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Solar Gard Announces Ecolux(TM) 70 the Next Generation in Low-E Window Film Technology

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SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home and building owners now have a new tool at their disposal to help make their environment as comfortable and sustainable as possible, thanks to the launch of Solar Gard's new Ecolux 70 Low-E window film. This state of the art invention represents the next generation of Low-E window film technology for the modern sustainable home and building, helping all occupants to enjoy maximum comfort and energy savings year round.

Ecolux contains an innovative dual action technology that combines a Low-E coating with unique solar control properties to help keep heat out in summer even when the sun goes down. In winter, the Low-E properties also work to help reflect heat back into a room to keep it warm. In addition to improving comfort inside homes and buildings, this innovation helps to reduce energy costs from both heating and cooling.

As Kathryn Giblin, Director of Global Marketing and Technical Services at Solar Gard says, "We're thrilled to launch our new Ecolux 70 Low-E window film to savvy home and building owners as it represents the very best in energy saving innovation.

"Ecolux window film will help home and building owners lower their annual energy bills and is an easy sustainable upgrade for any home or building, as it transforms existing windows into energy conservation systems," added Giblin.

Ecolux 70 Low-E is the latest window film offering from Solar Gard, a leader in energy efficient solutions for over 30 years. Solar Gard's current range of solar control films help save up to 30% on energy costs from cooling and are proven carbon negative, saving more energy than it takes to make them.

In addition to providing increased year round comfort and energy savings, Ecolux 70 Low-E also has a high visible light transmission to maximize your natural light and allow you to enjoy a clear view from your window.

"All these benefits combine to provide people with what we call an increased comfort zone in their home or building. We know that saving money and being kind to the environment are both important considerations for architects, building managers, and homeowners alike and the new Ecolux allows everyone to have the best of both these worlds without sacrificing on comfort," concluded Giblin.

To find out more about the new Ecolux 70 Low-E window film for homes and commercial buildings, visit Solar Gard's website.

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About Solar Gard

Solar Gard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save and renew. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Solar Gard makes industry leading architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings.

A division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, Solar Gard's architectural solar control window films are proven carbon negative and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the Solar Gard®, Panorama®, Quantum® and Solar Gard Armorcoat® brands. For more information, visit www.solargard.com.

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About Saint-Gobain

Located in 64 countries and with almost 195,000 employees, Saint-Gobain, world leader in habitat, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy-saving and environmental protection. World leader in high performance plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio (USA). The company employs 4,500 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems. For more information, visit www.saint-gobain.com and www.plastics.saint-gobain.com.

Source: Solar Gard