Auto Films

Add useful features to your car by enhancing the glass

Window film can reduce significantly the effects of solar heating in vehicles. A cooler interior provides more comfort, and reduces the need to use air conditioning systems.

Increase the protection to eyes and skin from UV rays and the harmful effects of the sun. Window film offers an affordable and safe protection, blocking up to 99% of UV rays that cause sunburn.

Besides enhancing the design of cars, window film also provides more privacy to the vehicle as darker window films block the insight into the car. This reduces the risk of smash and grab.

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Automotive applications styling and protection

Automotive window film – often known as autotint film – is an easy way of instantly upgrading glass in vehicles.

Automotive window film can add aesthetic appeal, reduce the solar heat gain and increase protection by boosting the safety and security features of your glass.

Four Uses of Autotint Films

1. Aesthetic

There are two important points to consider: visible light transmission and colour. Autotint film comes in various grades from very light to very dark.

It is always important to ensure that the film you choose complies with the local laws. With such a variety of light, medium and dark filmS, different colours and shades, there is a wide range of choices for the modern motorist.

Type of use
Aesthetic

Objective
To make your vehicle look fantastic!

How to Specify
• Visible light transmission
Glass either side or in front of the driver: no tint allowed; clear safety, security and UV filtering films may be permitted but check what your national laws allow.

Glass behind the driver: most people choose a product between 15% and 50% visible light transmission; 5% transmission is used in some European countries. Anti-glare strip at top of windscreen: 15% to 50% is used; Note: Local laws in some countries may restrict the use of anti-glare strips.

• Colour
The most popular colours are smoke, grey, charcoal, neutral and bronze.

2. Solar Control

High temperatures inside a vehicle can significantly reduce comfort levels as well as negatively impact concentration levels and reaction times. the presence and effectiveness of any air-conditioning, the geographical location and length of journey time and the time of day or season can all impact the temperature in the vehicle.

Autotint films can provide a very effective solution to the buildup of such temperatures. Unwanted excess light or glare as it is known, can also be reduced with the use of autotint films reducing visible light transmission.

Type of use
Solar Control

Objective
To reduce the effects of solar energy entering into your vehicle.

How to Specify
• For both temperature and glare issues, review the different performance figures available for the different films in terms of the percentage of heat and light reductions, and then select the most effective film that has the most suitable appearance for the way you wish your vehicle to look.

3. Fade Reduction

Ultra Violet Light (UV), Visible Light (VL) and Infra Red energy can all cause vehicle interiors to fade although the most damaging factor is the UV. Preserve the value of your vehicle by installing high-quality window film.

Type of use
Fade Reduction

Objective
To reduce fading and other damage to the interior of your vehicle caused by sunlight.

How to Specify
Select an autotint film with at least 98% UV rejection.
Note: Do not forget the limitation against using tinted films in front of or either side of the driver.

4. Safety/Security

Safety/security autotint films have a thicker construction than standard autotint films. Depending on where the films are applied or what is the desired performance or appearance, the films may be clear or tinted.

Type of use:
Safety/Security

Objective:
To improve the resistance of vehicle glazing against shattering through accidental or deliberate breakage.

How to Specify
Check with the local specialist installer or window film manufacturer that the particular film is a thicker safety/security film and that it is legal to install it on any particular vehicle windows.

Installation quality
Application of window film to the curved glass in vehicles is the most difficult application of all. To ensure that you have the best looking application and the best performing windows in your vehicle, it is very advisable to have the installation carried out by a fully trained authorised specialist in such applications.

Such installers will have attended a formal training course and then have practised for some considerabletime in order to get the appropriate standard expected by the owner of the vehicle.

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