International Ltd was launched at Plan Expo
Smartglass International Ltd was launched at Plan Expo in Dublin recently following
the amalgamation of Smartglass Ireland and Vision Smartglass UK. Smartglass International
Ltd has moved to new premises housing a dedicated manufacturing facility, showroom
and administration centre.
"We are delighted to open our new facility where we will manufacture electronically
controlled LC (Liquid Crystal) and SPD (Suspended Particle Device) Smartglass
products for sale in the European and Middle Eastern markets," said Managing
Director John Browne comments. "Our LC Smartglass is proving very popular
with architects, specifiers, glazing companies and developers who are seeking
to add the option of privacy or transparency at will. Uses for our LC Smartglass
are growing and we now see strong demand for internal partitions, external windows,
teller screens, doors and advertising displays."
Smartglass International recently completed some high profile projects such
as the Nissan Micra Convertible car launch where technical director Bob Hudson
designed a container sized all glass box incorporating 150 individually controlled
LC Smartglass panels allowing viewers to glimpse differing parts of the car. While
the roof retracted the whole box turns clear allowing a complete view of the car.
Sponsoring breast cancer awareness UK the Smartglass box tours 20 major cities
throughout the UK where it is displayed in prominent outdoor areas such as Convent
Garden in London.
Smartglass International recently completed the Guinness Storehouse refurbishment
project in Dublin where large amounts of specialised glass were installed for
use in what is Ireland largest tourist attraction with over 800,000 visitors per
year. This project included installation of large curved Smartglass projection
screens suspended from the ceiling, privacy windows, glass walls, 6 meter high
all glass display cases and interactive displays.
Commercial Director, Kevin Root comments "that with an increased emphasis
on light, privacy, solar control, advertising and security; demand for our products
continues to grow. We have invested heavily in our new plant and will continue
to add new products through extensive R&D programmes. With offices in Ireland,
England, Hong Kong and soon Dubai we and expect rapid expansion and look forward
to a healthy future. We expect to attend Interbuild among other trade shows this