LLumar UV Window Film Meets FMCSA Standards
April 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Solutia's LLumar AIR80 window film meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's clarification to safety regulations regarding window visibility in commercial trucks.
Through proprietary technology, LLumar AIR80 window film provides enhanced protection against harmful ultraviolet rays and keeps vehicles significantly cooler. Testing has demonstrated that installing LLumar AIR80 film can keep a vehicle's interior surfaces as much as 29 degrees Fahrenheit cooler compared to an unprotected vehicle. The non-conductive ceramic coating technology ensures there is no interference with electronic signals from radios, GPS devices, cellular telephones or electronic toll sensors.
"While other films employ dark-colored tinting to achieve similar levels of heat rejection, LLumar AIR80 window film is light enough to meet the DOT's safety regulations for most commercial trucks as well as many window visibility laws worldwide," says Mark Gershenson, global automotive segment director for Solutia's Performance Films division.
The recent allowance of UV window films follows numerous reports of higher-than-average rates of skin cancer on the left side of the face and arm, according to a 2011 article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, noting driver-side UVA exposure as a likely contributor to the disease.