AGC and Kinestral Technologies Establish Joint Venture Companies to Sell and Service Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

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Halio North America and Halio International Now Open for Business

HAYWARD, Calif. – June 20, 2018 – Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio™ smart-tinting glass technologies, and AGC, the world’s largest manufacturer of flat glass, today announced that the joint venture companies they formed, Halio North America (HNA) and Halio International (HINT) are now open for business.  HNA and HINT are the exclusive sales and service agents for Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry.

The newly-formed joint venture companies leverage AGC’s reputation in the building industry and 100+ years of experience in glass technologies and Kinestral’s innovative, patented smart-tinting technologies.  The joint venture companies’ focus on Halio will expand the market for smart-tinting glass, creating indoor environments that are healthier, greener, and smarter. (The construction glass market was valued at $91.7 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow to $138.3 billion by 2023.* )

Halio smart-tinting glass is next-generation electrochromic technology. It differs from earlier technologies in three key ways:

  1. Color – Halio looks like conventional clear glass until it tints to cool shades of gray.
  2. Tinting Speed – Halio begins tinting within 15 seconds and achieves its darkest shade in less than three minutes.
  3. Uniform Tinting – Because it tints uniformly (no more iris or curtain effect), Halio delivers relief from glare and solar heat even before its darkest tint is achieved. Halio also allows for an unlimited number of tint levels – every shade between clear and dark.

Halio tinting can be fully automated, and automation can be overridden with several manual control options: a mobile app, a wireless tint selector, or a desktop application. Halio can also be integrated with many of today’s most popular building management and home automation systems, as well as cloud-based devices.  For more information on Halio smart-tinting glass, visit www.halioglass.com.

*Zion Market Research

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