What are the major reasons for using PDLC smart glass?
Enhanced security (since the glass is shatter-proof thanks to the internal plastic lamination)
Privacy (thanks to the scattering of light, essentially hiding whatever is behind the smart glass)
Glare reduction (again thanks to the scattering effect)
Reduction of the carbon footprint of the building thanks to the solar control, which reduces HVAC needs, both in summer and in winter
Reduced colour fading of interior furnishings and artworks, thanks to the rejection of UV
Creative marketing, since when the PDLC smart glass is off, the scattering effect creates a screen upon which you can project images.
Can smart glass be used in outdoor applications?
Yes, smart glass can be installed in outdoor areas as normal laminated glass.
Why does PDLC require a polymer?
The polymer allows the liquid crystals to be embedded into a film, which can then be sandwiched between panels of glass or plastic. The polymer has constant optical properties which do not vary across its structure, and hence is considered isotropic.
In contrast, the liquid crystal itself is anisotropic, since its optical characteristics are not constant across its structure, but rather can vary under application of an electric field.
What is the warranty period for smart glass/film?
Warranty period is 2 years from date of installation. The life time of the film/glass is up to 10 years depends on varies working environment.
Is smart glass/film available in irregular shapes?
Yes, smart glass/film is available in all irregular shapes as you want, including curved glass.