In this section, you will find information on the most important characteristics of our films and on how to assemble them yourself:
- Sun protection films
- Mirror films
- Frosted glass films
- Decorative films
- Shatter guard films and safety films
- UV protection films
There are many possible uses and application locations for window films and decorative films. However, what is the difference between a sun protection film and a mirror film? Are there privacy films that are opaque even in the dark? Are shatter guard films burglarproof? Can anyone install a window film or do I need expertise?
Sun protection films
- Installation from inside or outside on a window pane or a glass front
- reflect sunlight and thus provide heat protection, protection against UV rays and - important for computer workstations, for example – anti-glare protection
- dark tinted sun protection films have a mirror effect, which provides privacy in daylight, in the dark these sun protection films are no longer opaque from the outside
- diminish light transmission and therefore darken rooms whenever the sun protection film used has a strong tint, i.e. a high level of sun protection.
- Dark tinted exterior films are suitable for roof windows, for example; very light tinted films (less heat protection) are particularly suitable for rooms where UV protection is of primary importance (e.g. studios).
Sun protection films for indoor installation are more durable and usually easier to apply, but can generate thermal stresses that can even break the glass and can therefore not be used on all types of glass. For this reason, sun protection films for outdoor use must be used for double-glazing, thermal glazing, insulating glazing and other special glazing. For polycarbonate surfaces (plexiglass), such as carport roofs, you have to use special sun protection films for plastic surfaces.
- also known as chrome films or spy mirror films, are strongly mirrored, darkly tinted sun protection films.
- offer privacy in daylight: you can look out without being seen. However, this effect cannot be reversed: the window film becomes transparent when the interior lighting is switched on and in the dark. Venetian blinds, roller blinds or curtains are required for additional privacy in this case.
Frosted glass films
- are available with a matte white, grey, silver or bronze finish
- are installed from the inside and are suitable for all window types
- offer visual protection by day and night: even when the interior lighting is switched on, silhouettes can only be seen from a short distance in the dark; frosted glass films are opaque from a greater distance
- particularly common in medical practices and offices in order to keep away prying eyes away from treatment rooms and conference rooms. More and more they are also used in private areas, for example as privacy screens for bathrooms and corridors.
- are also allowed to be partially bonded to glass surfaces at any height without the risk of glass breakage (no thermal stresses). Strips of different widths, lines and squares are particularly popular.
- similar to frosted glass films, are used as privacy screens indoors
- are used to visually enhance glass furniture, such as glass desks, display doors, etc.
- can be used to a limited extent also as privacy screen
Shatter guard films and safety films
- clear, completely transparent films in different material thicknesses
- reduce the risk of glass breakage and thereby prevent injuries
- reduce UV radiation by up to 96 percent
- make break-ins more difficult, as glass panes can only be broken with additional effort.
- certified according to DIN 52337 (EN 12 600)
UV protection films
- unlike sun protection or mirror films, are completely transparent (no privacy or heat protection) and - in the case of clear, untinted films - do not falsify colours
- filter damaging UV rays almost completely
- significantly reduce the bleaching of expensive goods and exhibits, for example in shop window displays, studios and showrooms
- provide splinter protection and can minimize the risk of property damage and personal injury
All our films are suitable for self-assembly without professional prior expertise or special artisans. We help you every step of the way - from selecting the right window film to installing your purchased film on the appropriate glazing.