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Tackling The Threat of Fade – The Window Film Way

Do you run a shop which places some of its stock in your front windows? Do you have treasured furniture or possessions which are in direct sunlight at any point? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you are running the risk of sun damage due to prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultra violet light. What Causes Fabrics To Fade? It is all about the chemical makeup of an object. The technical term for colour fading is photo degradation. There are light absorbing colour bodies called chromophores that are present in dyes. The colour(s) we see are based upon these chemical bonds and the amount of light that is absorbed in a particular wavelength. Ultraviolet rays from the sun have the ability to break down the chemical bonds and thus fade the colour(s) in an object - it is a bleaching effect. Some objects may be more prone to fading, such as dyed textiles and watercolours. Other objects may reflect the light more, which makes them less prone to fade. For more on this - https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/colors.html As you can see from the pie chart above, the causes of fading can be varied. Approximately 40% of fabric fading can be attributed to the UV lights from the sun. Heat and light contribute approximately 25% each with the remaining 10% caused by other factors including poor ventilation, poor quality dyes and the effects of artificial light. How Can We Help? WF Glazing Protection stock and sell a range of UV filter window films which have been designed specifically to help reduce the effects of fading. Our sun damage protection window film will help your businesses to: Maximise your window display without the fear of the [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Commercial, UV Light, Window Film|0 Comments

What Makes GGF Members Different?

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the industry’s main trade federation. Formed almost 40 years ago, all members of the GGF have to meet the stringent standards which are stipulated by the GGF in order to be eligible for membership. Numbers have grown since the Federation’s inception and with over 1,200 retail locations UK-wide, GGF Members display the GGF logo with pride and to show they are part of the industry’s most established trade body. Promoting The Highest of Standards Being the industry authority, the Glass and Glazing Federation promotes best practice and sets the highest technical and health and safety standards for its members. The GGF is also the voice of the industry in local and national politics helping shape and influence policy and legislation. As well as offering an array of benefits to its members, the GGF is also hugely important from the customer side of any transaction as its other purpose is to guide and protect homeowners when buying glass or glazing products and services. Benefits of Using a GGF Member Any company which successfully becomes a GGF member will be expected to demonstrate to potential customers that they are committed to providing quality products and great service, whilst promoting good practice at all times. Additional benefits include: Has financial stability and has been trading for a minimum of 3 years – there are no phoenix companies in the GGF. Has been vetted and has premises, products and employees fit for purpose. Employs trained professionals to ensure your installation is to the highest technical standards as outlined by the GGF Glazing Manual written by the industry’s leading experts. Complies with the GGF Consumer Code of Good Practicewhich has strict requirements regarding the conduct of [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|UV Light, Window Film|0 Comments

Time To Save Your Skin

For the first time ever, the United States Surgeon General has publicly warned against UV radiation in his “Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.” “We’ve seen increases [in melanoma cases] — almost tripling over the last 30 years … we need to do something about it,” said dermatologist and acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak in an interview with The Washington Post. Acting United States Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, a dermatologist, has issued a “Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.” “I’ve seen patients with a variety of skin cancers, including people who have died from skin cancer. And it brings to the forefront the facts about melanoma: It’s the deadliest form of skin cancer. Each year we have 63,000-plus cases diagnosed, nearly 9,000 people die. That’s one person every single hour that’s dying from melanoma,” Lushniak said. Enhanced Sun Protection While the 100 page report makes no mention of window film specifically, it did recommend that businesses employing drivers or workers who “encounter substantial UV exposure through windows” consider “sun protection policies [that can] include the provision of equipment or modifications to glass in windows.” For the full story please click on the following link - http://www.windowfilmmag.com/2014/08/surgeon-general-issues-skin-cancer-warning-tint-shops-respond/ How Can I Protect Myself From UV Rays? Some people mistakenly believe that they only need to think about sun protection when they are on holiday or spending a day on the beach but this is not true. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to sunlight begins to add up each time you are in the sun and you must therefore take steps to limit your exposure to harmful UV rays. How Does the Sun Damage Skin? UV rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage cells. These [...]

By | August 19th, 2014|UV Light|0 Comments