Culver City, Calif.-based Glass Apps, a maker of switchable glass and film, will debut a version of its dimmable window film for the automotive market at the 2013 SEMA Show in November.
Dubbed SuperClear, the new film’s opacity can be adjusted on demand by drivers.
“The product is very flexible,” said Daniel Frohnen, director of marketing at Glass Apps. “It’s the only switchable film option that you can also dim it as well. It’s not just an on and off sort of thing-you can play with the opacity of the film.”
Another key feature of the film is its .25mm thickness.
“One of the most significant things is the thickness of the film, which is half the thickness of any other film out there,” Frohnen said. “So it’s really able to be applied to a curved automotive glass an easier manner.”
SuperClear also offers a reduction in haze, a common problem with switchable class when the product is in its clear state, according to the company. The film is ideal for car windows, sun roofs and side lamps. All Glass App products block 98 percent of UV rays and provide up to 40 percent of solar reductions.
Glass Apps will display SuperClear on a Porsche Cayenne SUV in its SEMA Show booth #16627, according to Frohnen. The company turned to Galpin Auto Sports for help with the film’s installation on the vehicle and to Delphi to ensure that the vehicle’s interior electrical components allow the film to function smoothly.