News Pulse March/April 2019

August 4th, 2021 by Bryan

What were’s top stories since our last issue? Here are the hottest topics in the industry:

Edited by Emmariah Holcomb

1 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2019 Dates, Location Announced

When show organizers released the dates and location of the 2019 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™, it was one of our most viewed stories.

Visit and search “2019 WFCT” for more information.

2 KDX Window Film “Unaffected by Parent Company Default”

KDX Optical film materials Co Ltd. is doing business as usual following its parent company’s default on a loan in January. The incident left many in the industry curious about the company’s fate.

Visit and search “loan default,” for more information.

3 Window Film Bill Introduced in Two States

Legislatures in Mississippi and Iowa will consider changes to current laws that affect the window film industry during their sessions this year.

Visit and search “HB1535,” for more information.

4 Solar Gard Reorganizes in the Americas

Solar Gard announced a realignment of its operations in the Americas. Steven Schroer will lead the region as the sales and marketing manager – Americas. He has been with Solar Gard for 12 years in various capacities and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Miami University of Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from University of Cincinnati.

Visit and search “Steven Schroer,” for more information.

5 New Window Film Facility Opens in Europe

Michiels Advanced Materials, also known as Group M.A.M., announced its investment in a new window film coating facility in Belgium. Group M.A.M. is a family-owned industrial company that focuses on innovative coated film products, and is based in Zele, Belgium.

Visit and search “Group M.A.M.,” for more information.

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Registration Now Open for All International Window Film Conference & Tint-Off™ 2019 Events

Online registration for the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2019 has been open—have you registered yet? The event will take place September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Prepare to learn about the latest industry products and services, gain unique insights from industry top thinkers through educational keynotes and sessions, network with colleagues and witness the 2019 Tint-Off™ competitions. WFCT is a powerful event built to transform your industry, your business and your career.

Take advantage of the most value for your dollar by pre-registering for the event. Attendees can receive a full registration ticket online for the early bird discounted rate of $259 – that’s a savings of more than $100 over the regular onsite rate. A full registration features access to all educational sessions and admittance to the exhibition floor to visit with top manufacturers and vendors, as well as watch the Tint-Off™ Competitions. The early bird discount ends Monday, April 15.

Registration for WFCT competitions is also now open. Enter today to show off your skills, compete with the best and raise industry standards. Those interested in competing can find information and register for the Architectural, Automotive and Paint Protection Film Divisions and the Window Film Customer Service Representative (CSR) Competition here. Deadlines for each competition are posted on the competing tab of the WFCT event website.

The host hotel for WFCT is the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. We have negotiated group discounts and secured a block of reduced-rate hotel rooms at the rate of $159 USD per single/double, plus tax. To book your room, call 877/640-7666 or reserve online here. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved by August 16, 2019.

WFCT is sponsored, organized and managed exclusively by WINDOW FILM magazine and Paint Protection Film (PPF) magazine. The international event brings together all segments of the window film industry under one roof for quality education, business-building and nail-biting competitions.

Check often for pertinent event information and connect with our social accounts for the latest news!

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