January 23, 2018

Switchable Glass

New liquid crystal Switchable Glass can change appearance, allowing any transition between clear and opaque, in milliseconds. It can be used in internal glass wall partitions in Offices and Board Rooms, in Shopfronts and display windows, in Hotel Lobbies and Entrances – anywhere where alternate vision or privacy is required . . . or as a projection flat screen for presentations and movies.

It can go from clear to opaque, transparent to translucent. It can regulate daylight transmission, and with projection it becomes a massive flat-screen with remarkable image clarity – all at the flick of a switch.

In its un-switched state, the liquid crystals diffuse light, rendering the glass opaque. When switched, the liquid crystals align, allowing light to transmit without diffusion. Also, by variable voltage control, any state from clear to opaque can be programmed. It is definitely an improvement on curtains and blinds.

When used for projection, the liquid crystals capture and transmit projected images with very high clarity and resolution from very acute angles, providing an ideal display screen for simultaneous front and rear viewing. This allows the possibility at night of your whole shop front window becoming a giant flat-screen, on which you could display your own ‘tailor-made’ advertising features projected from inside your shop.

This product has scope for a multitude of uses.

Switchable Glass

Mainfreight Australia

For glass deliveries Australia-wide, we use the reliable services of Mainfreight Australia. You may choose to pick up your glass from one of our Metro Depots or alternatively, you can have a tail lift truck deliver the glass to your site.

Delivery outside of the metro area will incur an extra charge depending upon the distance from the nearest Metro Depot to your site.


Secure Glass and SwitchGlass Metro Depots for Pick-up


50 Yarrawa Street, Prestons, Sydney NSW 2170


1653-1657 Centre Road, Clayton VIC 3168


10 Distribution Drive, Larapinta QLD 4110


25 Naweena Road, Regency Park SA 5010


Unit 2 13 Alderson Place, Hume ACT 2620


2 Mooney Place, O’Connor WA 6163