Lighting Conditions and Haze in Regular and PDLC Glass

As previously noted, one of the most common misconceptions relates to clarity of the PDLC technology because of customers’ preexisting expectation that the optical clarity will be the same as with regular float glass. That level of clarity is not possible with PDLC products, however, as they contain liquid crystal materials that optically manipulate light; therefore, glass products with PDLC technology naturally have some level of haziness to them (even regular glass has some haze, albeit at much more extreme lighting conditions). This haziness effect with PDLC glass products is magnified at larger viewing angles and with certain high-intensity lighting conditions. This, however, does not detract from its wide-ranging use as a practical alternative.

Polyvision® Business

Smart Glass Overview

Smart Glass varies its light transmission properties under light, thermal, and electrical influences. Smart Glass has two broad categories: passive and active. The passive subcategory, includes thermochromic and photochromic. The active subcategory, includes electrochromic (EC), suspended particle devices (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal(PDLC).


Polyvision® + IGU

What is an IGU?

Insulated Glass Units are made up of two or more lites of glass with an airspace between them. The two lites are separated around the border of the glass by a spacer, which is then sealed together with the lites to create one unit. By having a laminated inboard, an insulated glass unit can also have the functionality and style of Polyvision® Switchable Privacy Glass.

Also known as Insulated Glass or IG units, insulated glass is most commonly used to control heat transfer. The air space in between the lites of glass helps keep heat out in the warmer months and heat in during the cooler months. When a low-e coating is combined with insulated glass, air-to-air heat transmissions are lowered even more.


2022 Exhibits


Polytronix, Inc.® is currently scheduled as Exhibitors at one tradeshow for 2022!  We hope to see you there!

Glassbuild 2022

This year, GlassBuild will be held in Las Vegas at the  Las Vegas Convention Center, October 18th to October 20th.  The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) Annual Convention & Tradeshow will co-locate with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in 2022. 

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