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Privacy Smart Glass

Unparalleled quality, delivered globally, from the specialists in switchable privacy glass.

Switchable privacy glass turns from clear to opaque in less than 0.1 seconds and is ideal for a variety of settings including; meeting rooms, bathrooms, windows, doors, partition glass walls, security screens, art installations and more. The possibilities are endless.




Unparalleled
quality
Full technical
assistance
Made-to-order
Global capability
5-year guarantee

Quality & performance

Privacy Smart Glass sets the standard
in switchable laminated glass.

  • Greatest clarity, consistency & stability
    Low iron, premium float glass and premium, German made, Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) for greater clarity and stability. With the world’s most advanced Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) for reliable, consistent performance.
  • Finest manufacturer & finish
    All glass processed and finished in-house using the latest machines and furnaces. Assembled in a climate-controlled, clean room environment. All glass tempered and polished as standard. Precision packed for global shipping.
  • Reliable, consistent operation
    Every unit is subjected to a rigorous set of quality checks including extensive, automated, electrical tests to ensure reliable, consistent operation. Our advanced electrical controllers deliver the highest level of clarity and provide for several fail safes that can automatically shut down and protect the product, prolonging product lifespan.
  • Exceptional UV block
    Privacy Smart Glass provides up to 99.5% protection from damaging UV rays.
  • Longer life
    Our raw materials, processing, finishing, testing and electrical controllers provide a higher quality, more stable, longer lasting product – the reason we can offer our comprehensive 5-year guarantee.

Privacy Smart Glass Product Options

  • Wide range of sizes, thicknesses and glass colours.
  • High temperature, infrared resistance, bullet proof.
  • Double or triple glazed insulated units.
  • Remote switching.
  • Curved glass.
  • And more options.

On / Off

A selection of our Privacy Smart Glass work

Privacy Smart Glass Technical Details

  • Privacy glass uses a film of liquid crystals sandwiched between two panes of glass. When a small amount of electricity is applied through this film and the power is on, the liquid crystal molecules align allowing incident light to pass through and the glass appears transparent.

  • When the electrical supply is removed and the power is switched off, theseliquid crystal molecules relax into a random orientation. This diffuses and scattersthe light that is transmitted through the glass and the Privacy Smart Glass appears opaque (private).

  • Sizes:
    Minimum: 200mm x 200mm. Maximum: 1,800mm x 3,500mm.
  • Glass colours:
    Clear, bronze, grey, green, blue tint.
  • Glass types:
    Toughened (tempered), low iron as standard. Also available: heat strengthened, fire-rated, curved, bullet-resistant, tinted, heat soak tested.
  • Glass Thickness:
    9.5mm, 11.5mm or 13.5mm as standard, with more thicknesses available.
  • Thickness of Insulated Glass Units:
    28mm as standard. Made up of 6mm solar control glass + 10mm argon cavity + 11.5mm switchable panel. More thicknesses available.
  • Switch speed:
    Approximately 0.01 seconds at room temperature.
  • UV Transmission:
    Whether on or off, our Privacy product shields 99.5% of UV light.
  • Electrical details:
    Driving voltage: 60-80VAC (exact voltage confirmed upon placement of order). Current: approximately 120mA / m.sq. Power: approximately 7 Watt / m.sq.
  • Glass thickness/decibel rating:
    9.5mm/35db, 11.5mm/37db, 13.5mm/39db.

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FAQs

Does Smartglass International provide a warranty with its products?

In the unlikely event of a problem, Smartglass International will provide a 5 year warranty against electrical failure and/or de-lamination in material and workmanship of the Smartglass panel.  We may select either to replace the panels at its cost or to credit refund to the customer. Smartglass International is not responsible for the cost of removing the defective panels and installing the new panels.

Are Smartglass International products suited for use in roof lights and conservatories?

Yes, of course. All of our Smart Glass products can be supplied with tempered laminated glass providing shatterproof safety.

How is Smartglass cleaned?

Cleaning can be carried out in much the same way as normal glass by using a slightly damp cloth or professional glass cleaning product.  Abrasive products should not be used as these may scratch the glass surface.  Excess water should not be used and the Smart Glass should be in the off state when being cleaned.  Any excess water should be removed before switching the Smart Glass panel on.

Can Smartglass be used in doors?

Yes, we can supply for frameless doors, sliding doors etc.

Can Smartglass be supplied including drilled holes?

Yes, but drilling of holes must be done by us during the manufacturing process.  Smart Glass should never be drilled or cut having completed production.

Can Smartglass be supplied in colour tints?

Yes, Privacy Smart Glass can be supplied in various glass tints including blue, green, bronze and grey.  Solar Smart Glass is always in a blue tint and cannot currently be supplied in other colours.

Can Smartglass be used in bathrooms or swimming pools?

Yes, special consideration must be given to framing, sealing, location of transformer and type of switching mechanism used.  Please contact us for specific details.

Is Privacy Smartglass completely clear when switched on?

No, it should be noted that there is always a haze in Privacy Smart Glass and that this can be accentuated by the viewing angle.

Privacy Smart Glass v blinds or curtains

  • Complete & instant privacy.
  • Complete & instant view.
  • 99.5% UV block, when ‘on’ or ‘off’.
  • Maximises available space.
  • More hygienic.
  • Lower maintenance.
  • A premium experience.
Extremely proactive company, never fail to impress on design and delivery. Their flexible approach and acute attention to detail helps us deliver projects without compromise both here in the UK and abroad.
David Ardill, Partner
Sheppard Robson, London, UK

The Smartglass Difference

Expertise, product and service you can trust.

Unquestionable quality from a specialist team with unparalleled experience. Delivering made-to-order switchable glass solutions for more than 20 years.

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Discover the possibilities of switchable smart glass to create multi-functional
spaces that adapt to users’ needs at the flick of a switch.

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Discover the possibilities of switchable smart glass to create multi-functional spaces that adapt to users' needs at the flick of a switch

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