48 posts categorized "Window Film"

July 16, 2013

Sun-Gard Nova 70 Protects English Wine Shop’s Fine Wines from Damage Due to Overheating


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We are pleased to share our latest case study highlighting an installation at an English wine shop.  This is a great testament to the fact that even in rainy and cold England window film is necessary! The complete case study can be downloaded here.

June 28, 2013

Madico Window Films to Host Factory Tour for Dealers


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Madico Window Films is looking forward to the upcoming International Window Film Conference taking place in our own backyard - Tampa, Florida – this September! Given the close proximity of the conference to our manufacturing facility, we are taking the opportunity to open up our factory for an exclusive dealer tour.

The tour will be taking place the evening before the conference for the convenience of those that wish to attend. Dealers will experience how Sun-Gard and Madico Window Films are made in our clean room, quality controlled environment. Our highly trained staff will be on hand to answer any questions that may arise during this exclusive tour. The night will end with a casual dinner with the Madico team before heading back to the Tampa Marriott Waterside to prepare for the next day’s conference.

Madico Window Films is always eager to share our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with those in the industry.  We have always found that our customers appreciate the opportunity to witness first-hand the work that goes into creating the products they work with on a daily basis. We look forward to introducing dealers to the Madico advantage this September!

This is a private event and not affiliated with the IWFC-sponsored event in any way. Only window film installation dealers are invited to attend. Complete details for the event are being sent out to eligible dealers.

April 30, 2013

Sun-Gard Korea Exhibits at Seoul Motor Show 2013


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The Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) hosted one of Asia’s largest automotive shows, running ten days, March 29 through April 7, in Seoul, South Korea. Sun-Gard Korea joined hundreds of exhibiting companies from 14 countries, including the world’s largest automobile manufacturers from the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Korea, at the Seoul Motor Show 2013.

Visitors to the Sun-Gard booth at the Seoul show were treated to demonstrations of Sun-Gard window film products. One such demo involved a thermal heat rejection test that gave visitors a first-hand feel for the heat rejection capability of Sun-Gard film. Another featured a tinter from Sun-Gard Korea showing the film heat shrinking process on automotive glass.

The booth also featured a dart game, which drew attention to the Sun-Gard displays and lent an element of fun to the visitor’s experience. Sharpshooting dart-tossers were awarded a free auto tint installation for hitting the bulls-eye.

Michael Lyons, Madico Window Films’ International Sales Manager, attended Seoul Motor Show 2013, and gave it a thumbs-up. “I was very impressed with Sun-Gard Korea's approach to the Seoul Motor Show 2013 exhibition,” Lyons said. “SGK staff worked hard and actively engaged with visitors, and the tinting demonstrations drew a lot of attention. Everything was extremely well thought out and executed.  An all-around excellent showing by Steven Chun and SGK’s management team and staff.”

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February 28, 2013

International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2013


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Madico Window Films is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2013 (IWFC) September 18-20 in our hometown of Tampa, Florida.  We will also be taking advantage of the show’s close proximity to our manufacturing facility and offering tours of the Madico factory to interested dealers.

The IWFC was first held in 2000 and in 2011 the International Window Film Association signed on as the co-sponsor of the event, along with Window Film magazine. The IWFC was created to provide an educational venue for film technicians, company owners, managers and suppliers to come and learn from one another as well as industry experts.

The IWFC is an international event providing an unmatched learning experience to all who are involved. In addition to the seminars, the event is host to the International Window Film Tint-Offs™ – two divisions, an automotive and architectural, are held to showcase film technicians’ applications.  A trade show floor is also present where attendees can mingle with manufacturers and suppliers; see the latest products available; and take part in demonstrations from some of the top industry installers.

To register for the event click here. Early bird registration ends May 31st!

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off is co-sponsored by Window Film magazine and the International Window Film Association.

We look forward to meeting with our valued dealers at this year’s show. Please plan to visit the Madico Window Films booth!

February 05, 2013

Congress Approves Energy Tax Credit For Window Films


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Madico Window Films is pleased to share the press release below from the International Window Film Association (IWFA) regarding the recent enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which now allows for tax incentives for energy efficient home improvements, such as window film. 

Washington, D.C. – January 15, 2013 -- Congress has just given American homeowners a chance to keep more of their hard-earned money with tax credits for energy efficient upgrades planned for 2013, or made in 2012. Window Film is eligible for the tax credits approved by Congress and the tax incentive can cover up to 10 percent of the cost of the installation of window film to a maximum of $500, states the International Window Film Association (IWFA).

