Post Image

Important Laboratory Update

Element (Lab 50) - Mississauga, ON has announced that they will no longer be offering insulating glass testing. As a result of this change:

  • Element stated that all current/in-house projects will be completed prior to the closure of their current facility.
  • No IGMAC test samples should be shipped to Element moving forward.
  • Currently all new testing (routine, prototype, retest) will need to be completed at:
        • CAN-BEST Testing Laboratory
          38 Regan Road, Unit #4
          Brampton, ON L7A 1C6
          Attention: Ms. Brenda da Silva
          Tel: 905-840-2014

IGMAC staff are working diligently towards the addition of another testing facility, we will keep everyone updated as this is finalized.

IGMAC, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada, was formed in 1968 to establish high standards of professional conduct in the design, manufacture, application, installation and maintenance of hermetically sealed insulating glass units. The IGMAC Certification Program recognizes the need for regular and impartial product testing, maintenance of quality control in the manufacturing process and identification of products that conform to these criteria. The minimum standard of performance required for participation in the Certification Program is the highest level of the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB 12.8, latest issue.

The Certification Program is sponsored and administered by FGIA who contract with an independent agency to perform audit services.

All manufacturers of insulating glass units produced and/or sold in Canada are invited and encouraged to participate in the IGMAC Certification Program. Participation in the Certification Program is a prerequisite for manufacturing membership in IGMAC however non-members are invited to participate in the program as well.

Search IGMAC Certified Products Directory

All inquiries into the IGMAC program should be sent to

Resource Documents

IGMAC Certification Program Documents