Toughened Switchable Glass

Product Overview

Our toughened Switchable Glass tends to be our most popular option worldwide offering a cost effective solution where the liquid crystal Switchable layer is coated down directly to a toughened glass panel. Switchable Glass, also known as Smart Glass, switches from frosted to clear at the flick of a switch.

This means that the Switchable coating can be simply applied to any type or thickness of glass (including fire rated), creating a solution with optimum clarity and performance. Another major factor is a reduction in manufacturing lead-time, making it the ideal choice for all time critical projects.

Our standard toughened switchable glass (single glazed) uses toughened/tempered glass in thicknesses 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 15mm. The 5mm and 6mm glass is often used by DGU/IGU manufacturers to build into their own sealed units.

A simple ON-OFF mode switches the glass 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.

Toughened switchable glass can be manufactured to any size with three standard widths 1000mm (39"), 1200mm (47.3)  and 1500mm (59"). Larger sizes and custom shapes are also available. Multiple panels can be joined together to create large switchable glazed walls or partitions.

This unique glass technology can also be used as a high definition rear projection screen to display corporate presentations, TV images and videos. A truly innovative product making switchable smart glass technology accessible to everyone while giving your home or business the added WOW factor.

If you require any further information or pricing please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

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Toughened Switchable Glass Tech Spec
  • Switchable toughened glass

  • Power - 110VAC

  • Frequency - 50/60Hz

  • Current - 0.1 amperes per m2

  • Power - 12 watts per m2

  • Switching - less than 1 second

  • Operation - (on) transparent (off) opaque

  • Thickness - various

  • Light transmittance - On (75%) Off (67%)

  • Haze Coefficient - On (7%) Off (87%)

Test Procedures on Smart Glass
  • Tested over 3 million switches

  • High temperatures - >70 degrees C (over 14 days)

  • High temperature / humidity - >50 degrees C / 95% RH (over 14 days)

  • Cold temperatures - minus 20 degrees C (over 14 days)

Smart Glass Features
  • Switches from clear to frosted

  • Any type / thickness of glass

  • Panel sizes up to 3 metres (118")

  • Standard panel widths: - 1000mm (39") / 1200mm (47.3) / 1500mm (59")

  • HD projection screen

Recommended Smart Glass Applications
  • Privacy / security glass

  • Glass walls / partitions

  • Vision panels / doors

  • TV / video screen

  • Presentation display

  • Furniture / displays

  • Manufacturing sealed units


Privacy & security

Custom sizes

HD rear projection

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0870 766 8438

What our clients say

"The client is very happy, the glass looks great and was straightforward to integrate into the Automation System."

James Moffatt - Synergy Lifestyle (UK)

"Switchable Glass was the perfect product as it allowed us to instantly change the look of the space with the flick of a switch!"

Laura Turnbull - Opera North (UK)

"I think every corporation today should use this technology to provide the ideal environment of privacy for office interiors. It's a stand out product which is cost effective and environmentally friendly."

Nawaf Al Shamari - Rare (Kuwait)

"Intelligent Glass provided TV2 Denmark with a unique opportunity to make the new studio more transparent, light and interactive."

Kristian Dreier - TV2 (Denmark)