Glazing today plays an important part in vehicle design, providing a combination of aesthetic, functional and structural properties.As a result, vehicle makers are increasingly looking for their glazing suppliers to play a key role in the vehicle development process.
The need for improved passenger comfort and lower vehicle manufacturer assembly costs means that glazing systems with infrared and ultraviolet inhibiting properties, integrated antennas, de-misting, de-icing capabilities and ease of fitting are increasingly required by the OEMs.
This fourth edition of just-autos glazing report written by Matthew Beecham, expert in other sectors such as roof systems and shock absorbers, provides an overview of the automotive glazing industry, reviewing the key market drivers for glazing systems and providing top level market fitment, volume and value forecasts through to 2012. The report also includes an updated review of new product developments and brief profiles of the major manufacturers.
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