ProtectionPro® by Madico® Custom Fit for New Apple iPhones, iPad & Latest Apple Watch

Announcement coincides with Apple’s Launch of new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Sept. 12, 2019 – Madico, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced today that ProtectionPro™ by Madico® Ultra and Ultra Matte flexible screen protection film is designed to perfectly fit the newest Apple iPhones, iPad and Series 5 Apple Watch.

Designs for the newly released Apple phones, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the new iPad and the new Apple Watch 5 are available to retailers on the ProtectionPro app, which controls the on-demand cutting system.  

In addition to its strength, scratch resistance and self-healing properties, ProtectionPro is sensitive enough that its screen protection does not interfere with Apple’s new haptic technology that allows users to feel clicks, vibrations and other tactile input.

ProtectionPro’s Infinity Series will allow iPhone owners to show off their unique style and personalize the look of their newest generation iPhone or Apple watch with more than 40 different textures and colors available, custom made to fit their new device.

 “ProtectionPro is custom made to fit any device from legacy to the newest models,” said Bob Smar, Director of Diversified Business Sales. “With almost 20,000 template designs in our cloud-based pattern library, we are ready to protect the new Apple phones, iPads and watches.”

Apple unveiled its new line-up of iPhones, iPad and Apple Watch 5 at a live-streamed Apple Special Event on Sept. 10. The new devices are expected to be in stores by later this month.

The ProtectionPro solution is carried by thousands of big box retail stores, telecommunication providers, repair shops and electronic shops around the world. For more information or to find out how to become a distributor, visit getprotectionpro.com.

About ProtectionPro

ProtectionPro is the trusted leader in on-demand device protection, including screen covers and the Infinity Series line of fashionable device armor, which allows consumers to protect their devices as well as express their personal style. The ProtectionPro system is brought to you by Madico, a pioneer in cutting-edge film technology. An award-winning organization, our expertise is in the research, science, development, and manufacturing of high performance, complex, multilayer films engineered to exceed customer expectations.

About Madico, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, Madico, Inc. innovates, manufactures, and distributes a broad range of protective, functional and decorative materials-based solutions including films, coatings and laminates for various industries worldwide from automotive and architecture to healthcare and aerospace. Since 1903, Madico has pioneered industry-first products with an unrivaled commitment to quality and dedication to its customers. Madico is a fully-owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit www.madico.com.

   

Madico Gears Up for Global Security Exchange 2019!

Madico is busy preparing for the upcoming Global Security Exchange (GSX) taking place September 8-12, 2019 in Chicago.

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GSX is the only event that brings together security professionals from all vertical markets throughout the world to network, learn, and re-invest in the industry. It’s home for all security practitioners and their partners.

Host of GSX, ASIS International is the world’s largest association for security management professionals and is the globally recognized leader for education, networking, and information resources. As the trusted community for the profession, only ASIS International has the expertise, influence, and resources to deliver the industry’s flagship event.  

Madico is proud to have the opportunity to educate such a large audience on the benefits of our safety and security films and attachment systems.  We will be showcasing our extensive line of safety and security films and bringing along some exciting film demonstration displays.  We can’t wait to impress the attendees with our innovative product designs, visit us at Booth #1947!

   

How to Prevent Graffiti in Public Restrooms

Clean restroom with mirrors that have protective film

Graffiti and destructive vandalism can have negative impacts on the perception of your business. Create an environment that deters instances of vandalism by quickly removing any evidence of graffiti or etching.  

While there is no one simple way to prevent graffiti altogether, a few solutions exist to help reduce the impact graffiti has on your public restrooms.

Anti-Graffiti Film

One of the most commonly defaced areas of a public restroom is the mirror.  While there are many reasons for this, one is that graffiti is made to be seen, and nearly all individuals who use a public restroom will glance in the mirror, even if for a moment.

Using anti-graffiti film on restroom mirrors provides a barrier to help control vandalism. Once defaced, the film can be easily removed. The film is easy to install and replace, which helps preserve your mirrors and save money on replacements.

Have Employees Monitor the Restrooms

Whatever your business, it may pay to have employees regularly monitor restroom usage and check restroom conditions. This can be especially helpful during your busier times when there are more people and rowdier crowds who may be more prone to that kind of behavior. Not only will having employees check restrooms let users know the facilities are being watched, but it will help keep them tidy as well.

