ChromoGenics – Smart Glass Windows

ChromoGenics offers dynamic glass with controllable heat- and light transmission and static glass with world leading performance. The company’s unique technology ConverLight® provides sustainable solar control for increased indoor comfort and energy efficiency. ConverLight also contributes to Green Building certifications. In 2016 the company started commercial sales to real estate projects in Scandinavia.

ChromoGenics is located in Uppsala, Sweden, and the technology is derived from the world leading research center at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University. ChromoGenics state-of-the-art production facility includes climate-stabilized cleanroom facilities, production lines for ConverLight glass laminates, testing and development facilities. The production plant was partly financed through a conditional loan from the Swedish Energy Agency.

Not your average smart glass windows

At ChromoGenics we believe in the potential of smart glass windows and electrochromic materials and the use of electrochromic materials is a big part of our DNA as a company. We are not the only ones who strongly believe in the potential of electrochromic materials.

Stephen Selkowitz, renowned building scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA regards electrochromic materials and glazing “as the most promising switchable technology for use in buildings.”

You still find our headquarters and production facilities in Uppsala. This is the place where we realize the full virtue of our exclusive IP portfolio, consisting of proprietary know-how and patents covering essential materials, processes and applications in a total of eighteen patent families. The last one will expire in 2033, with several additional patents pending. ChromoGenics’ current position as a distinguished smart glass manufacturer is therefore just the first chapter in our exploration of electrochromic solutions.

The history of ChromoGenics

ChromoGenics arose in 2003 as a natural outcome of over 20 years of research of these exact materials by Professor Claes-Göran Granqvist and his team at the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University in Sweden. The many years of groundbreaking research have resulted in a unique patent portfolio that have given ChromoGenics an internationally leading position when it comes to developing electrochromic solutions.

In 2016 the electrochromic and dynamic product ConverLight® was commercially launched.

In 2018 ChromoGenics acquired the I-Window product and by that added a static solar control glass with unique and patented properties verified by Ångströmlaboratory. This product is relabeled ConverLight® Static.

In 2017 ChromoGenics share (CHRO) was listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank.

In 2019 ChromoGenics invested in sputter machines and are currently building a brand new sputtering plant in Uppsala. This factory will be unique in its kind for northern Europe and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2020. The purpose of the new factory is to increase the sustainability for our production by reducing transport, shorter lead times and a direct control of the quality. Sputtering is used in our roll-to-roll process where plastic film is coated with nano-thin electrochromic material, a major process in the production of our dynamic product. Several of our patents are related to this process. The factory is expected to have a capacity of over 500,000 sqm of electrochromic foil per year in full operation.

Several established companies and organizations have already discovered the advantages that ConverLight contribute to their business environment. Will you be the next?

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