SunTek Films Earn NFRC CertificationMarch 4th, 2010 | Category: Industry News
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, manufacturer of SunTek Window Films, has earned certification by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) for a number of its products. The certification documents were finalized on January 20, 2010, and the products were tested for certification in early 2009; submission to the International Glazing Database (IGDB) occurred in July 2009 for the August 2009 release of the database (IGDB 17.1).
“Certification of the products is important to show that the products’ specifications are reported as tested by a common method acceptable by the industry,” says Brandon Lane, technical services manager for Commonwealth. “Additionally, certification ensures that the products are being manufactured consistently within specification by a conforming quality system. Proper testing and reporting of the specifications is also important for energy credits from various utilities and tax credits from the IRS.”
Liza Bradford, Commonwealth’s manager of sales and marketing – North America, adds, “By gaining NFRC certification and the ability to more accurately estimate energy savings, we hope to provide our dealers with the opportunity to capitalize on the “green movement” and further grow their business.”
Lane adds, “Everyone is trying to be more green. Reducing energy consumption for cooling a building, but maintaining appropriate daylighting at the same time, can help reduce the total energy requirements for that building. Reducing the total energy requirement lowers the carbon-footprint and lowers energy costs as well.”
The company currently has 12 products certified and has also submitted seven more films to the IGDB, including its Ultra-Vision DS series, DRMPS, and DRM DS.