Remove the Graffiti Quickly

If your business does fall victim to graffiti, it’s essential to clean it up within 24-48 hours, if not sooner. Law enforcement experts claim that removing graffiti quickly is one of the best deterrents since taggers want their images to be displayed as long as possible. Taggers will notice which places leave them up longer and will avoid locations where their symbols are quickly removed.

Add Warning Labels

An inexpensive method to deter taggers is to put noticeable warning labels on the walls of your restrooms. This will let any vandals know that they will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. While this may not prevent all graffiti, it may sway anyone still considering the crime.

Adding signs asking customers to report any notice of graffiti will also help since you’ll be able to clean any graffiti up quickly.

Protect Your Restroom Mirrors with Madico®

Distortion-free anti-graffiti film from Madico is easily installed and replaced. Extensively tested for quality and durability, our films can help provide peace of mind that your restroom is adequately protected from graffiti taggers and vandals. To get your anti-graffiti film installed, find a Madico dealer today!

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Does Car Window Tint Fade Over Time?

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Window film can transform the look of your car while cooling the interior and preventing damage caused by long-term exposure to the sun. While considering adding film to auto windows, many automobile owners like to know whether window film fades over time, causing a need for replacement during the lifespan of the car.

Automotive films are generally designed to perform well past ten years with proper care. According to NBC News, the average lifespan for an automobile is eight years, meaning that with proper care automotive window film should outlast the lifespan of the average automobile. Yet, there are many factors that contribute to wear and tear of car window film.

Here are some factors that impact the life of window film:

Factors Impacting Window Film Lifespan

Product Type and Quality

Elements of the product like the type of film used and how it was installed impact how long it takes for window film to fade. Lower quality films may display color fading within months of installation; higher quality films could last up to 20 years.

Film without UV ray blocking polyester fades faster than those with it, and films that contain extruded dye or metal deposits last longer as well.

The Car’s Climate

Before determining how long your window film will last, consider the location where you live. Living in a northern climate will allow your car’s film to last longer compared to if you live in a warmer, more humid, southern climate. No matter the climate, you can always choose to keep your vehicle in a garage to minimize climate impact.

The Amount of Direct Sunlight to which the Car is Exposed

Do you park your car outside every day or do you park in a garage? If your car experiences daily exposure to the sun, this will speed up the rate of fading.

Maximizing Your Window Film’s Lifespan

To choose a car window film that will last the longest, do careful research before making a decision. Once you buy and install the window film, maintaining and cleaning it will be crucial to slowing down the fading process and getting your money’s worth. Ask your Madico® dealer for tips on how to properly clean and maintain your film.

While window film can gradually reduce in effectiveness due to exposure to the sun’s rays, Madico’s automotive window films are covered by a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the vehicle, so you can trust it will perform for many years to come.

Get Started with A Madico Dealer

Our automotive films are designed to last while providing you with the ultimate sun and heat protection. To get more information or inquire about a purchase or installation, find a dealer near you to get started!

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How to Darken a Room Without Curtains or Blinds

If your home has windows which provide a lot of natural light, you may be forced to decide between a comfortable amount of light in your home during the day or enjoying the view outside. Window shades, curtains, and blinds are often the first thought for light control, but many times fully block the outside view or conflict with the room’s aesthetics.

Window film is a popular alternative to shades or blinds for solar control. Window film is a thin laminate that can be installed on the interior or exterior glass surfaces of your home. Offered in a variety of shades and reflectivity options, these films provide flexibility in controlling the sunlight coming through your windows. 

Here are a few of the many options Madico® offers to help you control sunlight in your home:

Types of Darkening Window Film

Solar Control Film

Interior view of a modern home with a spiral staircase and large windows.

Solar control films allow for some visible light to pass through the glass but will also absorb and block light to decrease the amount of bright light and glare in a space. The film also blocks the harmful UV rays that travel through windows during the day.

This type of window film cuts down summer heat and reflects light to your home in the winter to keep you warm, which will reduce your energy bill too. Madico offers solar control film in several shades and hues to match your home’s style.

Black Out Film

Residential home theater with windows covered in Black Out window film.

For rooms you want to be even darker, Blackout film is an excellent choice. An great choice for home theaters, bathrooms or bedrooms, Black Out film by Madico blocks 100% of light transmission. This film can be used to create privacy, for decorative applications, or to block unsightly views outside of your home.

