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ABOUT PRIVACY GLASS

iGlass Privacy is a laminated glass product which uses polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology to transition from opaque to transparent with the application of an electrical current.

iGlass Privacy film has been developed in collaboration with CSIRO, Queensland University of Technology and Monash University using nano-scale chemistry and advanced manufacturing platforms. With continuous R&D and sales to over 51 countries across the globe, iGlass Pty Ltd is regarded as the leading brand in its field.

iGlass Privacy is a multi-layered technology and is certified to Grade A safety glass complying to AS* 2208 (certificate available upon request).

*Australian Standard

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Liquid crystals (LC) are dispersed within a formulated polymer matrix enabling the parallel alignment of LC droplets when the flow of electricity occurs. When the flow is stopped, the crystals return to their original position (randomly orientated to each other), blocking out the light.

PDLC film is then laminated between two panes of glass to become laminated privacy glass. To control Privacy glass, electricity is passed through the conductive surface via a transformer and an electrical connector. When the current flows, the glass becomes clear. When the current is switched OFF, the glass returns to the opaque mode to achieve privacy.

BENEFITS OF PRIVACY GLASS

iGlass Privacy is now a common sight in the health sector, replacing the need for interstitial venetian blinds, mobile screens and bed curtains.

Traditional bed curtains require regular laundering between patients and regular exchange for long stay patients. Disposal of bed curtains incur recurrent costs – labour to replace and compliance with disposal regimes.

Our Australian backed warranty is the best in the market because we are the only Australian company producing PDLC glass technology in Australia.

We invest in continuous R&D backed by our own team of chemist in collaboration with leading nanotechnologists.

Open plan offices are able to retain the sense of space and light without losing acoustic privacy.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

iGlass (ASTM D1003) ON/Max Clear OFF/Min Frosted
Light transmission 75%
(changes according to Glass thickness chosen)
51%
(changes according to Glass thickness chosen)
Light reflection 13% 19%
Haze 8% 96%
Switching speed <15 milliseconds 50 milliseconds
Electrical input 110V AC 0V
Power consumption 3.5-5W/sqm 0W
Current 200mA/sqm 0A
Glass types Float. Heat Strengthened. Toughened. Made to customer’s request

Performance – dependent on the glass make-up and the generation of film

Standard laminated iGlass thickness 4mm Clear float + 1.2mm (0.4 interlayer + 0.4 iGlass + 0.4 interlayer) + 4mm Clear Float = 9.2mm total thickness
Maximum size 1400 x 3000mm. Longer length may be available for narrower width
Variation on toughened, heat strengthened, double glazed Varying appearance may be visible (depending on generation of film – market acceptable grade)

Varying thickness based on requirements

Shapes and cut-outs Possible with accurate CAD file drawing. Different shapes for various window designs

Holes for door fittings

Butt-join Possible only with approved sealants as specified in the installation manual
Exposed edges to constant water Not allowed – potential cause for delamination
Operating temperature -5°C to 60°C Above 60°C, thermal transition occurs and glass begins to become transparent

Fully transparent at 85-90°C

Thickness (as one single laminated glass) 9.2mm – 18mm
Manufacturer iGlass Pty Ltd, Ballarat, VICTORIA 3350, Australia
Glass type Laminated safety glass AS2208 with iGlass interlayer film

Custom made glass to specification

Country of origin and manufacturer of raw material (glass)  Australia

Viridian and G. James Glass & Aluminium

Country of origin (film and manufacturer)  Australia

iGlass

Country of origin (glass manufacturer)  Australia
Country of origin (power driver) China

iGlass licensed manufacturer: Torema Engineering Pty. Ltd. (QLD)

Warranty 5 Years from date of installation

Australian backed warranty refer to warranty sheet

The installation of iGlass Privacy may only be carried out by qualified electricians. An installation manual will be provided prior to the commencement of the project.

iGlass has a highly skilled team of electricians and installers to complete large scale projects. Alternatively, please contact us to discuss training opportunities.

AUTOMATED CONTROL

iGlass Privacy can be controlled with the flick of a switch. 

Effortless control from anywhere in the world, connect your iGlass Privacy to your smart phone and achieve privacy with the touch of a button.

Operation can be set to a timer or incorporated into a smart home using voice activation.

When the current flows, the glass becomes clear. When the current is switched OFF, the glass returns to the opaque mode to achieve privacy.

 
 
 

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Why iGlass Privacy

iGlass will enhance the properties of glass by providing more:

Privacy
Privacy
  • Electronic blinds – able to control light transmission by 30%
  • No objects will be visible when glass in turned off
Comfort
  • Dynamic partitioning of space with no hindrance to light transmission
  • Dynamic partitioning of space with no hindrance to light transmission
  • Light is scattered providing brighter working space and interiors hence using less internal light
  • Glare is instantaneously controlled
  • Ability to control heat gain by transmission of light and its intensity
Protection
  • Increased protection from intrusion as visibility of glass is controlled
  • Increased acoustic dampening
  • From harmful UV rays
Smart Control
  • Increased protection from intrusion as visibility of glass is controlled
  • Increased acoustic dampening
  • From harmful UV rays
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