Here's a list of frequently asked questions at Solyx Films SA Pty Ltd.
SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. is a specialized company supplying a wide range of self-adhesive as well as non-adhesive static cling decorative, safety, privacy, automotive smash & grab, UV and heat films.
Started in 1979 as a glass coating company, SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. grew out of the solar control window tinting industry. The need for quality decorative glass enhancement privacy films has and is becoming more and more popular and SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. is able to supply the broadest range of decorative films available today at the most competitive prices under our own registered Trademark, SOLYX®.
Our reputation for excellence in product quality and customer support, combined with a future-oriented spirit, has made SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. an innovative leader in this market.
To maintain this position and strengthen our competitiveness in this industry, SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. will continue to develop new techniques and improve its production capabilities.
Our films can be separated into 4 groups:
We sell all our film either by the meter or by the roll, widths range from 90cm-152cm depending on the film.
In addition to continuous product improvement, SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. regularly expands its product line for its customers to enjoy. Our great selection is better than ever before. We, the family of SOLYX Films SA Pty. Ltd. will do our best to provide innovative, timely, cost effective and superior products that meet or exceed our customer’s needs and expectations.
SOLYX® window Films bring design light & vision control to glass.
Internal & external partitions, privacy & security windows, panels, dividers, screens, doors, special effects, decorative & architectural glass are all enhanced with SOLYX® Decorative Films.
Public & private buildings & offices, banks & insurance, airports, trains & boats, stations, restaurants, stores, hospitals, theaters, residential, museums, art decoration & furniture.
Office Equipment and Furniture:
Hospitals, Clinics, and Pharmacies:
Smash & Grab Sector:
Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs:
SOLYX® Window Film Installation Instructions:
Tools: Scissors, Tape Measure, Razor Knife, Ruler, Plastic Card Squeegee, Spray Bottle, and Paper Towel.
Additional Installation Tips:
The surface to which the film will be applied should be very clean, free of dirt, dust particles and silicone. Make sure there are no dry spots on the film prior to placing it onto the glass.
Take care that when removing the release liner the film does not roll over onto itself. It will stick together and is difficult to pull apart. Wet the film as the liner is removed!
Tip to remove liner: To separate the liner from the film take two pieces of cellotape and stick them opposite each other at one corner…then pull these two pieces of tape apart and the liner will separate from the film. The adhesive surface will now be exposed. Wet this adhesive surface. Do not let the film fall upon itself as it will stick if not wet and it will be hard to separate!
Seaming Films: For windows that are wider than the available width of SOLYX® films, industry standards allow for seaming. Standard Installation for seaming is a butt-join type seam. The films are overlapped and cut through with a sharp blade using a straight edge. The excess films are removed. A slight light line may appear. This is normally the width of the blade point. This is acceptable.
Maintenance – Cleaning and Care: SOLYX® Window Films are virtually maintenance free. No special care is necessary. Normal cleaning with a mild cleaning solution or SimGlas is ideal. It is not recommended that anything abrasive be used. The frequency of cleaning will not affect the film in any way.
SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. welcomes architects and designers who are looking for creative ideas and solutions for glass wall and window decorative design or privacy.
SOLYX® brand films are growing to become the widest and most attractive selection of quality decorative window films in the world today.
Not only are these fine decorative glass films available ex-stock, but we also have a nationwide dealer network of qualified SOLYX® installers and applicators.
SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. can also special order almost any film with your custom design in etch, white, translucent white or full color.
SOLYX® Films SA Pty. Ltd. has over 33 years of experience in the glass film industry and we are here to work with you to specify and accomplish your decorative glass coating objectives.
SOLYX® Catalog: Order the complete catalog of SOLYX® Decorative Films. This beautiful catalog is made up from the film samples seen here. This catalog is an essential addition for Architects and Designers resource library.
The SOLYX® product will be free from defects in material and manufacture for a period of five 5 years from the date of installation. SOLYX® Films SA Pty Ltd. MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM, OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether the SOLYX® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s method of application.
If the SOLYX® product is proven to be defective within the warranty period stated above, your exclusive remedy and SOLYX® Films SA Pty Ltd. sole obligation shall be, at SOLYX®Films SA Pty Ltd. option, to replace or repair the SOLYX® product or to refund the purchase price of the SOLYX® product. In no event shall SOLYX® Films SA Pty Ltd. be liable for the labour or installation costs of replacing the SOLYX® product except by arrangement with the installing SOLYX® dealer. SOLYX® films can safely be applied to double insulated glass units with the exception of blackout films. SOLYX® Films can be cleaned with a mild soapy water solution and a soft cloth or paper towel.
Limitation of Remedies And Liability:
Except where prohibited by law, SOLYX® Films SA Pty Ltd. will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the SOLYX® product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including contract, warranty, negligence, or strict liability.