Reflective Window Film

Vintage home with reflective film applied to windows

Reflective film is another effective way to darken a room while lowering energy costs. This type of film is designed to minimize the interior reflectivity of the glass to provide you with a more natural view at night. If you are looking for greater privacy and reduced glare, Optivision® Reflective window film by Madico might be the choice for you. It offers heat reduction, glass breakage protection, and a variety of styles to pick from.

Other Simple Ways to Darken a Room

Turn Off Extra Lights

Light in other rooms can often pass through cracks in doors and lighten a room. Turning off any unused light will prevent this and help save electricity and the environment. If soft light is desired, night lights or decorative lamps can offer a higher degree of light control.

Block Off Door Bottoms

In the same vein, blocking off the bottom edge of the doors in your house will stop light from coming through the cracks.  Major retailers sell draft-stoppers for under doors that can help block light as well.

Add Plants and Decorative Objects

To dim a room and add some decor, you can put a shelf up across your windows to place books, plants, or knick-knacks on. Don’t want to put up a shelf? If you have a big enough windowsill, place a potted plant or two in front of the window. A bonus: this will increase your home’s storage space too!

Increase Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency with Madico

All Madico solar control films were developed to block the sun’s glare and harmful UV rays from your home while enhancing its appearance. With the added benefit of energy efficiency, these films are an excellent choice for many residential homeowners. Browse our solar control films to find the film best suited for your home, or find a dealer near you to start planning an installation.

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How to Protect Your Windows from Intruders

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Whether you rent or own an apartment, home, or a business, creating a safe environment for friends, family, and employees is a top priority. This means doing what you can to prevent burglars from breaking in. When it comes to break-ins, nearly one in four burglars enter a home via a first floor window, so making your windows more secure should be a top priority for keeping unwanted visitors away.

3 Ways Security Film Can Help Protect Your Windows

Most homeowners and business owners neglect window and sliding glass door security, which leads to opportunities for intruders attempting to gain access to a building. Window security film is an excellent way to protect your home from intruders by reducing visibility inside and strengthening the window against impact, especially on the ground floor.

1. Reduces Visibility of Valuables Inside Your Home or Business

Uncovered doors and windows provide anyone on the outside with a view of the valuables kept inside. A burglar has more incentive to enter a building or home that they know has items worth stealing.

2. Increased Resistance for Ground Floor Access

Many houses, apartments, and buildings have at least one window on the ground floor, if not more. Any window within reach can quickly become a target entryway. Madico® security films make it significantly more difficult for an intruder to compromise a window that is on the ground floor.

3. Strengthens the Most Fragile Area of Your Building’s Exterior

Consider glass: clean, clear, elegant, but also a highly fragile material. For many types of glass, a brick or bat is all that is needed to compromise the window and provide unimpeded entry to an intruder. Security film bolsters the defense of this vulnerable part of your building’s exterior by holding the broken glass together and delaying entry.

Additional Window Security Tips

Floodlights

One way to prevent a break-in is to maximize visibility around your building’s perimeter.  This can be achieved by installing floodlights or motion lights to reduce the cover of darkness sought by intruders. Some systems even use motion-sensors and send phone notifications when motion is detected.

Security Cameras

Though a more expensive solution than floodlights, security cameras provide peace of mind due to their ability to see areas of interest on your property and provide a recording should a break-in occur. Some security camera systems also provide a companion mobile phone app to monitor your building remotely.

Window Locks

Most windows already have locks — however, many people don’t realize that installing additional locks is an option that can enhance window security. A variety of locks exist to achieve optimal protection including ventilation locks, hinge locks, locking pin locks, and keyed window security locks.

Get Peace of Mind with Madico Security Film

Madico offers a range of safety and security films for windows that offer both intrusion deterrence and aesthetic appeal.  For protection against smash-and-grabbers, we recommend our anti-intrusion films. When you’ve found the film that meets the needs of your home or business, use our dealer search to find a Madico dealer near you for installation!

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Ways Businesses Are Using Decorative Film to Highlight Their Brand

As a business ourselves, we know you are continually looking for new ways to increase brand visibility and impact. As glass has become an essential asset in office design, more commercial businesses are using decorative film to improve the visual appeal of both the exterior and interior of their buildings and store locations.


Continue reading to learn more about decorative glass film and how you can use it in your business to customize and enhance glass interiors and exteriors to highlight your brand.


What Exactly is Decorative Glass Film?


