More International Recognition for LightGlass: Vienna-based Smart Glass Company Wins 2016 Glass Magazine Award

Jul 28, 2016, 10:00 ET from LightGlass Technology GmbH

VIENNA and WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The US publication Glass Magazine has announced this year's winners of the 2016 Glass Magazine Awards. The internationally prestigious glass and metal industry award recognises the best products and glass technologies the global glass technology and production industry has to offer. The Vienna-based technology company LightGlass received the award for its "ALED Daylight" technology in the category "Most Innovative Glass Product".

For LightGlass, winning this award represents a major international accolade and top-level recognition of its pioneering technologies in the area of self-illuminating glass. LightGlass technologies are suitable for use in all architectural glass processing industries, irrespective of sector, and are licensed to companies in these industries. Patents granted in the EU and in the United States pave the way for the US market launch set for autumn 2016.

Commenting on this year's award-winning projects, one of the judges, Mandy Marxen, Vice President of Marketing at Gardner Glass Products, says, "It's always amazing how new products pick up on the latest industrial challenges and architectural trends. Architects want to use glass and it's up to us to provide answers and to meet these challenges."

LightGlass is currently establishing itself on the international smart glass market with its third product line, ALED technology. Unlike the electrochromes and liquid crystal glasses from companies such as SageGlass, Corning or Guardian Glass, the innovative feature of the ALED technology is that glass itself provides the light source in near-daylight quality, offering the advantage of switchability from completely transparent to dynamic light and combining the benefits of infinitely variable control of lighting moods and light data with the ability to simulate the course of natural daylight - all in a single technology.

See LightGlass live   

The fact that LightGlass has been invited to this year's "glasstec" in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 September, the world's leading trade fair for the glass industry, confirms the sustained interest in the company and its technologies. As part of the special show entitled "glass technology live", LightGlass will be presenting its ALED Daylight technology to an audience of experts and other interested parties.

About the Glass Magazine Award   

The projects and products nominated are submitted to a panel of judges from all sectors of the glass industry; winners are chosen in eleven categories and announced in the July issue of Glass Magazine. With this award, LightGlass Technology GmbH now belongs to a select group of top-class companies that includes Permasteelisa, Sapa, Mortensen, Border Glass, PPG Industries and the Walsh Group.

About LightGlass Technology GmbH   

The Vienna-based technology company LightGlass develops and licenses self-illuminating glass with the quality of daylight for international industry, as well as glass with integrated technical modules. The patented product technologies with their unique global selling points are suitable for use in all architectural glass processing industries and are licensed to companies in the areas of windows and doors, façade and dry construction, elevators, hospital technologies, partition wall systems. retail architecture and smart home applications as well as all-rounders in architectural glass, light and electronics. Another business segment is contract research for major international companies. LightGlass technologies have unique global selling points and have won several international awards.

Iconic Award 2015 - Winner - Building Technologies "Best of Best"

German Design Award 2016 - Special Mention - Architectural Products

Architizer A+ Awards 2016 - Finalist - Material Glass

Houska Award 2016 - Awardee - R&D in SME

Press photos:   

Photo 1: Partition with ALED Technology OFF/ON (Credits: LightGlass)

Photo 2: LightGlass CEO Paul Brettschuh (Credits: LightGlass)

Photo 3: Logo "Glass Magazine Award Winner" (Credits: Glass Magazine 2016)

Company contact:
LightGlass Technology GmbH
Dr Reinhard Tschaickner
Marketing & PR
Tel.: +43-1-947-59-06
Mobile: +43-664-397-80-88

Press contact:
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