I stumbled on this company while checking on another stock of mine. Anyway, it looks as if they make some of the same film as refr although I'm sure with some other technology. There products are sold to Sony corp. (sales to Sony are expected to reach 20 to 40 million in the next few years) and used in crt displays as an anti-glare film. Also it seems to be that there products are used in commercial windows. I'm not sure of all the details but I found it quite interesting. Also Monsanto owns 6% of the company. hum.... isn't Orcalite (a licensee of refr)a division of Monsanto. Is that a conflict of interest or is it that great of an industry to own? I'm no expert I just found it interesting. Check it out SWTX. It was listed by "Red Chip Review" as a top 20 Buy. But that is not my point, I was more interested in the potential for refr. What do you think?
I would check this with Joe Harary at REFR. His e-mail is Harary@refr-spd.com. He is informed regarding competition and could probably give you the best information in terms of how this would relate to REFR.
I took a look at the Home Page for SWTX and from what I can tell the products that both companies manufacture are different. REFR's technology allows the consumer to manually control the amount of light that comes through the glass whereas SWTX's technology limits the amount of light that is transmitted depending on what type of film is applied to the glass. I think this difference makes REFR's technology much more advantageous to the consumer. Take a look at SWTX's web site and if anyone out there disagrees or has more to add I'd like to hear it.