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The Power of Window Film

May 07, 2024

Out of the many brand touchpoints we encounter daily, one often overlooked yet highly impactful element is window film. From safeguarding against UV radiation to enhancing the passenger experience, window films offer many benefits for buildings, buses, stations and rolling stock.

Why Use Window Film?

Block UV rays

Solar film blocks UV rays from penetrating through the glass, protecting passengers and onboard employees.

By installing solar window film, railway stations and rolling stock can create a safer environment for passengers, reducing their exposure to harmful UV rays during their journey.

Solar film also protects interior upholstery and furnishings from fading due to prolonged sun exposure.

3M™ Solar Film acts as a protective barrier against the harsh solar UV, filtering out up to 99% of ultraviolet rays.

Maintain an optimal temperature

Window films can help regulate the transfer of heat to maintain optimal temperatures within train carriages, where journeys often expose passengers to fluctuating weather conditions. Temperature control window films address this challenge by providing insulation during colder months, trapping heat in, and blocking solar heat during warner months to maintain a comfortable temperature year-round.

Providing a comfortable environment cultivates a positive passenger experience.

Flowing design on a frosted glass wall

Save energy, save money

Climate control window film allows you to be more energy efficient by reducing reliance on heating or air conditioning. As well as saving money, the improved energy efficiency lowers your CO2 emissions creating a more sustainable fleet and reducing negative environmental effects.

Protect against graffiti

Graffiti and vandalism are unfortunate realities in public transportation spaces, posing significant challenges for railway operators. Acid and etch-resistant window films provide a proactive solution to protect glass surfaces from damage caused by graffiti, etching, and other forms of vandalism, ensuring the aesthetics and integrity of railway infrastructure are preserved.

Integrating acid and etch-resistant window films into rolling stock and railway stations demonstrates a commitment to maintaining cleanliness, aesthetics, and security within public transportation spaces. By deterring vandalism and simplifying maintenance efforts, these films contribute to the overall upkeep and reputation of railway infrastructure, fostering a positive perception among passengers and stakeholders.

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Window film removal on interior of carriage

Get creative

Beyond its functional benefits, window film provides a creative opportunity to enhance the visual appeal of railway stations and rolling stock. Printed window films enable railway operators to incorporate branding elements, decorative patterns, and informative messaging onto glass surfaces, transforming them into dynamic canvases that reinforce brand identity. Integrating logos, messages, and brand colours onto glass surfaces, communicates the railway operator's identity and fosters brand recognition among commuters.

In areas where privacy is desired, such as waiting lounges or onboard compartments, frosted or opaque printed window films can be applied to obscure visibility while allowing natural light to filter through. This gives passengers a sense of privacy and comfort without sacrificing aesthetics or natural lighting.

Ready to harness the power of window film?

Window film is a comprehensive solution for enhancing the functionality, aesthetics, and longevity of railway stations and rolling stock. From UV protection to graffiti resistance, its versatile properties address various challenges faced by the railway industry while prioritising passenger comfort and safety. By incorporating window film into your infrastructure; railway authorities can elevate the overall passenger experience and ensure the longevity of their assets.

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