Posts Tagged ‘ International Window Film Association ’

IWFA’s Darrell Smith is Featured on Home Talk Show

Jul 21st, 2015

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) took window film straight into the homes of consumers with an appearance on the nationally syndicated HomeTalk USA. Darrell Smith, executive director, spent the 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. slot on Saturday, June 20 speaking with host Michael King about the benefits of window film for your home. You […]

IWFA Releases Free Consumer Booklet on Protecting Skin

Jul 1st, 2015

To help its members promote the fact that the sun’s UV spectrum can lead to harmful impact on the skin and eyes, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) has put out a free consumer booklet. “Indoors or out, the sun’s harmful UV rays damage unprotected skin,” says Dr. Howard S. Goldberg, of the Cosmetic Dermatology […]

New York Lawmakers Want Tint Checked at Annual Vehicle Inspections

Jun 17th, 2015


Tinted windows are being targeted in New York. A bill (S3345) is making its way through the New York state legislature that would require all tinted windows on vehicles to be tested during their annual inspection. The bill’s sponsor, senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), says, that many New Yorkers are currently “violating the law” […]

Trucking Group Denies IWFA Exemption Application

Jun 17th, 2015

Truckers are going to have to settle for the tint regulations as they currently are—for now. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied an exemption application from the International Window Film Association (IWFA) to allow the use of window film that does not meet the light transmission requirements in the windows to the […]

Private Label Window Films Are About to Get a Lot More Official

Apr 8th, 2015

Films manufactured by companies that then receive private labels may now be able to receive National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ratings under their names. It all started two years ago when the NFRC was approached by a distributor seeking certification of its own brand of window films that were manufactured by other companies that already […]

U.S. Government Turns Up the Heat on Window Film Usage, Testing

Feb 4th, 2015

According to the DOE, window film has a five year payback period when used residentially and a 22 year payback period for commercial use.

The federal government’s confidence in window film continues. Besides funding a new rating system, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a report “Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development: Roadmap for Emerging Technologies,” which includes window film as one of those technologies. Specifically, the report lists window film as a “high priority” research and […]

Congress Just Did Something Your Residential Customers Will Want to Hear About

Jan 7th, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress pulled together to pass the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (HR 5771), signed by the President December 19. While the bill includes many provisions, there is one in particular that residential film installers may want to know about. According to section 25C of the bill, window film […]

Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

Oct 1st, 2014

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made the announcement last week during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. “Many years ago, the protective […]

Window Film Industry on a Roll to a Successful 2014

Feb 12th, 2014

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) says it has expanded its board by 30 percent, increasing from 10 to 13 members, and saw a 15 percent jump in its dealer membership with the start of the New Year. Joining the IWFA board as new manufacturer members are Michael Martin of American Standard Window Film and […]

J. Calvin Hill Passes Away at 66

Nov 4th, 2013


J. Calvin Hill, Jr. age 66, of Canton, Ga., has passed away. Hill was a pioneering leader of the window film industry, a successful businessman, an elected State Representative to the Georgia General Assembly and friend to many. As a successful window film and tools distributor, Hill served on the International Window Film Association as […]