“We are delighted that Congress recently enacted a bill, titled the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, that includes tax incentives for energy efficient home improvements, such as installing window film,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. “To make people more aware of this great opportunity we are sharing this news through our Facebook and Twitter pages and we are also offering a free consumer booklet so consumers can learn more about window film,” he added.

“While the “greening” of our homes is a high priority, most of the new energy-efficient technologies require significant investment to reap long-term benefits, but window film has been shown to be a most cost-effective means of improving energy performance,” said Smith.

As a long-term and cost-effective solution for saving energy, window film qualifies in the legislation as part of a building’s ‘insulation envelope’. It can reduce energy consumption from solar heat gain in summer or reflect interior heat back inside in winter, while allowing in natural light without the negative impact of UV exposure. Consumers should check with their window film installer or manufacturer to make sure their product qualifies under the law.

For more information on window film’s many benefits the IWFA offers a free consumer booklet available that can be found at: http://www.iwfa.com/ConsumerInfo/IWFAWindowFilmBooklet.aspx

About the International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a nonprofit organization of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the industry by providing unbiased research, influencing policy and promoting consumer awareness of the many benefits of window film. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Madico has a number of architectural film options that qualify for the tax credit. To find out which specific films are eligible in your area, please refer to the climate zone map, here. If you have any questions, please contact us at windowfilm@madico.com.

January 21, 2013

Sun-Gard Distributor Exhibits at the International Motor Show 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia


Indonesia Show 1Held annually, the Indonesia International Motor Show, (IIMS) 2012 featured over 30 manufacturers of passenger vehicles, light trucks and motorcycles, as well hundreds of manufacturers and distributors of automotive aftermarket equipment and accessories.  Covering over 70,000 square meters (750,000 square feet) of exhibition space at the Jakarta International Expo, IIMS 2012 is the biggest automotive exhibition in Southeast Asia and one of the largest in the world.

The theme of IIMS 2012 was “Eco Mobility” and exhibitors displayed eco-friendly technologies that support a smarter urban society lifestyle.  Sun-Gard Indo Mulia, our exclusive Indonesian distributor, exhibited a wide range of professional grade Sun-Gard automotive solar control window films and featured a video-simulated, “Sun-Gard Driving Challenge,” contest that awarded Rp 1,000,000 (Indonesian Rupiah) to the lucky winner.

According to Handoko Salim of Sun-Gard Indo Mulia, this year’s IIMS was a huge success, “We had the best exhibition ever that included a lot of visitors.  We also gave away many Sun-Gard promotional items.  The Sun-Gard Driving Challenge was a real hit; customers especially enjoyed battling for the chance to win the grand prize.  We generated a lot of interest at the exhibition and took some new orders on the spot.  It was a great week for Sun-Gard Indonesia.”

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January 09, 2013

Sun-Gard sponsorship of popular Courage Polar Dip helps the fundraiser reach its 1 million dollar goal in total funds donated to World Vision


 

582298_468386749884824_365525058_nEvery year hundreds of people jump into the cold icy waters of Lake Ontario at Coronation Park in Oakville, Ontario on New Years' day.  Some do it to try something a little over the edge, some do it to bring in the New Year, but they all do it to help World Vision Canada. Sun-Gard is a proud annual sponsor of Canada’s largest charitable event helping over 6,000 families in the Right to Clean Water Project in Rwanda.

The Courage Polar Bear Dip started out as a family tradition initiated by Todd and Trent Courage in 1985, later with a good cause thrown in. The three waves of 30-second sprints at Coronation Park raised more than $120,000, bringing the total donated to World Vision — the event’s charity partner since 1995 — to more than $1 million.

Angie Leonetti, marketing and customer relations manager for Sun-Gard, is always happy to support this event and the Courage Brothers. “As an annual corporate sponsor, we were thrilled to learn that after this year’s event the Polar Bear Dip has now contributed more than $1 million to the World Vision charity. What a great accomplishment!”

Courage is the exclusive distributor of Sun-Gard Solar Control products in Canada. They have represented Sun-Gard for many years and Sun-Gard is proud of its long-term business partnership with them.

For more information about the annual frigid Courage Polar Bear Dip and their commitment to World Vision, please visit their website at www.polarbeardip.ca.  To view more on the chilly merriment, check out their YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages for videos and pictures from the event.

