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Carbon VS Ceramic

Carbon VS. Ceramic

When it comes to window film, there are two new leading technologies: carbon and ceramic. Both have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, so which one is right for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of both carbon and ceramic window film, so that you can make an informed decision about which tint best suits your needs. 


Carbon Film

Carbon window film is an upgrade from traditional dyed and metalized window film, which originated in 1966. Carbon tint consists of a carbon nano-particle infused film layer, which is then bonded to an adhesive backing. Carbon window film has a number of benefits over traditional dyed and metalized window film. It has an increased ability to block out infrared rays, reducing heat and glare. It is able to do this without the signal interference sometimes associated with metalized film. Additionally, carbon window film is durable, scratch resistant, and top lines will last the life of the car.

Ceramic Film

Ceramic window film is a more recent technology, first appearing on the market in 2001. Ceramic window film consists of a thin, ceramic nano-particle-based film. Ceramic window film has many of the same benefits as carbon window film. It blocks out infrared rays reducing heat and glare. Additionally, it is non-metallic, so it will not interfere with electronic signals. Ceramic window film also has increased total solar energy rejection. This provides maximum protection for your vehicle and yourself from heat and sun degradation.

So, which window film is best for you?

If you are looking for the maximum heat reduction possible, ceramic window film is your best bet. However, if you want a superior window film at a reduced price, carbon film is a great match. Whichever window film you choose, make sure to have it professionally installed by a team you can trust. At HITEK, window film experts are here to help match you with the ideal tint for your situation