ProtectionPro® by Madico® Custom Designed To Fit New Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra

Samsung’s newest phones announced February 11, 2020, in San Francisco.

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – February 11, 2020 – 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 new Samsung Galaxy S20 series of phones.

Designs for the recently released Samsung phones are available to retailers on the ProtectionPro app, which controls the on-demand cutting system and features 20,000 custom phone and device designs in its cloud-based library. Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S20 lineup at the Samsung Unpacked event on Feb. 11 in San Francisco.  The three new devices, which include the S20, the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra, each with different screen sizes, are now available in stores.

ProtectionPro Ultra and Ultra Matte screen protectors feature strong, clear, scratch resistant and self-healing properties. The thin film does not interfere with Samsung’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner, which is an in-display fingerprint sensor that uses sound waves to detect 3D ridges and valleys of each unique fingerprint to quickly and accurately recognize the user.  

 “ProtectionPro is custom made to fit any device from legacy models to the newest gadgets of all kinds,” said Brad Bacigalupi, ProtectionPro Director of Global Business Development. “With our vast library of device patterns, our screen protection can be custom cut for the new Samsung phones and then professionally applied.”

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 Launches New eCommerce Website

ShopMadico.com Now Open for Business

TAMPA BAY, FL. – Jan. 23, 2020 – Madico Inc, a leading manufacturer of quality window films, announced today the launch of its new eCommerce website, ShopMadico.com

The new user-friendly site provides Madico’s U.S. window film dealers with a complete self-service experience online using a computer, tablet or smartphone to place orders any time, 24/7. ShopMadico.com gives dealers access to the manufacturer’s entire product line of window films including architectural, automotive, safety and security and decorative as well as tools, accessories and marketing materials.

The new eCommerce site simplifies the ordering process for window film dealers, making products accessible with the click of a button. ShopMadico.com features a fast product search and a comprehensive product selection, listing key information, pricing and technical specifications.

“ShopMadico.com is the newest addition to the Madico Experience, our overall commitment to providing window film dealers with all of the tools and support they need to succeed,” said Jim Black, Madico’s Director of Window Film Sales. “ShopMadico.com provides our dealers with the easiest and most convenient way to order Madico products.”

Customers can evaluate and compare products from the company’s comprehensive catalog of films, customize their order by selecting VLT and roll size, and either immediately place an order or save it to a list for later use.

Users will quickly and easily be able to create a dedicated login, ensuring a fast checkout process that provides a personalized buying experience. ShopMadico.com allows customers to easily access order history and account information, track shipments and conveniently re-order with one click.

Customers who create a ShopMadico account will be offered free shipping off their first order when purchasing online. ShopMadico accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.

About Madico, Inc.

Madico is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative window film, coating, metallizing and laminate solutions. 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® to Unveil New Headquarters in Tampa Bay

Leading manufacturer of innovative films to host grand opening celebration February 13

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Dec. 12, 2019 – Madico, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced it will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration of its new quarter million-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility on Feb. 13, 2020. The Grand Opening includes a ribbon cutting for the Pinellas Park facility, an annual Awards Ceremony, behind-the-scenes factory tours, interactive showroom displays, product demonstrations, food, entertainment and more.

Madico supports the local economy, employing more than 200 people with 75 new employees hired in 2019 as part of its growth initiatives. In 2017, Madico purchased the manufacturing facility in Pinellas Park, which is significantly larger than the combined former locations in St. Petersburg, Fla. and Woburn, Mass. Including the acquisition of the building, Madico has invested more than $40 million into the Florida site, yielding three state-of-the-art coating and laminating lines along with an advanced research center to support its growing product offering.

“We’ve come a long way since Madico was founded more than a century ago,” said Madico CEO Shawn Kitchell. “We’re looking forward to showcasing our new facility and our expanded capabilities to deliver advanced, innovative film solutions for a variety of industries. But most importantly, to celebrate the customers, dealers, partners and employees who have been the driving force behind our growth.”

Kitchell and Akihiko Ouchi, chairman and CEO of Madico’s parent company Lintec, will kick off the Grand Opening Celebration. In addition to window film dealers, customers, vendors and distributors, local, state and federal politicians as well as the Pinellas Park Chamber and Gateway Chamber of Commerce representatives have been invited to attend.

