A few weeks after their launch, requests for the new SMARTGLASS® Dynamic sample kits have exceeded 200. Customers are trying out the self-tinting glass technology for conservatories, Orangeries and other glazing elements.
The handy-sized sample kits encourage users to place a sample piece of SMARTGLASS® Dynamic in any hot liquid for 30 seconds. After such time the glass has transformed from a clear to a darkened state, reflective of the process that occurs when this glass technology is exposed to direct sunlight in various window, door, and glazed roof elements. Depending upon the surface temperature of SMARTGLASS® Dynamic, it offers a clear state close to that of a standard glass unit and at the other end of the spectrum, a darkened state that not only tints but offers considerable solar control with an impressive G-value of 10%. This performance measurement is in fact better than any offer conservatory roof glass in the UK including the class-leading SMARTGLASS® Ultra 86. For everything else in between, the glass unit will offer various states of semi-tinted appearance and active solar control, 365 days a year. Jason McCabe, commercial and site director of Clayton Glass commented, “The number of requests for the glass has exceeded expectations by some way in just a matter of weeks. We believe this technology has considerable scope for the conservatory sector in particular, given the fact we can make units in any shape and delivered nationwide within 10-14 days from point of order.