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  1. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    11. Getting the Design on Decorative Films Decorative films offers one of the highest durability among the products in our industry. There are two primarily techniques to get that design or repeat-pattern on the films: Electro-etched Surfaces Electro-etching on polymer surface is a manufacturing technique that was first-developed for other industries. The original-intent was to convert certain areas of an hydrophobic plastic surface to hydrophilic. This facilities the coating of micro-electronics electro-plating, spray-painting or surface-coatings on the electro-etched plastic surface. Visually, a transparent electro-etched surface will appear matte-white after the process; creating an avenue to create uniform designs on clear polyester. Electro-etched surfaces are very durable and provide certain level of resistance against solvents (for a reasonable time-frame), as shown in the photo on left Printed Surfaces For years, small-scale inkjet printers allow the printing of any designs on films for decorative purposes. Most decorative window films adopt on this printing-technology and apply the weatherable ink on the UV-resistance adhesive between the the window film and glass. As shown in the photo on left, the printed designs of decorative films can only be removed by solvents after the film is removed from the glass.
  2. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    10. Dual-Reflective Window Films as Cost-Effective Energy-Saving Solution for Home & Offices Glass as a building material, in place of concrete walls has become popular in recent years due to its aesthetic appeal, and its capacity to provide a feel of open space. However, according to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, the fenestration area recommended to be limited to 40% of the wall area, because window panes cause higher solar heat gain in buildings. Energy consumption in building is particularly high due to the air-conditioning requirements during hot summer. Today, technological advancement is giving home owners and offices an energy-saving solution for retrofitting their windows. Cooling costs in summer months can be reduced, as Dual-Reflective window films greatly reduce the amount of heat entering through the windows by significantly minimizing the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of glazing systems. Illustrative Example: Film Models Maxpro Dual-Reflective 5 Maxpro Dual-Reflective 15 Maxpro Dual-Reflective 25 Maxpro Dual-Reflective 35 Visible Light Transmitted 8% 14% 27% 38% Visible Light Reflected-Exterior 56% 48% 27% 13% Visible Light Reflected-Interior 15% 21% 14% 8% Glare Reduction 91% 84% 70% 58% Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.20 0.25 0.40 0.55 Total Solar Energy Rejection 80% 75% 60% 45% Ultraviolet Rejection >99% >99% >99% >99% Dual-Reflective Window Films, as with the above example, offers an affordable solution for higher heat reduction and lower interior reflectance. It is a dry-adhesive product with superior durability; translating to long-term cost-savings.
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  6. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    9. Trends in Sputtered Film Technology Earlier sputtered films in our industry, have been subjected to limitations such as dependence on reflectivity to provide better TSER. However, high reflectance might be undesirable for certain applications and affects building aesthetics. Copper and silver, are still the most cost-efficient substitutes for gold, to provide high heat reduction at higher VLTs and their oxidation-risk used to be higher. Today, Sputtered Films have improved with significantly-lower oxidation-risk and the reputable versions in our industry are providing high heat reduction with <10% Visible Light Reflectance. The next generation of sputtered films in our industry will continue to offer superior heat reduction & durability. Most importantly, the new versions will likely to be priced at a fraction of today's cost (given the same VLT and heat reduction), due to the emergence of ""boutique" metal compounds with low oxidation-risk, low reflectivity and good heat reduction. In sputtering science, it costs exponentially higher to achieve the same heat reduction at higher VLT; and the application of exotic metal compounds will not defy this law. As such, the impact of the cost-lowering will likely be felt-most in darker sputtered films of VLT 5 - 40%
  7. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    8. Signal-Friendly Window Films Metallic elements used in some sputtered or metallized window films can significantly weaken GPS, cell-phone and radio signals. Some manufacturers of metallized films like Silver 70 or Silver 50 (refering to Aluminium metallized), do explain that these tints will not completely block GPS, electronics and communication signals. but we should not convey the same message to consumers, claiming that a particular film "might" affect these signals. Signal strength varies with vehicle speed and location, so there will be times when a borderline tint cause malfunction in GPS devices or electronic toll-collection systems. Therefore, tinters should be clear to consumers and simply identify tints as "SIGNAL-FRIENDLY" OR "NOT SIGNAL-FRIENDLY". Advanced sputtered window films (NOT SIGNAL-FRIENDLY) can be relatively non-reflective these days, you may consider using a Plasma Ball to differentiate them. Remarks for Architectural Tinting: Most metallized window films will not significantly affect modern WIFI signals such as 802.11ac Therefore, we can assure users that tinting metallized films on interior office partitions will not have any noticeable impact on WIFI signals.
