Association History

The European Window Film Association was founded in 2000 when five of the leading window film manufacturers in Europe came together to work to defend and promote the industry of enhancing the properties and capabilities of existing windows in all sorts of buildings and vehicles.

The first President was York Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe whose mandate lasted until 2006. Dave Cox has held the Presidency of the Association until 2015. In 2016, the EWFA started operating as the European chapter of the International Window Film Association. For more information please read press release here 

During its initial years, EWFA focused its activities on automotive legislation in Europe. In many countries, the use of window film in vehicles was simply not allowed or subject to difficult approval processes. EWFA has done extensive lobbying at a national level to change this and very positive results have been achieved in the vast majority of the cases. Another objective of EWFA was to work with the European Committee for Standardization – CEN – to have a product standard for window film in place. This work is very close to an end, since two standards are now in the final stage of approval. Once in force, these will be the first product standards for window film anywhere in the world.

Since its creation, EWFA has grown in size and scope. We have created relationships with other like-minded associations in the world and are in close contact with main stakeholders and decision makers in Brussels. Our objectives are to continue to reach and influence a wider audience, increasing the awareness of what and how window film can improve the environment and how people work and live around windows.