Romag has agreed an exclusive agreement to be the UK manufacturer for the Suntuitive product, bringing self-tinting glass technology to the residential and commercial sectors.
Suntuitive technology was developed by Michigan based Pleotint, which is a global leader in self-tinting glass, boasting eight international patents and a number of business awards. In the USA this product has performed well in large glazed areas for domestic and commercial projects, and the plan is to offer the same capabilities in buildings across the UK.
When exposed to strong solar rays, the Suntuitive glass unit changes into a darkened blue state, brings light transmission down, and reflects up to 90% of the sun’s rays. The performance of the glass unit changes by the minute offering various levels of solar control and light transmission as climatic conditions change.
Suntuitive glass boasts a g-value of 10%-34%, light transmission of 6%-60% and offers a U-value of 1.2W/m2K. Therefore, when there is little solar heat on the glass unit it remains in a clear state, while offering impressive levels of solar control.
The Suntuitive product can be manufactured using existing equipment and processes at Romag, while the glass can be handled and installed in pretty much the same way as any other standard glass unit.
Paul Cruddace, Romag’s sales and marketing director, said: “Without question this is one of the most exciting glass developments that Romag has seen in recent years. It’s commercially viable, easy to handle and, unlike switchable glass technologies, doesn’t require any wires.
“The commercial opportunities are broad indeed across industrial and residential sectors and will help broaden the reach of Romag.”