The technology behind switchable glass - Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) - is a difficult one to master. It relies on dispersing a fine layer of delicate liquid crystals between two electrically-conductive polymer sheets.
Achieving consistency in the manufacture of switchable PDLC film and glass is both a science and an art. Many suppliers have come and gone during our time, and we are justifiably proud of our track record.
Switchable glass & film are often known by different names around the world, or in particular market sectors. The most common names (you can swap glass for film here) are LCD glass, PDLC glass, smart glass (not to be confused with the Xbox app!), switch glass, and controllable glass.
We are now in the 4th generation of Intelligent Glass's innovative PDLC switchable smart glass and film technology. Each generation has improved the product in a number of ways: higher clarity, faster switching, improved reliability, greater consistency, and purer crystal dispersion.
By applying an electrical current to the glass or film it can switch from clear (transparent) to frosted (opaque) and be used for a number of different applications including privacy, security and visual display.
Our PDLC smart glass and film uses a very fine liquid crystal polymer and when it is in its opaque or frosted state it can be used as a high definition projection screen to display both images and video, using a choice of rear- front- or dual-image projection.