February 12, 2009
Solamatrix Inc. [Vancouver, B.C.] is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its worldwide distribution network by signing Patinamatrix (formerly Johnson Window Films UK) as the exclusive distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland.Located in Southampton, in the south of England, Patinamatrix will market all Solamatrix brand window films including SUN-GARD solar control films and GLASS-...
February 11, 2009
Demand for specialty films is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year to $7.6billion in 2012, according to Specialty Films, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., aCleveland-based industry research firm. Gains will be driven by the increasing need for high-performance plastic films which offer such benefits as barrier properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance in packaging and...
January 28, 2009
Chemical maker DuPont Co. reported a $629 million loss for the fourth-quarter Tuesday due to lower sales and a hefty restructuring charge, and cut its earnings forecast for 2009.The Wilmington-based company said its loss for the quarter amounted to 70 cents per share, compared with a profit of $545 million, or 60 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding a charge of $380 million, or 42 cents per...
January 5, 2009
CPFilms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential, and commercial markets, has announced that its Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films will qualify for a federal tax credit in 2009. Homeowners can now earn up to a $500 tax credit by installing these energy-saving window films during the...
December 31, 2008
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Boston] have developed a special kind of dye that can transform windows into photovoltaic solar panels, according to an article published in the journal Science.The new technology could be in commercial production within the next three years, researchers say. Beyond simply powering individual homes, it could even be used to...
December 12, 2008
While tinted windows on your car might look cool - and help keep you cool - tinting the windows of your home is an entirely different matter.But a Midlothian [Chicago] company that franchises automotive repair and accessories shops was getting requests from customers to do just that.The result is an entirely new franchise that has nothing to do with Moran Industries Inc.'s core business.
December 4, 2008
Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.