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

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.

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Halio before and after tinting example – at 8 AM. (Photo: Business Wire)

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:

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.

About Kinestral

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kinestral Technologies,
Inc. develops technologies that transform glass into responsive,
intelligent, and beautiful architectural elements. The company has a
growing global patent portfolio in manufacturing, device processing, and
smart window control systems. Halio™ smart-tinting glass is the
company’s flagship product. Learn more at www.kinestral.com,
and follow us @Kinestral
and on LinkedIn.

About AGC

AGC Asahi Glass (also called AGC, Registered Company name: Asahi Glass
Co., Ltd., Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Takuya Shimamura) is
the parent company of the AGC Group, a world-leading glass solution
provider and supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals,
ceramics and other high-tech materials and components. Based on more
than a century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed a
wide range of cutting-edge products. The AGC Group employs some 50,000
people worldwide and generates annual sales of approximately 1.5
trillion Japanese yen through business in about 30 countries. For more
information, please visit www.agc.com.

*Zion Market Research

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