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

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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
  • Compatible with all Gauzy controllers

Laminated Smart Glass Composition

PDLC 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 LCG® Smart Glass Technologies

The following PDLC product lines are available as laminated smart glass for projects worldwide, or as raw material rolls and sheets to be laminated by qualified glass fabricators. Each product line has a unique set of characteristics and features.

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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 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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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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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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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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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