WOODBURY, N.Y. and NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tint-It JSC has acquired a license from Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq:REFR), the developer and licensor of patented SPD-Smart light-control film technology. The non-exclusive license grants Tint-It the right to manufacture and sell SPD-Smart automotive and architectural products in Russia and the Russian Federation, which includes countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The license provides for a 15% royalty to Research Frontiers on sales of licensed SPD-Smart products including automotive sunroofs and side and rear window panes as well as architectural windows, doors, skylights and partitions. The minimum annual royalties and other fees and license terms were not disclosed.
SPD-Smart technology is the world's fastest-switching variably tintable dynamic glazing technology. It is the only smart glass technology that gives users the ability to instantly and precisely control the level of shading to any point between very dark and clear. This provides exceptional control over solar energy while also adding to user comfort and protecting interiors. Available in both glass and lightweight polycarbonate substrates, SPD-Smart products are laminated glazings that offer a distinctive combination of energy efficiency and security, can be controlled manually or automatically, and are available in custom sizes and fabrications for original equipment, new construction, replacement and retrofit projects. SPD-SmartGlass is currently being used in the automotive, architectural, aircraft and marine industries.