2010 News Archives

December 23, 2010
Window Film Magazine Talks to Mike Donnelly
Llumar Introduces Tint Film Replacement Programme
Klingshield’s Window Film Protects Mandela’s Home
Nissan Announces Original Wraps Personalization for NV Commercial Van
Gurgaon Cops Crack Down on Tinted Glasses
Illegal Window Tint Leads to Drug Arrest on I-75

December 9, 2010
Film’d Goes Off the Record at SEMA
Gulf Coast’s Texas City Sees Easy Energy Savings
Solar Control Window Film on Skylight and Pyramid Atriums Reduces Heat, UV and Energy Usage in Building
Vail Resorts Embarks on Multimillion-Dollar Improvement Project
Add Some Energy Efficiency To Your Portfolio
No Indictment For Former McIntosh Sheriff

November 24, 2010

Solar Gard® Releases Results of Environmental Product Declaration
IWFA Urges Congressional Leaders to Keep Window Film Included in Tax Credits
GANA, IWCA Release Joint Informational Bulletin
NFRC Approves Technical Procedures for Attachment Product Ratings
Bright Idea: How to Block an Ugly View
Officer Won’t Be Disciplined Over Rice’s Autograph

November 10, 2010

Trustees of Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Approve New, $26.7 Million Home
PETA Wants Smart to Offer a ‘Hello Doggy’ Wrap
Revolutionary Method of Creating Conductive Transparent Thin Films Discovered By Mistake
Code of Administrative Violations Amended
Abu Dhabi International Motor Show 2010 to Mix Regional Reveals and Adrenalin Thrills
Las Cruces PD Crack Down on Illegal Car Window Tint

October 28, 2010

Health Benefits of Window Film Continue to Grow
Roland’s Spanish-Language Website Goes Live
INDIA—180 Vehicle Owners Fined for Using Tinted Glass
RUSSIA—Road Police Launch Crackdown on Tinted Car Windows
DMV Cracks Down on Fraudulent Tint Waivers
Window Dressing

October 14, 2010

Solamatrix Acquired by Madico
3M to Ramp Up Solar Film Manufacturing
Llumar Expects Sales to Reach RM9 Million Next Year
IWFA Takes Part in CEA’s Energy Day Program
Architectural Wrap Creates Picture Window
Financial Office Gets Film Makeover
Former Bekaert Exec Eric Flores Passes Away
HanitaTEK Hires Carlson as Business Development Manager
How to Transform a Room with Etched Glass Window Film
AUSTRALIA- Tinted Windows Could be Illegal
INDIA—Police to Enforce Window Tint Law from Oct 16
Darkened Vehicle Windows Ends in DWI Arrest in Vernon
Sentencing Delayed for Driver who Struck, Killed Teacher in 2008

September 23, 2010

Senate Passes Small Business Jobs and Credit Act
FASTSIGNS of Antioch Donates Bus Wrap to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
DigiGlass Banks on Window Film
International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off Sets the Date
Mark of Three Decades
How to Weatherize Your Home for Fall
Window Film Not Approved for Home Hurricane Protection
Make Your Home… Gorgeous and Green
NY Jets Receiver Braylon Edwards Arrested for Drunken Driving

September 9, 2010

Film’d Goes from Zero to Sixty
Safety Window Film to Protect Home from Storms
State Rules Limit Darkness of Vehicle Window Tint
Glass Magic – A Film that Changes What Glass Can Do
Proposal: State Could Make Its Own Electricity for Capitol Complex
‘Green’ Construction
The Lighter Side of Window Tinting
Top Five Benefits of Tinting Your Car’s Windows
SHEATS: Make Sure You’re Treating Your Windows Right
Police: Driver Distracted by Sex Toy, Video
MU Reserve Tight End Arrested for DWI

