Aftermarket Window Tinting Resources
Metalized Mylar was a development accredited as a by-product of NASA’s Apollo Lunar Program. The metalized Mylar was wrapped around the bottom portion of the Lunar Landing Module that is still on the moon, to protect the metal structure underneath from melting under the extreme effects of solar exposure it experiences.
When engineers at DuPont bonded a microscopic layer of aluminum to a layer of transparent Mylar in 1969, the “Window Film” business was born. Later that year, Max Andrews of Sun-X of Georgia became the first documented person to install the Mylar on a van, and the Automotive Window Tinting industry was off and running. The distributor, Sun-X International of Houston, TX, was a little apprehensive at first, as they did not know how the Silver Mylar would react on the Automotive Safety Glass used in cars.
The materials and adhesives began to be modified, upgraded, and changed to the Polyester Films with Nano ceramic coatings, and Sputtered film of today where you have materials specialized to work in different situations and to provide differing performance in three main applications: