3M Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company for Second Consecutive Year

In the fast-paced world of global business, it takes more than a written compliance policy to keep a company doing business the right way. That is why Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named 3M as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the second time. The designation recognizes 3M’s impact on the way business is conducted through its efforts of fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

“At 3M, living by our Code of Conduct is a team effort and a responsibility we uphold for our customers, for our shareholders and for each other,” said Jim Zappa, 3M’s chief compliance officer. “The commitment of our people to the highest ethical standard and to doing business the right way promotes trust with our customers and in the quality of our products. Furthermore, it gives us confidence to grow our business anywhere in the world.”

In particular, Ethisphere recognized 3M’s compliance and ethics program and how effectively it is applied throughout the entire multinational company, creating strong social responsibility and corporate citizenship.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at 3M for this extraordinary achievement.”

Solarx/NBIsuncontrol is proud to be the area’s only 3M authorized window film dealer.

Low Cost, Big Savings, Exceptional Benefits! | Window Film

Who doesn’t like the idea of saving money? Who doesn’t want to protect their family? Who doesn’t want to be more comfortable in their home? Benefits such as these – and many more – can easily be achieved with a simple, affordable application of window film.

Issues such as comfort, safety, privacy, and fading are common to homeowners who want to improve their interior environment. Quality window films such as SolarGard®, Panorama®, and Armorcoat™ Safety and Security films can provide these benefits, and more:

                    • Improved comfort  
                    • Reduced glare
                    • Virtually eliminates harmful UV, while letting in natural light
                    • Lowers monthly energy bills and reduces your carbon footprint
                    • Added security, and safety from accidental contact with glass

While films share many common benefits, however, there can be vast differences in both performance and appearance. Films can run from virtually clear to darker, or more reflective. Many condominiums or gated communities have rules regarding film appearance that must be complied with. These and other considerations make it advisable to have an experienced professional help you choose a film that meets your performance goals, while pleasing your eye, and staying within your budget. Window Film dealer sarasota Florida

Solar-X of Sarasota has been helping homeowners with their comfort and safety issues for nearly four decades. An experienced, well-trained professional will be happy to assist you in defining your goals, and choosing the most appropriate film to meet them. Open your drapes and enjoy the view! Contact Solar-X today, and experience the customer service that has made us “the area leader since 1973.”

Remembering Oklahoma City | Safety and Security Window Films

murrah building oklahhomaIt’s hard to believe that it has been sixteen years since a massive bomb ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; killing 168 people – 19 of whom were children under the age of six in the daycare center. Injuries totaled almost seven hundred.

It was later discovered that one of the reasons that the bomber chose the Murrah Building was because of its large glass front; and in fact, 5% of the death toll, and 69% of the injuries were caused by lethal shards of glass hurtling through the air as a result of the explosive force of the bomb.

Many Federal buildings are built today with this in mind. Many existing buildings have been retrofitted with Armorcoat™ Safety and Security window film. Armorcoat™ protects military installations, embassies, and one of  greatest symbols of our national heritage – the Nation’s Capitol. Armorcoat™ is a tough, tested and proven, impact-resistant film that holds glass together when broken by even significant forces such as explosions, earthquakes, and high winds. Installed by factory-trained professionals like those at Solar-X of Sarasota, with the proper materials and techniques, Armorcoat™ can provide you, your family, or your business with an uncommon feeling of safety.

Both homeowners and building managers can take advantage of the hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasotaadditonal comfort and energy savings provided by Armorcoat™ “sun control” safety films. They can stop up to 79% of the heat and 99% of the harmful ultraviolet light that enters through your windows and overloads your air conditioning; making you uncomfortable and causing your electric bill to skyrocket. Armorcoat™ is affordable, installs quickly, and you can start saving on your electric bill from the moment it goes on your windows. Contact Solar-X today for a no-obligation consultation and estimate.

Armorcoat Safety and Security Film Deters Burglary | Window Film

A Bad Economy Brings Increase in Burglaries, Home Invasions

Home InvasionThe number of calls we have received since the first of the year regarding SolarGard® “Armorcoat™” Safety and Security Window Film has been stunning. It’s not like a few years ago when everyone was talking about Safety and Security Film for storm protection either. These calls are from people who are frightened by the number of break-ins in their neighborhoods – oftentimes neighbors’ homes; sadly, sometimes; their own. No neighborhood is immune! Police departments and community associations alike are recommending Security Film as a strong deterrent to burglary simply because the film makes it so much harder to gain entry into a protected home. Either it takes too long, or it is too noisy; and no burglar is going to risk getting caught because of that!

