Decorative, Safety, Privacy, Heat & UV Glass Tint that can be applied on any flat glass surface. Perfect for showers, sliding doors or any windows in your home. SOLYX products are DIY and easy to apply yourself.

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What is Solyx Films?

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:

  1. Decorative, Architectural & Privacy films: All these films have a 99% UV Factor which will protect all the interiors of a home, each assisting in different degrees of privacy, safety and decorative purposes - perfectly finishing off any home or office.
  2. Automotive, Commercial & Residential Solar Film: these films also have a 99% UV factor and contribute to reducing the heat in rooms as well as giving a one way privacy, our range of solar film is greater than any other supplier in South Africa. High Performance films such as nano-ceramic and sputter can be found in this category. Smash & Grab options are available as well as removable automotive film.
  3. Static Cling Films: these films have no adhesive therefore can be easily applied, easily removed and re-used. They also have a 99% UV Factor and are perfect for any flat glass surfaces. A great solution for anyone renting or someone who changes their mind often.
  4. Specialty Film: these films are very specific, ranging from shop front advertising projection film to dry erase and clear erase film which can be applied on walls (perfect for kids rooms). We also have the Sunset, which is a dichroic film with a lifetime warranty of no fading. Anti-graffiti film and anti-fog film is also available in this category.

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.

Market Sector:

Public & private buildings & offices, banks & insurance, airports, trains & boats, stations, restaurants, stores, hospitals, theaters, residential, museums, art decoration & furniture.

Office Buildings:

  • Fixed inter-office privacy windows.
  • Movable inter-office privacy panels.
  • Conference room glass walls.
  • Conference room screens.
  • Entrance & waiting room panels.
  • Office entrance door and side light glazing.
  • Transom Glass.
  • Door security/privacy glazing.
  • Outside vision/privacy control windows.
  • Skywalk window glazing.
  • Skylights & sloped glazing.
  • Bathrooms, kitchens, and office windows.
  • Main entrance doors & windows.


  • Shop front Projection films for advertising purposes.
  • Internal security entrance of jewelry & antique stores.
  • Decorative jewelry counter & display boxes.
  • Privacy partitions, panels & windows.
  • Dressing / fitting room.
  • Main entrances doors of jewelry & antique stores.
  • Flower shops, skylights & sloped glazing.


  • Entrance side lights.
  • Decorative Privacy glazing.
  • Dining room, Coffee table & Counter tops.
  • Splash backs, Wall units, cabinet windows.
  • Closet door glass.
  • Lighting control & diffusers.
  • Bedroom, Bathroom, Powder room windows & Shower doors.
  • Kitchen & Laundry windows.
  • Office, Library & dining room partitions & windows.
  • French Doors.

Office Equipment and Furniture:

  • Filing cabinet room windows.
  • Desk and counter top glass.
  • Privacy light partitions.
  • Office lighting diffusers.
  • Office cabinet glass doors and shelves.

Public Places:

  • Post office customer counter windows.
  • Privacy windows at airports, stations, theatres, museums.
  • Privacy glazing in government offices.
  • Security & privacy windows in embassies.
  • Police station security windows & panels.
  • Waiting and private room doors, windows & partitions.
  • Prison security windows, cell doors, search rooms.

Hospitals, Clinics, and Pharmacies:

  • Visiting room windows in maternity wards.
  • Privacy windows & doors in examination, surgery rooms & ICUs.
  • Privacy windows & glazing in emergency wards.
  • Patient rooms privacy partitions.
  • Hospital main entrance information areas.
  • Hospitals ICU & surgery ward information areas.
  • Cabinet windows in pharmacies & surgery rooms.
  • Main entrance doors & windows.
  • Patient room windows.

Smash & Grab Sector:

  • Prevent injury from flying glass when broken.
  • Prevent hijacking.
  • Protect valuables inside your vehicle.

Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs:

  • Internal entrance doors & security glazing.
  • Lobby partitions & privacy panels.
  • Bar/restaurant dividing panels.
  • Dinning areas privacy panels & partitions.
  • Kitchen splash backs.
  • Bar counter and table tops.
  • Wall panels.
  • Light displays in night clubs & discos.
  • Main entrance doors & windows.
  • Skylights & Slope glazing.
  • Solar control windows & shading.


  • Security control entrance panels & windows.
  • Safety deposit box area partitions.
  • Customer counter windows.
  • ATM privacy panels.
  • Inter-office partitions.
  • Outside light control window.
  • Outside vision/privacy control window.
  • Skylight glazing.
  • Main entrance security area windows.

SOLYX® Window Film Installation Instructions:

Tools: Scissors, Tape Measure, Razor Knife, Ruler, Plastic Card Squeegee, Spray Bottle, and Paper Towel.

  1. Clean the areas to which the film is to be applied, removing all traces of dirt, grime, grease, etc.
  2. Carefully measure the height and width of the glass surface. Oversize the film up to 3/4″ extra material on each side of the film and cut the film to this size.
  3. Create your own wetting solution by adding 8 drops (a one second short squeeze) of very mild detergent (baby shampoo or dish detergent like “Joy” (NOT HAND SOAP!) into a 32oz. spray bottle filled with water.
  4. Lay the cut-to-size decorative film on a clean flat surface with the release liner up, or have someone hold the piece to be applied for you. Remove the release liner and spray the now exposed adhesive surface thoroughly with the wetting solution. Apply a generous amount of the wetting solution to the glass. The wetting solution prevents the film from sticking to the surface immediately, thereby allowing you more time in which to properly position the film.
  5. Place the now wet film onto the clean glass surface. Wet the face of the film to be squeegeed. Use the plastic card squeegee and squeegee from the center out towards the edges to remove any air bubbles and wetting solution. Double check that the film is flat and smooth with no remaining air bubbles and water .
  6. If any bubbles are not removed after Step 4, then squeegee them out towards the closest edge.
  7. Trim the excess film from the edges of the surface. It is ideal to cut in one continuous movement, using the ruler and razor knife. Use the paper towels for cleaning the glass surface and for the absorption of excess wetting solution around the edges.
  8. The film may take a few days to dry in order for it to completely adhere to the glass surface.

Additional Installation Tips:

  • Check the glass to make sure the surface is smooth. Spray the glass with soapy water and use a single edge razor blade to shave the surface. There should be no “clicking” sounds from the glass as the blade passes across the surface.
  • Make sure the water is clean and use a new spray bottle. Do not use well water. Do not use hand soap.
  • The glass must be sprayed and squeegeed clean and not wiped.
  • Fingers should be dipped in water and rinsed before handling the film after the liner is removed.
  • The surrounding area should be clean with no fans or wind blowing.
  • A good squeegee is needed to squeegee all the water from behind the film.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

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.

Ordering Questions:

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.

Installation Questions:

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.

Product Questions:

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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