Window film, as it has been applied in the past, often brings to mind dark reflective plastic film that not only looks terrible but also makes buildings uncomfortably dark. While these window films succeeded in reducing heat gain in buildings, they often meant that the lights had to be on permanently – counteracting any intended savings.in energy usage and electricity costs.
Hillel Bloom, managing director of Lamin8 Window Film, says that much research and development has been invested in creating new technology window film that looks good and works effectively – and is virtually invisible.Lamin8 Window Film has launched two new products which use this latest technology.
The Nano Ceramic range of window film allows up to 80% of natural light into a building while filtering out up to 95% of infra-red radiation. This is achieved with a film where the molecules are so small that they allow natural light to flow through the glass without resistance.
The Super Sputtered Nano Ceramic range is designed specifically to work on double-glazed glass, to enhance the thermal insulation achieved with double glazing by also reducing the amount of sunlight penetrating the building.
“Effective window film can contribute to reducing energy expenses and the carbon footprint of buildings,” concludes Bloom.