Celebrate National Window Film Day on April 30!

April 30 is National Window Film Day! This year Madico is honoring the day by running a Facebook contest for our dealers. We think a photo contest is a great way to spread awareness about the benefits of window film, which is the goal of National Window Film Day! Dealers will share photos of their favorite installations and in return be entered to win $250 worth of Madico film.

 

Many photo submissions are already rolling in and it has been exciting to see the range of installations taking place. From celebrity homes and luxury sports car to schools and court houses, there are certainly a range of film applications all with their own unique benefits.


Are you a dealer who wants to honor National Window Film Day in your own shop? The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is providing dealers with customizable marketing materials such as infographics, a blog post, templates, and social media ideas. In addition, the IWFA is encouraging dealers to contact their mayor or governor and ask them to issue a proclamation for National Window Film Day.


National Window Film Day is also the perfect opportunity for film dealers to invite people to an open house, run a promotion, offer discounts, or hold a contest. We encourage you to come up with your own ideas to help celebrate a day created just for our industry!

 

   

ProtectionPro by Madico Launches New Matte Screen Option

High performance screen protection fits any device

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – April 4, 2019 – ProtectionPro™  by Madico announced today the launch of ProtectionPro Matte screen protection, the latest addition to its successful line of device protectors. Offering a non-glossy finish while maintaining screen sensitivity, users will enjoy superior durability without the distracting glare from sunlight or other ambient light sources.

ProtectionPro’s Matte offers anti-fingerprint, anti-glare, anti-reflective, and anti-scratch benefits while maintaining its signature strength and impact resistant qualities. Just like the original ProtectionPro Ultra, the new Matte can be cut on demand to fit any device including mobile phones, tablets, or gaming equipment – freeing up shelf space and simplifying inventory control.  

“With the introduction of our premium Matte product, we are excited to offer customers an additional high-quality option when purchasing screen protection,” said Jeffrey Plummer, Madico Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Consumers can choose between Ultra or Matte based on their preferences and how and where they use their devices. Both options offer the best impact protection in the industry.”

The ProtectionPro solution is carried by thousands of big box retail stores, telecommunication providers, repair shops, and electronics shops around the world. For more information or to find out how to become a distributor, visit https://getprotectionpro.com/  or call (801) 571-8243.

About ProtectionPro
Protection Pro 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, Fla., 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®, Inc. Introduces the New Madico Experience

Company’s new programs, services, and initiatives designed to benefit window film dealers.

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – March 21, 2019 – Madico, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, introduces programs to put window film dealers first as part of the New Madico Experience, a revolutionary campaign featuring dealer support programs, recognition, a dealer portal, and educational initiatives to coincide with Madico’s unrivaled support.

With a new quarter-million square foot manufacturing facility, 100% company-owned U.S. distribution centers and investments in new equipment and technologies, Madico continues to roll out additional programs as part of its new experience with a host of new benefits and options to help grow and sustain window film dealers’ businesses.

The Madico Experience features a newly redesigned website dedicated to amplifying window film dealers’ success through programs designed to share industry knowledge, teach new sales strategies, and discover best practices for growth.

“The New Madico Experience will change the way our customers communicate and interact with us as a brand,” said Shawn Kitchell, President and CEO. “Our team is excited to offer dealer programs and new features that revitalize and enhance Madico’s focus on support and education to help dealers grow their own businesses. These new initiatives ensure we maintain our reputation as the window film manufacturer that dealers want to do business with.”

The newly developed Madico Dealer Portal provides dealers with access to Madico products and sales support while serving as a resource for current and prospective consumers. Existing dealers can learn more about new products and promotions and can look forward to a new e-commerce section of the site launching this summer. This reimagined infrastructure is focused on helping Madico customers enhance their business’s profitability.

Madico U, a new educational initiative, will be a cornerstone of The New Madico Experience. The program combines online and in-person learning through videos, tips, conferences, webinars and more. Tailor-made for window film dealers, Madico U offers training on product use and installation, industry certifications, and information on upcoming events. Madico U features more than 100 educational videos, articles and resources.

The New Madico Experience features dealer and consumer marketing – making it easy to download marketing materials, documents, forms, and digital assets to include on a dealer’s own website and marketing. Madico’s new Automotive Film Selector and Architectural Film Selector make it easy for consumers to select the features of window film that are most important to them, including energy savings, glare reduction and privacy, and receive detailed recommendations that they can easily print and take to a Madico window film dealer.

Madico’s dealer support programs, including the new Madico Choice program, reward dealers with benefits ranging from leads to co-op advertising, and special promotions.

To learn more about the New Madico Experience, and its offerings, visit madico.com.

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.

   

Those Shades Look Good on You: Architectural Window Films

Industrial Print Magazine, a trade publication and website covering the ways digital printing influences manufacturing, interviewed our own Jim Black, Madico’s director of window film sales, for their article, “Those Shades Look Good on You: Architectural Window Films.” The article discusses the types of architectural window films, how they’re manufactured, and their many benefits in commercial settings, from enhancing a building’s décor to creating privacy, blocking harmful rays and glare from the sun, saving energy, and regulating temperature to increase comfort for a building’s occupants.

