New Products January/February 2020August 9th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs
By Emmariah Holcomb
3M Launches New Ceramic IR Series
3M authorized window film dealers can now help their customers stay cool and connected – while reducing glare – with the new automotive window film ceramic IR series. The series was developed with nano-ceramic technology that provides a high level of infrared heat rejection and doesn’t interfere with electronics. According to the company, it’s designed to provide comfort and style with an attractive neutral color.
The new series rejects up to 93% of glare from the sunlight, blocks up to 99.9% of ultraviolet (UV) light, and provides a total sun protection factor (SPF) up to1000+. It was developed with a metal-free design to remove the risk of interference with electronics, such as GPS, satellite radio or mobile devices, including 5G.
Avery Dennison Introduces Paint Protection Film Cutting Software
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced the launch of the company’s new Paint Protection Film (PPF) Cutting Software—now available across the United States and Canada.
It was created with dealers and installers in mind, according to the company, and is intended to be used in combination with its SPF-XI. Users can choose from thousands of precut templates to fi nd the perfect match for a specific vehicle.
Additional benefits of the new software include: manually, hand-nested files that serve to save more material than automated nesting; the ability to see the square footage of each kit for easy and fast pricing; wrapped and unwrapped edge kits; and the ability to set the cut order so track marks are not left across materials.
German-Based Company Releases New Film
Pleolit SP70 spectral selective window films combine high visible lighttransmission with low light reflection and high solar heat rejection.
Performance summary (4mm glass-EN410):
• High visible light transmission: 73%
• Low visible light reflection: 9%
• Total solar energy reflection: 50%
• Low absorption technology: 26%
• Can be installed on the inside of double, triple and laminated glazing
• 10-year warranty
• Roll dimensions: 152cm x 30.50 cm, 182 cm x 30.5 cm
• Made and developed in Belgium
Shop Manager App
New Software for Tint Shops Simplifies Day-to-Day Management
The Shop Manager App is a new software platform designed for auto tint shops to help run every aspect of business with ease, according to the company. It helps manage estimates, invoices, inventory, employees, and it even integrates with QuickBooks.
The new app streamlines day-to-day processes and is available on a monthly subscription basis that comes in three tiers. Shop Manager App has the ability to schedule customers; create and track production schedules; create estimates and invoices; manage inventory; track employee time and projects; and it integrates with QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise.
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