Asahi Glass partner to produce smart glass in Taiwan


Kinestral Technologies, a U.S.-based partner of Japan’s Asahi Glass, will invest $100 million to begin Taiwanese production of its glass that can change color through use of electrical currents. A subsidiary of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry will assist in setting up production and sales in China. Plant construction will begin as early as March in Miaoli County in northwestern Taiwan, and product sales are scheduled to kick off in early 2018. Kinestral will use funds procured from such investors as Asahi Glass.