What does the Term Ceramic Mean in Relation to Window Films?

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Welcome to Madico U. Today’s subject: What does the term ceramic mean in relation to window films?

The term ceramic is frequently used when nitride and oxide coatings are used in window film construction. During the coating process, nitrogen and/or oxygen are introduced into the sputtering chamber in conjunction with a negative electrical charge and argon gas.

By introducing these gases, the target metal is transformed into a non-metallic ceramic.

The appearance of the coating changes drastically and is less reflective in appearance compared to a metalized coating. The coating is no longer metal with metallic properties or appearance.

A popular way to use ceramics is with tiny particles commonly referred to as nanoparticles. Nano-ceramics are dispersed in one of the polymer coatings. Madico state of the art manufacturing processes apply a ceramic coating to the film for improved solar control performance.

Some pure metal-based films could interfere with the functioning of electronic devices such as GPS systems, cellphones and radios.

Ceramic based films are different than pure metal-based films in that they don’t interfere with radio waves.

Madico’s advanced ceramic coatings selectively interfere with light. Being selective, the coating allows the visible light to transmit while blocking the infrared light.