 

“Commercial buildings are now designed with daylighting in mind due to the fact that energy control window films can be applied, offering occupants the benefits of natural sunlight without the negative effects of heat and glare,” said Black, quoted in the article.

 

Check out the article on the Industrial Print Magazine website and in the March 2019 issue.

   

ProtectionPro by Madico® Screen Protection Compatible with Latest Ultrasonic In-screen Fingerprint Sensor Technology

Announcement coincides with Samsung’s Launch of new Galaxy S10 featuring in-screen fingerprint ID.

 

Tampa Bay, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2019 – Madico, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced today that ProtectionPro™ by Madico® Ultra and Matte flexible screen protection film is compatible with the latest ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor technology. This announcement was made in response to Samsung’s launch of its new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10, on February 20. One of the hottest new features of the Galaxy S10 is the in-screen fingerprint ID used to unlock the device, eliminating the fingerprint sensor on the back. According to Android Central, while the in-screen fingerprint ID is an exciting upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy, it will not work with most tempered glass and rigid screen protectors but does work perfectly with flexible options such as ProtectionPro Ultra and Matte.

 

“Our retailers are thrilled that despite the many screen protectors in the market that are incompatible with this new generation of in-screen technology, ProtectionPro’s forward-looking technology will continue to be an incredible option for their millions of customers around the world,” said Brad Bacigalupi, Director of Global Business Development – ProtectionPro.

 

The new ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor utilized on the Galaxy S10 devices was developed by Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, the ultrasonic variant does not compare the print against a two-dimensional pattern like traditional sensors. Instead, Qualcomm’s all-new 3D Sonic Sensor creates a three-dimensional mold of the fingertip by bouncing soundwaves off the skin through the display. This makes it far more accurate than optical sensors that compare the pattern of the fingerprint.

 

ProtectionPro Ultra and Matte screen protection designs are now available to retailers on the ProtectionPro app for all three of the Samsung Galaxy S10 models as well as for the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro featuring similar in-screen fingerprint technology.

 

“As a company we are committed to keeping pace with the latest advances in mobile in-screen technology,” said Bob Smar, Director of Diversified Business Sales. “We are continually evaluating the effectiveness and relevancy of our screen and body protection products as well as maintaining the latest database of device patterns for our on-demand device protection cutting systems.”

 

ProtectionPro by Madico, the world leader in on-demand mobile device protection, provides the most advanced touchscreen and body protection for all types of devices—from legacy to the newest releases through our cloud-based library of tens of thousands of digital designs. Learn more at getprotectionpro.com.

 

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.

   

Growth Through Glass

Automotive Body Repair Networka monthly trade publication and website serving the collision repair industry, invited our own David Jensen, ClearPlex® sales development manager, to contribute to their publication. Check out his article, “Growth Through Glass” on the ABRN website and in the April 2019 issue of ABRN.

 

ABRN’s editorial content is aimed primarily at the collision repair shop owner and his or her technicians. It primarily provides news, product and technical service information on a variety of collision repair topics. In addition, ABRN offers the reader industry news, environmental news and business management information, and most recently, new technology information. The management information presented stresses practical examples and real-world situations the reader can use to improve his or her business management skills.

   

Protekt® PPF Featured in PPFMag

PPFMag, a supplement publication to Window Film magazine, featured Madico®‘s Protekt® Paint Protection Film in its Summer 2018 issue. Check out the article, PPF Products at Fall Shows in the digital publication.

 

PPFMag is designed to cater to those in the film industry who currently install PPF and those looking to add it with the goal of increasing their company’s bottom line. As the PPF market grows and its technologies enhance, PPFMag continues to provide unparalleled information by industry experts on topics ranging from how to tackle market opportunities, professional installation tips, and new trends in the industry. It is distributed worldwide to more than 13,000 dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and others involved in the film industry.

   

   

Madico® to Acquire The Enpro Group’s Distribution Assets

Madico®, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive, solar, safety and security window films , today announced that it has finalized an agreement to purchase select assets from The Enpro Group based in Houston, Texas. These assets will include, among other things, the distribution rights of Madico branded products in various U.S. states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

 

“The Enpro Group has been successfully distributing Madico products for over 30 years and we have truly enjoyed this long-standing relationship. After the purchase is completed, Madico Window Films will leverage its broad resources to build upon Enpro’s legacy of outstanding customer service, while The Enpro Group will focus its energy on its FirstCut program, Retail Services, Contracting and other business segments. We are confident that this purchase will be very positive for our window film customers, for Madico Window Films, and for The Enpro Group. We are also pleased that our relationship will remain strong since we will continue to meet Enpro’s needs for window film products,” says David Fletcher, President of Madico Window Films.

 

David Dickey, President of The Enpro Group, added, “Distribution has been the foundation of our business since our first day in operation. This acquisition of assets is a testament to over 30 years of outstanding sales and marketing efforts, territory development, and relationship-building strategies. Madico has been an outstanding partner and we look forward to continuing our long successful history with them.”