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Dynamic Glazing and Glass Solutions

Dynamic Glass Solutions

Electrically switchable smart glass technology based on 70+ years of silicon-based materials development expertise.

The next generation of intelligent glazing is being developed at Dow Corning today

Dow Corning is applying its decades of silicon-based materials expertise to the development of innovative dynamic glazing solutions for:

  • Switchable privacy glass

  • Energy-efficiency smart glazing with an enhanced ability to redirect unwanted heat from the sun or allow sunshine to enter for natural warmth and light

These solutions, which are based on siloxane-enabled liquid crystal technology, change their optical or solar control characteristics – switch from clear to translucent – in response to signals from an electronic driver.


How could our developmental dynamic glazing technology
help you?
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Consultants
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OEMs
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Building Owners

What sets Dow Corning's dynamic glazing technology apart

Unlike static solar control glazing (such as low-E glass) and reactive thermochromic or photochromic glazing, Dow Corning's intelligent glass technology is highly controllable. It has the potential to be:

  • Integrated into computerized building management systems
     
  • Programmed to deliver tailored responses based on combinations of factors, including room occupancy, solar intensity and climatic conditions
     

Compared with other smart glass technologies, Dow Corning's solution:

  • Is low haze when clear - a significant breakthrough in optical quality
     
  • Changes states quickly -- in a matter of seconds
     
  • Draws power only for the instant it takes to change from one state to another, for greater energy efficiency
     

There are no exterior mechanical parts to maintain or risk being damaged by severe weather conditions.

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