SunTek Films Earn NFRC Certification

March 4th, 2010 by Editor

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, manufacturer of SunTek Window Films, has earned certification by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) for a number of its products. The certification documents were finalized on January 20, 2010, and the products were tested for certification in early 2009; submission to the International Glazing Database (IGDB) occurred in July 2009 for the August 2009 release of the database (IGDB 17.1).

“Certification of the products is important to show that the products’ specifications are reported as tested by a common method acceptable by the industry,” says Brandon Lane, technical services manager for Commonwealth. “Additionally, certification ensures that the products are being manufactured consistently within specification by a conforming quality system. Proper testing and reporting of the specifications is also important for energy credits from various utilities and tax credits from the IRS.”

Liza Bradford, Commonwealth’s manager of sales and marketing – North America, adds, “By gaining NFRC certification and the ability to more accurately estimate energy savings, we hope to provide our dealers with the opportunity to capitalize on the “green movement” and further grow their business.”

Lane adds, “Everyone is trying to be more green. Reducing energy consumption for cooling a building, but maintaining appropriate daylighting at the same time, can help reduce the total energy requirements for that building. Reducing the total energy requirement lowers the carbon-footprint and lowers energy costs as well.”

The company currently has 12 products certified and has also submitted seven more films to the IGDB, including its Ultra-Vision DS series, DRMPS, and DRM DS.

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  1. Several other companies have had NFRC ratings for quite some time. I am not sure that I would consider this article as ‘news’. It is more like the company is playing catch-up !

  2. Yes this is true but there is still companies out there that have not been able to be certified. At least this company is showing that the products I have come to trust are as good as they say they are

  3. While others may have NFRC already, Commonwelth’s direction is in line with clean energy initiatives which is news in itself.
    Cuddo’s to Commonwelth for earning the NFRC cert. ratings.

  4. Great news! If your looking to purchase window film, look for this rating. It is for the consumers benefit.

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