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It is time to stop talking and DO SOMETHING . . . . . Join Our Green Revolution!
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American Cinematographer Article: Thomas FX

An article published in American Cinematographer Magazine about Thomas FX's innovative, environmentally-friendly Sno-FX product.

Thomas FX Group Inc. has released Sno-FX, a biodegradable, non-toxic, artificial snow developed specifically to the high grade demanded by motion-picture productions.
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Thomas FX Works with Hollywood North to Improve Sustainability

Thomas FX patents for Biodegradable Fake Snow and AshThe BC Film industry faces enormous environmental challenges, including micro plastics entering the ocean and atmosphere from fake snow and other special effects. Thomas FX makes safe, food-grade biodegradable snow and ash for the film industry.  Read the full Vancouver Sun article.
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Thomas FX is paving the way for a greener film industry around the world.

Go Green Or GO HomeIndustry stalwart special effects supplier Thomas FX provides the highest quality true biodegradable artificial snow for film and television production
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Welcome New Dealers.....

Join Our Dealer NetworkFX is pleased to welcome three new International Dealers to our rapidly growing Dealer Network.
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Buy Snow Machines & Snow Fluid From Thomas FX


Snow Machines and Snow Fluids from Thomas FX are being shipped to entertainment professionals in every corner of the world. Order yours today and allow plenty of shipping time before we close down for the Christmas Holidays.
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TIME FOR A LITTLE SNOW ON THE PUMPKIN

According to the weatherman today, it is time for a little "snow on the pumpkin" here is British Columbia. Thomas FX has been shipping large amounts of artificial snow and ice to our many retail display and film customers throughout North America all year . . .  
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FAQ: "Who Makes Fake Snow?"

Who Makes Fake Snow?Thomas FX is the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of quality fake snow products. Serving the needs of a demanding film and television industry since 1968 we have developed a wide range of fake snow and ice products that are second to none and we have the patents to prove it. Wherever snow movies are being made in the world, fake snow and fake ice products from Thomas FX are being used. 














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A Blizzard Of Fake Snow At Thomas FX

The Thomas FX snow studio is currently manufacturing a blizzard of fake snow.

Early in January we doubled the manufacturing capacity of our snow studio to keep up with strong customer demand.

We have been working overtime, as late as 1:00 am some nights as well as some Saturdays, to fill orders for our Patented SNO-FX! fake snow products. 

This photo was taken on Saturday. It shows Thomas FX Owner, John Quee loading a USA-bound trailer with SNO-FX! Driving the forklift is the new Thomas FX Operations Manager, Brett Rafferty.

Also shown in the photo is teamster Driver Bill Crivel. Bill is on the crew of The Hateful Eight and is picking up the movie's snow at Thomas FX then driving straight to the show's Colorado set. 

As a point of interest, Bill was also the personal driver for Richard Dean Anderson while he was filming the TV hit MacGyver in Vancouver. Thomas FX provided production supplies to the MacGyver shoot so having Bill driving for The Hateful Eight made it all seem like an old time reunion. 


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Add Movie Snow To Your Christmas Tree

Add Thomas FX movie snow to your Christmas Tree this year and make every ornament and light on the tree sparkle.

Fake Movie Snow from Thomas FX is used to decorate Christmas window displays by many of the leading retailers in the United States.

There is still one day left to order fake snow direct from Thomas FX before we close for the Holidays.

Fedex orders received today will ship tomorrow and should be delivered before Christmas.

Reminder: We will be closed tomorrow between 11:30 and 1:30 for our annual Christmas Luncheon. After 1:30 we will still be celebrating and will be inviting store customers to share in our  "Christmas Cheer".

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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World's Best Fake Snow Wins Third Patent

Thomas FX has just been granted a third patent for its proprietary SNO-FX! . . . often referred to by the movie professionals around the world who use it as the world's best fake movie snow.

Several years ago SNO-FX! from Thomas FX was considered for an Academy Award nomination in the Science and Technology category. 

As it turns out, every special effects member of the Academy Awards selection committee had actually used fake snow from Thomas FX in their movie projects.

