Our Story.

Nexus i-Glass is established to be a champion for the next generation glass for our buildings both exterior and interior. With our in-depth knowledge and experience of glass fabrication combined with our diverse understanding of emerging technologies and their unique applications, Nexus i-Glass is poised to be the industry leader for special glass solutions to building owners, façade consultants, architects, contractors and home owners.

Discover the Magic of Smart Glass.

Nexus i-GLASS's vision pivots on the profound reshaping of the manufacturing landscape.

Nexus i-GLASS takes the lead, championing sustainability as our guiding principle and transforming challenges into opportunities for revolutionary transformation.

At Nexus i-Glass, our mission is to lead the South East Asia smart glass revolution. Operating from 15,000sqf glass fabrication plant in Malaysia, we're the region's first with a dedicated smart glass processing line.
With strategic global partnerships, we deliver comprehensive solutions for the supply and installation of architectural smart glass.

Our proximity to major glass producers ensures competitive pricing and prompt delivery for extensive projects, strengthening our dedication to pioneering innovation in South East Asia market.

Our Technologies


Smart glass can change its properties reversibly thus expanding its functions over a wider range of applications. Some smart glass are passively triggered meaning it changes its properties based on the environment it is subjected to. Nexus i-Glass brings the power of control to the user or through smart algorithms to manage the environment conditions and create the optimum comfort for the space.

We have:

Nexus S-Shadelite

When you want the view from your windows without the heat. Shadelite will adjust the tint of the glass on your window to give the maximum protection from the harsh sunlight while turning clear at night so you will never have to compromise a good view from your windows like a curtain or blind.

Generic names: Electrochromic glass, EC glass, SPD, Suspended particles device, Self tinting glass, auto tinting glass

(Nexus S-polyShade is the retrofit solutions to Shadelite. It can be applied over any smooth material such as existing glass to provide active solar control)

Partnership Opportunity

If you work in the fields of interior design, installation, architecture, general contracting, own a business, or offer consultancy services, we invite you to explore collaboration opportunities. Get in touch with us to discover more about our cutting-edge smart glass technologies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Smart glass, also known as switchable glass or dynamic glass, is a type of glass that can alter its properties based on external stimuli such as light, heat, or voltage. The primary feature of smart glass is its ability to switch between transparent and opaque states, providing control over the amount of light and heat that can pass through. There are different technologies employed in smart glass, including:

1. Electrochromic Technology: This type of smart glass changes its opacity in response to an electrical voltage. By applying a small electrical current, the glass can transition from transparent to opaque or anywhere in between.

2. Photochromic Technology: Smart glass using photochromic materials can change its tint or color in response to variations in light conditions. This is similar to the technology used in transition lenses for eyeglasses.

3. Liquid Crystal Technology: Liquid crystal molecules are used in some smart glass technologies. When an electric current is applied, the molecules align to allow light to pass through, making the glass transparent. When the current is turned off, the molecules scatter, making the glass opaque.

4. PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) Technology: PDLC smart glass consists of a layer of liquid crystals embedded in a polymer matrix. When an electric current is applied, the liquid crystals align, allowing light to pass through. Without the electric current, the glass appears opaque. Smart glass is used in various applications, such as windows, skylights, partitions, and display screens. It offers benefits like energy efficiency, privacy control, and improved comfort by reducing glare and heat from sunlight.

"Switchable Glass" and "Privacy Glass" are terms that are often used interchangeably, but there are subtle differences in their meanings.

Switchable Glass:

Definition: Switchable glass refers to glass that can change its properties, usually its transparency or opacity, in response to an external stimulus.
Functionality: Switchable glass can be controlled or adjusted using methods such as applying an electrical voltage, changing light conditions, or using other triggers. This enables the glass to transition between transparent and opaque states.
Applications: Switchable glass is versatile and finds applications in windows, doors, partitions, and other architectural elements where the ability to control visibility or light transmission is desirable.

Privacy Glass:

Definition: Privacy glass is a broader term that encompasses any type of glass or glazing system designed to control or enhance privacy.
Functionality: Privacy glass can include various technologies, such as frosted glass, tinted glass, or switchable glass. The primary goal is to limit or control the visibility through the glass, providing a level of privacy for individuals or spaces on either side.
Applications: Privacy glass is commonly used in bathrooms, conference rooms, offices, and residential spaces where maintaining privacy is important.

In summary, "Switchable Glass" is a specific type of glass that can change its properties, including transparency, whereas "Privacy Glass" is a broader term encompassing various glass types and technologies designed to enhance or control privacy. Switchable glass is a subset of privacy glass, and privacy glass can include non-switchable options like frosted or tinted glass.

