VariGuard SPD-Smartglass Panels Are Now Protecting Light-Sensitive Artifacts at Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Research Frontiers' (NASDAQ: REFR) VariGuard business unit announced today that the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will use VariGuard's panels based on SPD-SmartGlass technology at the "Behind the Badge" exhibition opening June 27 in Washington, DC.

These panels protect light-sensitive artwork and documents from damage from visible light by electronically changing its transparency from dark to clear instantly at the push of a button or automatically."390" height="219" alt="" src="/UserFiles/1(778).jpg" />

This exhibit will showcase the work of one of the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agencies and examine the wide range of work done by its inspectors. VariGuard panels are featured in several display cases that showcase historic light-sensitive artifacts.

Seth Van Voorhees, President of VariGuard, commented: "VariGuard display panels offer the best protection for light sensitive artifacts in the industry. Awareness of the protective benefits of VariGuard panels is growing in the museum community and with private collectors, permitting artifacts to be shown without fear of damage from visible light."

VariGuard uses patented SPD-SmartGlass technology that allows visible light to reach an object only when it is desired; at all other times VariGuard display panels are in their light-blocking dark state protecting the artifact. As a result, VariGuard panels provide a better viewing experience (by allowing substantially higher gallery illumination levels), while simultaneously reducing damaging visible light-exposure to artifacts by up to 80%-95%.

More information about VariGuard panels for display cases, wall cases and frames is available at

About the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation's mail service and showcasing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world. It is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue N.E., Washington, D.C., across from Union Station. For more information about the Smithsonian, call (202) 633-1000 or visit the museum. For more information about the Smithsonian's "Behind the Badge" Exhibition, please visit

About VariGuard and Research Frontiers Inc.

VariGuard SmartGlass™ and SmartPlastic™ are the first and only display panels that offer a wide range of visible light transmission, instant switching between dark and clear states, and >99% UV-blocking at all times. Based on patented SPD light-control technology developed by Research Frontiers, VariGuard display panels optimally protect artifacts by limiting their light-exposure only to those times when people are viewing them.

Research Frontiers Incorporated, the developer of SPD-SmartGlass electronic-tint technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the amount of light coming through glass or plastic, either manually with the touch of a button or automatically. Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. "SPD-Smart", "SPD-SmartGlass" "VariGuard", "VariGuard SmartGlass" and "VariGuard SmartPlastic" are trademarks of Research Frontiers and its subsidiary VariGuard.

600450 VariGuard SPD-Smartglass Panels Are Now Protecting Light-Sensitive Artifacts at Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Date: 1 July 2014
Source: Research Frontiers Inc.

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