The Latest From PPF Mag

Eastman Fires Up New European Production Line

Nov 22nd, 2023

Fully integrated window film plants have been hard to find in Europe—until now. In what Eastman Performance Films calls its largest expansion in its history, it has doubled capacity at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to serve the film market in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The plant previously had sputtering capacity but the […]

SEMA 2023: Industry Upgrades and How the City and Show Has Changed

Nov 8th, 2023

Changes that were coming are already here—both in the window film industry and at the SEMA Show at large. That was the major takeaway from tint shop owners and supplier representatives we spoke to last  week during the show. What was top of mind? Color PPF If you walked the halls where our industry’s suppliers […]

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 […]

Is Tesla’s PPF Offering Disrupting the Aftermarket?

Oct 18th, 2023

What was a blip on X (Twitter) became an earthquake for the film industry that moved markets and undercut the aftermarket industry. Tesla has started offering clear and colored paint protection film (PPF) for its Model 3 and Y vehicles at two of its service centers. The car manufacturer even named its price: $5,000 for […]

WFCT 2023: Seminars Tackle Marketing Strategies and Economic Updates 

Sep 20th, 2023

Digital marketing is a key cog for any business. Patric Fransko, president of Eye Magnet Management, focused on its importance during the opening seminar of the International Window Film Conference & Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2023.   WFCT runs from Sept. 20-22, 2023, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The event brings industry […]

Valway’s AP Corp Acquires Solar Tint Inc. in Miami 

Aug 23rd, 2023

AP Corp has completed its second acquisition of a window tinting company.   The Sykesville, Md.-based provider of commercial window film and graphic solutions has snatched up Miami-based window tinting company, Solar Tint Inc, one of the only 3M window film dealers in the greater Miami area.  AP Corp Owner Bill Valway hopes it’s the […]

Tint World Opens a Maple Shade, N.J. Location 

Aug 23rd, 2023

Tint World has added another location.   Owners Maurice and Davante Hooks franchised the automotive tint and accessories brand in Maple Shade, N.J.   Davante knew he wanted to work on cars, but “wasn’t sold on anything until I found Tint World,” he says. “Now, I get to combine a lifelong passion with running a business in […]

PPF Projects: The 2022 Toyota Tundra

Nov 30th, 2022

Each paint protection film (PPF) project is unique and requires various installation techniques and strategies. For that reason, WINDOW FILM and PPF magazines present a new series detailing jobs involving the latest cars on the market—and the master installers behind them. Two-in-One A 2022 Toyota Tundra received a full-body PPF wrap courtesy of Cool Dreams […]

WFCT’s Winners Circle: Nobody Said it Was Easy

Sep 28th, 2022

Competitions at the 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) were home to the world’s best tinters, paint protection film (PPF) applicators and decorative film creatives. But like anything worthwhile, a podium finish was all but a cakewalk. Going for Gold “There’s so many extremely good tinters that came out this year,” said […]

The Art of the Fire Sale

Sep 28th, 2022

I am amazed at the growth our industry has seen through the recent pandemic that has affected and rewritten life as we know it. Despite economic strains, shops have continued to stay busy and grow more than ever. But as our economy comes into some challenging inflationary moments and supply chain issues plague the automotive […]