Regulation of transparency − Thermotropic polymers
Thermotropic polymers autonomously switch from a clear to a scattering state when the temperature rises. No external power is required for this process. They are therefore suitable for applications in the sun, glare and overheating protection as well as in light control.
These new materials reduce the energy consumption of buildings. In winter, the solar heat reduces heating energy requirements. In summer, a large portion of the solar radiation is reflected, thus reducing the cost of cooling and ventilation.
Focus of our material development is the transformation of thermotropic effects in polymer matrices - self-supporting thermoplastic films and wall sheets, as well as resins and hydrogels for laminated glass.