Volume 15, Issue 5- September/October 2013

the showroom
new products

A New Caliber of Cutout Tools
Glass Technology Inc. has announced the introduction of three new cost-effective auto glass cut out tools, which it says were developed and built for the demands of the auto glass industry. The Caliber line of tools offer technicians three variations to fit different needs: the .357-110v, .44mag-20v and .45-18v battery powered options.

The reciprocating cutting technology allows for easy cutting along the dash with different variations of quick release/install blades that work on longer and shorter dashes.www.gtglass.com

Kits for Cancer
Delta Kits, supplier of windshield repair and headlight restoration equipment, has announced that the Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle (BCWB) will be offered exclusively for the month of October. For every bundle sold, Delta Kits will donate a portion of the profits to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® foundation.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle features a new lightweight Pink B150 bridge with a viewing window. It is available with a custom logo engraving option. The B150 also features an aluminum screw type injector that the company says is very popular, along with an anodized aluminum base and stainless steel flip lever vacuum cup components. The base rotates 360 degrees and slides forward and aft for nearly infinite adjustment options.

Also included in the BCWB is the new Ignite LED (UV) light. The durable and lightweight UV flashlight is constructed of solid aluminum and is said to be slip resistant. The 365nm UV LED bulb provides incredible curing power and it comes with a mount for hands-free curing, two rechargeable batteries plus a charger, eliminating the need for an external power source. www.deltakits.com

COATing And Print!
ICD High Performance Coating’s newest coating technology, CeramiGlass, provides an opportunity to create direct-fire enamel in auto windshields—without ceramic enamel. The company says it solves the big S2 laminated auto glass problems and it creates a new world of coated architectural glass products—with an inorganic, water-based coating that the company says is as durable as ceramic enamel but is also a “zero VOC” coating that is free of heavy metals.

CeramiGlass can be printed with the same detail as ceramic enamel, but uses a lower pre-cure temperature (345°C) and cures in less time than ceramic enamel—meaning less energy cost and less time overall. Unlike ceramic enamel, there are no organic polymers or solvents used, which the company says eliminates concerns of a “haze” left behind from improperly pre-cured enamel. ICD adds that the green strength of CeramiGlass is greater when compared to ceramic enamel, which it says means defects will not develop during the bending process and no ink transfer will appear on the second lite.

CeramiGlass is described as a revolution in glass coating technology. Not only is it applicable for auto glass, the coating and its dual-cure nature also has some interesting possibilities for the architectural glass world. Large stock sheets of glass can be coated with dots, lines, (any pattern) or even solid flood coats, then cured and placed in storage. That stock sheet can then be cut, notched, drilled and worked prior to being placed into a tempering oven. The result is a printed glass product that the company says is very similar to ceramic enamel and with equal performance. www.icdcoatings.com

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