New Products September/October 2019August 6th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs
The WFCT ’19 Product Preview
There’s so much to see and do at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) that you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss a single booth at the trade show. Who should you make sure you stop and see? At the very least check out these companies and what they have to offer. For a full show preview, see page 17.
Sonoco Plastics – Booth #507
Sonoco Plastics’ film cores protect customer investments in delicate, sensitive and high-end films. Manufactured from uniform stable plastics, the company’s film cores are designed to deliver of product protection and packaging benefits including dust-free and moisture-free performance in clean environments, customer-specified lengths and winding speeds, crush resistance, TIR control, high tolerances, smoothness and reuse and reclamation. Sonoco makes extruded plastic cores for customers who need strength, durability and dimensional consistency. Sonoco’s cores are available in various dimensions and plastic materials such as PS, PP, PE and ABS to provide mechanical characteristics from rigid to high-impact. Sonoco can also supply a variety of plastic plugs, suspension plugs and endwalls to complement all your packaging needs.
LLumar IRX Series – Booth #704
The latest automotive window tint series from LLumar, a brand of Eastman Performance Films, will be on full display at this year’s WFCT. With concentrated infrared-blocking nanoceramic technology, the new IRX series increases heat-blocking performance and features a sleek charcoal shade with a wide range of VLTs for a factory match. IRX Series tints have heat-shrinking properties for installation ease, a durable scratch-resistant coating and a manufacturer’s lifetime limited warranty. Drop by the LLumar booth to try it for yourself—the company is hosting its annual heat-shrink challenge and will award a roll of IRX to the installer with the fastest shrink time each day.
Madico – Booth #500
Madico’s putting the spotlight on three products. First up is Protekt by Madico Paint Protection Film (PPF), designed for exterior application on automotive paint surfaces. Madico describes it as self-healing with a top coat that is resistant to scratches, chemicals, stones, bugs, sand, salt, and discoloration. Protekt PPF can be used on RVs, ATVs, jet skis, boats, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles.
If you’re looking for automotive film, one of Madico’s lines is Black Pearl Nano-Ceramic Automotive Film. The product uses advanced nano-ceramic technology to provide up to 87% infrared heat rejection. According to the company, It has excellent conformability, which makes installation easy. It is available in a range of visible light transmissions or shades and is a 1.5 mil premium grade film product.
For those in the safety and security industry, Madico offers SafetyShield films and proprietary Anchoring Restraint Systems that it touts as able to reduce the risk of death, personal injury, and property damage and loss caused by acts of terror, industrial explosions, or natural disasters. SafetyShield is installed only by certified Premier Partners.
Self-Healing Impact Resistance
SunTek 72” PPF Ultra/PPF Ultra Defense – Booth #702
SunTek’s newest paint protection products—SunTek PPF Ultra and SunTek PPF Ultra Defense—will be showcased at this year’s WFCT. SunTek PPF Ultra is now available in a new 72-inch width. This product eliminates seams that were once unavoidable, according to the company. Additionally, it is an expansion for SunTek’s PPF Ultra line delivering the same film technologies including self-healing properties and proprietary HydroResist top coat and is backed by a ten-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.
SunTek PPF Ultra Defense offers the company’s highest level of impact resistance in a clear, self-healing paint protection film. With stretch, memory and tack, this film maintains ease of installation, proprietary HydroResist top coat and is also backed by a ten-year manufacturer’s limited warranty. Stop by the SunTek booth to learn more about these products.
Behind the Shield
Sharpline – Booth #806
Sharpline booth visitors will be able to get more information about DuraShield Titan, a next-generation paint protection film for professional use. Titan provides resistance to rock chips and road debris and delivers protection against stains and harsh enviromental hazards, according to the company. It blocks airborne and surface contaminants from discoloring the film and has self-healing properties. Titan PPF is ready to use right out of the box and is also covered by a ten-year limited warranty.
The company also offers SharpShield Liquid Windshield Protection, which uses chemistry to alter the physical structure of a windshield. The product chemically bonds to the glass to fill in the ridges, according to the company, which also says strengthens windshield and windows by 20%.
Wind it Up
Teel Plastics – Booth # 701
Teel Plastics Inc. is a manufacturer of tight tolerance plastic cores for processing automotive, flat glass and paint protection films. Teel’s capabilities include custom resin extrusion, co-extrusion, custom colors, clean room packaging and core taping to meet film winding requirements. Teel now also offers injection molded end plugs to be used in conjunction with extruded plastic cores.
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