Glass Apps Acquires Entire Smart Film Manufacturing Assets of Citala

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Transaction Further Positions Glass Apps as a Market Leader in the Smart Glass Industry

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Glass Apps, LLC, a leading provider of Switchable Glass and Smart Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand, today announced that it has acquired the production assets of Citala, the original inventor of switchable film. A key component of the acquisition includes Citala's switchable polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film manufacturing line, one of two in North and South America.

Taliq founded in 1986, later know as Citala, invented, patented and commercialized PDLC window film technology and products.

“Citala's products were developed using different coating methods and have unique attributes to other competing products,” said Thomas Lee, Glass Apps CEO. “This acquisition will give Glass Apps and DMDisplay the capability to leverage the two leading PDLC technologies in the world and deliver the widest range of switchable film and smart glass products, while expanding DMDisplay's manufacturing capability to the United States."

“We are very pleased to exclusively partner with Glass Apps to deliver smart glass and film solutions throughout North and South America,” said Jaewoon Lim, DMDisplay Chairman. “This combines leading edge PDLC smart film technology, developed in Korea, with local US manufacturing and production for best-of-breed smart glass and film solution delivery.”


Glass Apps is the leading provider of switchable glass and liquid crystal based films and exclusive partner to DMDisplay. Our smart glass and film products provide privacy on demand in a switch of a button and energy savings through solar control. Glass Apps products are used in residential, commercial, retail, government and transportation exterior and interior glass worldwide. Glass Apps is headquartered in Culver City, CA. For more information visit


DMDisplay, a corporation founded in 1998 specializing in PDLC products. Today, DMDisplay produces the most advanced PDLC products in the world, in terms of both quality and technology. DMDisplay has the largest PDLC production capacity in the world and offers Magic Glass (switchable glass), Magic Film and Magic SF (self-adhesive film) to construction, interior, visual display and consumer electronic markets throughout the world.

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