Yes, electrochromic glass is a type of switchable glass. The term "switchable glass" is a general category that includes various technologies allowing glass to change its properties, such as transparency or opacity. Electrochromic glass falls within this category and is a specific type of switchable glass.

Electrochromic glass uses electrochromic technology, which involves the application of an electric voltage to the glass to induce a reversible change in its optical properties. In the case of electrochromic glass, this electrical stimulation causes a change in the tint or color of the glass, altering its transparency. When a voltage is applied, the glass can transition from a transparent state to a tinted or opaque state, and vice versa.

The ability to dynamically control the transparency of electrochromic glass makes it a popular choice in architectural and automotive applications. It offers advantages such as energy efficiency, glare reduction, and the ability to customize the amount of light passing through the glass.

There are several types of self-tinting glass, each utilizing different technologies to achieve the tinting effect. Some of the common types include:

Electrochromic Glass:
Technology: Uses an electrochromic coating or layer that changes its opacity in response to an applied electrical voltage.
Operation: The glass can switch between transparent and tinted states by adjusting the voltage, allowing for dynamic control of light and heat.

Photochromic Glass:
Technology: Contains photochromic materials that undergo a reversible change in color or tint when exposed to UV light.
Operation: The glass darkens in response to sunlight and returns to a clear state when the UV light diminishes, providing automatic tinting based on light conditions.

Suspended Particle Device (SPD) Glass:
Technology: Utilizes microscopic particles suspended within the glass that can be aligned or dispersed by applying an electric current.
Operation: The alignment of particles allows light to pass through, making the glass transparent. Dispersing the particles makes the glass opaque.

Thermochromic Glass:
Technology: Incorporates materials that change color or tint in response to temperature variations.
Operation: The glass darkens or lightens depending on the temperature, providing a form of self-tinting based on thermal conditions.

Liquid Crystal Glass:
Technology: Uses liquid crystal molecules embedded in the glass that align or disperse based on an applied electric current.
Operation: When aligned, the glass is transparent; when dispersed, the glass becomes opaque. The state can be controlled dynamically.

Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) Glass:
Technology: Similar to liquid crystal glass, PDLC glass includes liquid crystal molecules dispersed in a polymer matrix.
Operation: When an electric current is applied, the liquid crystals align, allowing light to pass through. Without the current, the glass appears opaque.

These types of self-tinting glass offer various benefits, such as improved energy efficiency, glare reduction, and enhanced privacy. The choice of the specific type of self-tinting glass depends on factors such as the desired level of control, application, and environmental conditions.

The default mode of switchable glass depends on the specific technology used in its construction. Here are some common types of switchable glass and their default states:

Electrochromic Glass:
Default Mode: Typically, the default state of electrochromic glass is in its clear or transparent mode. When no electrical voltage is applied, the glass allows light to pass through, providing maximum transparency.

Photochromic Glass:
Default Mode: Photochromic glass is clear or lightly tinted in its default state. It becomes darker or more tinted when exposed to UV light, such as sunlight.

Suspended Particle Device (SPD) Glass:
Default Mode: SPD glass is usually in its clear state by default. When no electrical voltage is applied, the suspended particles are dispersed, allowing light to pass through, making the glass transparent.

Thermochromic Glass:
Default Mode: Thermochromic glass is typically clear or lightly tinted in its default state. It becomes darker or more tinted as the temperature increases.

Liquid Crystal Glass and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) Glass:
Default Mode: In the default state, liquid crystal glass and PDLC glass are often opaque or translucent. When an electrical current is applied, the liquid crystals align, making the glass transparent.

It's important to note that the default mode is the state the glass assumes when no external stimuli or control signals are applied. The ability to switch between different states, such as transparency and opacity, is a key feature of switchable glass technologies, allowing users to customize the glass based on their preferences or environmental conditions.

Yes, there are retrofit solutions available for converting existing conventional glass into smart glass. Retrofitting offers a way to upgrade traditional windows to have the switchable or dynamic properties associated with smart glass technologies without replacing the entire window structure. Here are a few common retrofit solutions:

Adhesive Films:
Description: Specialized adhesive films with smart glass properties can be applied to existing glass surfaces. These films typically contain electrochromic or other switchable technologies.
Installation: The film is carefully applied to the glass surface, and the electrical components, if required, are integrated into the window frame.
Considerations: Film-based solutions may have limitations in terms of performance compared to integrated smart glass, but they provide a cost-effective retrofit option.

