Volume 9, Issue 5 - October 2007

Destination Las Vegas
Industry Heads to Sin City for 
Auto Glass Week™ in Las Vegas

The Second Annual Auto Glass Week in Las Vegas is approaching quickly. During the first week of November, the industry will descend on Vegas for a variety of events, from the Auto Glass Expo @ NACE, November 1-4, to the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) Annual Conference November 1-2, the Independent Glass Association (IGA) Fall Conference November 2-3 and the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard Council (AGRSS) Conference November 1.

All four events will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

For complete schedules of each of these events, please see the sidebar on page 41.

Following is a sampling of the products that will be on display at the Auto Glass Expo @ NACE.

EFTEC Offers a New Adhesive and Primer
EFTEC Aftermarket will show its full range of products, including its DINITROL 9000 cold-applied, high-modulus, low-conductive, one-hour safe drive-away adhesives. The company, which is a member of the Switzerland-based EMS Chemie Holding Group, also will display its multi-function primer 538plus. www.eftec.ch 

ADCO Provides TITAN®
ADCO Products Inc. of Michigan Center, Mich., will offer its TITAN line of one-part, high-viscosity, non-conductive polyurethane adhesives. The line includes the Professional Series, which comprises TITAN PRO1™ and TITAN PRO2™. The TITAN PRO1 and the TITAN PRO2 feature one- and two-hour safe drive-away times, respectively, with the TITAN® 660 and 380 featuring three- and four-hour safe drive-away times, respectively. In addition, the ADCO TITAN® UP100 urethane-based, one-step, Universal Primer for glass, PVC encapsulations and metal is available in 2-ounce and 6-ounce bottles. www.adcoglobal.com

SRP Unveils New Adhesive and Primer
SRP Totalseal will unveil several new products at this year’s NACE Auto Glass Pavilion. The featured product is the new SRP Origin auto glass adhesive, which provides good drive-away times and high viscosity at value prices, according to the company. Also on display in Las Vegas will be the new SRP7050 one-step blackout glass primer and the SRP5055 Bare Metal Etch Primer.

In addition, the company will display its entire line of SRP Totalseal auto glass adhesives, cleaning products and other auto glass replacement accessories. www.shatrproof.com

Pilkington Offers OETech Adhesives
Toledo, Ohio-based Pilkington North America’s OETech adhesive is available with a one-hour drive-away time, in high- and medium-viscosity, and with high-modulus and low-conductive properties.

OETech one-hour and high-viscosity products are packaged in OETech PRO Kits, containing 24 cartridges or sausages with applicable primers and batch stickers included.The company’s OETechCP one-step Combo Primer system, which the company says speeds installation times and is easy to use, also is included. Cartridges feature the company’s pull-tab bottoms and wide mouth nozzles.

Pilkington also offers OETech MP, which it says is ideal for pre-applied adhesive systems and PVC applications, and a system-formulated glass cleaner. www.pilkington.com

Precision Exhibits in Two Spots
Precision Replacement Parts of Monroe, Wash., will showcase its new line of single-packed wiper blades, broad line of rain sensor lenses and pads, as well as several new mouldings at the NACE Expo. The company also will have a booth at the SEMA Show (across town November 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center), where it will display several applications of various types of weatherstrip for classic and antique vehicles. www.prp.com

A.N. Shows Off Latest Additions—Including Updated Lever Knife
A.N. Designs Inc. in Torrington, Conn., will display the full product line of UltraWiz® windshield removal hand tools. See the latest additions to the product line, including paint protection blades, which the company says reduce paint damage on vehicles with exposed pinchwelds and are especially handy when cutting out windshields and back glasses. Interior cutout blades, which make it easy to remove the Ram and Dakota rear windows by getting around the encapsulation, also are available from A.N.

Finally, be sure to check out the company’s popular Lever Knife, which now comes equipped with a thinner handle. www.ultrawiztools.com 

AEGIS Brings Full Line to Vegas
AEGIS® Tools International Inc. in Madison, Wis., will demonstrate its full line of windshield repair and auto glass installation tools at the show.

Attendees will be able to try out the AEGIS SOLO™ windshield-setting tool, an apparatus that works with AEGIS Glass Handlers to assist a single technician in installing large windshields by supporting the glass.

In addition, AEGIS will be demonstrating its Scratch Removal System, which utilizes cerium and aluminum oxide discs to remove scratches from any glass conveniently and neatly. The six different AEGIS Windshield Repair Systems also will be displayed, and the company says it offers one for every size shop and budget. All AEGIS repair systems are sold with Single Shot resins, pre-measured tubes of resin that keep the product sealed until ready to use and prevent waste. www.aegistools.com

GTS Presents GlasPacLX and Web Services
GTS Services in Portland, Ore., offers its GlasPacLX, a Windows®-based software designed to manage daily operations of a glass shop, including quoting, work orders, sourcing, claims and invoices. The software is designed for single- or multiple-location businesses and is easy to install on an existing system, according to the company.

The system can be integrated with accounting systems, such as Quicken®, and comes with easy-to-reach customer support. 

Gold Glass Shows Off New Part-Specific Mouldings and Sensor Line 
Gold Glass Group will exhibit its full line of automotive glass products, including two new products: part-specific mouldings and rain and light sensors. The company introduced its part-specific mouldings earlier this year and says it has mouldings available for more than 500 parts. The company also offers rain and light sensors that fit more than 140 windshields. 

Finally, Gold also will display its universal mouldings, which can be used on thousands of applications, along with its universal underside replacement mouldings. www.gggcorp.com 

Crystal Glass Offers EXT-PROV360LI
Crystal Glass in Edmonton, Alberta, says the EXT-PROV360LI delivers 36 volts of cordless power with the latest Lithium Ion battery. The new tool also boasts up to 3000 strokes per minute with a variable speed trigger, Extractor-designed DELTA blades and the Extractor 360-degree rotating blade, according to the company. Crystal also says the EXT-PROV360LI provides fast cutting and easy access to all windshield areas and, weighing just a little more than 9 pounds, is easy on technicians’ hands and wrists and has minimal vibration. www.crystalglass.ca 

Sommer & Maca Unveils Joe Scaffold Step Deck
Sommer & Maca of Cicero, Ill., is introducing the new Joe Scaffold Step Deck for auto glass technicians. The company says the all-aluminum, adjustable, 3-foot Step Deck allows technicians to access hard-to-reach large trucks or vehicles easily and safely. The Step Deck holds 300 pounds on its 15- by 42-inch work deck and weighs only 28 pounds. A 4-foot, 4-step model also is available. Options include a safety handrail, spring-loaded wheels, tool trays and connecting planks. www.somaca.com

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