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How Were the U.S. Capitol Windows Breached?

Jan 13th, 2021

The incident at the U.S. Capitol last week amid the Electoral College certification process devolved into chaos as rioters breached the building, in part, by breaking through the Capitol’s windows. Window Film magazine’s sister publication, USGNN™, spoke with several experts to find out how window film was used and if the glass performed as it […]

Eastman Donates Material for Face Shield Production

May 18th, 2020

As part of the world’s collective effort to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Eastman has donated materials to support the production of face shields for medical personnel. Eastman donated 3,000 square meters of material to ETC, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of lighting and rigging technology. ETC began manufacturing face shields in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Proposed Changes to Hours of Service for Commercial Drivers “Enhances Flexibility”

Aug 28th, 2019

A recent notice of proposed rulemaking could change hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers, including those who transport window film and its related products. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the rule seeks to give drivers more flexibility and maintain safety limits on driving […]

PPE for Women: The Struggle for Safety

Oct 24th, 2018

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to the safety of every worker on the jobsite, but not every person can properly fit into it. Women in the industry can find themselves wearing PPE that is too big or doesn’t fit well on them. Even if it’s a pair of gloves fitting women appropriately, including window […]

3M Highlights Window Film at Media Day

Oct 10th, 2018

Window film has given character to buildings and homes for decades, and one company made a statement with its film by unveiling the completion of one of its newest projects. The company recently held a “Discovering Transformation” Media Day at its Maplewood, Minn. headquarter building last week. The company wrapped its corporate headquarters windows, which […]

The EU’s Data Protection Regulation Goes into Effect May 25

May 23rd, 2018

Companies that do business in the European Union over the Internet will be required to meet requirements specified by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect Friday, May 25, 2018. The data privacy law is meant to protect the personal data of people within the EU no matter where in the […]

Are More Schools Looking at Window Film as a Viable Option?

Mar 14th, 2018

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping $400 million bill designed to increase school security, mental health access and gun control in the aftermath of last month’s shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 students. The legislation includes provisions to put more bullet-resistant glass, steel doors and automatic locking devices into […]

The Telephone Doctor Provides a Customer Service Cure

Oct 5th, 2017

Quality products and service are at the heart of any business plan, but quality only goes so far. According to Nancy Friedman, the Telephone Doctor, more business is lost due to poor treatment of customers than due to poor products. On Thursday, she gave International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ attendees valuable customer service tips. […]

XPEL Requests Default in Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Aug 2nd, 2017

XPEL recently requested for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division to enter default, or judge in its favor, against three international defendants: Carlas International Automobile Accessory Limited (Carlas), Guangzhou Suizhong Auto Accessories Co. Ltd. (Suizhong) and Guangzhou Suizhong Auto Accessories. According to a recently filed court document, the […]