Complex Shaping

Pilkington Automotive works closely with stylists and engineers in the very earliest stages of new vehicle development. We help customers ensure that their vehicle glass reflects the unique design characteristics they seek, whilst at the same time helping to define optimal performance and manufacturing specifications for the glass components.

Automotive Overview

Pilkington Automotive is one of a small number of automotive glass manufacturers with the technical capability and geographic presence to play this role to the full. Globally, OE glass demand is around five times greater than that of AGR, though the proportion varies from region to region.

Industry Trends

Pilkington Automotive works closely with VMs in the development of Automotive glazing products that meet environmental demands, such as vehicle end-of-life and recycling issues. Solar control glazings attenuate solar gain in vehicles, reducing air conditioning load and fuel consumption. Safety factors are key in vehicle glazing system design.

About Pilkington Automotive

Pilkington Automotive operates as a single global organisation serving the Original Equipment (OE) and Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) Aftermarket sectors. Principal operations are in Europe, Japan, North America, South America, China and Malaysia, combined into an integrated worldwide business unit, across all regions and distribution channels.

Thermal Comfort

Global Automotive Automotive Overview Automotive Products Thermal Comfort Thermal Comfort Solar Control Glazing Glass that reduces the effects of solar heat build-up inside the car.

Automotive Glazing

Automotive glass production includes pre-processing, toughening, laminating, encapsulation, extrusion and assembly, adding functionality. Float Glass The float glass process, developed by Pilkington in 1952, is now the world standard for high quality glass production.

Automotive Pre-processing

Automotive Pre-processing. Because glazing is an integral part of any vehicle's styling, each piece of automotive glass is unique to a specific opening within any individual vehicle. Hence three-dimensional shaping of the glass, together with imparting its increased strength and safety properties are at the heart of automotive glass processing.

Visual Comfort

Pilkington Automotive supplies heated glazings that de-ice and de-mist either part or the whole of the windshield for improved driver comfort and passenger safety. Pilkington Automotive's Hotscreen™ incorporates fine wires that are capable of de-icing a frozen screen at –5°C inside two minutes. A recent innovation allows the full area of ...

Acoustic Comfort

Global Automotive Automotive Overview Automotive Products Acoustic Comfort Acoustic Comfort Laminated Sideglazing Pilkington suppliers Laminated Sideglazing that provide increased levels of passenger comfort by improving acoustic performance (noise reduction). About Pilkington Automotive Automotive Overview Original Equipment Specialised Transport

Aftermarket Automotive Glass Replacement

Pilkington Automotive has well-developed independent Aftermarket distribution and wholesale networks throughout Europe, Japan, North America, South America and Asia. This combined regional presence makes Pilkington Automotive the largest player globally in AGR distribution and wholesale.

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