PPG and Vision Systems team up for new window shading applications


PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to collaborate on the development of new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for commercial, regional, military and general aviation applications.

PPG has supplied electrochromic window shading systems for commercial aircraft and ground vehicles since 2007. Vision Systems is an established supplier of aircraft shading systems and associated electronics.

Vision Systems’ dimmable window solutions offer instant response time for changing light transmittance and have no size limitations relative to aircraft transparency applications. The dimmable windows can be controlled individually by a seat-side wired or wireless interface, or cabin-wide through the cabin window management system. “As a result, we can develop applications for larger transparencies with flat or curved shapes as well as retrofit installations including with add-on panels,” said Brent Wright, PPG global business director for aerospace transparencies.

“We are very pleased about this agreement with PPG, [which is]internationally renowned for Alteos interactive window systems and Opticor advanced transparency material, which, when combined with the Nuance V2 product by Vision Systems, will offer aircraft manufacturers and operators exciting new shading options,” said Catherine Robin, group managing director at Vision Systems.

Vision Systems developed its latest-generation Nuance V2 dimmable window through its Smart Lite division. It is based on suspended particle device film technology licensed from Research Frontiers and a Vision Systems interlayer designed to offer 2.5% haze, 100% clarity and 99.6% blockage of visible light with the ultra-dark version of the Nuance product.

May 25, 2017

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