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The busy season is in full swing, pulling drivers toward their garages for automotive enhancement and protection. Catch up on the latest
products ahead of the rush with PPFMag’s latest Annual New Products Guide. From PPF to wrapping film to tools to software and
technology, the list will surely spruce up your summer lineup. If you know of a new product that should be included in a future issue, please email editor Chris
Collier at email@example.com
EPD’s Service and Product Offerings
Energy Products Distribution (EPD) is a master distributor of 3M window films, paint protection films, ceramic coatings, Wrap Film Series 2080, Glass Finishes, DI-NOC Architectural Finishes and Pattern and Solutions Center Pattern Software. It also distributes Bray Super Stretch Windshield Protection Film, Graphtec Plotters and installation tools. According to the company, EPD is a distributor offering its dealers the tools necessary to start, manage and grow their businesses. EPD University also offers an in-person and online film school featuring hands-on installation and virtual sales, marketing and product knowledge training.
EPD Partner Portal is an online portal available 24 hours a day where a dealer can access relevant information such as price lists, technical documents, marketing assets and other useful information. The company also created Career Connect, an online job marketplace that caters to the automotive and architectural film industry, helping pair a dealer looking for labor with an installer looking for employment.
Paint Protection Film (PPF)
Flying Higher With Fellers
Fellers, a distributor of cutting systems, vinyl, window and paint protection film and tools, offers Avery Dennison neo noir Hybrid Black Gloss PPF. The product is a distinctive black color film with noticeable color depth, rich black pigment and a high gloss finish. Neo noir and the neo line of hybrid films provide a unique polyurethane and adhesive technology that gives vehicles an OEM, paint-like finish while protecting it from harmful daily
KDX’s Lumi PPF
KDX’s Lumi PPF features autonomous self-healing properties. Light scratches and swirl marks will disappear without needing to apply heat, according to the company. Equipped with a high level of gloss and clarity, this film will neither damage the original paint nor leave behind
any adhesive residual upon removal.
Maxpro’s Max Armor PPF
Maxpro’s Max Armor PPF was designed to protect vehicles from damage with its defense against rocks, sand and salt, insects and other hazards. According to the company, the product is practically invisible and versatile to suit any adverse environment. Max Armor is available in a premium gloss, black gloss and matte finish, and features longevity, durability and strength.
A New PPF from Ivios
Global film brand Ivios announced the launch of Kaizer Z12 PPF, a new product offering protective function and durability.
Ivios’ Kaizer Z12 paint protection film is 12-mil thick and provides an upgraded protective function with optimal elasticity. This is a PPF created by applying the Systematic Design of Cross-linked Polymer Technology, a
unique top-coating technology independently developed by Ivios’ Coating and Material Science Laboratory, according to the company.
The systematic design of cross-linked polymer technology prevents the surface of a PPF product from being contaminated by pollutants in various environments, helping the product maintain its exterior condition longer.
Kaizer Z12 provides stain resistance, non-yellowing, solvent resistance and durability along with strong protection, making it ideal for high-end cars and sports cars, as well as off-road vehicles exposed to rough road conditions
Wintech’s Product Line up
Wintech’s Advanced Paint Protection Solution (APPS) PPF brand is available in clear, matte and black. These Polyurethane PPFs are hydrophobic, self-healing and stain-resistant. According to the company, the PPF is easy
to install and offers high durability and longevity. APPS protects automotive surfaces from both expected and unexpected circumstances, according to the company.
From Basic to Charismatic With Ultrafit
XP Gold Black is one of the three distinguished shade headlight PPF’s manufactured by Ultrafit Protections. Car racing is the inspiration behind the product. A unique yellow shade gives a mysterious dark character to the
headlight. Dust repellent and hydrophobic properties ensure lights will look crisp for a long time.
Avery Dennison Supreme Defense Matte Paint Protection Film
Avery Dennison Supreme Defense Matte is advancing technology in vehicle paint protection. Science-driven innovation developed this advanced and durable exterior vehicle protection. Built with three specialty-engineered
layers, Supreme Defense Matte paint protection film is made with enhanced high-performance polyurethane technology that ensures a uniform look and long-term stain resistance with a high-quality matte finish. Supreme Defense Matte preserves OEM paint finishes for up to five years against rock chips, stains, insects and is invisible to the human eye after installation, according to the company.
Software and Technology
Tint Wiz Rolls Out Easy Payments and Deposits with Stripe
Tint Wiz simplifies online payments and deposits with Stripe’s secure checkout system, ensuring a simple and smooth experience. This integration automatically adds a ‘Pay Now’ button to invoices as well as the ability to
require a deposit after a proposal is approved.
When deposits are received, businesses can tailor an approval message, bringing a personal element to the process. The integration also offers real-time deposit notifications, improving the rhythm of business operations.
Global Hi-Tech Films’ Installation Gel Global Hi-Tech Films’ latest offering is a paint protection film installation gel. According to the company, the gel’s unique properties are poised to assist the car care industry.
Global’s Installation Gel is specifically designed to streamline the PPF installation process. It empowers installers to handle tough contours without worrying about adhesive failure or silvering. According to the company, the gel allows installers to “confidently tackle any contours with ease,” reducing
Operating With Olfa
Olfa North America has enhanced two handles of the nine mm Stainless Steel Series. The handles impacted are the Olfa Model SVR-2 (5019) and Model SAC-1 (9150).
After user research and feedback, the company upgraded these handles with additional increments to the blade slider to allow for finer adjustments. The SVR-2 now offers users two adjustments per blade, while the SAC-1 now allows three adjustments per segment. The blade slider on both models has also been updated to a smoother, more comfortable surface, compared to previous versions, according to the company.
Additionally, the SVR-2 body is 2.3 mm shorter for better maneuverability.
Style Meets Protection … ‘Stection’
Clif Designs has conducted research to incorporate their expertise in paint protection film technology with wrapping films. Through numerous trials and testing, Clif Designs has advanced and now introduces a film dubbed
Stection, which simultaneously provides ‘STyle’ and ‘protECTION.’
As the name suggests, Stection combines the advantages of styling in wrapping films and the protection benefits of paint protection films. It is a concept of “color paint protection film.” The product offers fundamental solutions to the three key issues that are most problematic with car
wrapping per the company: film discoloration, surface deformation and damage.
FDC Graphic Films Introduces New Fluorescent Cast Vinyl Film
FDC Graphic Films Inc. launched a new promotional-grade fluorescent cast vinyl film, Lumina by FDC 3521, designed for producing automotive aftermarket windshield graphics and accent strips, retail window signage,
trade show exhibits, point-of-purchase displays, die-cut letters and numbers, and screen-printed decals requiring short-term outdoor durability.
The 2.3 mil high gloss finish film is offered in six colors: 056 Red, 009 Orange, 006 Yellow, 069 Green, 005 Blue and 007 Fuchsia. It’s coated with a permanent acrylic adhesive.
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