Volume 8, Issue 3, May-June  2004

Noteworthy


MACHINERY
Argotech Announces Second Extrusion Line
Argotech Inc. of Greenfield, Mass., a supplier of engineered polyurethane (TPU) film and sheet, has announced the startup of it’s second clean-room extrusion line. According to the company, it’s second manufacturing plant is a fully contained, hard-wall, clean-room facility dedicated exclusively to the production of the aliphatic-grade urethane products via flat-die extrusion.
Info www.argotecinc.com or call 413/772-2564.

FILMS
Save The Paint
CPFilms of Martinsville, Va., has introduced Llumar® paint protection film, an optically clear paint protective film for automobiles.

An eight-mil thick urethane film, it is designed to offer a removable shield against scratching, chipping and minor surface damage and is intended to cover portions of original paintwork such as side doors and frontal bodywork.
CPFilms warrants Llumar paint protective film against cracking, peeling, bubbling or yellowing for as long as the original purchaser retains ownership of the vehicle.
Info visit www.llumar.com or call 800/255-8627.

Batter Up!
3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety and Security window film with a silver reflective coat to provide privacy, reduce heat and block UV rays, proved its keep when vandals attempted to break into a law enforcement supply store but could not get through the film. Installed by Window Expert Inc., the Marietta, Ga.-based distributor which announced the incident, the film was initially chosen for its privacy factor, which allowed employees at Law Enforcement Supply of Marietta to see out the windows during the day but prevented people from seeing inside the building.
Info www.3m.com or call 888/364-3577.

Bekaert Expands Designer, Safety Film
Clearwater, Fla.’s Bekaert Specialty Films has announced that it is extending its line of Panorama designer and safety window films to include an 8 Mil product design to help hold residential and commercial glass in place if shattered. This protection greatly reduces the chances of break-ins, property damage and even personal injury that result from broken glass, the company says.

“Now with the new safety film being four times thicker than a standard solar control window film, it further protects occupants from the hazards of broken glass, delivering an ideal safety solution to customers in key markets—including commercial businesses and coastal residential communities,” said Jeffrey Plummer, vice president of sales and marketing. “The threat of hurricanes and other deadly storms, along with the significant increase in public crimes, has put a demand on alternative measures of protection.”

According to Bekaert, the film is ideal for new or resale homes and commercial buildings and come with warranties that range from 12 years to lifetime.
Info www.panoramafilms.com or call 800/282-9031. 


I Dream of Genie
Cincinnati, Ohio’s Window Genie has begun offering the application of window film to its customers along with its window and deck cleaning services. Encouraging customers to protect the interior of their houses, the company applies what it describes as a micro-thin, polyester window film material that bonds to windows. According to the company, it does not need adhesives and stays indefinitely.

“This is not the film you remember seeing in an old, beat-up car or the dark limo-tint,” said Rick Nonelle, president of Window Genie.

The films are available in a variety of styles and shades, from neutral or bronze to dual-reflective films the company further states.
Info call 800/700-0022. 


WINDOW FILM

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