Retrofit Smart Glass Panels:
Description: Entire smart glass panels, often pre-fabricated with switchable technologies, can be installed over existing glass surfaces.
Installation: These panels are mounted onto the existing window frame, providing the benefits of smart glass without the need to replace the entire window.
Considerations: Retrofit panels may alter the appearance of the window frame and might not seamlessly integrate with the existing architecture.

Smart Blinds or Shades:
Description: Retrofitting smart blinds or shades with switchable properties can be an alternative solution for achieving privacy and light control.
Installation: These shades are installed over existing windows and can be controlled electronically to adjust their opacity.
Considerations: While not directly applied to the glass, smart blinds or shades offer an effective retrofit solution for achieving similar benefits.

PDLC Retrofit Films:
Description: Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) films with switchable properties can be retrofitted onto existing glass surfaces.
Installation: Similar to adhesive films, PDLC films are applied to the glass, and electrical components are integrated into the window frame.
Considerations: PDLC retrofit films provide a way to achieve privacy control and light modulation.

It's important to carefully evaluate the specific retrofit solution based on factors such as performance, cost, aesthetics, and compatibility with existing structures. Working with professionals experienced in smart glass retrofitting is advisable to ensure proper installation and optimal performance.

Yes, switchable glass can be used for external applications, and it is commonly employed in various architectural designs for external facades, windows, and skylights. The use of switchable glass on the exterior of buildings offers several advantages:

Privacy Control: Switchable glass allows for dynamic control over visibility and privacy. When in the opaque state, it can provide privacy for occupants, and when transparent, it allows natural light and views.

Glare Reduction: Switchable glass can be used to control glare from sunlight, enhancing comfort and visibility for occupants.

Energy Efficiency: By adjusting the tint or opacity of the glass based on external conditions, switchable glass can contribute to energy efficiency by reducing the heat and glare entering a building.

Architectural Aesthetics: Switchable glass adds a modern and dynamic element to building facades, contributing to architectural aesthetics.

Daylight Harvesting: Switchable glass can be integrated into smart building systems for daylight harvesting, optimizing the use of natural light and reducing the need for artificial lighting.

Advertising Displays: In some cases, switchable glass is used as a medium for advertising or dynamic displays on building exteriors.

It's important to consider the specific type of switchable glass technology, such as electrochromic, SPD (Suspended Particle Device), or other variants, based on the desired functionality and performance requirements for external applications. Additionally, proper installation and maintenance are crucial to ensure the durability and longevity of switchable glass in external settings, where it is exposed to environmental factors like sunlight, rain, and temperature variations.

The method of turning smart glass on or off depends on the specific technology used in the smart glass. Here are some common types of smart glass and how they are typically controlled:

Electrochromic Glass:
Control Method: Electrochromic glass is controlled by applying an electric voltage to the glass. When a voltage is applied, the electrochromic materials in the glass change their opacity, making the glass either transparent or opaque.
Switching On/Off: Turning electrochromic glass on involves applying the voltage to transition to the desired state (usually transparent). Turning it off involves removing the voltage or applying a different voltage to switch to the opposite state (usually opaque).

Suspended Particle Device (SPD) Glass:
Control Method: SPD glass contains microscopic particles suspended in a film within the glass. These particles can be aligned or dispersed by applying an electric current.
Switching On/Off: To turn SPD glass on (transparent), an electric current is applied to align the particles and allow light to pass through. To turn it off (opaque), the current is turned off or reversed, causing the particles to disperse.

Liquid Crystal Glass:
Control Method: Liquid crystal glass uses liquid crystal molecules that align or disperse in response to an applied electric current.
Switching On/Off: To turn liquid crystal glass on (transparent), an electric current is applied to align the liquid crystals. Turning it off (opaque) involves removing the electric current or applying a different current to disperse the liquid crystals.

Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) Glass:
Control Method: PDLC glass also uses liquid crystal molecules dispersed in a polymer matrix.
Switching On/Off: Similar to liquid crystal glass, turning PDLC glass on (transparent) involves applying an electric current to align the liquid crystals. Turning it off (opaque) involves removing the electric current or applying a different current to disperse the liquid crystals.

Photochromic Glass:
Control Method: Photochromic glass changes its tint in response to UV light exposure. Switching On/Off: Photochromic glass does not have a direct on/off switch. It automatically adjusts its tint based on the intensity of UV light. It can be considered "on" when exposed to sunlight and "off" when shielded from UV light.

The control mechanisms may vary based on the specific manufacturer and product design. In many cases, smart glass systems are integrated into building automation or control systems, allowing users to adjust the glass properties through manual controls, sensors, or programmable settings.

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