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Now a film to protect car paint from scratches, dings and more

Convenient: The film can be easily installed and removed without damage to the paint.

Convenient: The film can be easily installed and removed without damage to the paint.  

Garware Polyester designs product for Indian weather

Garware Polyester Ltd. has announced the launch of paint protection films in the domestic and international market. Designed to deliver high levels of protection to passenger vehicles, the product will offer impact resistance to cars and SUVs, the company said.

Designed in-house, the film is suitable for Indian weather and road conditions. When applied to a vehicle, the film protects it from scratches, dents, damage from road debris and rocks, and the environment.

The film can be easily installed and removed without damage to the paint, while retaining the vehicle’s resale value, the company said.

S. Krishnan, director (sales), Garware Polyester Ltd., said, “The latest version of Paint Protection Film is yet another innovative product providing an unparalleled high-gloss finish and an impact protection for maximum durability protecting vehicles from abrasions, bird droppings, door dings, and scratches.”

He said it would cost about ₹1.3 lakh to protect the paint of luxury vehicles like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Jaguar and Lexus, while fresh painting costs about ₹6 lakh

For other premium cars and SUVs it would cost below ₹1 lakh to cover the whole body. The company is targeting about 5 lakh vehicles in the country annually and much more in the international market.

Mr. Krishnan said the global market for paint protection films is estimated at ₹3,500 crore to ₹4,000 crore and Garware Polyester would achieve 10% market share in the next few years.

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