PDLC Technology

Laminated Smart Glass

Laminated LCG® smart glass with Gauzy’s premium Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology allows glass to turn on, off, or anywhere in between in milliseconds for diverse light control applications

Gauzy’s wide range of indoor and outdoor grade PDLC technologies are laminated by our global network of certified glass fabricators to create laminated smart glass. Smart glass with PDLC technology provides various industries the flexibility to control different types of light, while supporting:

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Dynamic Privacy

Complete privacy or transparency when you need and want it most

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Temperature Control

Solar Control smart films reflect IR light providing cooler interiors and less HVAC costs

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High ROI

Mitigate longterm costs associated with cleaning, cooling, and signage

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Dynamic Designs

Custom shapes and patterns add style and function to windows and partitions

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Optimize Space

Replace thick studded walls with thin partitions or section open floor plans with minimalist solutions

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Easy To Clean

Eliminate fabric or electronic curtains that are hard to clean and collect germs while affecting designs

Enhance Wellbeing

Provide light or privacy and give users flexibility to control their space for greater sense of control and wellbeing

Key Specifications

  • Ultra low haze: avg. 2.5%
  • UV Blocking: 99%
  • Minimal energy consumption: avg. 3w/m²
  • Operating Voltages: 35-70VAC
  • Switching Times: 10ms
  • Max Width: 1.8m (5.9ft) wide
  • Standard or custom shapes with holes, notches
  • Glass Types: Annealed, Tempered, Clear, Low Iron/Ultra Clear, IG Units, other
  • Indoor and outdoor grades available
  • Rolls or C2F sheets for professionals
  • Compatible with PVB, EVA, TPU, SGP interlayers
  • Custom laser-etched patterns

Laminated Smart Glass Composition

PDLC based Smart Glass films developed and manufactured by Gauzy are laminated between two pieces of glass with adhesive interlayers (PVB, EVA, TPU, UA) to create LCG® Smart Glass. Smart glass can be comprised of various types of glass to best fit a projects needs.

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Laminated Smart Glass Technologies

The following films are available as laminated smart glass for projects worldwide, or as raw material rolls and sheets to be laminated by qualified glass fabricators

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WHITE

White PDLC Films provide a clean, natural, and aesthetic switchable glass solution, allowing privacy when you need it, and an open atmosphere when you want it

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DARK

Dark PDLC Films support advanced architectural and interior design strategies, and are applicable across all industries and applications, including automotive and aeronautics

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PATTERNS

Laser patterning with non-visible lines support blinds or custom designs for a dynamic and sophisticated privacy and light-control solution that replaces traditional shutters

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VIZIO

Active and Passive Projection films allow HD displays to become transparent for 100% utilization of windows, as LCG® switches from transparent to opaque

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HIGH TEMP

Outdoor grade high-temperature products maintain full optical and mechanical performance in extreme temperatures ranging from -30°C  to +90°C

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SOLAR

Reflecting 78% of IR light, temperatures within a space can be reduced by up to 15°C, making buildings more green with reduced HVAC costs

PDLC Controllers

Gauzy’s patented controllers ensure the highest quality optical and mechanical performance. Our proprietary technology allows glass to stay on 24/7, and preserves smart glass for long lasting durability.

  • Mini, Flex, and MultiPlex models for various glass sizes and channel outputs
  • On, Off, Dimming functions
  • Small form factor and footprint with easy installation
  • Large drive capacity
  • Square-wave outputs for ultra high transparency
  • Advanced protection features for better ROI and MTBF
  • Ultra-low voltage for up to 40% reduction in power consumption
  • WIFI/DMX/RS-485 compatible for easy connection to Lutron systems or other automation platforms

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FAQ

Questions and Answers

Yes. Gauzy offers both films for lamination by fabricators, and a wet adhesive retrofit film, allowing any piece of existing glass to become LCG®.

Gauzy PDLC films can turn from completely opaque to completely transparent and the other way around in less than 0.1 seconds

Gauzy is the only provider of completely optimized PDLC films suitable for outdoor use. Our High-Temp LCG® and Solar Control LCG® are well suited for outdoor conditions.

Smart glass consumes low voltage and low power consumption. the product is driven by our patented controllers LCG® which consumes on average 3 Watt/m2.

LCG® smart glass is cleaned just like any ordinary glass, with a soft cloth and glass cleaner.

Yes. Gauzy’s Solar LCG® smart glass products reflects IR light, therefore reducing temperatures inside a building by up to 15 degrees C, making cooling systems consume less energy. 10 sqm of our transparent displays systems consumes less than 1 LED bulb, making advertising more polite and ecofriendly.

Gauzy offers competitive pricing on all our PDLC smart glass products. Contact us for a quote today.

With laminated smart glass, a sheet of PDLC or SPD film is cut and sealed between two panes of glass. It is ideal for new construction or renovation projects in which glass can be replaced. On the other hand, adhesive smart film is applied retroactively onto existing glass – making it great for existing projects. 

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