Posts Tagged ‘ International Window Film Association ’

Camaraderie > Competition

Oct 7th, 2015

The industry truly showed cohesion last week in Reno.

It’s true that competition makes you better. But so does genuine camaraderie. This year’s International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) in Reno felt a bit different from the previous year. The 2014 event, held in Baltimore, had such a competitive vibe about it that when I wrote my event recap, the headline ended up […]

Architectural Glass of Today and Tomorrow

Oct 2nd, 2015

Food and flat glass dynamics. Those were the two things the International Window Film Association (IWFA) brought WFCT 2015 attendees during the lunch hour for IWFA Education Day. Urmilla Joku-Sowell, a 15-year fenestration industry member and technical director of the Glass Association of North America (GANA), explained what’s going on in the flat glass world. […]

IWFA Explains Member Benefits to Dealers

Oct 2nd, 2015

Amber Joy Fielder teaches a packed house of business owners how to market to the Millennial generation.

As a member of the window film industry, there are inherent tools at your disposal. Are you using them? International Window Film Conference attendees got a crash-course in what’s rightfully theirs from the executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), Darrell Smith and the association’s independent public relations consultant, Steve Capoccia. Part of […]

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 […]