Posts Tagged ‘paint protection film (PPF)’

SunTek® Enters Year Four with Porsche Club of America (PCA) Club Racing

Feb 9th, 2022

SunTek® began another year as the official paint protection film (PPF) for Porsche Club of America (PCA) Club Racing on January 1. Throughout 2022, SunTek will introduce PCA members to the benefits of PPF, educate them about the advantages of installation by trained professionals and make locating dealers accessible. Here’s a rundown of what to […]

Unfazed: Film Shops Thrive Through the Slow Season

Dec 15th, 2021

The film industry finds itself in the thick of slow season, a period packed with cooler temperatures, varying demand and overall financial uncertainty. Which strategies and services are shops leaning on this fall? WINDOW FILM magazine caught up with owners in Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, New Mexico and Colorado for a countrywide check-in. “We have to […]

AP Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Dec 8th, 2021

AP Corp., a window film and graphic solutions company, is celebrating its 20th year in business. Since opening in 2001, the Sykesville, Md., company has grown from a one-person operation installing automotive tint to 20-plus team members working in more than 20 product categories. Those segments include commercial security window film, solar window film, branded […]

WFCT Prizes Increasing for the 2022 International Window Film Tint-Off and a New Competition Debuts Too

Nov 3rd, 2021

Tinters and installers start sharpening your skills. Everything is hotter in Texas, and now, so is the prize money for the 2022 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™  (WFCT) Sept. 14-16 in San Antonio. Auto Tint-Off First Prize Doubles An additional $23,500 in prize monies—and a new competition—have been added for WFCT 2022. The total […]

Printing Profit With Plotters

Oct 6th, 2021

Kris Queen founded 5Star Window Tinting in 2014, merging with Sun Stoppers on Sept 1, 2020. The New Lenox, Ill., location houses a Graphtec plotter and is on track for an estimated $600,000 in sales in 2021. Queen says the printer has doubled last year’s sales by speeding up the installation process dramatically. “I used […]

XPEL Announces Multiple Acquisitions in North America

Oct 1st, 2021

XPEL, Inc., a global provider of protective films and coatings, has announced the acquisition of five businesses in the United States and Canada from two sellers. Shadow Shield: A distributor of paint protection film (PPF) and window film to customers in Canada with locations in Calgary, Alberta and Mississauga, Ontario. Shadow Tint: An installer of paint protection […]

The Sun Stops Here: Mike Burke Finds his Team

Sep 22nd, 2021

Mike Burke’s first car was a 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon, a four-speed, family-hauler that puffed black smoke at the onset of second gear. The 16-year old creative leaned into stenciling, drawing and airbrush work during his high school years—and it’s a good thing, too. He channeled the imaginative side of his brain to shield […]

Marco Cazorla: The Traveling Trainer

Sep 15th, 2021

Trainer Marco Cazorla spends his work weeks at XPEL’s headquarters and training facility, helping others harness skills he began sharpening in 2004. The building sits on the edge of Sunset Road in San Antonio, Texas, and it’s where tinters learn how to take on the trade. It starts and ends with patiently trusting the process. […]

Eastman to Acquire PremiumShield

Sep 13th, 2021

Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films, LLC, marketer of PremiumShield performance films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s paint protection film (PPF) pattern development capabilities, pattern database and installation training expertise, according to the company. It will also complement Eastman’s […]

XPEL Named Official Paint Protection Film (PPF) for Xtreme Xperience Supercar Fleet

Sep 8th, 2021

XPEL, Inc., a provider of protective films and coatings, announced its designation as the official paint protection film (PPF) provider for Xtreme Xperience. Xtreme Xperience will exclusively use XPEL’s PPF product on its fleet of supercars, muscle cars and support vehicles. The experience allows guests to drive or ride a selection of supercars and is […]

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