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The glass manufacturing industry encompasses long-standing craftsmanship and modern production processes which needs sustained fostering through innovation. A fascinating material like glass, with varied properties, has plenty of stories to tell. Read on to discover how you could add new innovations and even change markets with this impressive material.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Transparent Solar Glass

Innovative power generating windows can generate 50 times more power than conventional solar panels per building. Unlike traditional and opaque PV technology, BIPV can be readily applied as a coating to any glass window or plastic surface and instantly generate electricity, even in artificial light and shade. The technology can produce more power at a lower cost and will remain unaffected by high temperatures so doesn’t require ventilation for optimal operation.

Remote Controlled Dynamic Smart Glass

dynamic-smart-glassDynamic glass refers to glass & windows that change their light control state and appearance in response to external stimulus. The stimulus can be voltage, heat or sunlight. Dynamic glass is usually produced with 2 or more layers of glass laminated with an active or switchable film inter-layer between. Dynamic glass can switch from clear to private, or can be variably tinted to darken a room or building. This makes the occupants more comfortable, connects them with the outdoors when desired, and saves energy by reducing the demand on HVAC systems and interior lighting.

  • Instantly switchable white-out privacy and light diffusion
  • On-demand variable room darkening, tinting, and light control
  • Sunlight responsive, environmentally adaptive self-tinting glass for room darkening and light control

Fluorescent Phosphorus Turns Windshield In To A Digital Dashboard

digital-dashboardEnhanced “transparent display” technology based on fluorescent emissive projection system could turn an entire glass window or windshield into a motion display panel without affecting the view through the glass. This new technology enables an entire vehicle windshield or building glass window to act as an electronic display screen.

Nano-structures of fluorescent phosphorus embedded within the glass matrix of windshield display shows a range of information, such as opaque images or data. Applications for the technology include storefront glass windows, hi-def video displays on glass panels and other high contrast projection displays.

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