What are SOLYX® films?
SOLYX® Window Films are self adhesive films that come in different patterns and shades and are easily replaced to update the appearance at a later time. Now any flat glass surface can be turned into a work of art, be it an office, restaurant, den, bathroom or child’s room. Frosted films diffuse light without appreciably cutting down the ambient light. As a result, any existing window can be converted to privacy glass in a multitude of attractive patterns.
Where and why are SOLYX® Films installed?
SOLYX® Window Films are ideally suited for applications that require day or night privacy without sacrificing natural light levels in both commercial and residential applications. (See applications page.) Commercial applications are found in banks, restaurants, health clubs, hotel foyers, conference rooms and office partitioning. Commercial buildings are dramatically increasing the use of internal glass walls as partitioning. This brings natural light into offices creating greater work productivity, as well as the illusion of more space while offering privacy. Residential applications include solariums, bathrooms, entry doors and sidelights, etc.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept EFT payments, direct Deposits to ABSA bank or Credit Cards.
Do you cut the film I'm ordering to custom size for me?
No, we cut roll length only.
Will my order be supplied as separate pieces?
No, each film ordered is supplied as one continuous roll.
How long does it take for order to ship (Including samples)?
Usually within 2 business days from our Gansbaai warehouse.
How are SOLYX® films installed?
Installing SOLYX® window film is one of the easiest do-it-yourself projects there is. All SOLYX® Window Films have an acrylic adhesive system protected by a removable release liner which must be removed prior to installation. Films are installed using a water and soap based solution. See the Installation Instructions page.
Can SOLYX® films be removed?
Yes. Unlike other decorative glass processes, SOLYX® Window Films can be removed if desired. This of course is a huge advantage and most landlords do not object to their tenants’ installation of film when they find out the product can be removed. To remove SOLYX® films simply peel away the film from one corner and pull the film from the glass. If any adhesive remains on the glass it can easily be removed with a spray of soapy water and a single edge razorblade. (Blades cannot be used on Plexiglas or Polycarbonate sheets to remove film.) In addition, the cost of reinstalling SOLYX® Window Films on existing glass is low in comparison to other processes.
Can SOLYX® films be reused after removal?
SOLYX® Adhesive film cannot be reused after removal however the SOLYX® Static Cling range can be reused after removal - the liner needs to be placed onto it again.
What tools do I need to install the film?
Basically, you will need tools to clean the glass, cut the film, squeegee the film and spray the soap and water solution. We supply basic tools (Cutting knife, Squeegee and instructions) free with every order.
Do I install the film on the inside or the outside of the glass?
Always on the inside. The film will stick to the outside, but it will greatly reduce the life of the film. This is due to the fact that the UV stabilizers are incorporated within the film’s mounting adhesive, so the adhesive side must be facing the sun (installed on the inside, facing out).
Can the film be placed on bathroom shower doors?
Yes, the films can be installed in humid and moist conditions. Installation on the outside of the shower door is recommended.
Can your films be installed on Plexiglas?
Yes, most of our films can be installed onto Plexiglas or Polycarbonate sheets. Unlike glass or mirror, Plexiglas intends to shrink and expand by temperature, it may cause many small air bubbles between glass surface and film as time goes on.
The windows have a texture to them, kind of a bumpy hammered type for some privacy. Would I be able to use your film on my windows?
No, surface of the windows must be totally flat and smooth glass, otherwise it will come off.
Can I install the film on double pane windows?
All of our films with the exception of SXWF-BO, Blackout Film, are safe for installation onto double or triple pane windows, wire glass, tempered glass, plate glass and gas filled windows.
How do I clean the film after installation?
We suggest using water and a few drops of sunlight liquid mixture.
What is the durability of the material? i.e. how many months/years does it last?
This depends on the location you are going to install (bathroom, living room, air conditioned room or not), and where are you living, but in general 5-9 years is no problem.
What is the color durability?
Color fastness tested to light (Fadeometer 200 hours), all films had no fading. Durability heat test (179F, 7days), all films had no change.
Will your film block UV rays, to stop fading my furniture, carpet, etc.?
To some extent, yes. The film is primarily for decoration and privacy purposes. It is important to understand there are multiple causes for fading, UV rays, visible light, infrared rays, heat, and our films do reduce all of them to some extent depending on which film is selected.
What is the SOLYX® Films Warranty?
SOLYX® films will be free from defects in material and manufacture for a period of five 5 years from the date of installation.
Will your decorative films give me privacy during the day, as well as the night?
Yes, the decorative films will give you privacy day and night. We highly recommend ordering samples to make sure the film will provide sufficient privacy in your situation. With certain designs, if you have the light on the inside at night and you walk by the window, people outside might be able to see your silhouette.
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