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History of Window Tinting

 

In the beginning, a first generation design window film product was dyed only. The dyed films are considered basic products which work on the principle of absorption. The darker the film, the better it works, but now we have a lot of people tired of difficulty with night visibility... These basic dyed films are still in wide spread use today due to their low cost and great appearance, but are not very durable to our extreme climate.

As the nineties came with computers, a second generation design product included metallization of some sort, integrated with the dye. This produced a "hybrid" film containing dye to absorb heat and also metal to reject the sun's rays, and therefore heat. This hybrid design window film often provides 25% greater heat reduction shade for shade... across the board. They are considered by many consumers as the best they can do. This dyed / metal "hybrid" design window film is a great addition for many reasons, and yields high value for any application.  

Today, a third generation design window film product has been made possible only through the recent development of nano-technologies. These new films are manufactured with traces of dye and metal, but consist mostly of ceramic or crystalline oxides which are used to block specifically... the infrared part of the solar spectrum.