PDLC stands for Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC). It is a type of Smart Glass technology. Read all about it in our PDLC guide.
Laminated and retrofit PDLC films are available in a variety of types including:
- Vizio (or projection),
- High temp
Each type of PDLC Smart Glass solution suits a specific architectural requirement or interior design plan.
Yes. PDLC films can either be laminated into new glass or retrofitted onto existing glass, allowing any piece of glass to become smarter.
Smart Glass films can turn from completely opaque to completely transparent and the other way around in less than 0.1 seconds.
It depends on the type of Smart Glass product. Smart Glass manufacturer Gauzy is the only provider of completely optimized LC films suitable for outdoor use. Its High-Temp LCG® and Solar Control LCG® are well suited for outdoor conditions.
PDLC Smart Glass is cleaned just like any ordinary glass, with a soft cloth and glass cleaner. Compared to other types of building materials like fabrics and curtains, Smart Glass is easier and more cost-effective to sanitize.
Yes. PDLC can reduce energy consumption and costs, earning architects and developers green points for their projects. This is because solar Smart Glass products reflect IR light, therefore reducing temperatures inside a building by up to 15 degrees C, making cooling systems consume less energy.
Yes. PDLC Smart Glass can be cut to fit films for lamination or rolls in varying widths, making it an ideal application for projects across a diverse range of industries. Gauzy’s widest films are 1.8m wide.
Yes. PDLC smart glass can be cut to fit films for lamination or rolls in varying widths, making it an ideal application for projects across a diverse range of industries. Gauzy’s widest films are 1.8m wide.
There are two main types of application methods for installing smart glass:
- Laminated smart glass – where a sheet of PDLC or SPD film is cut and sealed between two panes of glass.
- Adhesive smart film – the sheet of PDLC or SPD is applied retroactively onto existing glass.