Custom transparent conductive films for efficient switchable windows
Be brilliant with light.
The next revolution in architectural glazing may be the widespread implementation of smart glass—windows that can automatically regulate light transmission and change from transparent to translucent or opaque. The advantages include greater energy efficiency, protection from infrared and ultraviolet light, greater privacy, and an increased sense of elegance.
With Eastman Flexvue™ films, high-performance transparent conductive film (TCF) solutions, you can be poised to lead this revolution with greater innovation and performance.
Usually laminated in between glass panels, Flexvue TCFs use electricity to manipulate light transmission. For example, in films featuring polymer dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC), an applied voltage can align the crystals to let incidental light pass through; when not activated, the non-aligned liquid crystals scatter light to create an opaque effect.
Flexvue solutions for smart windows allow glass OEMs, architects, designers, and builders to create market-changing products that combine the superior optical performance of transparent conductive films with sustainable advantages, such as infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection, increased safety, and noise mitigation.
Demonstrating the clarity and conductivity you demand, Flexvue delivers:
- Low haze
- Low resistance for high visible light transmission
- Neutral colors
When in opaque mode, smart glass using Flexvue films impede and reflect infrared ray, potentially cutting energy and cooling costs.