Volume 11, Issue 1 - January/February 2007

The Back Page
In the News
Compiled from News Reports Across the World

Window film is a popular item among consumers and, as such, stories about it pop up almost every day in newspapers across the world. The Window Film staff has compiled a few on this page that we found interesting. To submit articles that you see in consumer publications or your own hometown press, please e-mail a link to the story to pstacey@glass.com or mail a copy of the article to Attn: Window Film magazine, P.O. Box 569, Garrisonville, VA 22463.
 
Pensacola Paper Touts Window Film for Hurricane Protection

PENSACOLA, FLA.—In a December 12 article, the Pensacola News Journal warned readers not to bank on the 2007 hurricane season playing out as smoothly as that of 2006. As such, the article encouraged consumers to prepare their homes for hurricanes with a number of products, including window film. Also named on the list of hurricane-resistant products were window and door shutters, plywood sized for windows and hurricane straps.
The Pensacola News Journal warned that forecasters are predicting 14 named storms in 2007, “with half of them reaching hurricane status.”

FilmTack Featured in Online Asian Business Magazine
SINGAPORE—FilmTack, a window film distributor based in Singapore, recently was featured on www.asiaone.com as one of the 2006 e50 start-up companies. The article saluted the company’s leaders, Kiang Hau Poon, 26, and Jian Xing Poon, 24, two young entrepreneurs who took the business over from their father, Teo Kim Poon, 53. Kiang Hau serves as managing director of the company and Jian Xing serves as director.

Kiang Hau commented to the publication that the honor may have been bestowed upon him and his brother, but says a lot for his father as well.

“We are grateful to our customers and suppliers,” Kiang Hau said. “The recognition for FilmTack is the best way for me and my brother to say thank you to our father for his vision and support.”

(Window Film is) For the Birds
JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS—If solar and security protection aren’t enough to encourage customers that film can be beneficial, KLTV in Jacksonville, Texas, suggests one more use for film: to protect birds from being killed by mistakenly flying into glass. According to the article, between 100 million and one billion birds are killed annually by crashing into glass windows. To combat this problem, KLTV encourages readers to take a look at glass and, if it’s transparent, alter it with window film, decals, screens or branches. 

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