SAE 2013 WORLD CONGRESS & EXHIBITION
S-LECTM Innovative Films Debut at SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition
Sekisui S-LEC America (SSA) participated in the SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition held in Detroit, Michigan, in April, 2013. A gathering of automotive experts, management teams, engineers, and executives, the event showcases achievements, technological advancements and avenues for growth in the automotive industry. The well-attended exhibition provided SSA with an opportunity to establish itself as an innovative leader in the development of products with applications in automotive manufacturing.
The SSA booth featured two highly beneficial products; New Generation Solar Control Film and Sound Acoustic Film. By standing in front of a specially designed display, visitors were able to witness firsthand the advantage of glass treated with New Generation Solar Control Film as compared to glass left untreated. SSA was able to demonstrate that Sekisui S-LECTM Solar Control Film minimizes mid-infrared rays, significantly reducing discomfort to skin exposed to direct sunlight. The film’s heat blocking capability also reduces demands on cooling systems, helping to improve fuel economy.
SSA also introduced their Sound Acoustic Film. This highly effective product attenuates frequencies from 1,000 to 4,000 hertz by as much as five decibels, as compared to regular laminated glass—dramatically reducing the amount of noise produced by car engines, wind, rain and contact with road surfaces. In addition, laminated windshield glass made with S-LECTM Sound Acoustic Film effectively absorbs vibrations to further reduce interior noise. When also used on side windows, the film reduces the total glass weight of the car by as much as 3.9 kilograms, improving fuel economy.
SSA also invited booth visitors to experience the visual benefit of their wedge vinyl as opposed to standard vinyl. SSA wedge vinyl creates a clear image as a result of the properties and shape of the film, whereas standard film produces an inferior, hazy, double image.