May 18, 2020
Nxtwall Smart Glass Partition - Clear

Smart Glass Partitions

One of the popular choices in the modern workplace layout is glass partitions. As a building material glass partitions allow designers and architects to divide a room, without sacrificing floor space and light diffusion. Glass partitioned walls are ideal for creating comfortable and practical office working environments that can be open, dynamic, and moveable. In the last few years, glass partitions have expanded their use and functionality with the use of smart glass. Smart glass is glass that can be changed from clear to opaque with a flip of a switch or any smart controller. When used in partitions, smart […]
April 6, 2020
Smart Glass Healthcare Applications

Smart Glass Applications Increasing in Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been utilizing switchable privacy glass for a while now because of its many benefits. During these uncertain times, we wanted to share something hopeful that we’re seeing in the smart glass market right now. Over the last few weeks, there has been a noticeable uptick in healthcare related projects.
March 6, 2020
Smart Glass White Board

Smart Glass used as Whiteboards

Smart Glass, high-tech glass that changes from frosted to clear on demand, is not just used for privacy. One innovative and creative use of smart glass in meeting rooms is using it as a whiteboard surface.
February 4, 2020
smart glass privacy when you want it. Clear when you want to enjoy amazing views.

Smart Glass Unobstructed Views AND Privacy

When your house is surrounded by the beauty of nature, spectacular sunsets, wonderful trees and plant life, or glistening bodies of water, you definitely want to take full advantage of the views. The owners of this home wanted to enjoy all the amazing views surrounding their home. They designed an open floor plan that was complimented with an abundance of windows, to ensure unobstructed views of the surrounding beauty.
December 2, 2019
Smart Glass is Safety Glass

Smart Glass IS Safety Glass

Those that are familiar with Smart Glass understand that one of its main functions is used for privacy,  because the glass can change from frosted to clear with the flip of a switch.   What most haven’t fully considered is Smart Glass used as safety glass. So, what is safety glass? Safety glass can be defined as a type of glass that is manufactured through processes designed to make it less likely to break into dangerous shards. When safety glass does break, it either breaks into small pebble size pieces that are less harmful, as with tempered glass, or it […]
November 19, 2019
Smart Glass Assembly

Smart Glass Assembly

Custom smart glass projects require a unique, attention-to-detail process. In this video we show the assembly of all the components of smart glass. There are five main layers assembled, glass, EVA lamination film, PDLC film (this is where the magic happens), EVA lamination film and another piece of glass. You’ll see these layers assembled in the video. Glass Apps has been manufacturing smart glass products for over 9 years, working with over 6000 clients. We take great pride in the quality of our products, and always provide competitive market pricing. We’d be happy to give you a quote today. – Music […]
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December 10, 2015

Glass Apps® on The Wall Street Journal

Glass Apps® switchable Glass and switchable smart film are featured in The Wall Street Journal  article “Smart Ways to Use Smart Glass at Home” Auther Leigh Kamping-Carder discussed about Switchable Smart Glass as “The high-tech material offers a new way to handle privacy, control room temperature and hide television screens” Read more about what WSJ have to say about Glass Apps® Switchable Smart Glass at
July 10, 2014

Glass Apps® featured in Bungalow One by Robb Report Home & Style

Glass Apps® Switchable Glass technology was recently featured in Robb Report Home & Style’s Bungalow One by Michael Berman. A collaboration between the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows of Santa Monica, Calif., and Robb Report Home & Style magazine, the new Bungalow One connects four bungalows to create a 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom retreat that melds modern-day amenities with classic and casual beach elegance. Click here to take a virtual tour of the Bungalow One project and see Glass Apps® in action.
June 22, 2014

Glass Apps® featured in June Issue of USGlass Magazine

See our advertisement in the June issue of USGlass, the magazine of record for architectural glass industry leaders.
March 14, 2014

Glass Apps® Appoints William Ostrander as Chief Technology Officer

Ostrander brings more than 25 years of Smart Glass R&D innovation and industry experience to Glass Apps® leadership team Culver City, CA March 14, 2014 Glass Apps®, the leader in Switchable Glass and Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand, today announced the appointment of William Ostrander to the role of chief technology officer. Ostrander most recently served as vice president and general manager at Citala US.  Ostrander brings extensive experience with manufacturing Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) switchable films, including working for the originator of the technology, Taliq Corp.  Ostrander will report to Thomas Lee, Glass […]
February 24, 2014

Glass Apps® Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award for Customer Satisfaction

Culver City, CA February 25, 2014 Glass Apps® has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. They were chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community as one of the best in Customer Satisfaction. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design.  Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly […]
January 9, 2014

Glass Apps® Acquires Citala Manufacturing Plant

Culver City, CA, Jan. 09, 2014 – Glass Apps®, LLC, a leading provider of Switchable Glass and Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand, today announced that it has acquired the production assets of Citala, the original inventor of switchable film. A key component of the acquisition includes, Citala’s switchable polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film manufacturing line, one of two in North and South America. Taliq founded in 1986, later know as Citala, invented, patented and commercialized, PDLC window film technology and products. “Citala’s products were developed using different coating methods and have unique attributes to […]
January 6, 2014

Client Project: Smart Glass Windows

Smart Glass Windows In order to control privacy on demand for a bathroom window, this residential client purchased Glass Apps Smart Glass Windows. Our Smart Glass technology switches from clear to opaque states on command with the flick of a switch, ideal for spaces where privacy and light control are necessary. If you would like to receive more information about our smart glass products or to request a quote, please contact us.
December 11, 2013

Electrochromic Glass vs. PDLC – Smart Glass Technology Comparison

Smart glass is intended to have the ability to control the amount of light, and heat, passing through. With a switch of a button on a wall or smart phone app, the glass can change from transparent to completely opaque. Unlike blinds, smart windows are capable of partially blocking light while maintaining a clear view of what lies behind the window. Smart glass technologies include electrochromic, photochromic, suspended particle, and liquid crystal device technologies. While the basic concept behind all smart windows is the same, they can be made in several different ways, each with a different method and properties […]
November 12, 2013

Glass Apps® Named Global Media Award Winner at the 2013 SEMA Show

Culver City, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Glass Apps®, LLC, a leading provider of Switchable Glass and Smart Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand, announced the launch of its new Switchable Automotive Window Film and Glass at the 2013 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas convention center. Glass Apps® Switchable Automotive Window Film is half the thickness of competing products, which is more suitable for curved automotive glass. Glass Apps® Switchable Automotive Window Film and Glass provides the regular benefits of traditional window film with the added benefit of being able to dim and change the […]