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