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SPD-SmartGlass expanding internationally


June 25, 2009
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June 25, 2009 – SmartGlass International Ltd., has entered into an agreement with Research Frontiers to expand its line of SPD-SmartGlass architectural products that includes windows, doors, solar shading screens, curtainwalls, skylights and roof-lites.

June 25, 2009 – SmartGlass International Ltd. (SGI), a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. has entered into an agreement with Research Frontiers to expand the geographic territory of its line of SPD-SmartGlass architectural products that includes windows, doors, solar shading screens, curtainwalls, skylights and roof-lites. Under this agreement, SGI can now sell these products worldwide outside of North America.

As part of this expansion of the agreement with Research Frontiers, SmartGlass International and the SCHOTT Group also have announced an agreement granting SCHOTT the right to sell SGI's SPD-SmartGlass products worldwide, except in North America. Sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland where SGI currently has manufacturing and sales offices will continue to be handled by SGI.

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A similar partnership has been in place for SGI's LC SmartGlass (liquid crystal privacy glass) that has successfully leveraged SGI's production capabilities and SCHOTT'S worldwide sales and distribution network. With this agreement both companies are expanding the scope of their operations to the next level by planning to offer high-performing SPD-SmartGlass products and their many benefits to the international market.

SPD-SmartGlass transforms widely used products such as windows, skylights and sunroofs into products that instantly and precisely control the light, glare and heat entering a room or vehicle. SPD-SmartGlass is instantly tunable to an infinite number of light transmission states regardless of window size, and easily adapts to individual preferences using control devices ranging from basic dimmer switches and photosensors to those that are integrated into a building's or vehicle's intelligent control system. These performance characteristics help optimize energy-saving and many other desired applications such as increased security, noise reduction and protection from ultraviolet light.

SCHOTT will bring its extensive infrastructure of sales, distribution and service, including more than 50 sales offices spanning 125 countries, to SmartGlass International and its SPD-Smart product line. Together, these two companies represent one of the strongest partnerships ever formed for the sale of smart glass for architectural applications.
SmartGlass International enjoys a global reputation as a highly capable, customer-focused provider of advanced glazings.

“The global glass industry is entering a new era where high-performing smart glass products will satisfy longstanding market needs and new ones ranging from energy efficiency to distinctive aesthetics,” says John Browne, managing director of SmartGlass International.

www.SmartGlass.com
www.schott.com


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