At the annual conference of the window film industry held at Louisville in Kentucky, distributors and manufacturers exhibited modern window films with UV control, safety and energy-saving features.
During the conference, International Window Film Association’s (IWFA) members highlighted the growing demand for window films in the market due to the energy-saving and economical features of these films.
The non-profit organization, IWFA, is an industry body formed by a union of manufacturers, distributors and dealers of window films. IWFA enhances the businesses of distributors and dealers of window films by forming alliances with government agencies, utilities and trade associations.
Window films used in vehicle windows are designed in such a way as to prevent harmful UV rays from entering the window and affecting the occupants. These films have fade resistance properties, and help to keep the vehicle’s interior cool. The modern window films have been accredited by the National Fenestration Rating Council and are also similar in properties to lo-E glass. Automotive or architectural window film dealers can be located through the IWFA website. A booklet on consumer information can also be downloaded from the site.
IWFA’s Executive Director, Darrell Smith, said that it is not a cost-effective option to replace windows that are structurally sound. A greener and effective alternative to discarding a window is to upgrade the windows by using window films. He also said that consumers will be eager to know the details about these window films once they become aware of the fact that by installing these window films professionally, they can reduce their expenses by seven times the amount they will spend for installing a new window.