Posts by Category : Film Brands

We have talked about next generation tinted windows on our blog where glass darkens in varying degrees due to electrical voltage applied.  This allows passengers of vehicles or owners of homes, to customize the level of tint required in a flick of a switch or a turn of a dial.  Sage glass has developed dynamic glass products which are installed at many schools such as Ball State University, Chabot College, and Kansas University.

Sage Glass has announced that they

Fuwei Films is a leading Chinese PET manufacturing plant with products spanning many markets including electronics, food, and energy conservation.  They recently announced 2011 full year financial results.  These results give a glimpse at the growth inside China for PET products.  Although Fuwei seems to be primarily a BOPET manufacturer, they have expanding product lines and developing patent portfolio:

In August 2011, we received three utility patents from the Ministry of State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC. These utility

Newly released SolarGard UltraGard is a clear 89% light transmitting film that blocs 99% of both UV-A and UV-B.  Normal glass windows does not block UV-B, and a portion of UV-A.  Unfortunately, it has been shown that regular exposures to both types of ultraviolet radiation can lead to increased risk of skin cancer.  This causes situations where you are at risk in your daily commute to work or curling up in front of a window reading your favorite books.


The window film manufacturers continue to innovate and bring more value to their dealers.  SolarGard is leading the charge in this new area of bringing window film estimation tools to your mobile devices like the Apple iPad and iPhone.  Instead of pulling out your large laptop, and waiting for it to boot-up during a discussion with a client while making awkward small talk as your wait, the SolarGard mobile application allows you to instantly whip out your iPhone or

Some of the most useful reviews for products can be found in enthusiast forums.  It is surprising that only die-hard consumers that do it for the love, have the patience and money to buy products from different brands and in the process, developed a deeper understanding.  In this case, spareparts from UK has a magnificent post regarding his perception of paint protection brands and products.  A quick summary of the findings by spareparts in the UK:


A new loyalty program has been unveiled for SolarGard brand tint shops. Similar to air miles for airlines where repeat customers can accrue miles flown in exchange for flight upgrades or car rentals, SolarGard wants to reward its loyal tint dealers that have been with them.

Each dollar spent with SolarGard on film products, electronic computer-cut access, marketing support, or equipment fee earn a point for each dollar spent. SolarGard Dealer Points accrued can be redeemed for travel, electronics, books,

3M had a nice press release and product usage from the NASCAR race tracks this week.  Greg Biffle is a veteran Nascar driver with major sponsors such as Ford, 3M, American Red Cross, and Coca Cola.  In racing, where all specifications matter, and every little item added to a race car is scrutinized, the Biffle team has added 3M Crystalline 90 film to the cars.   This is a testament to the clarity of the film, low weight, and

As tornado season approaches, businesses are gearing up to protect their building assets as well as shield their customers from damaging effects of flying glass.   Tornado season varies depending on which area of the United States you are located.  In the U.S., tornado season tends to move northward from late winter to mid-summer. In Southern states, tornado season is typically from March to May. In the Southern Plains, it lasts from May to early June. On the Gulf Coast,

As part of Solutia’s, soon to be Eastman Chemical’s, Asian window film growth strategy, V-Kool Thailand reports change in management.   Dallas Douangdara is added as co-ceo, and Tommy Yeo has been installed as general manager.  The V-Kool team hopes to grow it’s Thailand window tint market share from its current 3-7% to 40% in 2014 by expanding not only it’s upscale positioning, but also expanding its mid-scale focus.

TintCenter feels that this is quite achievable in the Thailand marketplace.  Other

Solutia is the mother company of many well-known brands of window films like Llumar, Southwall, Huper Optik, and V-Kool.  News dropped this week that Eastman has entered an agreement to purchase all of Solutia, creating a behemoth of a company.

“The merger is financially compelling for Solutia’s shareholders, delivering immediate value and enabling investors to benefit over the long term from the combined company’s growth,” Zona adds. Solutia shareholders will receive cash and stock valued at $27.65 per Solutia common share,