Volume 11, Issue 3 - May/June 2007

Noteworthy


FILMS
Johnson Goes Ceramic 
Johnson Window Films in Carson, Calif., introduced Insulatir, a new automotive film utilizing ceramic technology. Insulatir contains infrared ray reflective properties to reject heat while providing long-lasting durability.

Because Insulatir is neither a dyed nor a metal film, installers can now offer customers one of the best solar energy rejection films in the industry without some of the drawbacks of an all-metal film—too reflective—or all-dyed film—fading over time. Plus, Insulatir is signal-friendly for GPS and satellite radio systems.

According to the company, Insulatir shrinks fast and easy, which helps save time and money. It comes with a lifetime factory warranty. www.johnsonwindowfilms.com

Supreme Makes Its Way to the Window
High Performance (HP) Supreme window film, the latest film in the Solar Gard product line from Bekaert in San Diego, is now available for automotive installations. HP Supreme is available in seven different shades and features a stylish look to satisfy customer needs for privacy.

The Solar Gard Performance Series line, including the latest HP Supreme film, reduces the transmission of ultraviolet light by blocking more than 99 percent and rejecting up to 58 percent of the total solar energy. The addition of HP Supreme window film allows customers and their automobiles to stay protected while maintaining the sophisticated appearance of their cars. www.solargard.com

CPFilms: One Film Locks Signal In, The Other Lets It Out
LLumar® Axcesssignal-enabling window film from CPFilms in St. Louis, a business unit of Solutia Inc., won’t interfere with GPS navigation, radio and cell phone signals. 

After traditional window films are installed in a vehicle, certain electronic systems may not function properly, impacting features such as GPS navigation, AM radio, keyless entry, remote start and tire pressure sensors, according to information from the company. Axcess utilizes a patent-pending, hybrid technology that offers the benefits of window film without causing signal interference.

In addition to alleviating signal disruptions, the film offers glare reduction up to 90 percent and heat rejection up to 55 percent. It is available in a variety of light transmissions, and comes with a factory-backed warranty.

CPFilms has also developed a high-tech clear film for businesses and individuals looking to protect the confidentiality of their wireless and other “free-space” electronic communications, LLumar Signal Defense Security Film.

Patented technology built into Signal Defense film reduces electronic signal leakage through windows by serving as a transparent barrier that allows light to pass through, while minimizing transmission of wireless (WiFi), radio frequency (RF) and other electronic signals. In addition to reducing RF signal leakage, one version of the window film is designed to eliminate glass fragmentation and has been blast-tested to government standards.

CPFilms says the film has been installed on more than 200 buildings within various federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury and Department of State, as well as at facilities within the executive branch and at residences of senior government officials. www.llumar.com

 


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