SEMA has a Successful Day Despite Hurricane SandyOctober 31st, 2012 by Editor
Despite the poor weather that recently affected the East Coast, SEMA Show exhibitors in Las Vegas have seen consistent, some said higher, numbers of attendees.
Greg Duchinsky of Sharpline states that, “attendance is up from last year by about 15 to 20 percent.”
Suk Won Choi, president of Nexfil, saw a difference in attendance this year compared to last year.
“The weather has definitely lowered the attendance for the show,” he says.
“It’s pretty much similar to last year, but it’s a little slower,” adds Michelly Pak, sales assistant manager for Nexfil.
Though there have been contrasting reports on attendance, the quality of products on display this year has remained stellar.
Luxo Window Films, which currently caters to international markets but is looking to expand in North America, is displaying its Crystallite, TiNite and Metallic window films. The Crystalline films, which the company claims are virtually invisible and reject heat without altering the look of the car, offer of visible light transmission (VLT) between 42 and 73 percent. Infra-red (IR) rejections is available in 91 to 98 percent. The nano-ceramic TiNite series comes in a VLT range of 32-71 percent and an IR range of 10 to 48 percent. The Metallic series ranges a VLT of 9 to 48 percent and an IR of 60 to 80 percent.
ClearPlex is displaying its ClearPlex Invisible Windshield Protection. According to the company the protection film is a “patented film applied to the exterior surface of a windshield, preventing damage from ordinary highway rock strikes and road debris.” Additionally, the company is offering its polymer treatment ClearX HD. This treatment is a system to protect the ClearPlex windshield film to maintain scratch resistance and water repellency.
Another notable display came from the Scorpion Window Film booth where NASCAR driver David Ragan was available to sign autographs for show attendees.
Though some attendees may not yet have arrived as a result of the effects of the hurricane, day two of SEMA was certainly a success. Stay tuned to www.windowfilmmag.com for more show updates and videos.