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 […]
November 1, 2019
Nissan rear projection smart glass

Retailers Taking Advantage of Smart Glass Technology

Retailers are taking advantage of the giant window spaces of their stores and using them for rear projection screens with the use of PDLC film or smart glass.  If you’re not familiar with smart glass, it’s a technology the basically allows glass to be dynamically switched from opaque to clear.  In the opaque or frosted state the glass can be used as a screen. And the cool thing is that the dynamic glass makes it possible to turn projection capabilities on or off with the flip of a switch. Videos can display products and promotions, further engaging customers to all […]
October 22, 2019
Sandblasted Smart Glass

Sandblasted Smart Glass – The Riviera Project

Riviera Telephone Company, in Texas, wanted their logo sandblasted on smart glass for their new office renovations. We were really impressed with how cool it turned out.
October 8, 2019
How to clean smart glass window

How to Clean and Maintain Smart Glass and Film

Glass Apps Switchable products are made from materials that are both durable and scratch resistant, allowing them to look great for years to come if properly maintained and cared
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February 6, 2020
U.S. Film Crew Smart Glass Presentation

Glass Apps’ Presentation at U.S. Film Crew’s Switchable Smart Film Event

U.S. Film Crew put on Switchable Film Event at Eisaman Contract Associates this week for their team and clients. Banner Robinson from Glass Apps had the privilege of giving the presentation about adhesive Smart Film.
September 4, 2019

Glass Apps® to Teach AIA Approved Continuing Education Course

This course clarifies the diverse technologies used in "smart glass" or "switchable glass," and the applications where each makes the most sense, then narrows the focus onto the properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology. The course covers the privacy, energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and other features of smart glass, and guides the designer and architect on appropriate specification.
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 http://www.wsj.com/articles/smart-ways-to-use-smart-glass-at-home-1449765586
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.