Posts Tagged ‘ IWFA ’

New York Lawmakers Want Tint Checked at Annual Vehicle Inspections

Jun 17th, 2015

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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 […]

Industry Gears up for National Window Film Day

Apr 29th, 2015

Tommy Silva being presented with Hawaii's National Window Film Day proclamation.

Dealers, manufacturers and localities nationwide are preparing for National Window Film Day, to be held tomorrow, April 30. In addition to Virginia and St. Petersburg, Fla., the city of Chicago, Fort Myers, Fla., Henry County, Va., (home to Eastman’s film manufacturing plants) and Hawaii have all made proclamations that April 30 be recognized as National […]

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 […]

IWFA: Upcoming National Window Film Day for “Public Education”

Mar 4th, 2015

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is making sure the nation takes a day to appreciate the industry it works diligently to represent. National Window Film Day will be held on April 30th, as a day of public education focusing on a cost-effective solution to reducing energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor […]

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 […]

LA Business Journal Features Window Film Expansion Prospects

Aug 6th, 2014

The Los Angeles Business Journal featured an in-depth report on the potential expansion of the window film industry in Los Angeles County and beyond. The article reported on the new California building code, which includes window film as a building product to be considered whenever a remodeling project triggers the code. The reporter pulled from […]

Dominion Virginia Power to Offer Businesses Rebate for Window Film Installations

Jul 23rd, 2014

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Virginia commercial window tint companies and their clients alike have reason to be excited about Dominion Virginia Power’s new Non-Residential Window Film Program. In an effort to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency, the electric company is offering Virginia businesses that install window film to their existing windows a rebate. The program started June 1, […]