Decorative glass film is like wallpaper for glass windows and doors. It can be applied to a variety of glass surfaces, in a variety of designs, and its strong adhesive allows it to remain intact for years. Many patterns and opaque options exist as well, so you can increase or decrease visibility through the glass and choose whatever design will help promote your business the best.


Examples of Different Decorative Film Uses


Frosted Window Film

Conference room glass door with privacy film installed

Decorative film installation is an affordable alternative to etched or frosted privacy glass. At a fraction of the cost, you can achieve the same lasting impression and save money to use on other projects. Frosted window film comes in a variety of designs from modern geometrics to natural scenic images.


A company logo design is a great way to increase privacy in your storefront glass while also highlighting your company logo in a subtle and welcoming way. Frosted film can also be used in reception areas and conference rooms to enhance your business’ professional feel.


Frosted Glass on a Conference Room

Benefits of adding frosted window film to glass in your office space include added privacy, enhanced design, increased safety through holding the glass together, protection against ultraviolet rays, and more!


You can discover a variety of customizable designer films from Madico®’s Decolite collection


Printable Decorative Film Patterns


Maybe your business is looking to add more color to your space with murals and patterns. Custom Printable Decorative Film patterns might be the right option for you. They can be used to accent the architectural structure of the building and create a welcoming environment for customers.


High-end boutique store front

Advantages of Madico®’s printable film patterns include UV ray blocking ability and scratch-resistant coating for high traffic areas. Many businesses apply this type of decorative film to retail windows and displays, doctors’ offices, lobbies and elevators, passenger transport glass, and many other surfaces!


Explore the array of printable decorative film patterns that Madico® has to offer, along with features and specifications, with our helpful product guide.


Black Out Window Film


Commercial office building entryway with glass doors and windows covered in decorative Black Out window film

If your business is looking to present a sleeker look or wants to block out an outside view, Black Out Window Films may be the way to go. Black Out Window Film can be used to create an environment of exclusivity, helping high-end end brands promote and atmosphere luxury and privacy.


Black Out film by Madico® keeps out 100% of light and makes an excellent choice for office buildings, restaurants, and retail storefronts.


Other Uses of Decorative Film

Decorative glass films can be beneficial in bringing images or photography to life via translucent image films. You can make a glass window or door appear textured as well with a classic textured window film. The possibilities are endless.


Start Highlighting Your Brand Today with Madico®


With over 100 years of experience, Madico® is a leading provider of decorative window films customized to meet your business’ needs.


Wondering where to start or are interested in exploring our selection? Contact us today to start or find a decorative film dealer near you! Professionally installed quality products and enhanced brand highlighting will soon be yours.


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ProtectionPro by Madico Designed to Fit New Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

Announcement coincides with Samsung’s Launch of new Galaxy Note 10

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Aug. 14, 2019 – Madico, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced today that ProtectionPro® by Madico® Ultra and Ultra Matte flexible screen protection films, as well as its decorative Infinity Series, perfectly fits the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, which are set to be released on Aug. 23.

Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ designs are already available to retailers on the ProtectionPro app, which controls the on-demand cutting system.  

In addition to its strength, scratch resistance and self-healing properties, ProtectionPro films are sensitive enough that they do not interfere with the Galaxy Note 10 S Pen, Samsung’s Smart Device that turns handwriting into texts and acts as a remote control. The new phone will feature edge-to-edge display technology called Infinity-O as well as a front-facing camera in the center of the phone’s screen. Both sizes will be released first in the U.S., UK and Australia and are available for pre-order.

ProtectionPro’s Infinity Series will allow Galaxy Note 10 owners to show off their unique style and personalize the look of their new smartphone with more than 40 different textures and colors available, custom made to fit their new device.

 “With more than 17,000 template designs in our cloud-based pattern library, ProtectionPro prides itself on its ability to fit any device from legacy to the newest models,” said Bob Smar, Director of ProtectionPro. “We are ready to offer screen and body protection as soon as the new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ are released.”

The ProtectionPro solution is carried by thousands of big box retail stores, telecommunication providers, repair shops and electronic shops around the world. For more information or to find out how to become a distributor, visit getprotectionpro.com.

About ProtectionPro

ProtectionPro is the trusted leader in on-demand device protection, including screen covers and the Infinity Series line of fashionable device armor, which allows consumers to protect their devices as well as express their personal style. The ProtectionPro system is brought to you by Madico, a pioneer in cutting-edge film technology. An award-winning organization, our expertise is in the research, science, development, and manufacturing of high performance, complex, multilayer films engineered to exceed customer expectations.

