Attendees Eager to See What’s New in Film and PPF at SEMA

Thousands of attendees from around the world came together in Las Vegas for the SEMA show’s opening day. The four-day event is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center until November 8th.

It wasn’t long before large crowds formed at exhibitor booths to learn about what’s new and on display, a few companies showcased new options for paint protection film (PPF) and new methods for printing.

Global Window Films debuted its new PPF, which has a repositionable pressure sensitive adhesive. The adhesive, according to the company, makes installing the film easier. Some of its key features include:

  • Anti-yellowing;
  • High durability levels;
  • Optically clear with removable adhesive;
  • Equipped with water repellent properties (adds to the product’s durability).

Many were interested to see and feel the new BODYFENCE options from HEXIS.

Hexis followed the PPF theme by showing attendees what it’s been working on, which is Bodyfence. The company’s latest PPF protects outdoor pollution, minor scratching, acidic rain and more. Company representatives highlighted Bodyfence’s availability, which can be found in both matte and gloss finishes and is backed for seven years.

Nexfil gave those who stopped by its booth a sample of its Easy Tack PPF. According to the company, it’s warrantied for five years, has a “special adhesive,” prevents against yellowing and discoloration and more.

Not all companies chose to highlight PPF, as some like American Standard Window Film (ASWF) showcased new window film options.

ASWF packed its booth with several of its films at this year’s show.

“Our Dimension HD 85 window film has one of the highest light transmission levels in the industry. It’s a higher end film that has new and better quality than some of our previous films, and it’s been very popular,” said Andrew Park, sales representative.

According to Park, the film has a visible light transmittance of 83% and protects against ultraviolet rays by 99%. “The film’s IR rejection is at 87%, I mean that’s top of the line when you think about an HD film,” Park added.

The company also offered a timed wrap challenge to see who could install its film in the shortest time possible with minimal bubbles. The fastest time of the first day was just over three minutes, according to Park.

MUTOH put its new printers to the test with a daring and bold print that it had installed on the show floor.

MUTOH had all eyes on its two new printers, the Xpert Jet 1641SR and the Xpert Jet 1682SR. According to company representatives, both printers have upgraded touch panels, integrated LED lighting, can align automatically, and can be used for wraps, signage and more.