PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology is used to make films and glass that can switch from opaque to transparent with the application of an electrical current. Here are the differences between normal PDLC film, self-adhesive PDLC film, and switchable PDLC glass:
1. Normal PDLC film:
This type of PDLC film is designed to be used with laminated glass, and it is not self-adhesive, it is also called Non-adhesive PDLC film. It requires a separate adhesive layer to be added to the glass before applying the PDLC film. This type of PDLC film is often used in glass lamination factories that can laminate it into the final switchable PDLC glass product.
2. Self-adhesive PDLC film:
This type of PDLC film has an adhesive layer already attached to it, making it easy to apply to any smooth surface. It is commonly used in residential and commercial applications for windows, doors, skylights, and partitions.
3. Switchable PDLC glass:
This is a laminated glass product with a PDLC film sandwiched between two layers of glass. This product is designed for use in high-end commercial and residential applications, such as conference rooms, hotels, hospitals, and luxury homes. The switchable PDLC glass is more expensive than self-adhesive PDLC film, but it offers a more durable and long-lasting solution.
In summary, normal PDLC film requires a separate adhesive layer and is designed for use with laminated glass, self-adhesive PDLC film is easy to apply to any smooth surface, and switchable PDLC glass is a laminated glass product with a PDLC film sandwiched between two layers of glass, offering a more durable and long-lasting solution.