Gauzy LCG®: How Does it Work?

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Gauzy LCG®: How Does it Work?

Gauzy’s Liquid Crystal Film allows the control of various forms of light when applied to transparent materials, such as glass or other substrates like polycarbonate or plexiglass.

Gauzy’s film is comprised of a PDLC (polymer dispersed liquid crystal) formula, that is sandwiched between two pieces of PET with ITO conductive coating. The ITO side of the PET touches the PDLC formula. With an ultra-low electrical current from Gauzy’s patented controllers, the LC molecules rearrange, allowing the film to turn ON (transparent) and OFF (opaque) to control visible or infrared light

All of Gauzy’s Liquid Crystal Switchable Films are available for both laminated and retrofit applications. To make LCG® with laminated films, switchable PDLC films are laminated between two pieces of glass with either PVB or EVA, which acts as a “glue” between the film and the two pieces of glass it’s laminated between.

This is how the LCG® looks with laminated films:    

RetroFit Smart Glass Films have a scratch-proof hard coat for protection and a wet adhesive PSA for easy installation. With RetroFit films, any window can instantly become a smart glass window.

This is how RetroFit film is structured:

When the film is Retrofitted onto glass, this is how the LCG® looks:

How It Works:

When the electrical supply is OFF, the LC molecules align sporadically and scatter the light, causing the glass surface to appear opaque, and light to be controlled.

When the electrical supply is ON, the LC molecules are rearranged, allowing maximum transparency and light to pass through.

With Gauzy’s patented FLEX or MultiPlex controller, one can gradually control the levels of opacity to dim the amount of light that scatters or passes through the glass, giving maximum flexibility.

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