August 26, 2010

Details Matter to This Florida Tinter
Riverside Sells Commonwealth; CLC/SunTek Partners with Two New Owners
MALAYSIA – 3M Malaysia Aims To Open 30 Authorized Car Centers By Year-End
Smart Window Maker Soladigm To Manufacture In Mississippi
Spray-On Film Turns Windows Into Solar Panels
Royal Caribbean Charts Incremental Progress on Cruise Ship Impacts
Deep Dive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-class
Cruisin’ to Good Vibrations
Donation Helps Sun-Sensitive Girl Attend School
Amtrak Wraps Acela Express With Image of TLC ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro
Miami Heat: Believe in Udonis Haslem

August 5, 2010

Senate Considers Legislation to Give Rebates to Homeowners for Energy-Savings
Tinter of the Week: Longhurst Loved By Employees and Customers Alike
Professional Drivers at Risk of Skin Cancer from Sun Exposure
New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving
Dermatologist ‘Hoping for Some Feedback’ on Tinted Car Windows Proposal
It is (More Or Less) a Dry Heat: Can you Fry an Egg in the Las Vegas Heat? We Give it Our Best Shot
Types and Uses of Window Film
The Darker Side of Tinting
LPNET Cracks Down on Drugs
Deputies Hunt for Man Who Groped Woman

July 22, 2010

Window Film Industry Battles Misleading Information
Illinois Vehicle Code Amendment Affects Window Film
Dillsburg Driver Wins Car Window Tint Case at Superior Court Level
3M Available at National Window Fashions
Window Film Industry Mourns the Loss of Paul Panarisi
Erickson International Hires New Sale Representative
Advanced Film Solutions & Vista Window Film Extends AAA Show Us Your Card Program for Residential Clients
Window Films Can Block Worst of Sun’s Heat
Ask a Trooper
Window Tint Leads to Stop, Drug Arrests
Felony Charge Dropped for Falcons Defender

July 8, 2010

Window Film Holds While Storms Brew
Solutia Receives Grant to Invest in Energy-Efficient Building Technologies
QATAR – Major Mitigation Film Project in Qatar
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Tinted Car Windows Come Under the Scanner
AUSTRALIA – Vic Police Urge Drivers to Reduce Tint
Tint Now for Summer
Dillsburg Driver Wins Car Window Tint Case at Superior Court Level
Officer John Vaughn Retires After 22 Years

June 24, 2010

Window Film Magazine Presents First Edition of Film’d
Window Film Included in DOE’s Awards of $76 Million+ for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies
Energy Products Distribution Holds Training Events; Hires New Automotive Market Salesperson
CSU Senior, Wife Buy Window Film Business in Feb.
Blast Film Goes Up in Yellow Zone
UCSD Study Looks At Earthquake-Resistant Window Film
SAUDI ARABIA – Geoshield Opens New Dammam Location
DUBAI – V-Kool Opens Retail Kiosk in Dubai
Window Tint Laws in California and Arizona
How Dark is Too Dark For Auto Window Tinting?

June 10, 2010

Tinter of the Week: David Wood’s Customer Appreciation Resonates
U.S. Film Crew Announces Opening of Three New Office Locations
Barclays Has a Plan to Light Up the Sky
VUWSA Van to be Sold
2 Fast, 2 Furious for Auburn
A New Twist on the ‘Smart’ Window
These Classrooms Cooler Places to Be
Traffic Stop Turns Into Felony Drug Arrest

May 27, 2010

Solar Gard® Announces its Window Films Produce a Net Reduction GHG Emissions
Beyond Just Green: BSF Takes Window Film to Carbon Negative Status
Erickson International Announces New Sales Representative
3M Appoints Company Director in Renewable Energy Division
Change to Hawaii car tinting law
APD Uses New Technique to Prevent Auto Theft
Salem’s Civic Center is Getting Re-energized
Can’t Go It Alone!