Armorcoat™ Safety and Security Films are tough, impact-resistant films that will hold glass together if broken; providing a significant level of protection against “smash and grab artists” who want to gain quick, quiet entry into a home. And since Armorcoat™ is available in both clear and tinted (sun control) versions, many homeowners find it an attractive, affordable upgrade over simply installing sun control film to control unwanted heat, glare, and fading.hurricane-window-film-protection-sarasota

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your home won’t get “hit.” Home break-ins occur every few seconds; and few things are as unsettling as the helpless feeling of violation experienced by a homeowner whose sense of security has been destroyed. If you live in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Venice area, you should contact Solar-X of Sarasota today and see how affordable an installation of Armorcoat™ can be.

Water Treatment Plant Installs Armorcoat Window Film | Sarasota Window Tinting

Two years ago, sunlight streaming through the high windows in the City of Sarasota’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant was promoting algae growth in the  the filtration system. Solar-X of Sarasota was chosen to apply sun control film to the problem windows; eliminating the factors that caused the growth, and bringing that headache to an end.

But recently, concern for the structural integrity of the windows in case of a storm gave rise to the idea that a complete installation of safety and security film would be in order – since storm panels or shutters are not a practical option –  and once again, the Public Works staff  knew who to contact to get the job done right. 

Logistically, the job was going to be a nightmare. The plant is stuffed to the ceiling with piping, holding tanks, filtration systems and equipment of all kinds. The windows themselves are 20 feet off the floor, and the only way to access them is with scissor lifts, scaffolding, or articulated bucket lifts; depending on what obstacle you need to clear. A large overhead door had to be completely removed and replaced – all coordinated with the film installation – and every window had to have full “wet glaze” edge attachments to achieve maximum strength in case of impact.

The professionals at Solar-X knew exactly what had to be done and formulated a plan to achieve the installation with minimum disruption to the ongoing operations at the plant.  The process wasn’t easy, but the end result speaks for itself. The installation was affordable – a fraction of the cost of roll down shutters or replacement with impact glass –  and the level of protection is excellent. Now if a storm approaches, the staff can attend to other preparations without having to worry about the integrity of the windows, and the same “sun control” properties that solved the algae problem now help to cool the entire plant.

Innovation and a “can do” attitude are the hallmarks of a Solar-X installation. If you have a project with “special needs” but you don’t have confidence that the job will get done on time or within budget, make sure you call Solar-X before the contract is let. Whether your project is in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice; or elsewhere in Florida, we can get the job done right. Our level of experience is hard to match; and so is the quality of our work. The Sarasota Public Works Department knows it. Find out for yourself…

Hurricane Season Is Here | Be Prepared!

Protect Your Building Envelope!!

Today is the official start of the 2010 Hurricane Season, and our thoughts, hopefully, turn to implementing a protection plan for our homes, families, pets, etc. Hurricanes are not a “minor inconvenience;” their damage can be devasting, and long-lasting. If you are a business owner, you could lose more than just your home, you could lose your entire source of income! So it makes sense to protect your home or office windows from the destruction caused by windborne debris.

Armorcoat® Safety and Security Window Film Can Help

Safety and Security Window Film is a well respected product that may add a level of protection against debris that would otherwise shatter glass and allow the wind and rain to enter your home or office – not only causing great damage, but possibly lifting the roof off the structure – completely exposing your prized possessions to ruin. Keeping glass in the window openings is vitally important to protecting your home or place of business if it is to remain intact. After the storm, safety film may provide a deterrent against burglary or looting.


Safety and Security film can give you a vastly improved level of protection when properly installed.  However! It must be remembered that, once installed; safety film is a component of your overall glazing system, and as such relies on the structural integrity of that glazing system to give you the level of protection that you may be hoping for. Safety film is a legitimate storm protective product; however, installing it on glazing that is not of adequate quality or structural strength will result in less than adequate protection.

If you are interested in Armorcoat Safety and Security Window Film as a protective product for your home or office, we would encourage you to call us for a professional and knowledgeable consultation. Thirty-seven years in the film industry has endowed us with a level of competence not always found in other window film dealers. Call today.

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