Smart Windows

Carestream Contract Manufacturing applies its deep history in imaging to meet the demanding requirements of films in the smart window market. Smart windows automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions by darkening in response to increased light or rejecting more heat as the temperature increases. Some windows can also be switched via user input to provide privacy. Functionality is ensured through carefully developed incorporation of active ingredients, including nanoparticles or liquid crystals, into the solution prior to coating. High optical quality requirements are met through precise coating uniformity and clean room conditions.

Common Process / Product Requirements: 

  • On-site mixing of the formulation(s)
  • Thickness uniformity of ± 1% to 5%
  • Stringent optical and cosmetic requirements (clean room)
  • Multi-layer coating of functional layers
  • Tandem coating of backside adhesives or optical clarity layers
  • Thermal or UV curing
  • In-line lamination of protective masks
  • 100% automated optical inspection

Custom Coated Smart Window Examples:

  • Photochromic film
  • Electrochromic film
  • Thermochromic film
  • Architectual windows
  • Privacy windows
  • Switchable rearview mirrors
  • Optically clear adhesives
  • Anti-glare, anti-reflection coatings

Trust Carestream to move your smart window films from concept to full production economically. Contact Robert Wildman to learn more about our precision roll-to-roll coating capabilities for the smart window market.

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