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Automotive Overview - Pilkington

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Automotive Overview. Glazing adds aesthetic, functional and structural properties to vehicle design. Shortening development times require glazing suppliers to play an increasingly integrated role in the design and assembly of complex glazing. 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.

Pilkington Automotive

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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. Pilkington Automotive offers a complete range of glazing solutions, from initial design to final product, with a comprehensive portfolio of glass ...

Automotive Processes - Pilkington

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Automotive Processes Toughening (tempering) Toughened glass is most frequently used in the rear and side windows of vehicles. It is designed to be much stronger than standard glass. In the case of a breakage, it shatters into very small blunt pieces thereby significantly reducing risk of injury. The toughening process introduces internal ...

Automotive Glazing - Pilkington

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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 Glass Replacement - Pilkington

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Pilkington Automotive is the global number one in AGR distribution & wholesale. As well as its major OE facilities within each region, Pilkington operates additional capacity focused on production for the aftermarket. Pilkington Automotive has also developed extensive AGR distribution and wholesaling networks throughout Europe, Japan and NAFTA. Smaller aftermarket operations exist in South America and Asia.

Automotive Glass Shaping and Strengthening

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Automotive Laminating Lamination is a form of safety glazing where normally two thin glass plies create a sandwich around a polyvinylbutyral (PVB) interlayer. Normally used for a vehicle's windshield, in the case of breakage, the glass is held in place by the interlayer, retaining emergency visibility for the driver.

Aftermarket Automotive Glass Replacement - Pilkington

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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.

FAQs - Pilkington

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Pilkington Automotive provides glazing systems to simplify assembly. Many glasses today have a polymer trim moulded, extruded or bonded around the periphery. This can be shaped precisely to fit the vehicle body. Adhesive is automatically applied and the encapsulated glass fitted by robot into the body. Encapsulation provides an opportunity to mould in fixing mechanisms, additional styling features and even hinges for opening windows in minibuses and estate cars.

Thermal Comfort - Pilkington

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In addition to its coated glass product, Pilkington's Siglasol™ automotive glazing also reflects the sun's heat. Siglasol™ is constructed from an infrared reflecting film, laminated between two pieces of glass. The product can be used in all vehicle apertures. Also available is a product with a nonmetallic interlayer