May 13, 2010

Bill Vogel’s Efforts Help Keep Solar X Growing Strong
Window Film Included in House-Passed Home Star Legislation
Solutia Announces the Acquisition of Novomatrix
XPEL Announces 2009 Results
USFC Supplies Safety Film for Area School
Police Seek Two Men in Bucks Gas Station Hold-up
Tough Questions About Illegal Window Tinting

April 29, 2010

Pacific Window Tinting Carves its Own Niche
Columbia Filters Named National Dealer of the Year During 3M’s Annual Dealer Meeting
NRA Supports Building Star Legislation
Security Expert Jordan Frankel Educates NYC Security Professionals on Facility Glass Protection
Driver Fights Ticket For Tinted Windows
In the Dark: Window Tinting Law Put to the Test
Deserving Recognition

April 15, 2010

Akron Glass Tinting: Ready for Anything
NatWest Gibraltar Branch Gets A Makeover Featuring DigiGlass Technology
Sponsored Link: CPFilms Introduces EnerLogic™ Glass Insulation Technology
UNITED KINGDOM – UK Firms Unprepared for CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Claims Survey
Window Tint Aids in Stuart Toddler’s Fight Against Skin Cancer
State Patrol Checking Window Tint
Charges Dismissed in Case Involving Fired Golden Meadow Police Officer
Houston Sheriff’s Deputies Discover $23,250 Hidden in Van

April 1, 2010

Solamatrix Adds Paint Protection Films to Product Offerings
HanitaTek and Impact Film Supply Join Forces in Florida
Tampa Electric’s Proposed Energy-Efficiency Programs to Offer Window Film Incentives
Southwall Technologies Seeks a Reinvention
Bangkok- Ecotint Expects Growth
‘Wife Swap’ Couple Admit Money Laundering

March 19, 2010

Nexfil Expands U.S. Facility
Multi-Million Dollar Investment Unveiled at CPFilms
Panorama® Window Film Gives Small Business Owners the Tools to Succeed
Decorative Window Film Process Featured on Isle of Man Bank
NYPD Tows Funeral Van With Corpse Inside
Bayonne Cops: Tinted Windshield Led to Marijuana Summons
Dangling Power Line Strikes Police Car

March 4, 2010

Companies Speak Out on Tax Credits for Window Film
SunTek Films Earn NFRC Certification

Overpass Almost Complete, Business Concerns Still Mounting
A Londoner’s Life in Film
“Great Opportunities” For Specialist Window Film Company, DigiGlass
RCMP Guard Against Tinted Windows
Traffic Stop for Dark Window Tint Lands Two Men in Jail

February 18, 2010

Dealers Beware: Scammers are Taking on the Film Industry
Global Window Films Announces New Southeastern Distributor
CPFilms Names Sunmaster of Napa, Calif., “National Dealer of the Year”
HanitaTek Develops New “App” for the Film Industry
You May Want to have that Tint Job Checked
Window Tint Leads to Roswell Drug Bust
In the Know
I Love You, Man…

February 5, 2010

Geoshield Announces New Distribution Location in Saudi Arabia; Partners with New Florida
CPFilms Launches New Websites Supporting Premium Brands
USGlass Magazine Named a Finalist in Prestigious ABM’s Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards —“Pulitizer Prize of B2B Journalism”
ASTIC Signals Defenses Earns NFRC Certification
120 lbs. of Pot Stopped Before Reaching Augusta

January 21, 2010

Sarasota Window Film Dealer Helps Habitat Homeowners Save Energy
XPEL’s CEO Featured on Biz Radio Network’s “The Automotive Reporter”
ABU DHABI – Ministry Studying Ban on Excessive Car Window Tint and Reflective Paint in Abu Dhabi
Roland DGA Announces 2010 Workshops and Webinars
Indictment Not Filed in Byers Case

January 7, 2010

Artistic Details Can Help Tinters Diversify their Businesses
3M Launches Customer Technical Center in Dubai
Over $230,000 Raised During 2010 Polar Bear Dip
Dark Window is not Reasonable Suspicion
Legislators Must Tinker with Recently Changed Window Tinting Law
CHP: ICE Vehicle Had Illegal Window Tinting