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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