Other types of fake snow used in film production are industrial products, such as white attic insulation, salt or flour, which are repurposed for use in films. 

SNO-FX! from Thomas FX is the only fake snow in the world invented and manufactured specifically for use in the movie industry. Our patents attest to the uniqueness of Thomas FX fake snow.

Brilliant white in color, SNO-FX! comes in four unique flake sizes which can be used seperatly or in combination to create stunning snow effects. It looks and acts just like real snow, falling, drifting, blowing and forming cornices just like the real thing, As SNO-FX! is also non-static, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly, it is often used in environmentally sensitive locations.

We also custom manufacture colored SNO-FX! as well as the popular black SNO-FX! a.k.a. BIO-ASH, which is in high demand as an alternative to artificial volcanic ash in television and movie production.

Plan to use Thomas FX fake snow and/or BIO-ASH volcanic effects in your next production. 

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Thomas FX Fake Snow | Huffington Post News

Here is a link to view another feature story about the fabulous artificial snow patented and manufactured by Thomas FX.

Again, catching up on a very busy year manufacturing and shipping our artificial SNO-FX to customers around the world we are astonished by the media coverage we have been receiving. 

Thanks to the Huffington Post for noticing. We all work very hard at Thomas FX and appreciate your recognition. 

Special thanks also West Vancouver's North Shore Outlook for breaking the story, to the Vancouver Sun for covering it, and also for a great photo, and to Justin Smallbridge of the Canadian Press for doing such a good job getting our message across in print and on video.


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Thomas FX Fake Snow | Huffington Post News

Here is a link to view another feature story about the fabulous artificial snow patented and manufactured by Thomas FX.

Again, catching up on a very busy year manufacturing and shipping our artificial SNO-FX to customers around the world we are astonished by the media coverage we have been receiving. 

Thanks to the Huffington Post for noticing. We all work very hard at Thomas FX and appreciate your recognition. 

Special thanks also West Vancouver's North Shore Outlook for breaking the story, to the Vancouver Sun for covering it, and also for a great photo, and to Justin Smallbridge of the Canadian Press for doing such a good job getting our message across in print and on video.


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Artificial Snow Patents Granted | Thomas FX News

The Canadian and US Patent Offices have granted patents for artificial snow manufacturing to Thomas FX.

This story broke on Global TV's National News while Thomas FX was closed for its annual Christmas Holidays.

The story also was run as a feature news story by the Vancouver Sun. 

Since coming back from our Holidays we have been busier than "two beavers fighting over a toothpick" . . (sic "Canadian humor") . . . manufacturing and shipping orders of our, PATENTED, artificial snow product . .  SNO-FX! . . . around the country and around the world. 

Our apologies for not keeping everyone up to date with the breaking news. There is a lot going on so stay tuned for more Breaking News.

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Artificial Snow Patents Granted | Thomas FX News

The Canadian and US Patent Offices have granted patents for artificial snow manufacturing to Thomas FX.

This story broke on Global TV's National News while Thomas FX was closed for its annual Christmas Holidays.

The story also was run as a feature news story by the Vancouver Sun. 

Since coming back from our Holidays we have been busier than "two beavers fighting over a toothpick" . . (sic "Canadian humor") . . . manufacturing and shipping orders of our, PATENTED, artificial snow product . .  SNO-FX! . . . around the country and around the world. 

Our apologies for not keeping everyone up to date with the breaking news. There is a lot going on so stay tuned for more Breaking News.

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Christmas Display Snow & Ice | Thomas FX

Ralph Lauren Decorates 2012 Store Windows With Thomas FX ProductsSnow season is indeed upon us as we ship out more orders of Thomas FX artificial snow & ice to US based retail chains. 

We are proud to announce that every one of the Ralph Lauren retail stores will be decorating their Christmas windows this year with realistic looking artificial snow and ice products from our company. 

The artificial snow and ice products that are manufactured by Thomas FX are of the highest quality and are among the most realistic fake snow and ice products in the world. 

For the past 44 years, Thomas FX has been widely acknowledged as a global leader in artificial snow and ice by film and television industry special effects professionals around the planet. 

