Iconic New York Times building enjoys benefits of window tinting – without the tint

Posted on May 9, 2011

The newly constructed tower block belonging to the New York Times Company in 8th Street, New York City, has incorporated a tinted level of solar protection for its windows, which, paradoxically, does not actually feature a window tint. The innovative approach has been commissioned because of a desire to maintain a clear glass effect – for both outside observers and occupants – without inflicting discomfort from the sun’s rays on those inside;... More

Top Watford and Northampton FC footballer falls foul of UK car window tinting laws

Posted on May 3, 2011

Professional football player, Josh Walker, has been awarded three penalty points for driving a car with tinted windows that infringe legal guidelines on minimum light penetration levels. Walker, who plays for Watford FC, and is currently on loan to Northampton FC, was discovered driving with the illegal levels of tinting after being stopped by police. Newcastle magistrates were advised that the footballer – who is from Killingworth in North Tyneside... More

US embassy in major window film refit

Posted on April 27, 2011

The US embassy in the Belgian capital, Brussels, has benefitted from the application of exterior window film as part of a multi-national drive to promote environmentally beneficial building improvements. The particular film used, though itself rather sophisticated, shares with ordinary conservatory window film the basic principle of reducing both solar glare and the force of the sun’s heat as it penetrates the glass. By blocking out the sun’s... More

New law clamps down on car window tinting in Belize

Posted on April 20, 2011

The authorities in the Central American state of Belize have introduced a new law restricting the degree of window tinting on all vehicles in the country. The new statutory instrument, which comes into effect from 1st June, is designed both to improve vehicle safety and to help outlaw covert criminal activity. In terms of safety, the country’s Ministry of Transport says it is concerned that vehicles fitted with too heavy a car window tint could... More

Why Hugh Laurie drives with tinted car windows

Posted on April 14, 2011

World famous comedian, actor and musician, Hugh Laurie, is reported to have found car window tinting to be a must whilst driving around near his Los Angeles home. The reason for the House star’s enthusiasm for adopting a car window tint is said to be not so much in order to protect his eyes and skin from the ever-present Californian sunshine, but rather to protect his privacy from the prying eyes of the press. The turning point for Laurie apparently... More

Window tinting prescribed as part of government rules for all new buildings in Pakistan

Posted on April 7, 2011

The government in Pakistan has issued new rule requiring that window tinting be applied to all new buildings wherever there is a perceived energy saving advantage in doing so. Window tinting and other energy conservation measures are all listed in the Building Energy Code of Pakistan (BECP), which has been introduced in an effort to try and divert $4 billion of the nation’s energy consumption into other more productive means. According to a senior... More

Disaster in Japan throws into relief the protective value of security window film

Posted on March 31, 2011

An examination by Industry experts into the possible benefits that security window film might have afforded buildings during the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami has also highlighted the potential advantages of such film for the UK. Applied to the inside of a window, rather like conservatory window film , security film is strong enough to hold broken glass together following certain types of violent impact. The experts, canvassed by US publication,... More

Innovative window tinting for Manchester area supermarket

Posted on March 25, 2011

A Tesco supermarket in Congleton, south of Manchester, has introduced specially tinted window film for its store frontage that acts as both a marketing tool and a means of protecting staff privacy. The well-known supermarket chain had a particular issue with a part of the front of the Congleton store currently used for staff training. It was felt that the large glass panels looking into the area in question unnecessarily intruded on the privacy of... More