Glasstech Goes External
Glasstech’s new external press bending system (EPB-L) for annealing automotive
windshield glass was designed to satisfy the original equipment manufacturer
demand for tight surface tolerances with optical quality, while also meeting
the glass processor’s need for productivity, economical tooling and energy
conservation. The EPB-L is part of a family of systems, which includes
the EPB-T-SS, that forms and tempers a single-stream of sidelites, and
the EPB-T-DS, which forms and tempers a single backlite or a dual stream
Try Gel Clings as Sun Shades
The patent-pending Window Sun Blox Gel Clings, invented by Beverly Konoian
of Whittier, Calif., is a line of tinted gel films designed to function
as removable sun shades on auto glass. The clings are produced and marketed
in multi-unit packs. The individual gel films come in different shapes
and sizes and are designed to adhere to auto glass by static cling, so
that drivers and passengers can move them on the windshield as needed.
They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and degrees of tint. Various
characters are available, as well as certain licensing characters or logos,
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Keeping Noise Down
Carlite’s SoundScreen® noise-reducing acoustic glass is now available
for a number of 2013 models, including the Ford Escape, Flex, Lincoln
MKS and MKT and Taurus. SoundScreen acoustic windshield is made with a
sound-absorbent PVB interlayer that the manufacturer says reduces noise
levels by as much as 6dB between 1500Hz and 5000Hz, and 2 to 3dB overall,
which allows conversation and audio to be heard more clearly.
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