Volume 6, Issue 6, November - December 2002

New Products and Services

FTI Introduces Spandrel-Gard
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Film Technologies International has introduced a new product for the commercial glass industry, Spandrel-Gard, a self-adhesive film composite. According to the company, when Spandrel-Gard is applied to tempered, heat-strengthened, tinted, clear or high-performance reflective glass, it offers an attractive alternative to ceramic frit and painted glass. Spandrel-Gard is available in silver, black and white. It meets ASTM C1048 fall-out resistance standards and is resistant to moisture, humidity, oxidation and extreme temperatures, according to the company.

In addition, the company has introduced new SUN-GARD automotive window film marketing materials. The new program consists of a SUN-GARD dealer tri-fold, consumer tri-fold, window film sample cards, point-of-purchase display, wallboards, banner, T-shirts and a yellow-pages advertising manual.

“This new program is really fun. It highlights our automotive posters and plays on the words ‘film star,’” said Steve Michaud, executive vice president for the company. “The literature and accessories are pieces any dealers should be happy to hang in their shops. Our distributors and their sales’ staffs will have wallboards and point-of-purchase displays up all over the continent before next season begins.” 

Phifer Wire Expands SheerWeave® 4800 LineSHEERWEAVE
Phifer Wire Products Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has expanded its SheerWeave 4800 line. The fabrics in the line are now available in a variety of colors, including slate, nickel and stone. According to the company, SheerWeave can be used in roll-up shades, Roman shades, folding shades, pleated shades, vertical blinds, sheers and screens. The material filters heat and glare, conserves energy, lowers interior temperatures and reduces fading of interior furnishings, according to the company.

JAX Patents One-Way Imaging Film
JAX's X-Tex Film Hawthorne, Calif.-based JAX Inc. has now patented its X-Tex one-way imaging film. According to the company, it is applicable to any interior or exterior glass surface with unobstructed visibility from the non-image side.

According to the company, X-Tex filters 99 percent of ultraviolet rays and rejects heat to make the window energy-efficient. It is a 2-mil, PET-coated with a multi-layer, thin-film application. Key installation features include a standard, pressure-sensitive acrylic-based window film adhesive and a 1-mil release liner.

Gila Introduces New Decorative Film
Based in Canton, Ga., Gila Distributing has expanded its line of Illusions decorative window films with eight new designs. Of the available options are white bamboo, iced circles, executive blinds, sheer wave and etched rose. 


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