HalioTM Smart-Tinting Glass Selected for Major Renovation Project in Brussels

Halio smart-tinting glass has been selected for use in the renovation of
Gare Maritime, a turn-of-the-century commercial train station in
Brussels, Belgium, according to Halio North America, LLC and Halio
International. It is the first large scale deployment of Halio and will
be produced at Kinestral Technologies, Inc.’s new high- volume factory
later this year. The factory will produce several million square feet of
Halio each year at sizes up to 10 feet tall.

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“Gare Maritime is the first of several orders to come this year,” said
Craig Henricksen, vice president of marketing for Kinestral
Technologies, Inc., the maker of Halio smart-tinting technologies. “Our
presence here at AIA is to affirm that we are taking orders globally.
Architects and developers around the world are witnessing just how much
Halio has advanced electrochromic technologies – and they’re responding.
We are in final negotiations on a number of projects in North America,
Asia-Pacific, and Europe – and we’ll be announcing them in the coming
weeks and months.”

The Gare Maritime project was secured by Halio International, one of the
joint venture companies formed by Kinestral Technologies, Inc. and AGC,
Inc. to be the exclusive providers of Halio smart-tinting glass to the
building industry. Extensa, an Ackermans & Van Haaren company and the
developer of the project, selected Halio for the renovation primarily
because the product helps them achieve their ambitious sustainability
goals while using innovative technologies to ensure occupant comfort
without covering up the original metal architecture with blinds and
other daylighting techniques.

“Halio is the world’s most advanced natural light management system,”
said Alain Jardinet, CEO of Halio International. “It’s extremely
responsive. It begins tinting within seconds, and it reaches full-tint
in less than three minutes. That’s up to 10 times faster than similar
technologies, and because it tints uniformly, the relief from glare and
solar heat happens almost immediately.”

In its clear state, Halio is indistinguishable from conventional glass,
making it ideal for renovation projects that aim to preserve
architectural elements while taking advantage of advanced technologies.
Extensa will retain the art-nouveau wrought-iron framework of Gare
Maritime to build a “covered town” with high-end offices, restaurants,
retail, and public spaces. Halio will be featured in 600 windows for the
two large glass facades of the building.

The project is located in Brussels’ Canal Zone and is part of the major
urban restoration of Tour & Taxis, once a customs clearance and storage
complex in Belgium that covers 100 acres.

About Halio North America and Halio International

The exclusive providers of Halio products and services to the building
industry, Halio North America and Halio International are joint venture
companies created by AGC, the world’s largest flat glass manufacturer
and Kinestral Technologies, Inc., designer, developer, and manufacturer
of Halio smart-tinting technologies. The partnership leverages their
respective strengths and knowledge: AGC’s reputation in the building
industry and 100+ years of experience in glass technologies and
Kinestral’s innovative, patented smart-tinting technologies. To learn
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