  8. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    Very good understanding my friend. Here's some science behind it: Generally speaking, given the same VLT and base polyester....................... 1. Dip-dyed films should have lower haze than Carbon or Ceramic films. 2. The same carbide in a processed molecular form can offer lower haze but cost a lot more. The process costs more than the ingredient 3. However for some ceramics, the processed version as another molecular compound can offer a lower price for the same heat reduction (due to lower loadings required). just my 2 cents
  9. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    Hi GTS, Thanks for reading. I think it is still against by my value system to sell a product as 100% UV protection, even if it is technically possible at some wavelength. Moreover, there are also UV meters around that measures UV A/B/C at different wavelengths which gives a slightly different reading. Most manufacturers in the world, defines their Carbon and Ceramics IR films clearly, I have not came across a US, Japanese or Korean factory who misled tinters on this. Just too tired at workplace, so I posted here to chill. Just for your reading pleasure. You have a good weekend.
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  11. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    7. A Bad Tint is Worse than No Tint? Is it true? Probably... ... we risk compromising on driving safety if we give drivers a hazy tint or a single-ply adhesive-dyed tint that stains their vehicle interiors during tinting. However, the cheapest automotive film of < 1 year fading durability will still reduce the impact from shattered glass during accidents and deters (slow-down) vehicle break-ins. The cheapest automotive films in our industry offers 90-99% UV protection, offering some form of protection against the harmful UV rays to drivers who can least afford our films. In many ways, our products save lives. Cheers!
  12. TD Column: FilmTack Free-Writing Prospectus

    6. Comparing Heat Reduction Generally speaking, these are the main wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum that we are concerned with: Ultraviolet: < 380-400 nm Visible Light : 380-780nm Infrared: >780nm IR1000nm - Low Temperature, measured by most IR meters, illustrative example: air-conditioned room temperature IR1400nm - Mid Temperature, illustrative example: morning sun. IR1800nm - High Temperature, illustrative example: hot summer afternoon TSER takes into consideration of the general protection against UV, VIS and IR. If we are comparing products of different VLT and reflection, TSER, SC and SHGC are good gauges because they take both VLT and IR reduction into consideration. Eg. HP20 Charcoal is better than HP50 Charcoal tint. Eg. Silver 35% architectural film offers better TSER, SC and SHGC than a HP50 Charcoal tint. Assuming: TSER of HP 50 is about 35% TSER of HP 20 is about 53% TSER of Silver 35 is about 63% If we are comparing products of similar VLT and reflection, Infrared measurement for 1400nm OR 1800nm are good gauges because they identify the product with higher solar protection, given the same VLT, eg. tinting regulation. Eg. 2-ply 35% HP dyed tint is better 1-ply 35% dyed tint from the same manufacturer Eg. 35% ATO Ceramics tint is better than a 35% HP film. Assuming: IR1800nm Reduction for 1ply Dyed 35 is about 13% IR1800nm Reduction for HP 35 is about 38% IR1800nm Reduction for 35% ATO Ceramics is about 90% If we are comparing products of similar VLT and different reflection (different technologies), Using both Infrared measurement for 1000 And 1800nm are good gauges because some technologies are meant to perform better at different temperatures. Eg. 70% ATO Ceramics film has a weaker IR1000nm (low temperature) protection than darker 5% HP dyed tint but offers significantly higher infrared heat production at IR1800nm (higher temperature) Assuming IR1000nm for HP 5 is about 40% (HP 5 is better) IR1000nm for 75% ATO Ceramics is about 30% BUT IR1800nm Reduction for HP 5 is about 45% IR1800nm Reduction for 75% ATO Ceramics is about 90% (ATO is better) Disclaimer: For simplicity reasons, a cheaper form of ceramics films - ATO is used in the above illustrations.