Volume 17, Issue 6- November/December 2013

Noteworthy
New Products and Services

Let’s Be (HD)Clear
HDClear, decorative film specialist, has announced that it has been granted an official license by Contra Vision® to use its Overlap Registration System (ORS) to produce optically clear one-way view decorative film.

The product, HDView, offers a high level durability as a non-perforated substrate, according to the company. The UV-stable polyester film is said to reduce solar glare and block 99 percent of incoming UV light. HDViev is printed with scratch-resistant color and white UV inks, which can be cleaned easily. www.theamgraphgroup.com

Better Mobile-ity
Mainstreet Computers has launched its Responsive Web Design as an approach the company says helps overcome the hurdle of device-specific mobile applications. According to the company, this means it creates one design that is easy to read and navigate, whether you are browsing on a BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, netbook, Surface, Kindle or other device.

The technology will help mobile browsers more easily navigate websites and can help improve the user experience, Mainstreet says. www.mainstreetwebservices.com

Black in Action
Geoshield has announced the launch of its new PRONANO ceramic automotive window film. The new film will offer a higher IR rejection, stronger adhesion and superior color stability, according to the company. PRONANO is available in a high-performance nano-ceramic class and color stable deep-dyed version. Both types come in 5 percent, 20 percent, 35 percent and 50 percent VLT and are backed by a lifetime warranty. www.geoshieldusa.com

A Grand Design
The recently updated 3M™ Digital Designs pattern cutting software provides a system for precision cutting of paint protection films and expands 3M’s film library with options for both automotive window film and graphic patterns, according to the company. Software upgrades include product simulator AddOnAuto and customized marketing tool AddLabel.

The update also includes the addition of automotive window film and select graphic patterns to paint protection film patterns, design and editing tools to customize and create patterns, pattern monitoring and inventory tracking, a new “Speed Cut” button that sends cuts to the plotter with no hesitation, drivers pre-loaded for most plotters and hassle-free online updates, according to 3M. www.3m.com

Make the Switch
Glass Apps, a provider of switchable glass and film, has introduced the company’s newly developed switchable glass automotive solution, SuperClear. Designed specifically for the automotive industry, it is switchable and dimmable and features a thickness of .25mm—half of any other product in the market, the company says—which is said to make application on curved automotive glass easier.

SuperClear also offers a reduction in haze, according to the company, a common problem seen with switchable glass when in its clear state.

All Glass App products block UV up to 98 percent and provide up to 40 percent solar reduction, the company says.
www.glass-apps.com

 


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