IGMA Certification Program Administration
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has entered into an agreement
with Keystone Certifications Inc. through which Keystone will provide
administration services for IGMA's certification program for ASTM
E 2190. According to IGMA's announcement, the addition of Keystone
Certifications Inc. will broaden its certification program offerings
to industry segments that have not been typically reached.
"IGMA is pleased that with the addition of Keystone Certifications
Inc., insulating glass manufacturers who have not had access to
the IGMA program as part of a testing and certification bundle will
now be able to certify to the IGMA certification program,"
said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. "IGMA promotes
the certification of insulating glass, and full adherence to a certification
program has demonstrated unit longevity and durability in the field.
This has been substantiated by the recent completion of the IGMA
25 Year Field Correlation Study, which concluded that IG units certified
to the most stringent level of certification demonstrated a failure
rate of 3.6 percent at the 25 year mark."
"Keystone Certifications Inc. is pleased to now offer the complete
suite of certification services to the fenestration manufacturer
with the addition of the IGMA certification program," said
Jon Hill, vice president of Keystone Certifications. "We believe
consumer demand for ever-widening fenestration performance, from
energy efficiency to hurricane impact resistance, enhances the value
and necessity of IG certification in today's marketplace."
The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) continues to provide
program administration for the IGMA certification program in addition
to Keystone Certifications Inc.