Open House guests can witness installation demonstrations of some of Madico’s most innovative film products including Protekt® Paint Protection Film, Black Pearl Nano-Ceramic automotive window tint, ClearPlex windshield protection film, SafetyShield® safety film, and ProtectionPro®, on-demand mobile device protection. The premium heat rejection qualities of Wincos automotive film also will be displayed.

The Awards Ceremony will celebrate and recognize window film dealers, distributors, customers and suppliers who represented the Madico brand with ultimate distinction in 2019. The annual awards will take place at the grand opening as a way to pay tribute and celebrate their accomplishments.

Madico has three main divisions which include window film for automotive, architectural, safety and security, and decorative films; Specialty Solutions, which includes industries such as aerospace, transportation, healthcare, building materials and information display; and Diversified Business, which features ProtectionPro device protection and government installations. In addition to its world headquarters, Madico operates nine Service Centers strategically located throughout the United States and Canada to provide 100% factory direct service to all window film customers in North America.

For more information on the February Grand Opening, visit www.madico.com/grandopening.

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 Exhibits Premier Automotive Films at SEMA 2019

Stop by booth #12451 for live demos of the latest windshield and paint protection film products

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 23, 2019 – Madico, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, will be exhibiting and demonstrating its Protekt® paint protection film, ClearPlex® windshield protection and Black Pearl® Nano-Ceramic automotive films at this year’s 2019 SEMA Show. For live demos visit Booth #12451.

Taking place Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show attracts more than 70,000 auto industry representatives from all over the world. The SEMA Show serves as the premier specialty products trade event for the automotive industry. The four-day show brings the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place offering educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events and networking opportunities.

“The SEMA Show is a great opportunity for our team to showcase our company, our newest products and demonstrate our commitment to window film dealers, which we call The Madico Experience,” said Jeffrey Plummer, Madico’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. “This year, we’re excited to interact with booth visitors utilizing three new demonstration stations and several film display units, all part of our newly designed booth. We will also be offering show specials and a sneak peek for new things to come.”

Madico will be demonstrating its Protekt® PPF, a transparent paint protection film with an industry-leading top coat complete with self-healing properties to protect against scratches and weathering on vehicles and trucks.  Capabilities of Madico’s ClearPlex® film, the world’s first optically clear windshield protection film, also will be demonstrated at the booth. ClearPlex® protects against cracks, chips, UV rays, and various road debris while providing ultimate protection to windshields that are simply too expensive to replace given added technologies such as speed sensors.

The manufacturer will be featuring more than just its products. Madico staff members will be on hand to discuss The Madico Experience, a revitalized focus on increasing window film dealers’ success through dealer support programs, recognition, and educational initiatives. The company now offers factory direct distribution throughout North America with the recent acquisition of two new Service Centers in Canada.

Madico recently unveiled its newest dealer focused program, Madico Choice. The Madico Choice program provides dealers with tools and support to better grow their own company’s sales and profits. Members receive discounts on marketing materials and training as well as access to digital ad templates, enhanced lead tracking capabilities, and more. Booth visitors also can learn more about Madico U, the company’s latest educational initiative. Madico U combines on-line and in-person training tailor made for dealers through videos, articles, conferences, and webinars.

In addition to showcasing its line of premier automotive films and dealer programs, Madico also will be participating in the SEMA Show’s Student Career Day to help educate students on the skills needed to pursue a career in the aftermarket automotive industry.

Attendees are welcome to stop by booth #12451 to learn more about Madico’s line of quality window film products and services.

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 Employees Walking to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities across the country, more than 450,000 participants are united in a walk designed to raise awareness and increase needed dollars to support the fight against Alzheimer’s.

2019 is the fifth year that Madico has participated in The Walk. Thanks to our wonderful donors, we raised $9k, which beat our fundraising goal. The Madico team, with the addition of some volunteers, completed a 2-mile walk on October 12, in St. Petersburg, FL. During the Walk opening activities, participants are asked to choose a Promise Flower with a color representing their reason for walking. At the end of the walk, these flowers are planted in a Promise Garden, the promise being the end of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Currently, more than 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. More than 16 million family and friends provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Florida alone, there are more than 540,000 people living with the disease and more than 1.1 million caregivers.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It calls on participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.

