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Research Frontiers: SmartGlass roof for USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

At the upcoming Expo Milano, taking place in Milan, northern Italy from May to October this year, the USA Pavilion will have 312 large panels of SPD-SmartGlass manufactured under license from Research Frontiers by Isoclima, a leading high-end world glass manufacturer based in Este, Italy.

Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-SmartGlass technology has been selected as the exclusive smart glass for the USA Pavilion at this year’s World’s Fair – Expo Milano 2015 – which is expected to attract 20-30 million people from May through October. Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, the private sector partner working with the US Department of State to organize the US presence at Expo Milano in Italy, announced its partnership with Research Frontiers Inc. at the site of the USA Pavilion in Milan. Among those in attendance at the announcement ceremony were Charlie Faas, CEO of Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, Joseph M. Harary, CEO of Research Frontiers Inc., the company that invented and licenses SPD-SmartGlass technology for use in the automotive, aircraft, marine, museum and architectural industries, and Alberto Bertolini, CEO of Isoclima, which made the SPD-SmartGlass CromaLite panels for the USA Pavilion roof.
The USA Pavilion will have 312 large panels of SPD-SmartGlass manufactured under license from Research Frontiers by Isoclima, a leading high-end world glass manufacturer based in Este, Italy. Each panel measures approximately 1m x 3m, making the total surface area in the roof more than 10,000 sq.ft.
“This is the largest known installation of smart glass in the world for a roof application,” said Joseph M. Harary, president and CEO of Research Frontiers. “The USA Pavilion’s magnificent views from the rooftop terrace, and the unparalleled ability to protect occupants from the heat of the Milan summer, provide a perfect setting for this impressive and elegant architectural use of our SPD-SmartGlass.”

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