1978 - My first full year in the glass tinting industry.
Grease and Star wars are at the cinemas and with cords, desert boots and Miller shirt I install the limited range early versions of todays advanced glass solar films. The glue was mixed on site, the films were easily scratched plus a clear seal had to painted on all edges.
In the early1980's the highly efficient adhesives and tough scratch resistant coatings were bonded to the films at the manufacturing plant at Boston USA, along with the metals copper,aluminium or nickel. The sputtering process advanced the technology way ahead in the late 1980's so that even after 20 + years those films have not broken down.
In 2008 the ceramic films are released with the same technology as the tiles used in the space shuttle, letting more light in with the same heat rejection. Most solar films are now star rated so can be used to upgrade the star energy ratings for homes and offices.
The future?... films that go darker in the sun (photochromic!) and glass films that produce electricity.
We cover all interior installations with a full 10 year warranty*, except for scratching. We can provide this warranty thanks to our years of experience in installing tinting films.
*As other businesses might call "a lifetime warranty", with fine print that lifetime is limited to 10 years....... or the film is covered for a "lifetime" but labour will be charged after 2 years !!