Window Film Blog

Utah tint law is pretty flexible compared to many states.  The current law requires 43% on front side windows, and any VLT percentage on the back side and rear windows.  That being said, the front side window requirement of 43% is more restrictive than 33 out of 50 other states.  Cindy Kern of Orem recently requested that the tint law be changed to allow darker tints in Utah as she found that she has skin cancer on the left

IWFA is a non-profit industry group that helps promote window film to the mass market.  IWFA recently released a consumer’s information booklet on window film.

“Many consumers are deciding for a variety of factors to stay in place and are looking for ways to improve the curb appeal and efficiency of their homes,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Window film is a long-term and cost-effective solution for home improvement challenges. It can reduce energy consumption by reducing solar

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,

Mirae Nano Tech (english website) declared in a recent press release that it would be launching three new areas of business – retro-reflective film, GEF, and window film.   Mirae Nano has specialized in display component materials like optical films used in TV’s, monitors, and laptop computer screens.  Having risen from 1% market share in 2005 to 30% market share in 2010 and #1 in the world, this company is a true growth story.

Not Mirae Nano is looking

Although this Mercedes C63 is stunning in its chrome blue 360 degree window tint, it is illegal in pretty much every state in the United States.  The chrome reflectiveness exceeds the maximums set by each state, and even the blue color is illegal in many states.  Finally, front-window tint is also illegal in most states as it obscures some vision and may cause incidental glare towards other vehicles.

Nevertheless, this is a beautiful tint job to behold.  Enjoy.

This modern building of stone and glass houses Kansas University’s Center for Design Research.  Giving a place for meeting, lectures, and experiments in design for the University students, this building itself has non-standard roots.  The exterior stonework are byproducts of stone manufacturing:

The exterior stonework was created from cottonwood limestone tailings—the waste product from manufacturing stone. Between March and May, several students cut each of the tailings down into smaller blocks. “I don’t know if they had done something bad,” Thomas

The state of Tennessee will be spending $26.4 million dollars in funds from the Tennessee Valley Authority settlement.  A complete description of the TVA Settlement is available on the EPA website:

In November 1999, EPA issued TVA an administrative compliance order (ACO) alleging that TVA modified a number of coal-fired units at nine of TVA’s plants without first complying with Clean Air Act (CAA) preconstruction obligations that include obtaining preconstruction permits and installing and operating state-of-the-art pollution control technology (CAA