IWFA to Speak at PGC Annual Symposium 2010
November 2, 2010
The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International is hosting its
annual symposium, November 2-4, 2010 at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology. Among the speakers will be Darrell Smith,
director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA) and
PGC board member. Smith will speak on Wednesday, November 3, 2010
at 3:15 p.m. His presentation will examine the results of a study
on the effects on commercial glazing performance from application
of safety/security window films.
According to an announcement from the IWFA, the goals of the study
being presented were to develop testing protocol for evaluation
of glazing systems under multiple seismic event conditions and to
evaluate effects of adding safety/security window films to commercial
window units. Smith will delve into the details of this research.
Funding for the protocol's development was provided by the manufacturer
members of the IWFA, operating at the time of the research as the
AIMCAL-Window Film Committee.
"Until now there wasn't a standard to test against in order to
determine the effectiveness of window film during seismic activity,"
explained Smith. "The PGC Annual Symposium is a great place to educate
the industry on the results of this research, and continue to demonstrate
the value of window film."
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