II-20 Comparison of Active Smart Glass Technologies II-21 Aesthetics: An Essential Factor Driving Market Expansion II-21 Electrochromics
and SPD: Leading Smart Glass Technologies for the Present.
technology is expected to account the largest market share and dominate the smart glass market from 2015 to 2020, due to growing demand for energy-efficient solutions which could be achieved by installing the smart windows.
Firms addressed in the report include: 3M, AK Coatings, AkzoNobel, Axalta, BASF, Clariant, Corning, Debiotech, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, DSM, Dunmore, Duco, DuPont, GE, Gentex, Hempel, Hypho Technology, Industrial Nanotech, IngeniaTouch, Jotun, Lonza Industrial Solutions, Lubrizol, Nanovations, Nano Lab, nGimat, NSG, P2i, Pilkington, Pleotint, PPG, Research Frontiers, Ross Technology, Sage Electrochromics
, Saint-Gobain, SeePoint Technology, Seagate, Senseg, Silco Tek, Sherwin-Williams, Specialty Coating Systems, SRI, Svaya, SWITCH Materials, Tesla Nanocoatings, Toyota and Valspar.
It is a highly focused study on new nanomaterials based on some transition metal oxides, which are used for four interrelated applications related to indoor lighting and indoor air: (i) electrochromic
coatings are integrated in devices and used in smart windows to regulate the inflow of visible light and solar energy in order to minimize air condition and create indoor comfort, (ii) thermochromic nanoparticulate coatings are used on windows to provide large temperature-dependent control of the inflow of infrared solar radiation (in stand-alone cases as well as in conjunction with electrochromics
), (iii) oxide-based gas sensors are used to measure indoor air quality especially with regard to formaldehyde, and (iv) photocatalytic coatings are used for indoor air cleaning.
Demand for these energy-efficient coatings is being driven by a combination of interest in sustainable design in the architectural community and the advent of the above-mentioned codes and green standards, according to Helen Sanders, VP of technical business development with SAGE Electrochromics
, with 10 years of customer experience in the USA, is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced dynamic glass that can be tinted or cleared to optimise daylight and improve the human experience in buildings.
In particular, electrochromics
can be integrated into building windows.
Current active materials used in smart window devices mainly include suspended particles, liquid crystals, photochromics, and electrochromics
With the advent and continuing refinement of low-emissivity coatings and variable transmission methods such as photochromics, electrochromics
and thermochromics,(3) the responsive, multi-layered skin has become a key element in environmental control.
Companies such as SAGE Electrochromics
, Research Frontiers Inc.
Paul Business Journal's CFO of the Year award in the Large Private Company Category, Kennedy has a long history of success at both publicly and privately-held high-growth companies including Atterro Human Capital Group, SAGE Electrochromics
We would also like to acknowledge in-kind contributions from SAGE Electrochromics