About Madico, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, Madico, Inc. innovates, manufactures, and distributes a broad range of protective, functional and decorative materials-based solutions including films, coatings and laminates for various industries worldwide from automotive and architecture to healthcare and aerospace. Since 1903, Madico has pioneered industry-first products with an unrivaled commitment to quality and dedication to its customers. Madico is a fully-owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit www.madico.com.

   

The Differences Between Factory Tinted Glass & Aftermarket Window Tint

Although factory tinted glass and aftermarket tint may be similar in appearance, the materials, manufacturing procedures, and installation process are very different, giving window tint film additional benefits that factory tint does not provide.

   

Materials and Manufacturing Process

 

The two tints are made from different materials and have a very different manufacturing process. Factory tinted glass contains pigments and dyes that are added to the glass during the manufacturing process. These dyes darken the color of the glass and reduce the amount of visible light that passes through the car’s window.

Aftermarket window tint is a polyester film comprised of multiple layers. This multi-layer construction includes an adhesive coating, layers containing metal particles, dyes and pigments, and a final layer that provides scratch-resistant protection the film. Different types and quantities of metals added to the internal layers impact the tint’s color, light transference and reflective properties of the film.

   

Aftermarket Tint Installation

 

Because the dyes and pigments are inside glass with factory tint, there are no installation procedures after the window is manufactured and installed in the vehicle. The same cannot be said for aftermarket tinted film, which will be applied to the interior surface the vehicle’s windows after the car has been manufactured and sold.

The film is first cut to match the dimensions of the vehicle’s windows. The interior side of the glass is cleaned to ensure that no dirt or dust particles will be trapped under the film, and then solvents are sprayed onto the glass. These solvents react with the adhesive coating on the film, allowing the installer to move the film into place before the adhesive cures.

   

Automotive Window Tint Removal

 

It is not possible to remove factory tint from a car window. This is because the dyes and pigments are mixed inside the glass. Aftermarket tinting film can be removed from the glass by using tools to peel the film and solvents to breakdown the adhesive coating.

For best results, work with window tinting professional. Although tint installation and removal can be a project for do-it-yourselfers, automotive tinting companies have the ideal facilities, equipment chemicals for a professional result. These businesses also know and understand the laws for your state and will help you select a tint that meets your needs and satisfies the legal standard.

   

Protection from Ultra-Violet Rays & Solar Energy

 

To satisfy the broad spectrum on state tinting laws, factory tinted glass is typically placed in the rear windows of the vehicle this tint reduces the amount of visible light, it does not provide the same level of protection from ultraviolet rays as aftermarket tint. Adding window tint to both the front and rear windows of your vehicle reduces the volume of harmful UV rays that enter the car. This creates a safer environment for riders and reduces sun damage and fading of the car’s upholstery and dash.

Aftermarket film also reflects and absorbs the sun’s solar energy from infrared light. When the sun’s energy goes unchecked, the temperature inside vehicle can drastically increase while the car sits idle in the sun. Factory tinted glass does little to reduce heat gain inside the vehicle, while aftermarket film maintains a more comfortable temperature inside the car.

   

Shattered Glass Protection

 

Although factory tinted glass is tempered and strengthened to increase durability, it provides little protection when the glass breaks. Typically resulting in pieces of broken glass flying into the vehicle during an accident or break-in. On the other hand, the adhesive and protective layers of aftermarket window film work to hold broken glass in place, reducing the chances of bodily injury for passengers.

   

Madico Got Our Nose On!

Madico joined the rest of the nation and got our NOSE ON for Red Nose Day, May 23, 2019! Created by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief, Red Nose Day was created to build awareness, FUN-raise, and donate money to support children in need across the globe. Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million through the support of millions of generous Americans, hundreds of celebrities, many outstanding partners and of course the sale of iconic red noses. People across the nation and around the world are encouraged to take part, raise awareness, and share a laugh.

In addition to supporting many of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, funds from Red Nose Day have helped over 16 million children worldwide, giving them access to clean water, food, medical services, vaccines, shelter, educational support, and more. The programs supported through Red Nose Day aim to address the immediate needs of children in need, break the cycle of poverty, and create hope for a better future.

Madico’s Service Centers around the country, as well as Corporate Headquarters in Pinellas Park, Florida, were proud to participate in Red Nose Day and raise money for such a worthy cause!