Imbrock Addresses Window Advancements and Technology

October 9th, 2014 by Casey Flores

As window technology advances, window film installers need to as well. Mark Imbrock of EDTM Inc. joined the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ for an educational seminar on the technological advancements windows have achieved and how the window film industry can adapt to such changes.

“From a window film perspective, it might be good to be aware of the products that are out there in order to adapt your product to produce energy efficiency,” Imbrock said.

He even said window manufacturers are applying low-E coating in an unprecedented way: to what they call “surface four,” or the interior.

“Installers have found that windows with low-E coatings on surface four are unable to accept film,” Imbrock said.

EDTM's Mark Imbrock revealed the latest trends in window/glass manufacturing. Some can be to film installers' loss and some to their advantage.

EDTM’s Mark Imbrock revealed the latest trends in window/glass manufacturing. Some can be to film installers’ loss and some to their advantage.

He also identified one area in glass manufacturing that will be to the film industry’s advantage: low-iron glass. Whereas most glass has a green edge, low-iron glass doesn’t exhibit that shade of green, and it’s crystal clear. Its popularity continues to grow in the U.S. by offering “crystal clear” views; however, because the product is so clear, the sun will heat up a room much faster.

“There’s an opportunity with low-iron glass to improve comfort in those rooms with film,” Imbrock said.

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off concludes today. Stay tuned to windowfilmmag.com for the latest from the event.

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