VortexIR™ Ceramic Window Film absorbs light, not radio waves, to keep vehicles cool and connected.
April 16, 2019 – Nanotech is being used to improve everything from medicine to batteries and food, but materials pulverized on a molecular scale have other applications that would make even Einstein proud. Solar Gard is releasing the new VortexIR™ Ceramic Film Series, which leverages nano-sized ceramic particles applied to a window film polymer to absorb and block ultraviolet and infrared light.
“Ceramic is one of the earth’s most timeless insulators and heat-resistant materials,” said Steven Schroer, Sales & Marketing Manager for the Americas at Solar Gard. “Take those properties and bring them down to a size where they can impact and absorb a spectrum of non-visible light associated with heat, and you greatly reduce the thermal load inside your vehicle. Not only does this help us keep the interior of a vehicle cooler longer, but also provides greater flexibility in filtering the visible light spectrum. Essentially we’re able to create a window film with a visible light transmission that could provide Britney Spears extreme privacy, while at the same time would grant Neil deGrasse Tyson the unobstructed transparency to clearly stare out the window at the stars.”
The advanced ceramic technology found in VortexIR™ blocks more than 99% of UV rays, rejects up to 96% of infrared rays and has a total Solar Energy Rejection of up to 65%. Because the ceramic nanoparticles used in the VortexIR™ series absorb light instead of reflecting it, vehicle windows benefit from a deeper and truer shade. Metal particles found in many films reflect a portion of the radio spectrum, but the ceramic in VortexIR™ does not – meaning the advanced application won’t interfere with mobile phones, GPS navigation, satellite radio, and other electronic devices.
“VortexIR™ brings a new level of refinement and sophistication for those who want a more comfortable interior, while also presenting a highly customizable level of privacy and rich dark appearance to a vehicle’s exterior,” said Schroer. “If you demand smarter protection on your windows that works as hard as you do, then Solar Gard’s VortexIR™ Ceramic Film Series is the right application for your glass.”