|Financing:||Via 3rd party|
|Year Founded:||1998||Home Office:||St. Louis, MO|
|Top 100 inventions of the millennium by Popular Science Magazine|
V-KOOL's business is in the marketing of top quality and high performance window films under the V-KOOL brand in the automotive industry. Solutia owns Southwall Technologies, Inc., which is a NASDAQ-listed company based in Palo Alto, California, USA. Southwall manufactures revolutionary window films using the patented V-KOOL Technology. V-KOOL is the first of its kind in the material science area as it enables maximum amount of daylight transmittance (73%) while selectively cuts off 94% of infra-red (heat source) and 99% of ultra-violet. Globally, V-KOOL has established a strong presence in 27 countries. The list is constantly expanding as we seek out new business partners in untapped markets.
V-KOOL is also incorporated by top European car manufacturers, such as Mercedes, Audi, Renault and Volvo.
Our Parent Company is Solutia, Inc. Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,400 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations.
Being the world's first and only spectrally selective window coating that provides a virtually transparent protective barrier against the sun's heat and radiation for automotive and architectural applications, V-KOOL stormed the window film industry, and in 1999, it was voted by the world largest Science and Technology Magazine, Popular Science, as one of the Top 100 Inventions of the Millennium, alongside other inventions such as the computer, canned food, the Internet, air- conditioning system and telephone, marking international recognition of the product."
Unlike conventional solar control materials which absorb and re-radiate heat, V-KOOL combines high performance solar control with high visible light transmission. Our "intelligent" window coating allows over 70% light transmission, and blocks out 94% and 99% infra-red and ultra-violet rays respectively, without impeding clarity and visibility, day or night.
These intelligent spectrally selective coatings are now marketed under V-KOOL Solitaire and Stature.
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