The Leader in
Sun Protection and
Light Control for
the Aviation World
An AS 9100 certified company
Our Engineering Department is continuously working towards evaluating and incorporating new technologies so as to offer its customers new, better products while retaining quality guarantees and affordable pricing.
SWITCHABLE SOLAR FILMS
Our engineering department has extensively researched the various switchable film technologies available today:
. SPD films
In this technology, the film can be switched between clear and light blocking using a very small electrical current.
The technology has, however, a number of shortcomings:
a) in the absence of any electrical current, the film is totally light blocking. To solve this problem, one has to use a back up battery or other electrical sources which can energize the film for a very limited time only.
b) SPD films have a blueish color which is most unpleasant after a while.
c) the cost of the film itself, added to the cost of the back up batteries and electrical circuit result in products which are prohibitively expensive and only reserved for "showroom" applications.
. PDLC Films
In this technology, the film can be switched from light diffracting to fully clear using a miniscule electrical current.
While not light blocking, the film can protect from the direct impact of the sun and the light diffraction is adjustable.
. MICRO SHUTTERS
New, very promising, light blocking affordable technology
More to come soon
The benefits of this type of film are:
a) readily available from a number of sources around the world.
b) very affordable pricing
c) ease of manufacturing.
Aero shade Technologies has incorporated this technology into Smart Sun Visors and Privacypartitions.
To view a film of the PDLC smart sun visor effect
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
For these and other reasons, Aero Shade has determined that the technology, in its present state, was not suitable for aircraft applications.