Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Liquid Crystal Windows: Imagination to inception

We developed the first liquid crystal windows as a pilot project together with Peer+ at this company’s site in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2014, the start-up Peer+ became a subsidiary of our company, and the development of LC glass modules advanced further. How it all started and how the technology works  are explained in "M - The Explorer Magazine" (along with a video).
Liquid Crystal Windows: Attractive and fast (M – The Explorer Magazine)
In modern buildings, liquid crystal windows can offer sun protection or provide privacy (brochure download)

Liquid crystals – not only for displays

Windows that automatically darken and eliminate the need for blinds? Our liquid crystal technology makes it possible. So far, their main uses have been in television displays and smartphones. But in the future,  we will produce modules for liquid crystal windows.  At the same time, innovations continue to improve and enhance classic displays. New quantum materials can make displays even brighter while consuming less power. That's why we're investing further here as well.


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Production unit for liquid crystal window modules
We aim to further expand our market and technology leadership in liquid crystals and are deploying our expertise in application areas beyond displays. That’s why we’re investing in a production unit for switchable glass modules featuring LC technology. These modules are the prerequisite for switchable windows that steer the amount of light entering  a building depending on the degree of solar radiation.


Quantum materials for the display industry
Quantum materials for the display industry
In order to supply our display industry customers with innovative quantum materials for displays with even better brightness and lower power consumption, we have entered into a license agreement with Nanoco.


Markus Talanow
Markus Talanow
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Free-form displays in the cockpit

What was once known as the dashboard can now justifiably be called a cockpit: Our innovations for LC displays are opening up new dimensions that will also benefit automobile designers.

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More safety: Smart automotive lighting

In cooperation with industrial partners such as Hella and Porsche, we are developing a headlight system that will improve traffic safety – thanks to liquid crystals shutters for sensitive responding.

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