There are many window film products. The technology to create these new films is continuing to advance. We can look forward to many new uses for window film to save energy and to improve safety. The way we use window film to create beautiful working and living environments will continue to improve. I'm sure my list is not complete, but here is a good start to what is available in the window film industry.
Anti-Fog Window Film is a film that is used in areas of high humidity. The glass does not fog.
Anti-Graffiti Window Film is used as a sacrificial layer when vandals use acid, permanent markers, paint, etc. The film is removed and replaced and protects the glass.
Anti-Spy Window Film protects computer information from hackers or communication from being overhead by listening devices.
Blackout Window Film is film that blocks almost all light. It is used in places like sports viewing rooms or to completely block a view.
Bomb Blast Protection Window Film is used in buildings where there may be a risk of an explosion or terrorist attack.. The film holds the glass fragments together and greatly reduces injury. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqUjGNmh0zg)
Bullet Proof Window Film prevents or slows the ability of a bullet to penetrate the glass.
Daylight Redirecting Window Film controls the light coming into a room, directs the light to the ceiling and down into the room, reducing the amount of artificial light needed in a room.
Decorative Window Film is used to provide privacy and beauty to a room. It comes in patterns and a number of degrees of frost. It can be die-cut to do branding or almost any custom design.
Dichroic Window Film has a shimmering color shifting effect. It comes in warm and cool colors. The cool have a range of purple and blues and the warm yellow to red.
Exterior Window Film is film applied to the outside of the window when it is very difficult or impossible to apply it to the inside.
High Impact Rear Projection Film is film that transforms any window or glass partition into a digital display screen. It can be any shape or size. (multimedia.3m.com/mws/.fn=PROJECTION%20COMBINED.pdf)
Gradiant Window Film starts with frost on the bottom and gradually goes to clear. It can also have a color on bottom and go to clear on the top.
Graphic Window Film has any picture printed on it and at any size. The picture can be seen on one side and a clear window on the other.
One Way Mirrored Film has a mirrored surface and one can be see through from the other side undetected.
Photovoltaics Window Film has tiny solar cells to convert sunlight into direct current electricity.
Reflective Window Film has a metallic look.
Smart or Switchable Window Film changes from frosted to clear when it is turned on or off.
Safety and Security Window Film prevents intruders from getting into a building easily. Also comes with attachments to increase effectiveness.
Solar Control Window Film is the most common window film. It is used to reduce glare, eliminate UV Rays, protect furnishing, increase comfort, and provide energy savings. There is a wide range of this film. (solutions.3m.com)
View Controlled Window Film is a film that controls what is seen through the glass. There are 3 different view control films that offer 2 angles of view. The product is applied vertically or horizontally giving a different view. This can accent one space over another. This product is put out by Lumisty.
Most of these products are offered by 3M. Other brands also carry some of these window film products. Solar Vision is a dealer for the 3M Prestige line. We know that the 3M company stands behind all their products. The reputation of the 3M company is unsurpassed. We are, however, able to install other brands as well.