KAPICO owns and operates the V-Kool franchise in Kuwait, Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat, Oman.
Originally developed for the US space and military program, and now being adapted for commercial use, V-KOOL® is a transparent, infra-red reflective polyester film which can be bonded to glass surfaces. The polyester is coated on one side with multi-layers of microscopic metal particles, and a pressure sensitive adhesive on the underside.
V-KOOL retains its transparency in spite of the metal and adhesive coatings and does not interfere with visibility when applied to the windows. The coating blocks off infra-red heat and ultra-violet radiation without significantly reducing the visible transmittance. The glass is made shatter resistant by the film forming a permanent bond.
The spectral selectivity in V-KOOL® window coatings is a significant breakthrough in Surface & Particle Science in the window film industry. Winner of the coveted Technology Of The Year Award in 1989, V-KOOL® coatings is the world’s first and only spectrally-selective window film that offers new possibilities to architects, interior designers, auto manufacturers, car and home owners.
The V-KOOL® range of films (75, 70, 40) have unique performance that is unrivalled. V-KOOL 70 provides a superior mix of high visible light transmission at 70% as well as high infra-red and ultra-violet rejection at 94% and 99% respectively.