The task of the glazing supplier does not end when the glass is shaped. NSG Group also provides the vehicle assembler with a variety of glazing systems, each designed to simplify the glazing installation process.
As well as the efficiencies provided at the vehicle assembly plant, modular product solutions are also viewed by the carmakers as a practical way of enhancing both a vehicle's styling and aerodynamics.
Encapsulation, or moulding, provides a modular glass assembly with a multifunctional gasket around the rim of the glass, utilising injection-moulding technology. This gasket can provide many features from a single moulding process, including an aesthetic finish to the glazing, water management, integrated attachment pins or clips, and mounting brackets or hinges.
An alternative system is the use of a robotic extrusion process to apply a seal or attachment mechanism to the periphery of the glass.
Glazing systems also encompasses the 'assembly' activity where various hardware attachments, designed o correctly locate the glass within the vehicle, are fixed to the glass, either mechanically or by the use of adhesive technology.
NSG Group continues to develop and invest in leading edge glass shaping and fabricating technology. NSG Group is a market and technology leader in glazing systems.
With 20 year's glazing systems experience behind it, NSG Group is a leader in all of these technologies, in terms of both product and process development, and global market share.