Switchable Glass

Switchable Glass offers instant window privacy, transitioning from transparent to opaque (and back again) at the press of a button. The product can be applied as a self-adhesive window film to existing glazing. It is also possible to supply the product as an interlayer which is sandwiched in a laminated glass construction.

Applications

Switchable Glass and films can be used in an array of applications and in a range of industries and sectors. Windows, floors, doors and door panels, offering switchable privacy externally and internally, or for decorative use.

  • Product displays and product reveals: add eye-catching and memorable elements to your displays.
  • Museums and exhibitions: couple with motion sensors for example, to allow for perfectly timed reveals.
  • Healthcare privacy pods: Contra Vision® Switchable Glass is easy to clean, making them more hygienic than traditional blinds or curtains, whilst providing switchable privacy.
  • Offices: provide instant privacy when needed, and its use isn’t limited to offices, it can be utilized in laboratories, manufacturing sites or storage rooms for example.
  • Hospitality: enhance spaces within hotels, bars and restaurants.

How Does It Work?

The product consists of a layer of liquid crystals which is sandwiched between a transparent protective film. When a small electric current is applied to the liquid crystal layer, it causes the liquid crystals to align in one direction, allowing visible light to pass through and making the glass transparent.

When the electric current is switched off, the liquid crystals re-orientate in all directions, blocking the gaps for visible light to pass through and making the glass opaque (translucent).

Switchable Glass is available in two standard width sizes – 1000mm (38.6”) and 1200mm (47.3”). For larger areas, multiple sheets can be joined together. The films can be cut to any size at the factory, custom shapes and sizes are also available. Please contact us for more information.

The film is also very easy to maintain and clean by using low pressure compressed air, and a soft bristled cleaning/dusting brush. Soft IPA wipes can also be used.

Projection

Contra Vision Switchable Glass, when switched off (opaque) provides a white surface perfect for projecting onto whether it be for functional purposes, such as presentations, advertising, or displaying videos and games, or for more decorative purposes.

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Switchable Glass

Switchable glass offers instant privacy, transitioning from transparent to opaque (and back again) at the press of a button. The product can be applied as a self-adhesive window film to existing glazing. It is also possible to supply the product as an interlayer which is sandwiched in a laminated glass construction.

Applications

Switchable glass and films can be used in an array of applications and in a range of industries and sectors. Windows, floors, doors and door panels, offering switchable privacy externally and internally, or for decorative use.

  • Product displays and product reveals: add eye-catching and memorable elements to your displays.
  • Museums and exhibitions: couple with motion sensors for example, to allow for perfectly timed reveals.
  • Healthcare privacy pods: Contra Vision Switchable Glass is easy to clean, making them more hygienic than traditional blinds or curtains, whilst providing switchable privacy.
  • Offices: provide instant privacy when needed, and its use isn’t limited to offices, it can be utilized in laboratories, manufacturing sites or storage rooms for example.
  • Hospitality: enhance spaces within hotels, bars and restaurants.

How it works

The product consists of a layer of liquid crystals which is sandwiched between a transparent protective film. When a small electric current is applied to the liquid crystal layer, it causes the liquid crystals to align in one direction, allowing visible light to pass through and making the glass transparent.

When the electric current is switched off, the liquid crystals re-orientate in all directions, blocking the gaps for visible light to pass through and making the glass opaque (translucent).

Switchable film is available in two standard width sizes – 1000mm (38.6”) and 1200mm (47.3”). For larger areas, multiple sheets can be joined together. The films can be cut to any size at the factory, custom shapes and sizes are also available. Please contact us for more information.

The film is also very easy to maintain and clean by using low pressure compressed air, and a soft bristled cleaning/dusting brush. Soft IPA wipes can also be used.

Projection

Contra Vision Switchable Glass, when switched off (opaque) provides a white surface perfect for projecting onto whether it be for functional purposes, such as presentations, advertising, or displaying videos and games, or for more decorative purposes.

Click here to discover our products

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Click here to find out more about architectural glass applications

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Click here to have a look at our case studies

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