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Our Head Office is located in Southern Ontario, Canada. We have many happy customers both in the United States and Canada.
Smart Film (Switchable Film) is designed to be installed on pre-existing glass, plexi-glass or any hard smooth surface. Our first priority is a quality product for a fair price. We have a price match guarantee to follow this up!
In Smart Glass polymer dispersed liquid crystal devices (PDLCs), liquid crystals are dissolved or dispersed into a liquid polymer followed by solidification or curing of the polymer. During the change of the polymer from a liquid to solid, the liquid crystals become incompatible with the solid polymer and form droplets throughout the solid polymer. The curing conditions affect the size of the droplets that in turn affect the final operating properties of the "smart window". Typically, the liquid mix of polymer and liquid crystals is placed between two layers of plastic that include a thin layer of a transparent, conductive material followed by curing of the polymer, thereby forming the basic sandwich structure of the smart window. This structure is in effect a capacitor.
Contacts from a UL Certified low voltage power supply are attached to the transparent electrodes. With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals are randomly arranged in the droplets, resulting in scattering of light as it passes through the smart glass window assembly. This results in the translucent, "milky white" appearance. When a voltage is applied to the electrodes, the electric field formed between the two transparent electrodes on the glass causes the liquid crystals to align, allowing light to pass through the droplets with very little scattering and resulting in a transparent state. The degree of transparency can be controlled by the applied voltage. This is possible because at lower voltages, only a few of the liquid crystals align completely in the electric field, so only a small portion of the light passes through while most of the light is scattered. As the voltage is increased, fewer liquid crystals remain out of alignment, resulting in less light being scattered. It is also possible to control the amount of light and heat passing through, when tints and special inner layers are used. It is also possible to create fire-rated and anti X-Ray versions for use in special applications. This technology has been used in interior and exterior settings for privacy control (for example conference rooms, intensive-care areas, bathroom/shower doors) and as a temporary projection screen.
Smart Film can be used anywhere there's existing glass in any size and any shape!
Choose your application to learn more about Smart Film and you'll be more than satisfied with the results!
Change Smart Film instantly with a simple ON – OFF switch changes the PDLC film from being clear (transparent) to frosted (opaque). In its frosted state the film acts as an electronic blind providing privacy and security for any glass, window or partition.
Smart Film also provides savings on heating and cooling costs and is easier to clean than blinds through:
98% UV protection and
40% solar reduction
CNC Laser cut for custom shapes and sizes are available and multiple pieces can be joined together to create large switchable glazed panels or partitions.
Transitional window films are triggered to change from ‘clear’ to a ‘darker’, tinted state in the sun. Once exposed, the photochromic interlayer chemically responds within 30 seconds tinting glass when needed.
-20-40% transition based on sun intensity
-Activates within 30 seconds of UV exposure
-Return to original state within five minutes out of direct sunlight.
At and around 395 nanometers the molecular structure of our Transitional Film proprietary base material expands, when triggered blocking out increasing portions of the sun’s visible light spectrum.
- Photochromic reaction tints glass up to 35%
-Clear windows at night for maximum view
-Provide for increasing levels of heat control as film darkens