   

ProtectionPro® by Madico® Perfectly Fits Google’s Latest Devices: Pixel 4 and 4XL

Announcement coincides with Google’s release of its newest phones

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Oct. 15, 2019 – Madico, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced today that ProtectionPro™ by Madico® has screen and body protection custom designed to fit the new Google Pixel 4 and 4XL.

Designs for the not-yet-released Google phones are available to retailers on the ProtectionPro app, which controls the on-demand cutting system and features almost 20,000 custom phone and device designs in its cloud-based library.  

ProtectionPro Ultra and Ultra Matte screen protectors feature strong, clear, scratch resistant and self-healing properties. The thin film does not interfere with Google’s new secure facial identification or with its Motion Sense, the ability for the Pixel 4 to use tiny radar sensors to read fine movements in a user’s hand without actual physical contact with the device.

ProtectionPro’s Infinity Series will allow Pixel 4 owners to show off their unique style and personalize the back of their newest generation Google phone with more than 40 different textures and colors available, custom made to fit their new device.

 “With ProtectionPro, retailers are ready to protect all of the latest phones available worldwide from the newest releases to legacy devices,” said Bob Smar, Director of Diversified Business Sales. “ProtectionPro’s unique cut-on-demand system allows retailers to simplify their inventory and better meet the needs of their customers who want to extend the life of their precious devices.”

Google is expected to unveil its most ambitious smartphone yet at a press event Oct. 15 in New York City.  The new devices are expected to be in stores nationwide by early November.

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.

   

Will Installing Window Film Kill Indoor House Plants?

Like other common misconceptions about window film, many people think it’s harmful to house plants. But that’s not the case. Just as window film can help conserve energy, it can also help your house plants.

A Green Thumbs Up: How Window Film Helps House Plants Flourish

A Green Thumbs UpSolar control window film only blocks UV rays – not the red and blue rays that your plants need to grow and flower. And some plants will actually do better with window film, such as those that require less light (which are typically plants that have adark green color). Delicate plants will also do better with window film because it provides a more stable temperature. So, for example, if you live in a hot climate during the summer, areas near sunny windows can get very hot and be harmful to delicate plants. Or even in normal circumstances, do you have certain plants that always seem to dry out or wilt on sunny days? Window film will help your plants retain moisture better. Just remember that all plants – especially fussy ones – need time to adjust to a new environment, so if you see wilting or color loss after installing window film, don’t panic. These issues should disappear after a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Control Window Film & House Plants

Will window film kill my house plants?

In many cases, where house plants are already receiving adequate light, adding window film to your home should not harm them. It may take the plants a few days to adjust to the new lighting conditions, in which case new plant growth and flowering may be impacted slightly.


For plants that typically wilt before the end of a sunny day, you may notice that they actually thrive even better once the window film is installed.


If you’re concerned that adding window film to your home will damage your indoor plants, consider moving the plant to an area of your home with less sunlight for a few days and see how the plant responds. Additionally, most nurseries or local agricultural agencies can provide advice on the amount of light a particular plant should be exposed to.

What types of plants need more light than others?

Typically, plants that are lighter in color (variegated plants) need more light than darker green plants as darker plants have higher concentrations of chlorophyll which makes them better able to use the available light for photosynthesis.


What kind of light do plants need to grow?

Contrary to popular belief, plants do not actually need UV light in order to grow. Plants require only blue and red light (which are not a part of the UV color spectrum). Blue light is responsible for encouraging chlorophyll production which helps the plants create strong and healthy stems and leaves. Red light helps during the early stages of a plant’s life by assisting with seed germination, bulb development and root growth and is also responsible for helping a plant flower and/or produce fruit.


Does solar control window film block natural light?

Solar control window film is designed specifically to block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays while still allowing natural light into your home. There are many styles and colors to choose from to achieve the perfect balance between natural light and UV protection in your home.


To find the perfect window film for your home, check out our Residential Window Film Selector tool and choose the qualities that are most important to you.


