G-Smatt glass is an innovative glass based product is thought to be the world’s first ever electronic building material capable of turning buildings into media screens. Kommerling has worked in partnership with South Korean based G-Smatt Global in its development.
Kommerling has worked in partnership with South Korean based G-Smatt Global Co. to develop G-Smatt Glass. This innovative glass based product is thought to be the world’s first ever electronic building material capable of turning buildings into media screens that provide fun, interactive ‘architainment’ (Architectural Entertainment) space and much more.
Chris Davis from Kommerling explains more about this revolutionary product: ” When used on a large scale as an active media façade on buildings this glass has a jaw dropping effect that delivers a real ‘wow’ factor. It will turn the building into an instant landmark and a point of focus. Not only suitable as a media façade, G-Glass is also appropriate for all kinds of architectural applications including windows, curtain wall, partitions, balustrades, floors, interior design, escalators, in short wherever flat glass is used.” Kommerling has used its expertise as a leader in the development of architectural grade sealants and adhesives to help develop this product, which also boasts low electricity consumption and has good insulation qualities, both key characteristics that are becoming increasingly important for today’s architects. He continued; “It has the potential to turn a passive, thermally insulating screen into a revenue stream.”
Development work started in April 2013 and has taken place in G-Smatt’s facilities in South Korea and Kommerling’s own research and development facilities in Pirmasens, Germany. The secret behind this product is stripping a metallized coating to facilitate the correct mapping that coordinates and synchronises the power and programmes.
“The market for G-Glass is rapidly expanding and is has already been successfully installed in Shanghai Stock Exchange (Shanghai) and Gangnam Finance Center (Seoul). It is now being specified for the designs of numerous landmark architectural projects across the world,” commented Sewon Hwang, from G-Smatt.
G-Smatt was established in 2006 and is solely committed to developing and manufacturing G-Glass. It has secured numerous international patents and has constructed a state of the art manufacturing facility fitted with the latest laser etching and SMT LED mount technology, an approach which is normally used in the semi-conductor industry.
Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality adhesives and sealants. Its European headquarters and extensive research and development facilities are in Pirmasens, Germany and it has a network of subsidiaries, sales offices and sales partners, in more than 80 different countries. Members of the group have over 110 years experience of the development of adhesives and sealants. In particular the company has established itself as an innovative market leader in provision of Polysulfide, Polyurethane, Silicone and Polyisobutylene sealants for the insulating glass, photovoltaic, and automotive industries.
Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.