Product Information – Dichroic Glass
Dichroic glass with ChameleonLABTM innovation
The ChameleonLABTM dichroic films contain multiple micro-layers which give it
dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of the dichroic film is, that it has a particular transmitted colour and a completely different reflected colour, as certain wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of colour to be displayed. The colours shift depending on the angle of view.
The two standard ChameleonLABTM films are:
The ChameleonLABTM film can be perforated and be combined with all sorts of glass, i.e. float glass, patterned glass or acid etched glass as well as with different colours. That way a lot of exciting and unique effects can be created.
The film can either be applied on face 2 for spandrel applications or be laminated between 2 sheets of glass.
For face 2 applications the ChameleonLABTM film has to be cut back in the edge areas so that the inner sealing lip has no contact to the film edge. The outer sealing lip has to cover the visible gap between the inner sealing lip and the film edge.
When laminating the ChameleonLABTM film between glass the film is exposed to heat. Depending on the required layers of glass and/or lamination film the heat exposure may result in a visible shrinking of the film. This is generally the case when laminating with PVB or Sentry. The shrinking is most visible at the short ends. The lowest grade of visibility is achieved by using special process technology. The visibility also depends on the viewing angle and lighting situation.
Another characteristic of the ChameleonLABTM film can be referred to as flames: