2009 News Archives

December 17, 2009

Lloyd Brown Talks About His Future Plans in the Film Industry
Bekaert Specialty Films Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Courage Brothers’ 2010 Polar Bear Dip to Benefit World Vision Canada; Solamatrix Sponsors the Event
- Travelers Can’t Miss this Railcar
Looking Through Auto Glass Darkly is Subject to Legislation
BAHRAIN – Zayani Motors Launches Huper Optik® Nano-Ceramic Coatings for Automobiles
United Kingdom – Madico Graphic Films Launches Window Film Portal
First Steps

December 4, 2009

Certifications and Ratings Helps Ensure Energy Performance of Window Film Products
XPEL Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results
Southwall Announces Q3 2009 Results
American Sun Control Chosen for Golub Headquarters Project
BOMA Toronto CDM Program Incentives Doubled
LONDON – Westminster no intention of making Pentagon offer
INDIA – Vehicles with Tinted glasses to be under scanner
Louisiana Police Charge Man with DWI, Illegal Tint

November 5, 2009

Companies Discuss New Developments During 20090 SEMA Show
IWFA, AIMCAL-Window Film Committee Issue Alert on Hurricane Protective Films
CPFilms and Dealers Work with State Officials to Change Illinois Tint Laws
Agencies Vary on Enforcing Window Tint Law
UNITED KINGDOM – Will the GGF Proposed National Scrappage Scheme Save our Planet?

October 22, 2009

Attendees Weigh in on what they Expect from this Year’s SEMA Show
- Geoshield Holds First Annual Dealer Meeting
- SAFTI First Launches Certified Field Filming Program
- Glass-Gard® Films Receive GSA and ISO Bomb Blast Certification
INDIA – Lawyers Get SDM Fined for Car’s Window Film

October 8, 2009

Industry Officials Predicted an External Films Revolution
- Utility Tax Could Help Save Energy
Firm Follows Through on LEED Certification on Project Sold in January
Welland Company’s Solar Control Films Appearing in School Windows
Sorrow Sparks Man’s Invention
1 Dies After Truck Loaded with Illegals Rolls; Marijuana Load Nabbed on I-10

September 24, 2009

CP Films Moves Customer Service to St. Louis
Bekaert Specialty Films Launches Solar Gard® Photovoltaic Backsheets
- PGC Seminar to Focus on Signal Defense
- Window Film Magazine Welcomes New “Old” Editor
Cops Crackdown on Window Tints in Face of Crime
- Fired Officer Didn’t Violate Policy, Police Chief Says

September 10, 2009

V-KOOL International Forms Sustainable Energy Division
Sponsored Link: National Glass Service Group Successfully Launches Zola Distributing and Elevate Your Perspective Blog
Heads Up Utah Dealers
Violations on the Rise in Aiken
New In Texas
Around the Film World: The United Kingdom
- Around the Film World: United Arab Emirates

September 3, 2009

Beakaert Adds to Its Green Manufacturing Resume
Cap-and-Trade to Impact Costs of Carbon Emissions
- Louisiana Starts with Warnings
- Police in Australia Get Serious About Illegal Tint
- Abu Dhabi Calls for Removal of “Excessive” Tint
- What’s Good for Police, Isn’t Always Good for the Citizen

August 27, 2009

Could Hotel’s Views Have Been Avoided with Window Film?
Police Launch Tinted Car Window Campaign
- UNITED KINGDOM – Drivers Offered Tinted Window Amnesty
DUBAI – Tinted Windows ‘Keep Us Cool’
- The Dark Side of Auto Glass Explored

August 20, 2009

Door and Window Contractor Draws on Past Customers’ Mistakes by Adding Film
Special Legislative Update
- 2004 Was a Big Year For Honolulu Tint Violations
San Bernardino Writer Touts Film
- 3M Cuts Emissions By 70 Percent Since 1990

August 13, 2009

3M Addresses Concerns Among Dealers Over NGSG Deal
Geoshield Sets Up Shop in Saudi Arabia
HCWH Aligns With Clinton Climate Initiative
CPFilms Collaborates on Bird-Proof Films
Film’s Videogame Debut?
Metronews.ca Writer Says a Cool Condo Can Lead to a Sale
- Lake Charles Dealer Says Business is Booming, Thanks to Police

August 6, 2009

CPFilms Rehires 24 as Kollar Moves the Company into Rebound Position
Hanita Coatings Appoints Shapira Managing Director
- DuPont Teams Up With DOE for Photovoltaic Efforts
Audit Finds Wasted Energy, Money at DOE’s Buildings
Freep.com Highlights the Use of Removable Film
- Climate Corps Weighs the Pros and Cons Associated with Film
- Signs of Hope for the Housing Industry
- Man Flees When Officer Goes for Tint Meter

July 30, 2009

Performance Tools Moves Into New Facility
- Huper International Adds Oman Distributor
- IFMA Study Shows Temperature Tops Workers’ Complaint List
Indiana Man Gains Independence, Opens SmartView Franchise
- Kansas Journalist Weighs In On Automotive Films
- New York Times Plugs Solar Gard Product

July 23, 2009

Huper Shifts Focus and New Facility Towards “Holistic Approach”
California Company Capitalizes On SBA’s 504 Loan Program
Silver Fades in Gray Economy?
Gordon’s Window Décor Dances In the Rain
Can Film Save the Birds?
United Arab Emirates- New Penalty for Minor Offences in UAE
The National Writer Highlights Tint Options
High Penalties for Tinting Windscreens
Florida Dealer Says Sun and Hurricanes Keep Her Business Rolling
Storm, and Consumer, Protection
Storm Safety May Bring Perils

July 16, 2009

3M Pens Exclusive Deal with National Glass Service Group
- Sun-Gard Korea Hosts Tint Competition
- In Its 60th Year, GSA Aims to Green Government Buildings
City of Austin Now Requires Energy Audits for Home Sellers
Former Grand Terrace City Manager Admits to Covering Potential Scandal Involving Local Film Dealer
- Geoshield Featured in Tiger Weekly
Tinting Through Craigslist
The Hurricane Debate
Examiner.com Writer Plugs Tint
- Pennsylvania Officer Says He Pulls Whomever He Cannot See
Why the Delay?
- Hilton Reports Positive Results from Film
- Teens Singled Out in Window Film Enforcement?

July 9, 2009

Proposed Energy Bill Calls For More Energy Efficient Buildings
Enpro Distributing Receives 2009 Houston Award
Celanese Renames AT Plastics Inc.
A “Smoking” Roll of Film?
Financial Storm Precedes Need for Hurricane Protection in Miami
- Cedartown Seeking Federal Money for Window Film
- Director Says Window Film Is Number One on Preservation List in Florence, Ariz.
Wrexham Police Enjoy New Tint Meters
- Tickets and Impounding as Police Crack Down on Car Window Tint

July 2, 2009

Austin Dealer Says ’08 and ’09 Represent Record Years, Despite Recession
Florida Dealer Adds U-Haul Services In Hopes of Cross-Selling
- PGC Webinar to Focus on Impact Resistance In Tornado-Prone Areas
- Denver Tinter Says Chrysler Will Live On … On Him
PPG Aerospace Developing Coatings for Cockpit Glass
Police in Allahabad, India Warn-They’re Watching
- Ahmedabad Police Respond to Rape Incident Involving Tint

June 25, 2009

Florida Veteran Urges Installers to Take Care Before It’s Too Late
DOE Rep Says Window Film Should Be Next on Energy Star’s Agenda
Harrah’s Hotel Group Drops Rates for SEMA
Moran Industries Opens Location in Oklahoma City
University to Develop Thermo-Chromic Films
- TJX Pays $9.75 million Settlement Pertaining to Wireless Data Leak
SnapTintTM Encourages Do-It-Your-Self’ers

June 18, 2009

NOAA Forecasts “Near Normal” Hurricane Season; Uses Experimental Saffir-Simpson Scale
V-KOOL® Expands to Philippines
Fix That Unresponsive Mouse with Window Film?
- Charlotte Dealer Shares Story of Family Home Renovation
- Window Film Comes of Age?
- Some Energy Experts Advise Do-It-Yourself
Hurricane-Protection Dispute Rages On

June 11, 2009

Utility Company Encourages Energy Savings
CEO for New Abu Dhabi-Based Co. Suggests Film
- Southwall Film Competes With Tint in Green Category
Weather Trends Good for Solar Films
- Police Raid Canadian Tint Shops to Bust Up Intimidation Ring

June 4, 2009

First Gold LEED Building in L.A. Employs Film
- Endorsements Abound in Warmer Months
Design Exhibitor Touts Film in Florida
Does Tint Save Fuel?
Royal Film
- Indiana Man Combines Tint with Other Home Services
Cheers for Film
Police in Fayetteville, Ark., are Cracking Down
Florida Man Claims Police Used Excess Force Following Traffic Stop for Tint
- Crack Down in Kashmir

May 28, 2009

Ultimate Tint Shop Winner Says Image is Everything
County Program Provided Film
Grant Money Allows Cleveland Police to Purchase Tint Meter
Possible Kidnapper Hides Behind Tint
- Reuse Window Film?
Do-It-Yourself Company Founder Praises Film
New Startup Owner Praises Window Film’s Role in ‘Green Revolution’

May 21, 2009

Targeting Car Owners, Rather Than Dealers, Could Pay Off
- Black-Out Tint Part of Officers’ Motive to Fire
- Tint Violation Leads to Questionable Act
- High Speed Chase Over Illegal Tint Causes Death and Prosecution
- Bus Drivers in Australia Allege that Anti-Graffiti Films are Not a Viable Solution
- Decorative Film Depot Adds Dealers

May 14, 2009

Courage Distributing Continues to Draw Crowds
Heating Up
A More Affordable Approach
High Ceilings, High Time for Film

May 7, 2009

Industry Giants Show Signs of Economic Woe
Davies No Longer with CPFilms
Can Film Save Endangered Bird Species?
Window Film for Health
Global Makes Distribution Changes, Reports Favorable Results

April 30, 2009

Former CP Director of Operations Writes of His Experience
New Jacksonville Buildings to Meet Sustainable Requirements
Police Officers in Albertville Presented with Meters
Rotton to Present for PGC Webinar on Film
Tinted Windows Ready To Hit The Road
Former Jaguars Receiver Goes to Jail Following Tint Violation

April 23, 2009

CPFilms Adjusts and Remains Focused on Long-Term Success
Extreme Makeover: WINDOW FILM Website Boasts New Look, Improved Content
- Bermuda Inspections Include Precision Tint Metering
- Orangeburg Council Members Urge the Use of Tint Meters
Film as Accomplice

April 16, 2009

Industry Scrambles to Align with Energy Focus
VLT Traffic Cameras?
Possible Community Service for Tint Law Violators in Abu Dhabi
Window Film Professionals Group Formed on Linkedin
Film as Accomplice

April 9, 2009

CPFilms Lays Off an Additional 45
Australian Transit Co. Spends $300,000 on Impact Resistant Films
U.K. Hotel Worker Busted for Buying Tint with Fraudulent Card
Ex-NFL Star Rouses Police with Dark Tint and Foul Mouth
How to Draw Attention at a Home Show
Solamatrix Pulls April Fools Joke
Film as Accomplice

April 2, 2009

Film Dealers Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™
Clearwater Dealer Changes Name to No Longer Include ‘Tint’
Film Considered for Retrofitting Cranes for Underwater Use
Eighth Grader Earns Top Honors for Window Film Project
Trinidad Police Demanding Drivers Scrape Off Tint
Film as Accomplice

March 27, 2009

Florida Dealer Finds a Unique Way for Film to Lend a Hand
Pennsylvania Dealer Helps Woman Fight Effects of XP
Police in Arkansas Announce Crack Down on Illegal Tint
CPFilms Appoints Kealy

March 19, 2009

V-KOOL and P.T. Toyota Astra Promote Green Automotive Films in Indonesia
Despite the Economy, a Houston Distributor Expands
Communications Specialist with ASES Denounces the Use of Film on Skylights
Office of Traffic Safety Donates 100 Tint Meters in Nevada
Illegal Film Leads to Arrest of NFL Player
Alabama Spring Breakers Beware
Bekaert Awards Premier Dealers

March 12, 2009

Dealers Gather to Prepare for the Future
Cubicle Calamities: asiaoneHealth Warns About UV in the Workplace
Gainesville Police Blame Dark Tint for Undiscovered Victim
News Segment on Oregon Crack-Down
Arkansas Police Put Meters to Use
Twenty-Five Year Sentence Ends in Four

March 5, 2009

Dealer Plans to Take Referral Concept to New Levels
South Carolina News Station Highlights Tint for Energy Savings
High Speed Chase Over Illegal Tint Ends in Fatal Accident
Could Las Vegas Tighten Tint Restrictions to Accompany Seat Belt Laws?
- Pentagon Appoints Wyatt and Fransko, Nicholl Retires From CEO Position
Film as Accomplice

February 26, 2009

Stimulus Package Offers Some Hope for Window Film
V-KOOL® International Expands Into Monterrey, Mexico
The Sound of Tinted Windows
Police in North Devon Offering Tint Checks for Safety
Film as Accomplice

February 12, 2009

Solamatrix Signs U.K.-Based Distributor
USGBC and Clinton Climate Initiative Increase Focus on Retrofitting
Casa Grande Retail Owners Nervous About Relying on Film
TTC Considers Protective Films Following Robberies
Florida Police Get an Added Edge
Bad Tint Job Helps Identify Murder Suspect
Venture Tape Completes Compac Corp. Acquisition
Film as Accomplice

February 5, 2009

3M Follows Through with Renewable Energy Division
Courage Bros. Raise Money for People of Rwanda
Winter Continues to Pound Retail Industries
British Students Use Colored Film to Create “Stained Glass” Window

January 29, 2009

Beakert Presses Environmental Stewardship Further
EPD Opens Training Center for Window and Paint Protection Films
Venture Tape Appoints McPhail
Oklahoma Tint Shop Burns Down
Haircut Gets Alberta Man Out of Ticket
Kansas
City infoZine Endorses 3M Security Film

January 22, 2009

CPFilms Cuts 45 Martinsville Employees
Venture Tape to Acquire Compaq Corp.’s PSA Assets
Window Film Proves Its Worth for Smash and Grab
Drive Against Vehicles with Tinted Glasses Begins
Attention Orlando Dealers
Dress Them for Success
NIST Makes Discovery Pertaining to Polymer Films
Manufacturing-Oriented Webinars
Film as Accomplice

January 15, 2009

Group Has Ads for ‘Hurricane Film’ in Its Sights
Solamatrix Affiliates with Training School
Guam Cracks Down on Windshield Tint
Toray Names Schloesser CEO
Film as Accomplice

January 8, 2009

EPD Puts New Facility to Work
3M Touts Automotive Film as Green
Boca Raton Police Suggest Film
Citations Increase in Asia
Austin Tinter Arrested for Drugs
Film as Accomplice