Pittsburgh Glass Works Marks One Year Anniversary as Independent Glass Supplier and Highlights Involvement with Research Frontiers’ SPD-SmartGlass
October 13, 2009. Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR), today marked its one year anniversary as an independent auto glass supplier.
In today’s press release, PGW highlights its involvement with SPD-SmartGlass(TM) light-control technology developed and licensed by Research Frontiers.
SPD-Smart(TM) products use patented SPD film technology. With the touch of a button or turn of a dial, users can instantly and precisely adjust the tint of windows, sunroofs, glass roof systems, skylights and other products. Automated adjustment of SPD-Smart products also is available using sensors or timing devices. SPD films can be combined with other glazing materials, such as materials used in armored glass, to meet a wide range of end-product requirements across many applications.
Since its spin-off from PPG Industries last October, PGW has continued its status as one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive glass and services, while maintaining its involvement in research to improve vehicle fuel economy and in bringing new products to the market. The company supplies windows, windshields, sunroofs and assemblies to auto and truck manufacturers.
Jim Wiggins, Chairman and CEO, Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC noted in their press release: “PGW is thrilled to mark its one year anniversary by taking note of our successes, new partnerships and our technological advancements. During a challenging time for the auto industry, we’ve worked hard alongside our customers to offer value-added solutions for today while taking steps to ensure we’re on the leading edge of glass and services products in the future.”
In addition to highlighting its involvement with SPD-SmartGlass, PGW noted many other achievements over the past year including their winning a new long-term supply contract with Daimler for laminated glass, their work with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and confirmation that its products meet the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Cool Car initiative which calls for a regulation that will require new cars sold in California to have windows that reject more than 50% of the sun’s energy starting with the 2012 model year.
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Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D. – Director of Market Development