Two New Film Lines from Solar Gard
Several new film products are now available from. Solar Gard®. For
starters, the company has added to its Sentinel Stainless Steel and Solar
Bronze OSW film lines. These 2-mil films have a durable hard coat with
weatherability features. They carry a five-year vertical warranty and
two-year horizontal or sloped warranty. The new Sentinel OSW films can
be used in a number of applications, including glazing with low-E coatings;
structures with double-glazing and/or absorbing glass where traditional
film applications may present significant risks for glass stress and breakage;
and structures where indoor accessibility is limited or unavailable.
In addition, the company offers TrueVue™ films that are designed to protect
buildings from heat, glare and UV rays, while preserving external views.
The films offer solar performance, heat rejection and glare reduction.
SunTek® Introduces New Auto Film
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. / SunTek Window Films has launched
a new automotive window film line, CarbonXP (CXP), which the company says
is the highest-end automotive window film it manufactures.
CXP offers all the benefits of the company’s Carbon line, such as easy
installation, fade-resistant color, clarity, and non-interference properties,
as well as significantly better solar performance than the Carbon line,
ranging from 10-15 percent better, according to the announcement.
The CXP film is manufactured with the latest in non-metal, nano-hybrid
technology, and is available in five VLTs: 5, 18, 35, 45, and 55 percent.
The company adds that the product is backed by a lifetime warranty that
includes peeling, cracking, adhesive failure, and fading.
Johnson Window Films (JWF) has introduced Renegade, a new line of non-reflective
automotive window films. As the latest in a series of dual-ply, non-conductive
films from the company, Renegade features a universal black color for
matching most factory tinted glass, a thick dual-ply design for durability
and color stability, two dye-impregnated laminated film layers for ease
of installation, optical clarity and protection from ultraviolet rays.
According to JWF company officials, the Renegade film used in combination
with its Marathon metalized films can be used on rear windows and not
interfere with radio signal devices such as GPS. The company says this
combination can also be used for a visually matching, high-performance
metalized window film on side windows, as both film types match well with
3M Introduces FX Premium Automotive Window Film
3M now offers FX Premium automotive window films, which the company says
it developed to deliver a high quality window film at an attractive consumer
The FX Premium film comes with a limited lifetime warranty and a scratch
resistant coating designed to help prevent peeling or blistering. It is
also manufactured without any metals, resulting in no interference with
signals for cell phones and GPS systems. The film is available with a
range of visible light transmittance, including 5, 15, 25, 30, 35 and
55 percent to accommodate various state tinting laws.
In addition, it has 99 percent UV protection and carries the Skin Cancer
Foundations recommendation as a product that offers effective protection
from UV rays, according to the company.
CPFilms Introduces EnerLogic™ Glass Insulation Technology
CPFilms Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., announced what
it is calling a groundbreaking new film product. The EnerLogic™ series
is the latest addition to the Vista™ line-up of architectural window films,
and features a patent-pending, low-E coating. The company says EnerLogic
window film adds up to 92-percent more insulating power to existing commercial
and residential windows.
Developed as part of Solutia’s ongoing commitment to energy efficiency,
the company says EnerLogic window film has excellent insulating performance
compared to other window films available. In summer, heat from the sun
is reflected away from windows, easing the stress on air-conditioning.
In winter, radiant heat from heating systems is directed back into the
room, reducing energy use and improving comfort.
“A building is only as energy efficient as its windows,” Dave Kaliser,
CPFilms’ director of product marketing – architectural, explains. “Traditional
window films reflect heat out, providing substantial savings in summer,
but adding relatively little value in winter. EnerLogic film helps keep
the heat outside in summer and inside in winter, creating a perfect balance
of energy efficiency, cost savings, and comfort.”
Features of the new product, according to the company include the following:
Energy Efficiency – The patent-pending technology of EnerLogic
window film effectively transforms the insulating power of single-pane
windows into double-pane; and double-pane windows into triple-pane. The
result is a significant increase in window efficiency at a fraction of
window replacement cost.
Quick Payback – Windows typically account for 15 – 30 percent
of a commercial building’s heating costs, and frequently more than 30
percent of cooling costs. EnerLogic window film is a low-cost, high-return
technology that compares favorably to other energy-saving measures both
in terms of energy efficiency and cost savings. In fact, EnerLogic is
said to outperform most alternatives in terms of simple payback – averaging
just 2.75 years. Plus, it may be eligible for energy rebates and LEED
Widens Tax Credit Eligibility – The first product of the series,
EnerLogic 35, significantly widens tax credit eligibility for residential
applications, according to the announcement. Homeowners with vinyl frame,
dual-pane clear windows may now be eligible for the Federal Tax Credit
anywhere in the United States when EnerLogic 35 window film is installed.
“At CPFilms we understand that the greenest energy is the energy that
isn’t used,” said Ray Kollar, CPFilms president and general manager. “This
innovative new window film series offers excellent value by improving
energy efficiency in every season, helping to reduce consumption and preserve
natural resources. We are proud to be the first film company to introduce
this revolutionary technology.”
Making a Statement
To give sliding glass doors a new look, Wallpaper for Windows now offers
its Deco Tint collection of films that provides a way to add color and
transform their appearance.
Available in ten decorator colors plus frost and lite frost, Deco Tints
give clear glass the look of stained or colored glass. The collection
includes light tint colors (sky blue, mint, sandstone and dusty rose)
and rich colors (amber, golden yellow, ruby, ocean blue, lavender and
Each color is available in both a see-thru and privacy version. The see-thru
versions add color to the glass while softening the view, while the privacy
tints have all the benefits of frosted glass, but in decorator colors.
According to information from the company, the Deco Tint adhesive-free
films are easy to apply, easy to trim to size and resist fingerprints
and smudges. The films can also help save energy and filter UV rays.
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