|Domestically, SunNano has appointed Nanocool Sdn Bhd as the exclusive and sole distributors of the SunNano Ceramic Films in the country. Nanocool has most recently setup up its brand new facility at Glenmarie Auto hub Shah Alam to serve diverse customers and Auto distributors in the vicinity by offering a complete repertoire of SunNano Ceramic window films from the flagship PhotoChromic (PT) series, right down to the standard films.|
There are ample automotive window films in the market and today’s consumers have plenty of choices to select from; branded, non-branded and non-compliant window films that are offered in a myriad of colors, tint properties and prices.
When choosing the right window film or tint for your car, there are three connotations to look out for; VLT (Visible Light Transmittance), IR (Infra-red) and UV (Ultra violet). VLT determines the darker or lighter aspects of the window film, while the higher the window film’s IR and UV percentages the costlier it is. Although window films with higher IR and UV ratings cost more they’re twice more effective than conventional window films when it boils down to rejecting heat and keeping the car’s interior bearable even under extreme temperatures or conditions.
First let’s discover a thing or two about automotive window films, window tinting on a car serves few purposes; heat rejection, first and foremost, security, and definitely, that appealing effect. Most mods enthusiasts would think it’s cool and appealing to put on darker window tinting on their cars, while the more knowledgeable bunch of motorists know that the correct use of window tinting incurs several major benefits: an effective tinting ought to provide the occupants a cooler interior under the harsh temperature, divert harmful IR and UV rays effectively, give clearer visibility on the road be it day or night, as well as prevent the car’s windows from shattering in the event of a car theft or attempted break-in.
In standard procedures of an auto window film installation, the films are normally applied to the interior of flat glass windows to reduce the amount of infrared, VLT and ultraviolet (UV) radiation entering windows. Such films are usually dyed or metalized (which can be transparent to visible light) to convert incoming solar radiation to infrared radiation, which is then rejected back through the glass to the exterior. SunNano’s Ceramic window films are non-metallic and do not contain dyes that can result in discoloration. Additionally, the SunNano Ceramic films reduce energy transmission by as much as 80 – 90 percent and block infra-red and UV rays more effectively, though the films cost 10 – 15 percent more than similar typed window films.
SunNano Ceramic window films that are available for Automotive and Commercial sectors stemmed from the Seoul-based SunNano Company Limited. As one of the few Window film manufacturers in Korea, the company has a wide array of environment-friendly, energy saving window films and related products; ranging from insultation, security-typed to bulletproof films.
Domestically, SunNano has appointed Nanocool Sdn Bhd as the exclusive and sole distributors of the SunNano Ceramic Films in the country. Nanocool has most recently started operations at its brand new facility in the Glenmarie Auto hub, Shah Alam. The Nanocool HQ serves diverse customers and Auto distributors in the Subang, Shah Alam and neighboring vicinities, offering a complete repertoire of SunNano Ceramic window films from the flagship PhotoChromic (PT) series, right down to the standard films.
For the Automotive sector, Nanocool offers up to seven types of SunNano ceramic window films: the flagship PhotoChromic series, ECO (IR99), Crystal (IR90), Nano (IR80), Ceramic (IR60), Diamond (IR40), and Standard Window film. The IR ratings attached to the particular series indicate the Infra-red rejection percentage, for example; ECO (IR99) indicates that the film can reject up to 99% Infra-red.
The Photocromic (PT) series is a specially made available window film for domestic demands and incorporates embedded nanotechnology and SunNano’s low carbon green properties. It pretty much works like glasses’ transition lens, when absorbing sunlight the PT film turns darker or tinted. And, more importantly, blocks out the heat. At night, the PT window film becomes clear to its original condition to match outside environment. In other words, it provides the clearest possible view by eliminating UV, unwanted glares and various unseen light sources.
Next, the Eco IR99, which rejects up to 99 percent Infra-red and 99% UV, provides a very pleasant environment within the confines of the car as the amount of sunlight decreases to comfortable levels and heat is very much diverted. At dusk, the film ensures safety when driving through tunnels or dark environs.
