Industry News

New Jersey to Review 100-Year-Old Tint Law

Nov 29th, 2023

A change may be coming to New Jersey’s tint laws. Due to a number of court cases challenging its laws regarding window tint, the New Jersey Law Revision Commission will review whether or not the laws need to change. The specific laws include N.J.S. 39:3-74, which states: “No person shall drive any motor vehicle with […]

Tint World Opens New Georgia Location

Nov 29th, 2023

Tint World continues its rapid expansion with a new location in Georgia. Owned by Antonio Mattei, the Tyrone, Ga.-based location is the state’s ninth. “The team here at Tint World Tyrone is committed to providing high-quality products, trusted service and true value to customers throughout Fayette County and the greater Atlanta area,” Mattei says. Tint […]

Tint World Opens its 22nd Texas Location

Nov 22nd, 2023

The Tint World Franchise keeps growing. The company announced its 22nd location has opened in Texas, this one in New Braunfels. It is owned by Kevin and Allyson McBreen who already operate an architectural window tinting business in the area. “It’s been a dream of mine to work with cars every day at work, and […]

Jess Launerts’ Journey from the ER to Tint Haus  

Nov 15th, 2023

Why did you leave nursing to become a film installer?  Not everyone can answer that question, but Jessica (Jess) Launerts of Tint Haus Customs in Davie, Fla., can. She and husband Benton have been in the film business in suburban Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for 2.5 years and it’s changed their lives.  “I just knew I […]

Latin American Tinting Competition Takes Place Next Week 

Nov 15th, 2023

The best tinters in Latin America will converge in Buenos Aires next week for the Competencia Latinoamericana de Polarizadores with the winner heading to the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off (WFCT) in Orlando, Fla.  “We are committed to forming strategic partnerships on other continents to ensure our Tint-Offs™ bring in the world’s top […]

Department of Labor Dedicates Week to Promoting Apprenticeships 

Nov 15th, 2023

The film installation industry is no stranger to workforce shortages. Tint companies have experienced firsthand the difficulties of hiring and retaining workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) believes encouraging apprenticeships is one such strategy to turn the tide.  As such, DOL has dedicated a week to highlighting its importance via the 9th Annual National […]

SEMA 2023: Printers, PPF and Sales Pitches

Nov 9th, 2023

As SEMA wrapped up, so did exhibitors. We spoke with Mutoh, 3M, XPEL and Johnson Window Films on what they were pushing to attendees in Las Vegas.

Suppliers Begin to Roll Out Color PPF at SEMA

Nov 1st, 2023

First it was clear, then it was matte, now it’s a cacophony of colors. The paint protection film (PPF) industry is starting to enter its final iteration, going from a clear coat that protects vehicles to colored options that offer not only protection but aesthetic versatility. Some industry suppliers are using SEMA to roll the […]

UK-Based Film Supplier Inks Deal for North American Distribution

Oct 25th, 2023

The former national sales manager and head trainer for PremiumShield is back in business—this time on his own and is teaming up with a European brand of paint protection film (PPF). “I am pleased to announce the formation of Auto Lab, a distribution hub and all-around resource for auto restyling and much more,” says Jamie […]

16 Taiwanese Tinting Companies Team up to Tint a School for Charity

Oct 18th, 2023

The Lion Clubs International in Hualien, Taiwan teamed up with Greenway Film and 16 tinting companies to install high heat-reduction window film at Hualien City Zhonghua Elementary School. Mr. Yu-shiue Lee, president of Greenway Film, stated the following: In the past year, Greenway Film had donated over GS Antimicrobial window films to 8 rural schools […]