Priviglaze manufacturing process prioritises quality and sustainability.
Priviglaze manufacturing process uses the highest grade, latest generation material of switchable film from the start.
During the Priviglaze manufacturing process, every inch of the material is inspected to make sure there are no flaws or damage. Our dedicated technicians inspect the smart film routinely before each project we undertake.
Electrical connections are attached to the film. This is a very delicate operation as the material is 1.4mm thick, comprising of 5 layers of material and the connections are attached to the first and last sheets. The Priviglaze manufacturing process requires our utmost dedication and TLC.
We laminate the material between two sheets of glass, using a transparent adhesive material to each side of the film and between the glass. The oven is heated to a specific temperature before the product left to bake for a crucial amount of time. The specifics of how this process is carried out is a highly kept secret.
The glass is then left to cool and any excess glue removed from the edges. Subsequently, we clean and pack the smart glass carefully. Finally, the glass is ready to be shipped by our dedicated glass carrier.
All Priviglaze switchable film and glass are bespoke and produced as per provided measurements, meaning there is minimal waste. Where switchable film is produced and has a slight fault or does not pass quality control, we will recut these and make them into small samples.
The packaging which our glass and film comes in is mostly recyclable. Packaging cartons are reused several times.
We always take any excess packaging away with us to recycle. Any glass removed or replaced will be returned to our glass manufacturer for recycling.
Whilst the raw smart film material is sourced from overseas, as this is not yet available in the UK; we work with local manufacturers to produce the glass to reduce freight costs. Where possible, we combine orders to reduce the amount of shipments we receive. Our install team will travel to site in either the same vehicle or use public transport. We always aim to install jobs which are close together on consecutive days to reduce journeys and travel time.
Our office policy is to be as paperless as possible, only printing when absolutely necessary. All paper used are recycled responsibly.