Picture Window

Lead Participant: Soda Limited


Picture Window will demonstrate an electrically controllable optical film for the built environment able to change its reflectivity characteristics to enable the control of solar radiation entering the building and to provide digital display of information at low-resolution. Using a new generation of high performance smectic A liquid crystal materials and recently developed know-how in the fabrication of LC device structures on plastic, the project will extend the applicability of the technology into the built environment.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Soda Limited, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA £59,599 £ 29,800


Vector-Foiltec Limited, LONDON £110,016 £ 11,013
Centre for Process Innovation Limited, REDCAR £80,562 £ 30,600
Dupont Teijin Films U.K. Limited, REDCAR £20,141 £ 2,000
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom £183,000 £ 183,000
Timsons Limited, NORTHAMPTON £85,642 £ 24,999
Dow Corning Limited, BARRY £30,000 £ 3,000


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