This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

New Japanese Test Train Uses Special Glass Developed By Asahi Glass Co. Using Research Frontiers Patented SPD-SmartGlass Technology

TOKYO and WOODBURY, N.Y., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earlier today, Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) President & CEO, Kazuhiko Ishimura announced that AGC's new lightweight light control glass using Research Frontiers' (Nasdaq:REFR) patented SPD-SmartGlass has been installed in a gauge-changeable new test train of the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency. This train made a test run on the JR Kyushu's train line this past Sunday, April 20. Images of this new train and more information about AGC's new WONDERLITE™ SPD-SmartGlass product and its benefits is available in the press release issued by Asahi Glass today.

Imagine pushing a button, tapping on your tablet or smart phone, or touching a window and having the window instantly adjust to whatever tint you wanted. All of this is now possible in windows, skylights, sunroofs, partitions and other glass or plastic products using SPD-Smart light control film technology developed by Research Frontiers – the same technology currently used in homes, offices, museums, yachts and in thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide.

The window glass mounted in the test train combines a thin, strong chemically-strengthened glass with SPD-SmartGlass to reduce weight by 30% and improve passenger comfort and safety. Using AGC's SPD-Smart WONDERLITE™ glass, customers can adjust the amount of outside light coming into the train to suit their preferences. This innovative light control glass function eliminates the need for curtains and enhances interior comfort with high heat shielding and thermal insulation.

Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers congratulated licensee Asahi Glass Company on this innovative new product using SPD-SmartGlass technology and noted: "The benefits of SPD-SmartGlass technology currently enjoyed by thousands of people in the automotive, aircraft, marine and architectural industries are now moving to the mass transit train market. SPD-SmartGlass technology is currently the best-selling smart window technology in the world, and through AGC's new product, these benefits are expanding to an even wider group to make their traveling experience even more enjoyable, comfortable, and safer, while also saving energy for train operators."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs