Welcome to our blog! Since this is our first post, we wanted to provide a little insight into our company and how we developed the Suntuitive interlayer.
Our past – On a sunny day in 1997, Dr. Harlan Byker, an inventor with nearly 55 U.S. patents, was sitting in a conference room that had become uncomfortably warm due to the sun blazing through a bank of regular, fixed-tint windows.
This sparked an idea. Harlan, who devised the original chemistry used in electrochromic devices, vowed to create a similar technology that could be used in windows. Thus, he founded Pleotint, LLC, with the goal of creating sunlight-responsive, self-tinting dynamic glass.
A new thermochromic technology known as the Suntuitive interlayer was developed, the first commercially available interlayer for laminated glass in North America that gradually darkens in response to rising temperatures caused by direct sunlight, then cools as the sun moves across the sky, returning to a clear, neutral state in cloudy or dark environmental conditions.
Our present – Today, from our home in Jenison, Mich., just south of Grand Rapids, we manufacture the Suntuitive interlayer and work with customers on a case-by-case basis to solve their glazing challenges and to determine which glass construction will best meet their needs and budgets.
As a result, the Suntuitive interlayer has been installed in more than 60 locations around the world and many more projects are already in the works!
Whether you are a business owner looking to create a more comfortable environment for your employees, or a homeowner looking to protect your interior furnishings, we believe you deserve to enjoy your views; minimize your needs for blinds, shades, or curtains; and benefit from natural daylighting.
What are the benefits of daylighting, you ask? We’ll discuss those in our next blog. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Pleotint, Dr. Byker, or the Suntuitive interlayer, we invite you to visit our website by clicking here.
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A blog for the latest happenings and general information about the dynamic glass industry including topics on daylighting, energy efficiency and green building tips