Climate Change Levy Tax

Reflective films help to cut energy consumption of air-conditioning, making savings for companies in both direct energy costs and the Climate Change Levy.

This tax on commercial energy use, intended to promote energy efficiency and help reduce ‘greenhouse gas’ emissions, is particularly demanding on electricity usage.

The less electricity a company uses, the less CCL tax it has to pay (above a low minimum level), giving yet another incentive to make energy savings.

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  • Maxium heat rejection is achieved at outmost surface
  • Kynar 500® coating gives 10 year guarantee for approved applications
  • Substantial savings on air-conditioning
  • Kynar 500® coating is wahed by rain
  • Reduces load on air-conditioning
  • Reduce ‘greenhouse gas’ emissions
  • Kynar 500®coating is more resistant to dirt build up than ordinary glass
  • Reduced solar gain aids compliance with Building Regulation L2
  • Reflective or tinted films can be applied to seal double glazed units and tinted glass without causing thermal fracture

Madico Duralux™ long-life exterior films offer maximum heat rejection, blocking and reflecting the incident solar energy before it penetrates the building’s fabric .

To keep your building cool by means of a metallised film on the outside is far more efficient than letting in and then applying mechanical cooling, i.e. air-conditioning. Prevention is better than cure!

The Climate Change Levy Tax,(CCL) in addition to actual fuel costs, means that all reasonable measures to reduce energy consumption have assumed a priority with business. One such measure is externally applied solar control film.
These films also offer greater glare reduction for staff comfort, whilst still making use of daylight as a source of illumination.

Service life

Duralux™ films, correctly installed, carry the manufacturer’s limited warranty for ten years on vertical glazing and five years on sloping glazing.

The PVDF coating provides exceptional resistance to UV degradation, airborne dirt, staining and discoloration.

Heat and light

These film help to reduce cooling costs and therefore CCL liability by lightening the load on the air-conditioning equipment.
They also alleviate the discomfort caused both by excessive heat and by glaring reflections off VDU screens, assisting in the compliance with the Workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations.


Duralux™ films are manufactured using Kynar 500® (registered trademark of Elf Atochem), a polyvinylidene fluoride (PDVF) coating well known for its low dirt retention to resist staining and chalking. This keeps the glass cleaner for longer and usually eliminates the need for window cleaning.


These films are applied externally and, in daytime, lend the glass a silver or coloured reflective appearance, whilst from the inside, the visual effect, much less noticeable, is a light tint.