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Thermochromic Window Tinting Hits Market

Posted by Webmaster on 15. February 2011 18:09

It’s been 13 years in the making, but Pleotint LLC based in West Olive Township just north of Holland, Michigan has released a windows innovation with a promise to limit the effect of the sun’s ray’s on your home or business. Pleotint president Harlan Byker has developed “thermochromic” windows, harnessing the sun's heat to cause a chemical reaction that darkens window tint as the sun grows hotter. Attached is an article on this innovation from Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine where you can read more on this technology and the up and coming company. Also note that Pleotint received a competitively award grant from DOE to help fund its initial technology development.  More recently, it  received a competitive award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to co-fund a large scale demonstration to provide validated field measured energy savings data. Please, read on!

Pleotint Article_thermochromic.pdf (37.42 kb)PDF

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  • tinting enthusiast said,

    Thermocromic window tinting is something I love to read about. Ive been watching this product segment emerge, and what a wonderful development it has been. The more I talk to people about things like this, things which are efficient and energy conserving, the better I feel about it. The things of which technology is capable (and most certainly in the tinting industry alone), in terms of being energy efficient, are hardly in blossom. Being able to use solar energy in an efficient manner may prove to be a determinant as to how long we will be dependent upon fossil fuels.

  • John Vue said,

    The thermocromic product is a great innovation is this product readily available in the UK market