It is gratifying to be acknowledged by film industry peers, and now by display designers and professionals in the retail display industry as well.

We enjoy working with display designers, helping them to develop unique presentations that will showcase their products and brands in an entertaining manner.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, involve us early and we will work with you to develop something special.

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Thomas FX Display Snow | Christmas Windows

Just as our busy Halloween retail season was wrapping up, we completed the manufacture and shipping of a large order of Thomas FX artificial display snow to the Aritzia chain of stores in the United States and Canada.

Last year Aritzia turned to Thomas FX for help decorating Christmas window displays in the new flagship store in Soho, New York.

In 2011, we supplied Aritzia Designers with falling snow machines as well as a quantity of our eco-friendly biodegradable SNO-FX artificial snow flakes.

Working closely with the Aritzia design team this year, we came up with a custom mixed snow product that was manufactured specifically for their needs. This year, every store in the Aritzia chain, throughout North America, will dress their windows with our biodegradable display snow, including both the Soho store and the new Broadway & Fifth Avenue store.

Thomas FX is proud to be the supplier of choice for the prestigious Aritzia chain, and for many other high end retail stores in New York.

Thank you Aritzia for placing your trust in us once again this year. We enjoy collaborating with your design team and we truly appreciate having another opportunity to help present your products to Christmas shoppers in an entertaining manner.

Best wishes from all of us at Thomas FX for a successful and profitable Christmas retail season in 2012!

2011 Aritzia Soho Flagship Store Window Display Featured Thomas FX Falling Snow Flakes
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Thomas FX Display Snow | Christmas Windows

Just as our busy Halloween retail season was wrapping up, we completed the manufacture and shipping of a large order of Thomas FX artificial display snow to the Aritzia chain of stores in the United States and Canada.

Last year Aritzia turned to Thomas FX for help decorating Christmas window displays in the new flagship store in Soho, New York.

In 2011, we supplied Aritzia Designers with falling snow machines as well as a quantity of our eco-friendly biodegradable SNO-FX artificial snow flakes.

Working closely with the Aritzia design team this year, we came up with a custom mixed snow product that was manufactured specifically for their needs. This year, every store in the Aritzia chain, throughout North America, will dress their windows with our biodegradable display snow, including both the Soho store and the new Broadway & Fifth Avenue store.

Thomas FX is proud to be the supplier of choice for the prestigious Aritzia chain, and for many other high end retail stores in New York.

Thank you Aritzia for placing your trust in us once again this year. We enjoy collaborating with your design team and we truly appreciate having another opportunity to help present your products to Christmas shoppers in an entertaining manner.

Best wishes from all of us at Thomas FX for a successful and profitable Christmas retail season in 2012!

2011 Aritzia Soho Flagship Store Window Display Featured Thomas FX Falling Snow Flakes
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1 1/4" Realistic Acrylic Ice Cubes - New Product

At Thomas FX we like to give our customers quality choices and are always on the lookout for new products.

Here is the latest addition to our Fake Ice & Icicles website catagory . . . 1 1/4" acrylic ice cubes. These artificial ice cubes are the most realistic cubes we have found . . . . so far.

The edges of the cubes are partially rounded, just as the edges of real ice cubes melting in a glass would be. There are even air bubbles in the cubes, just like the air bubbles in real ice cubes.

This is a nice addition to our established line of artificial ice cubes that include acrylic ice cubes measuring, 3/8" , 5/8" , 3/4" , 1" , and now 1 1/4" .

We still manufacture our popular realistic rubber ice cubes that look like ice cubes that have just come out of your refrigerator . . . and they actually float! If you prefer, we can purchase a block of optically clear rubber ice that you can break into floating ice chunks or chips in sizes of your choice.

In addition, we offer two sizes of acrylic ice chips for people who prefer a crushed ice look in their film production, photo shoot, live event, or store window display.

Shop Online , or come into our North Vancouver store to view artificial snow and ice products in a fully appointed Snow & Ice Display room where three types of variable lighting can create a lighting environment similar to that which will exist on your set or display.


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