The third and popular SunNano Crystal IR90 is accorded with 90 % infra-red and 99% UV rejection ratings. This film also acts to assist in keeping a sustainable interior at all times, preventing pyrolysis or color fading and cracks on panels & knobs etcetera inside the vehicle, and contributing towards fuel saving.
The other SunNano Auto Window film range; Nano, Ceramic, Diamond and standard, serves a broader market and are suited for a myriad of vehicles. The equally popular Nano IR80 window film blocks out 80 % infra-red and 99% UV rays, whilst the standard window film too fends off up to 99% of UV.
The Ed’s car recently installed the SunNano ECO IR99 and Nano IR80 ceramic window films; the window film specifications were Nano IR80 on the front windscreen with a VLT (Visible Light Transmission) 70 rating, while the side and rear had the ECO 1R99 with a VLT 50 rating. Both window film specs incorporated glass-shatter proof properties.
Nanocool’s friendly personnel led by its Executive Director Allan Tan gave a brief consultation on SunNano’s diverse Ceramic window films and the appropriate SunNano window film to be applied on the Ed’s Mazda3. They recommended the ECO and Nano window films with a tinge of brown/green to match the car’s Graphite Mica body color. The Nanocool window film installers then worked profusely and did a rather impeccable job in a matter of a couple of hours.
Having a new window film or tint on the car is like implanting a new layer skin on the body, and upon completion, the car literally felt anew. At first glance, the SunNano tint gave a a bit of a greenish, brownish and mirror effect when viewed at various angles, even under direct sunlight and in covered areas. The window film also reacted to the conditions at dusk or after the sun had long disappeared. More importantly, the window films gave the car a premium impression.
To prove that the SunNano window films are a testament of amongst the best films in the market, Nanocool personnel put the car’s previous window tint and several of the competitors’ window films to a specially intended tester scan that’s able to define IR and UV percentages. The results astonished the Ed as the lesser window tint showed 30 – 50 IR and approximately 60 – 70 UV percentages. Eventhough the competitors films’ claimed 90 IR/99 UV protection, the scan results proved otherwise and displayed actual readings of 60 – 80 IR and UV percentages. So consumers be aware of this the next time you tint your car!
The SunNano window film definitely dissipated heat very effectively after a week’s trial, though the car was idle under direct sunlight for a couple of hours. Driving under the peak of the day, the cabin remained very bearable as the car’s air-conditiong no longer required higher levels to cool the interior in a hurry. Additionally, the occupants’ felt shielded from the harsh sunlight even in high-noon conditions, thanks to a more efficient cool air regulation in the cabin even in the hottest time of the day between 10am to 12pm; although the a/c could be a little chilly at dusk.
The benefits derived from the SunNano window films ultimately translates to ringgit and sense as the a/c system works more effectively, the a/c compressor tends to strain less which subsequently relate to lesser need for a/c liquid top up for older cars, and that your a/c system would sustain a longer lifespan too.
One thing’s for sure, both the SunNano ECO and Nano window films worked to perfection in terms of clarity. We discovered that the effectiveness of the films was its ability to reduce glare to a maximum, thanks to the acclaimed IR 90 – 99%, UV 99% rejection rates. Even at night, the films contributed much to clarity on badly-lit roads, tunnels and creepy park spots. The clarity during the transitional period between sundown to darkness was simply top notch, with the SunNano ECO and Nano window films.
The SunNano window films retail from RM1,800, but customizable packages are available as well. Most SunNano Ceramic window films include a 10-year warranty endorsed by Nanocool and its principal and are Smart tag friendly, compliant with JPJ regulations and serialized with a genuine SunNano seal.
For more information on SunNano Ceramic Window films, contact Nanocool Sdn Bhd at 03-5667 9033 or visit the flagship center at Lot 9, Jalan Pelukis U1/48, Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam.