Electrochromic materials – putting atoms to work

Electrochromic glazing is the most promising switchable technology for use in buildings." – Stephen Selkowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

ChromoGenics has an internationally leading position for electrochromic materials, and many years of research at the Ångström Laboratory have led to a unique technology and patent portfolio.

By using a multilayer structure comprising several different materials between two plastic films, we create a flexible and lightweight ConverLight™ foil capable of changing its degree of shading by applying a low electrical voltage.

There’s additional good news: the foil does not use electricity except when the shading is being altered. This makes it very energy-efficient in comparison with other technologies for regulating shading.

An electronic control unit can regulate the foil's shading, either manually or automatically, for example, by connecting it to a sensor network.