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#49 blueyes

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  30 July 2011 - 04:52 PM

A Rep told me That 3m was contacted by I think Hallmark greeting cards becasue they needed a transparent silver material for one of their cards. after making some samples they displayed them for the hallmark reps by putting the samples up to the glass to see through them. Somebody noticed that the heat was reduced by doing so. Wha-lah!!! window tint!!! So we got window tint like we got SPAM....accident.
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#50 PJF

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  30 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

A Rep told me That 3m was contacted by I think Hallmark greeting cards becasue they needed a transparent silver material for one of their cards. after making some samples they displayed them for the hallmark reps by putting the samples up to the glass to see through them. Somebody noticed that the heat was reduced by doing so. Wha-lah!!! window tint!!! So we got window tint like we got SPAM....accident.


That is actually very similar to the story that I have heard. Whether it is true or not, :sad At this point, we are 30+ years into it. Why does it even matter?
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#51 ORIGINAL

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  30 July 2011 - 07:15 PM

A Rep told me That 3m was contacted by I think Hallmark greeting cards becasue they needed a transparent silver material for one of their cards. after making some samples they displayed them for the hallmark reps by putting the samples up to the glass to see through them. Somebody noticed that the heat was reduced by doing so. Wha-lah!!! window tint!!! So we got window tint like we got SPAM....accident.


That is actually very similar to the story that I have heard. Whether it is true or not, :sad At this point, we are 30+ years into it. Why does it even matter?



i guess its all about the bragging rights!
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#52 TintDude

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  30 July 2011 - 08:18 PM

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#53 H.G.

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  30 July 2011 - 11:25 PM

:deadhorse WOW is there an emoticon for "resurrection" ????


1903 - Hy-Sil, the precursor to Madico, is founded. Madico begins to build a technical competency in multi-layer materials such as paper and postcards.



1935 - Hy-Sil's ( Madico)Paul Alexander builds the world's first roll-to-roll Metalizer, a process that enables the birth of the window film market.

Just for the history books. :D
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#54 MaXPro Films

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  08 August 2011 - 11:19 AM

Fred Flintstone had MaXPro on his car!
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#55 flat rock stan

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  08 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

After working with flow on tint the first FILM I installed was mmm. No adhesive, no hard coat, no liner........ Was kind of hard to work with :blink: Shame they still don't make their own product.
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#56 opus

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  08 August 2011 - 12:59 PM

This is a quote from Lifetime Solar Security http://windowtinting...s/manufacturer/

"CPFilms’ predecessor, Martin Processing Inc., founded in 1955, was the inventor and held the patents on the original processes for making deep-dyed window films, which were the forerunners of today’s sophisticated constructions."


Solutia press kit fact sheet http://www.llumar.co...sFactSheet.aspx

Solutia's Performance Films division was founded in 1955 by Julius Hermes. Originally named Martin Processing, the company specialized in developing dyeing technology for polyester yarn and other materials. In 1987, the Hermes family sold Martin Processing to the British global firm of Courtaulds, which named the company Courtaulds Performance Films which afterward became CPFilms Inc. In 1999, the company became a subsidiary of Solutia Inc.®, a world-class chemical company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and is known as Solutia's Performance Films division.
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#57 Roach

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  08 August 2011 - 04:55 PM

I guess all the big boys take credit..
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#58 TintDude

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  08 August 2011 - 05:08 PM

I thought this horse died 3 years ago. :lol
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#59 Booms

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  08 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

I thought this horse died 3 years ago. :lol

NEVAH! :nope
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#60 F1windowtinting

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  19 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

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