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December 18, 2012

Madico Window Films Thanks Customers for another Successful Year


As 2012 comes to an end, Madico Window Films would like to thank our valued customers for their business and loyalty throughout the year. We hope you have enjoyed our blog entries as we have strived to keep you apprised of the latest happenings at Madico as well as the window film industry as a whole. Staying connected with our customers is a top priority of ours and we have enjoyed reaching out to you through this innovative platform.

Lobby 2012 (2)Madico Window Film’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jeffrey Plummer, has these words to share as we wrap up the year, “2012 has proved to be quite the eventful year for Madico Window Films!  Not only have we had a record breaking year in terms of film sales, but we have also had the opportunity to spend a significant investment on improvements to our factory in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have not visited us in the past, or in the past year, I invite you to do so now. Our emphasis on continuously improving the quality of our products has never been higher. 

“In the past year, we have opened new service centers in Windsor, CT and Houston, TX to better meet the needs of our customers. We have also continued to make available our fastest growing product line, Wincos IR Automotive film, and appreciate all of the positive customer feedback we have been receiving on this product. 

“The close relationships that we share with so many of our customers, is what makes Madico a truly unique organization amongst our industry. We thank you for the opportunity to provide you with the quality products needed to grow your business and look forward to an exciting 2013!”

Happy Holidays from the entire Madico Window Films team! 

December 03, 2012

Madico Window Films, St. Petersburg, Florida Facility Improvements


New machine view 8Madico Window Films has recently invested several million dollars in upgrades and process improvements to our manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. The goal of this capital investment is to improve energy conservation, increase process efficiencies and ultimately achieve our goal to produce the best quality window films in the industry.

Window Film Magazine recently recognized our efforts and dedicated an article to highlighting our facility’s upgrades for their readers.

Excerpt taken from Window Film Magazine:

“Madico Window Films is committed to quality improvements and plans to continue additional upgrades in the near future,” says Shawn Kitchell, vice president of manufacturing for Madico. “We are currently striving to achieve the Class 1000 clean room standards for our manufacturing lines as well as installing automated conveying systems for material transport throughout our facility.  As is evident by the recent investment in our facility, we take producing the highest quality products very seriously and will never stop looking for new ways to improve.”

Facility improvements that will be completed during the renovation include the installation of temperature-controlled bulk storage tanks for adhesives and solvents, new high energy mixing equipment, an upgraded clean room environment, an upgraded on-line optical scanner, a new hard coat thickness measurement system, installation of on-line color and visible light transmission (VLT) monitoring equipment, upgrades to slitting machines, updates to drying and pollution abatement systems, new equipment  including a gas chromatograph to ensure proper adhesive curing and a particle analyzer to prevent contamination, and a total overhaul of the raw material receiving and storage facility including a cantilever racking system which reduces the risk of product contamination.

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November 06, 2012

Sun-Gard Film Featured at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas


 

Black pearl kiosk (3)Madico Window films recently returned from another successful SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show took place October 30 - November 2, 2012 and featured some of the biggest players in the automotive industry. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

Our Sun-Gard products were featured prominently at this year’s show. With a two-story booth that took up 20’x 50’ of floor space, the brand was highly visible to all that visited the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year we highlighted our complete lines of automotive products and our Sun-Gard Black Pearl film was even featured with a hands-on heat shrinking demonstration. Window film installers were encouraged to step up and try it out for themselves.

While the focus of SEMA is on automotive products, we used the opportunity to showcase our new Sunscape Designer Films program. Many of the larger automotive dealers at the show also install flat glass films and were interested in hearing about our exclusive Sunscape business opportunity.

In addition to highlighting our products, we held meetings with over 40 international customers, large private label accounts and distribution prospects.  In an effort to thank several of our distribution partners from around the world, Madico hosted a dinner on Wednesday night. It was the perfect way to bring everyone together to network and have some fun. Our valued partners left the dinner feeling like they were part of a business minded, yet friendly family.

To top off the tradeshow, the Madico/Sun-Gard team hosted a customer appreciation party at Diablo’s Cantina on Thursday night. This event allows us to get to know and thank many of our loyal U.S. customers as well as reach out to prospective dealers.

This year’s SEMA Show was a huge success for Madico Window Films. We took several orders during the show and collected over 300 hundred leads that we will be following up on immediately after the event.  We look forward to working with the many new customers we gained at the show!

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