Tecdur Privacy Glass is an electrically switchable smart glass designed to provide switchable privacy or transparency in commercial and residential settings.
Privacy glass is also referred to as smart glass, intelligent glass, electrochromic glass or switchable glass – is ideal for providing glass that turns opaque on demand
Tecdur is the leading manufacturer of smart glass for the UK and Ireland. Tecdur Privacy provides the best clarity, lowest power consumption and lowest haze currently available. We aim to stay ahead as the technology develops.
Our electric switchable glass uses advanced PDLC liquid crystal film. The PDLC is sandwiched and sealed between two layers of glass, providing durability, reliability and extra safety. At Tecdur we create smart glass for a range of uses. This is truly customisable glass that is dimmable from opaque to transparent and is available in light and dark versions.
Electrically switchable glass partitions gives adaptability and style to interior space. Switchable glass can easily transform a space from open and shared with the flexibility to use glass for privacy and projection when opaque. Our privacy glass is available to meet fire and acoustic needs. Furthermore it is as easily cleaned in the same way as standard glass.
Provide elegance and sophistication using privacy glass in hotel bedrooms and meeting spaces. The switchable glass technology makes the perfect partition between a relaxing / sleeping space and a bathroom area providing spaciousness or privacy when needed.
Tecdur smart glass can be used for exterior windows that face the street or neighbours. Giving instant privacy without curtains or blinds. As a result this can make homes more energy efficient, solar control switchable glass can be used to reduce the infra-red light which creates heat. Smart glass partitioning of internal rooms including bathrooms is also popular.
Additionally Tecdur Privacy technology allows shopfront windows to be used for visual advertising through rear projection, turning the shopfront into an intelligent glass. For instance, promoting retail branding and products without permanently blocking windows with traditional signage or TV screens.
There are a range of types of PDLC film types which you can learn more in our in our brochure – please download here. Tecdur Privacy as a result is the ideal switchable smart glass product for architects, partitions, windows, doors, audio visual specialists and others seeking to achieve privacy and transparency at the flick of a switch.
Tecdur Privacy Glass is managed by our CE marked controllers that ensure its performance and lifespan. The power consumption of our switchable privacy glass is so impressive therefore, we believe it is the most efficient switchable glass in the UK and Ireland.
Beyond the simple on/off functionality, we also offer a dimmer controller allowing the flexibility to manage privacy and internal light conditions. These controllers can also be linked to a building management or smart home system.
When the electrical current is switched off the molecules mis-align and the glass turns opaque or translucent giving privacy.
When an electric charge is applied, the liquid crystal molecules align which allows light to pass through the glass.
This is an impossible question to answer on a website when there is such a wide range of types, sizes, thicknesses, quantity and specifications. As an indication, where a standard double glazed unit in a house may cost £60-£80 per m2, you should expect the equivalent double glazed unit in switchable privacy glass to cost roughly 8-10 times that. Single glazed switchable glass will cost less and high performance triple glazed switchable privacy glass will cost more. There are many variables, as a result this will give only a budgetary idea. This cost can be offset against the cost of special blinds, curtains and the alternative glass. Please do get in touch through our contact page for a more precise quotation.
We believe Tecdur Privacy has the lowest power consumption on the market, for an estimation of monthly costs please use the running-cost calculator below. Use 4 Watts for section 1 and for section 5 use your standard rate per kWh from your electricity provider.
As an example on a glazing area of 2 sqm, and the glass being switched ON (clear) for a period of 8 hrs per day, approx cost would be £0.48* per month (*Std rate per kWh = £0.20)
Over the last 15 years, our commitment to continuous research and development has given us the competitive edge in technical know-how and in-house manufacturing capability. Over the last 5 years our switchable glass technology has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs as expected. Unlike other switchable privacy glass products, Tecdur Privacy doesn’t need to be switched off to preserve performance and life expectancy. Tecdur products are manufactured in accordance with strict quality control processes and procedures as stipulated by our ISO 9001 certification.
We recognise that, in order to meet modern design requirements, projects require additional performance. Tecdur Privacy glass can be enhanced to provide enhanced performance benefits such as manual attack resistance [EN356, LPS1270/LPS1175], sound reduction, fire resistance, ballistic resistance [EN1063] and blast resistance [ISO 16933]. Our technical team can provide all levels of assistance.
We can offer a wide range of specifications to meet project requirements, cost is dependent on specification, application and design. Please get in contact with us to discuss further.
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