News Pulse March/April 2023

March 30th, 2023 by Nathan Hobbs

What were’s most popular news stories since our last issue? These headlines grabbed the industry’s highest attention.

1 Eastman Acquires Dalian Ai-Red Technology

Eastman Chemical Company announced its acquisition of Ai-Red Technology (Dalian) Co. Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of paint protection and window film for auto and architectural markets in the Asia Pacific region.

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2 Texas Proposes Security Window Film in Schools

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, Texas, on May 24, 2022. In the aftermath, the Texas Education Agency proposed new school safety standards that include security film installations.

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3 GM Awarded Patent For Auto-Dimming Windshield; Apple Granted Similar Patents

General Motors (GM) has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a windshield capable of dimming when experiencing excessive glare from oncoming vehicles. In related news, Apple has been granted two new patents for Project Titan pertaining to “adjustable tinting windows.”

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4 The Art of Work-Life Balance

Chris West, XPEL’s director of automotive films, blogged about a common industry problem: “Work-life balance is something that I struggle with to this day. I know the cliché phrase, ‘Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anyone to pay me to lay on a beach and sip a margarita, so here we are.”

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5 Day-To-Night Window Tinting’s Grand Opening

Day-To-Night Window Tinting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., opened its first brick-and-mortar location on February 4, 2023. Owner Mike Powell founded the company in July 2011 and recently celebrated two milestones.

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