What Is Switchable Glass?
With just the flick of a switch, Polyvision Switchable Privacy Glass is transformed from opaque cloudy to completely transparent glass. The smart glass can be installed as a wall, dividers, windows and pretty much anything else you can think of.
What Are The Benefits Of Switchable Glass?
Privacy and security with architectural integrity
Visual attention to interior and exterior design
No distracting shutters and drapes that harbour ducts and bacteria
Beauty and functionality combined
Serves as a projection screen and has glass board capabilities
Infrared Radiation and UV Ray protection
Can be retrofitted
How Does Switchable Glass Work?
Polyvision PLDC Film is sandwiched between two layers of glass and various adhesive interlayers before being cooked in a high-pressure oven. This binds the two layers of glass together, encapsulating the inner layers.
Electrical wires exit two or more corners of the laminated glass, which are connected to a transformer and a power source.
When electricity is applied, the liquid crystals inside the glass laminate orientate on a molecular level that allows light to shine through. When electricity is turned off, the crystals scatter and the Polyvision Switchable Privacy Glass returns to its dormant, white opaque state (Privacy mode).
Polyvision Switchable Glass Applications
What happens if there is a power failure?
As Polyvision is turned ON when in transparent mode, the product will return to its original state (Opaque – Privacy Mode) in the event of a power supply failure, therefore not compromising the users’ privacy.
A Few Important Notes
How to specify?
Polytron Glass Australia services architects, builders, glaziers and home-owners nation-wide.
As Polyvision Switchable Glass is a fully customisable product that is manufactured to adhere to Australian standards; Polyvision glass type is determined by our team according to the specific application and glass sizes.
There are a few factors that affect the Polyvision Smart Glass specification.
Please contact us to obtain accurate pricing and installation/framing requirements specific for your project.