smart glass

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan,…

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Burgeoning smart-glass product market predicted

By / May 29, 2012

BCC Research predicts strong growth for smart-glass products over the next five years. Credit: BCC Research. Apparently some business researchers believe the demand for smart-glass products in the construction industry…

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Wood pulp-derived nanocrystals help cast tunable chiral silica films, with possible sensor and window uses

By / November 18, 2010

Tuning the pores of a new type of glass film causes different colors, but adding a drop of waterturns them transparent. (Credit: Nature/Kevin Shopsowit.) A team at the University of British…

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Solar sail uses smart glass to steer through cosmos

By / July 27, 2010

Artist’s conception of solar sail. (Credit: JAXA.) Japan has successfully deployed a solar sail on a spacecraft, demonstrating for the first time that such technology can be used to convert…

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RavenBrick: Nifty, thrifty, nonelectric smart windows and smart walls

By / March 18, 2010

Last week I had a post about Sage Electrochromics and the company’s line of smart windows. But, there is another company, RavenBrick, that says it has a less expensive, film-based…

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