goals. Being in the spotlight for the
majority of his life, Robinson said
he always knew he wanted to use
his good fortune to leave a lasting
impression on the community, and
not just on the court.
It wasn’t all serious talk, though.
Attendees got the scoop on his
experience being part of the Dream
Team, and of course, what it was
like to play with Michael Jordan.
WFCT wouldn’t have been complete without
its annual pub-crawl. Participants got an ear-full of
haunted tales while touring some of the local bars
said to experience paranormal activity.
Each contestant was provided an electromagnetic ﬁeld meter (EMF) to
see if they could pick up on any lingering spirits. And while no one got to
see any ghosts, guests that attended deﬁnitely
had a good time hearing the spooky tales of the
city and catching up with old friends.
“Michael loves to bet. One time, security window ﬁlms.
its support of the show this year
we were at the airport, and he want-
Hometown exhibitor XPEL also as well. The more than 40-year-
ed to bet me $100 dollars that his upped-the ante while on its home- old Carson Calif.-based company
luggage would come out before turf. The company used the event showcased its ﬁlm for automotive,
mine,” he said. “You better believe to emphasize its window ﬁlm, XPEL residential, commercial and securi-
I didn’t take it because he probably Prime, which features nano-ceram- ty applications.
paid someone to make sure his did.” ic technology that blocks harmful
44Tools hit the show ﬂoor with
a complete set of installation tools
The Latest and Greatest
Making its ﬁrst appearance at and supplies. The latest in meters
There’s no place quite like WFCT was KDX Window Films, a from EDTM Inc., and cutting prod-
the International Window Film Chinese-based company. Feihua ucts from Olfa, were points of inter-
Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT), Chen, brand PR manager, said the est for booth visitors.
and this year’s growth proves exact- company had a lot of success on
Apollo Window Film, headquar-
ly that. Compared to last year’s the show ﬂoor. And they spon- tered in Dallas, Texas, made its
show, the event has grown more sored Shuiming Wu who placed debut as a sponsor this year. Its
than 60 percent, and it’s doubled in the Automotive Tint-Off™. The newest line of automotive window
in size since 2014. This speaks vol- company displayed its full line of ﬁlm, the Ultimate Series, was the
umes about the progression of the window ﬁlms, including KDX 100% focus. It features a deep dye tint.
industry, and it’s not just limited to UV protectant ﬁlm and KDX Anti-
window ﬁlm, but all of the indus- fogging ﬁlm.
Film and Vinyl Designs, based in
Fort Worth, Texas, returned with its
try’s segments: wraps and graph-
ics, paint protection ﬁlm (PPF) and also increased its presence. Steve cutting software. Attendees were
tools and technology. Wood, key account manager, able to see the plotter ﬁrst-hand, as
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Madico window ﬁlm and paint protection
Eastman Chemical Company explained, “It’s a trade show for Brett and Brandon Wassell demon-
and its two brands, LLumar and our industry, it’s unlike any other strated the machine’s ease of use.
SunTek, were Diamond sponsors, trade show that we’re a part of.”
Continuing a tradition, Maxpro
the highest level of sponsorship. The team of representatives took once again offered attendees a
LLumar representatives were to the show ﬂoor to display its two chance to win $500 by visiting its
greeting visitors with the compa- lines of PPF, Invisi-Film Standard, booth and using its shrink ﬁlm
ny’s Superhero campaign to save and its newest top coat version, at its backglass station. Elizabeth
good people from bad tint, one Invisi-Film Tough Coat. The newest Dillon, vice president of sales and
installation at a time.” While some product was designed to protect marketing, says the company does
attendees were taking pictures with against chemical stains such as gas- this every year because it attracts
the life-size Superhero cut-out, oth- oline and oil.
ers were getting demos of the com- Solar Gard also had several prod- great crowd into the booth and
pany’s CTX window ﬁlm, a product ucts on-hand, and one highlighted gives us an opportunity to get ﬁlm
known for its shrink ability. was the popular Clearshield Pro, its in hands,” she said.
SunTek drew in attendees with a next-generation True Hard Coated Rayno Window Film showed up
attendee attention. “It brings a
new car this year, a Mercedes-Benz PPF. Representatives also demon- in true Texas fashion—big. It show-
AMG GTS Black Line, to show off the strated the company’s new Ultra cased its new architectural ﬁlm
durability of its latest PPF self-heal- Performance Plus 80, the latest lines, and attendees were able to
ing technology. The company also addition to the Ultra Performance test out the latest ﬁlm at the com-
featured its UltraVisionDS, a series Nano-Ceramic Automotive Series.
of architectural and security and
pany’s booth, where it, too, had an
Johnson Window Films grew installation station.