Interactive mirrors with Pilkington MirroView™

Pilkington MirroView™ is a clear float glass on which a highly reflective coating is deposited

Pilkington MirroView™, the latest avant-garde product released by the NSG Group, is a clear float glass on which a highly reflective coating is deposited, enabling it to be used in projected capacitive touch screen technology applications.

NSG Group launches a new generation of transparent mirrors for touch screen applications. Pilkington MirroView™ is one of the latest avant-garde products in the glass world.
Pilkington MirroView™ is a clear float glass on which a highly reflective coating is deposited. The extremely durable coating has a neutral colour and is non-conductive (dielectric), which allows the glass to be used in projected capacitive touch screen technology applications.
This product range is intended for installation in front of a flat screen display, such as a TV or a touch screen.
Placed in front of a video source, when the device is off, Pilkington MirroView™ keeps a mirrored appearance, hiding the screen. When the screen is turned on, the bright image on the screen is easily visible through Pilkington MirroView™ and the previous reflecting image disappears.
The improved coating has a very smooth surface for an excellent tactile experience and offers a neutral colour rendering in reflection.
The pyrolytic coating, extremely resistant, does not degrade over time and gives the product a virtually unlimited lifetime.
The range is divided into two product types:
Pilkington MirroView™, designed for situations with reduced ambient light such as bathrooms, bars, etc., where it offers a light transmission of 22% and a reflection on the coated side of 66%; and
Pilkington MirroView™ 50/50, which, due to the evolution of the product, is designed for applications in high brightness environments, such as shops, shopping malls, airport transit areas, railway, etc., and offers a light transmission of 37% and a reflection from the coated side of 50%.
In addition to being suitable for traditional mirror applications, both products are also compatible with the production of Smart Mirrors.
The NSG Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three major business areas: Automotive, Architectural and Technical Glass. Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement, and specialized transport glazing markets. NSG Group has manufacturing operations in around 30 countries on four continents and sales in some 105 countries. In the fiscal year ending 31 March 2017, the Group reported revenue of JPY 580.8 billion (approximately euro 4.88 billion). Of this, 38% was generated in Europe, 25% in Japan, 20% in North America and 17% in the rest of the world.