Eastman Chemical Company to Dual Diamond Sponsor WFCT 2015

June 10th, 2015 by Casey Flores

St. Louis-based Window Film Manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company has signed on to dual-Sponsor the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) at the Diamond level. The event will 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 attendee-favorite Tint-Off™ competitions.

During the conference, attendees will be able to take part in educational seminars by industry leaders and expert speakers, network on the show floor with window film and paint protection film manufacturers and suppliers, as well as view three Tint-Off™ divisions.

We spoke with Dan Birkenmeier, channel manager, on what they would be offering on the show floor.

WFM: What products and/or services will your companies be displaying in its booth over this three-day show?

DB: We will showcase our latest window tint technology and paint protection film in both the LLumar and SunTek booths. Live installation demonstrations and the opportunity to try our films are popular each year.

In 2015 visitors can “cool their engines,” relax and recharge in the LLumar lounge or play Xbox and score a promotional giveaway.

The SunTek booth will showcase a 2015 Bentley, the definitive British luxury vehicle, and will feature paint protection film demonstrations. While we do not want to divulge all details and activities, there are many other reasons to stop by our booths in 2015.

WFM:  What made you decide to be a Sponsor at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2015?

DB: As the industry leader, it is our priority to connect with dealers and installers at every opportunity. We consistently invest a significant amount of time and resources to better understand the needs of our dealers and their customers. This annual event provides valuable networking time with the industry’s best and brightest. We are pleased to support the LLumar and SunTek installers in the competition and cheer them on to victory!

WFM: Why the show important to the window film industry?

DB: Dealers in our network consistently tell us that they enjoy conferences and industry events. Our dealers learn from fellow dealers and share their best practices with them.  It is an opportunity for installers to learn new techniques and pick up tips from the best in the industry. We find dealers with a strong desire to grow are inspired by and put those best practices to work, often with great results.

WFM:  Does your company have any recommendations for the Tint-Off™ competitors?

  1. Prep your tools before you pack them for travel then check them upon arrival so that you know you have everything you need.
  2. Read competition rules thoroughly and take your time.
  3. Shrink the film on the roll up during qualifying to avoid fingering (and deductions!) right after installation.
  4. Cut two roll up patterns so that you have a back-up if needed.
  5. Use Teflon tape on plastic edge cards to reduce the possibility of scratches.
  6. Check the installation area for loose tools or scraps of film before you clock out.

Eastman is one of the largest window and performance-coated film manufacturers in the world, serving customers in nearly 100 countries. The LLumar brand was established in the United States in 1977 and expanded into the global marketplace in 2001. Eastman acquired Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc., providing products under the SunTek brand in 2014. Their product portfolio includes a complete line of automotive window tint and paint protection films; commercial and residential architectural solar control window films, safety/security, anti-graffiti, and decorative films.

To find out more about WFCT 2015, click here.

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