and security, can be controlled manually or automatically, and are available in custom sizes and fabrications for original equipment, new construction, replacement and retrofit projects. SPD-SmartGlass is currently being used in the automotive, architectural, aircraft and marine industries.

“SPD-SmartGlass is an extraordinary innovation that uniquely addresses shading, privacy and security requirements in buildings and vehicles,” said Vladimir Chuvaev, CEO and Founder of Advnanotech. “Advnanotech is a glass fabrication company with experience in the production of electroluminescent panels and liquid crystal products. We have a network of representatives in Russia working closely with our customers, which include government agencies and construction companies. Our customers have shown strong interest in SPD-SmartGlass for both architectural and automotive applications, and we see substantial sales potential in our region.”

Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers, commented: “We welcome the team at Advnanotech to the SPD industry. Sales of SPD-Smart products are leading to increasing visibility and global awareness of SPD technology and its performance advantages, and Advnanotech is well-positioned to offer SPD-Smart architectural and automotive products. As recent events have shown, we have received strong interest from the Russian market and look forward to Advnanotech’s success there.”

600450 Research Frontiers Licenses Advnanotech To Offer SPD-SmartGlass Architectural And Automotive Products In Russia

See more news about:

Others also read

The Education Center Erasmus MC Rotterdam has won the Rotterdam Architecture Award. From a shortlist of 25 entries, the jury has chosen the design of Claus & Kaan Architecten.
Tecglass is one of the leading companies that design and develop a range of innovative Digital Printers for the glass industry.
Dr Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford has been named as one of the ten people who have made the most difference in science during 2013 in recognition of his work on next generation solar power technology.
Jim Rawson, chairman of Epwin Group was awarded the Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence at the G13 Awards, held at the prestigious Park Lane Hilton, London on November 29th.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to GlassOnWeb visitors, friends, members and supporters.Thank you all so much for being a part of it!Warmest thoughts and the best wishes for Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, love, joy and lasting happiness.
Coverings ETC’s Bio-Glass in “Topaz Blue” designed by Ofer Mizrahi was bestowed the Interior Innovation Award-Winner 2013, the prestigious international design award of the German Design Council.

Add new comment