View The Film Selector Tool


Other Benefits of Window Film for Your Home

Other Benefits of Window FilmBy rejecting the sun’s solar energy, window film offers the following benefits for your home:



  • Improved Home Comfort & Heat Control: Installing window film on your home can help create a more comfortable environment by reducing the temperature in your home.
  • Reduced Energy Costs: By reducing the heat in the summer and reflecting light to keep your home warmer in the winter, you can conserve energy and reduce your air conditioning and heating bills throughout the year.
  • Furniture & Furnishing Fade Protection: Reduced exposure to the sun can improve the longevity of your furniture, carpets, woodwork and other interior furnishings by offering significant fade protection.
  • Enhanced Skin Protection: By blocking up to 99% of harmful UV rays that can lead to premature aging of the skin and skin cancer, solar control window film helps protect your skin.
  • Increased Visibility: Window film also helps reduce glare to improve the visibility of your devices such as computers and TV screens.

As you can see, window film offers many benefits which make your home more comfortable and inviting, allowing you to enjoy the outdoor views without all of the negative consequences.


Find a Professional Window Film Installer Near You

If you’re interested in enjoying the many benefits of window film, from protecting your plants to lowering your energy bills, we invite you to find a dealer of Madico’s premium line of architectural window film, Sunscape.

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Updated: 09/06/2019

   

5 Questions to Ask Before Tinting Your Car Windows

Tinting your car’s windows will offer countless benefits including protecting skin by blocking UV rays, cooling your car, and reducing glare – just to name a few. But, before you make the initial purchase, ask yourself these 5 important questions to ensure you are on the right track.

The Benefits of Window Tinting

How Long Will It Take In Text1. How long will my car’s window tint last?

The lifetime of window films are dependent on many factors including product type and quality, the climate, and the amount of direct sunlight your car is exposed to. Generally, most professionally installed automotive films are designed to last much longer than the typical owner will keep the vehicle; many films will perform well past 10 years.

Most automotive films are designed to perform well past 10 years

How Long Will It Last2. How long will it take to tint my car’s windows?

The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours depending on how many windows are being tinted. If you’re only adding window film to the two front side doors, the installation will be much quicker than if you desire a full installation that includes all four side windows and the back window. The dealer installing your window tint may want to keep the vehicle for at least a half day in order to best complete the job and allow the film time to dry before returning the vehicle back to you. It is best to make arrangements for a ride on the day of your window tinting appointment. Tip: Make an appointment with a professional window film dealer to ensure a quality job.

Window tinting can take from 45 minutes to a few hours

Covered By A Warranty In Text3. Is my car’s window film covered by a warranty?

Most quality products come with a limited lifetime warranty. However, you should confirm the exact warranty length and stipulations prior to purchasing any film. Also, make sure you receive a manufacturer’s warranty that is completely filled out by your installer, so you’re covered even if by chance your installer ever goes out of business. It is important that you abide by all state and local tint laws. Most warranties will be void if your film installation is illegal. The local installing dealer should know all current tint laws that apply to you.

Which Window Tint Is Right In Text4. Which automotive tint is right for me?

In order to select the best film for your vehicle, you should consult a professional window film dealer. Dealers offer a wide range of products in a variety of shades and colors, as well as different styles and performance benefits. A dealer can show you swatches and talk to you about which auto tint best fits your needs. You should also understand the tint laws of your state. Professional window film dealers can also help you with selecting the best tint for your vehicle that still adheres to state laws. That being said, your window tint is entirely up to you.

Window tints come in a wide variety of shades and colors

Which Dealer In Text5. Which window film installer is right for me?

Never compromise. There are tons of companies in your area to choose from. Ensure that you have found the best professional window film installer by comparing customer service, prices, quality of products and brands, previous work, and the dealer’s overall reputation, as well as the reputation of the manufacturer or manufacturers of the window film they sell. With websites like Angie’s List and Yelp, it has never been easier to read reviews.

Remember, do your research. Gather quotes from multiple dealers and compare prices and the quality of the films. With these things considered, you are on your way to a more enjoyable ride!

Check with your local installing dealer about current tint laws

Find a Madico Automotive Window Tint Installer Near You

Looking for a professional window film dealer near you who can properly install the window tint on your car? Take a look at our window film selector tool to find the right automotive tint for you and find a dealer near you today!

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Updated: 09/16/2019

   

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.

gsx 2019

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!