Posts Tagged ‘ window film ’

‘Self-Tinting’ Windows Continue to Get Attention

Aug 19th, 2015

Self Tinting

“Smart windows” may turn out to be a smart investment, according to a recent study. Last month, industry analyst firm n-tech Research released a report titled “Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2015-2022.” According to the report, materials used in smart windows will grow to approximately $760 million by 2020. Materials included in the study are electrochromics, […]

East Coasters Will Love Reno

Aug 5th, 2015


The East Coast of the United States is home to some of the greatest cities in the world. The nation’s largest city, the nation’s Capital and the nation’s birthplace all reside in the East, each pulling in millions of tourists annually. With so much to do on the East Coast, why is the WFCT heading […]

See What These 20 Cities Charge for Architectural Tinting

Aug 5th, 2015


A new report from IBIS World, an industry and procurement research firm, aims to “assist buyers of window tinting and film services.” In it, the firm lays out what’s driving the pricing of tinting services and what it thinks consumers should expect to pay. Part of this annual report breaks down the average cost of […]

Heliatek’s Film Won the Company an Impressive Award

Aug 5th, 2015

Heliatek is joining the likes of Google, Kickstarter and Dropbox as a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers” award, which is presented to the world’s most innovative companies. The Dresden, Germany-based company won the award for its flexible photovoltaic (energy-producing) solar film, which is less than 1 mm thick and was commercialized in […]

Window Film Depot Receives 3M’s Top National Award

Jul 21st, 2015

For the second time, 3M has awarded the Window Film Depot its top national award. The Marietta, Ga.-based national sales and installation business, earned the top spot in 2014 due to its total sales volume, year-over-year growth and partnership with 3M. “Window Film Depot had an outstanding year. They bring a lot of value to the […]

PremiumShield to Exhibit PPF at WFCT 2015

Jul 21st, 2015

Paint Protection Film supplier PremiumShield, has signed on to be a Sponsor of the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). The event is set to be held September 30 – October 2 at the award-winning Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and the […]

3M’s National New Dealer of the Year Is …

Jul 15th, 2015

Since switching to 3M window film in 2013, it took the company just two years to become 3M’s national new dealer of the year. JAG Window Tinting and Treatments in Cocoa, Fla., which has additional offices in Orlando and Indianapolis, Ind., beat out more than 200 3M Authorized Prestige Dealers from throughout the United States […]

In Arizona, a Tinting Franchise is Born

Jul 8th, 2015

Reeder's Mesa, Ariz., location was the first of what he hopes are many Smartfilms.

Stewart Reeder says he’s figured out how to stop tinters he trains from becoming his competition: keep them in the family. The 24-year window film veteran and owner of Mesa, Ariz.-based Smartfilm is hoping to capitalize on tinters’ tendency to go out on their own by making them franchisees. “My goal is to build up […]

Take it to the Extreme

Jun 24th, 2015

Jack Welch will keynote WFCT 2015 in Reno.

Legendary GE CEO Jack Welch will keynote the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off. Here are some business nuggets he has on how to be “extreme” in leadership. To see Jack live and register for the show, click here.

Trucking Group Denies IWFA Exemption Application

Jun 17th, 2015

Truckers are going to have to settle for the tint regulations as they currently are—for now. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied an exemption application from the International Window Film Association (IWFA) to allow the use of window film that does not meet the light transmission requirements in the windows to the […]