IGMA Adds Certification Program Administrator
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has entered into an agreement with Keystone Certifications Inc. to provide administration services for its insulating glass certification program based on the ASTM E 2190 standard. The addition of Keystone broadens IGMA’s certification program offerings to industry segments that typically have not been reached, association officials note.
“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,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “IGMA promotes the certification of insulating glass certification, 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 now offers a complete suite of certification services to fenestration manufacturers, reports Jon Hill, vice president of the Etters, PA-based company. “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.”
In addition to Keystone, the Insulating Glass Certification Council continues to provide program administration for IGMA’s certification program. IGMA is committed to standardizing the certification process in North America and work continues with IGCC to streamline the certification process for insulating glass manufacturers, officials note.