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November 25, 2013 - London, United Kingdom

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - November 25, 2013) - Solar Gard, a manufacturer of industry-leading window film, is reacting to recent energy concerns with a breakthrough technology to help ease the growing frustration over rising power costs this winter. Solar Gard's new Ecolux™ 70 Low-E window film reflects heat back inside in winter to reduce heat loss through windows and help lower heating bills.

Following the Daily Mail's compelling thermal images of power supplier headquarters' own energy conservation challenges, Solar Gard is offering assistance to those companies and more like them. Many large buildings have huge glass-façades and expansive windows. In winter, these windows can be a major source of heat-loss, causing power bills to soar and driving up costs for everyone.

UK consumers are facing almost 10% increases1 in energy costs this year and many are wondering how they are going to afford to make it through the winter. Last week, The Guardian reported that consumers would see a 50% increase in household energy costs over the next six years.

As Kathryn Giblin, Director of Global Marketing and Technical Services at Solar Gard, says, "We believe our Ecolux window film can help this growing energy problem, so we want the companies facing these heat loss challenges to know how we can help. Ecolux represents the very best in energy saving innovation." 

Ecolux 70 Low-E window film contains an innovative dual action technology that combines a Low-E coating with unique solar control properties to help keep the heat out in the summer and in during the winter. In addition to improving comfort inside homes and buildings, this innovation helps to reduce energy costs from both heating and cooling. 

What's remarkable about this technology is how easy Ecolux 70 Low-E window film is to have installed and how quickly the benefits are experienced. Rather than a costly window replacement, Ecolux is simply applied to the interior of existing windows at a fraction of the cost. To illustrate this, Solar Gard is offering each of the major power suppliers mentioned in Daily Mail's article a demonstration: a free pane of Ecolux and before and after thermal photos to show the difference.

Solar Gard has been 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.

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

Are you a heat guzzler? If you have a commercial building and are interested in Solar Gard's Ecolux Thermal imaging demonstration, please contact: 

Ian Penfold
SolarGard
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Mobile +447810 187325
www.solargard.co.uk

1 - reported by British Gas 17 October 2013 ref: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24562930

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.

About Saint-Gobain
Located in 64 countries and with almost 193,000 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.

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