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WCMA: Window Covering Manufacturers Association

WCMA, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, was organized in the 1950s as the Venetian Blind Council and represents the interests of the window covering industry manufacturers, fabricators and assemblers. Industry products include blinds, shades, shutters, curtains, curtain rods, drapes, drapery hardware, and other window treatments. WCMA has three membership categories: Manufacturers, Fabricators, and Associates. Membership in the Manufacturers category is limited to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling interior or exterior window covering products. The Fabricator category includes members whose companies are engaged in the business of fabricating or assembling interior or exterior window coverings. The Associates category includes members whose companies are not eligible for membership in the Manufacturer or Fabricator categories, but are interested in the welfare of the window covering industry. Suppliers of goods and services to manufacturers and fabricators comprise many of the members in the Associates category. Standards from WCMA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018

American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products

This Standard applies to all interior window covering products. Types of window covering products documented in this standard include, but are not limited to, cellular shades, horizontal blinds, pleated shades, roll up style blinds, roller shades, sheer shades, Roman style shades, traverse rods (including products that are used with traverse rods, e.g., curtains and drapes), panel tracks, and vertical blinds. These products can be manufactured and distributed as either stock or custom products.

ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2014

American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products

In accordance with AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE æRecommendation for Efficient Standards DevelopmentÆ WCMA utilized the 30-day public review option to announce limited revisions to approved ANSI, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products.á The revisions were made herein to Appendix E, Figure E1, Row 3 only, of ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.á The same or similar document will undergo the full standards development process set forth in the WCMAÆs accredited procedures.

ANSI/WCMA A101.1-2008

American National Standard For Corded Horizontal Louver Blinds With Metal Slat

This Standard contains minimum requirements for corded horizontal louver blinds made with metal slats. It is intended that conformance to this Standard assures satisfactory product performance, quality and durability.
Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. Results may vary when used under other conditions.


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