Different Types of Window Tinting Films

Choosing the right window tinting film can be really confusing sometimes. In most of the cases the homeowners first think about the benefits that they want from the films and then prioritize all the benefits. Some of the major benefits offered by the window tinting films are: heat protection, glare reduction, UV protection, fade protection, aesthetics, safety, privacy and environment friendliness.

Window tinting films-the basics

Though there are numerous types of ASWF window tinting films available, but all of these include a basic ingredient and it is polyester film. The intensity of the polyester films varies from 2-7mm, while some of the films contain several thin layers stacked on the top of one another. On the inner surface, the film is fitted with a pressure sensitive or water activated coating and then a scratch resistant and hard coating is applied on the uncovered outer surface. In case of the best window tint films, special chemical UV blockers are added to avoid the ultraviolet radiation and all these basic compositions make up the typical window tinting films for the UV protection and general shatter resistance. After creating the film, three different types of technologies are applied to bring out the unique characteristics and features in the final products.

Different types of window tinting


  • Dyed film: This ASWF window tinting film adds a complete layer of heat-absorbent dye to the mix. The heat, which escapes this film gets transferred to the glass and then quickly dissipates outward along with the airflow outside. On the still days, a little amount of heat bleeds through, though the average regular speed of the natural air movement will be 15mph that means there will be enough heat to keep the heat moving.
  • Deposited film: In case of the deposited film, a tank holding the metal ingots is fed with the film and therefore pressurized to build up a vacuum. Then Argon gas is pumped to the tank, the ingots are heated and this causes the particles to rise as well as to cover the surface of the film. As the metal particles in this film are quite large in comparison with the underlying film, so the result is a more reflective and a darker tint.
  • Hybrid film: This window tinting film contains both dyes and metals. By blending both of these ingredients, it is possible to achieve best quality tints with fewer negatives. One of the best examples of this type of film is a combination of titanium and gray dye.