Glaston closes deal for new-generation automotive line

Glaston closes deal for new-generation automotive line
Photo source
glaston.net

Date: 1 October 2021

Reflecting the trends, Glaston has closed a deal for an automotive solution for production of big size bent and tempered sidelites.

In the automotive industry, the use of glass is increasing in the exterior and interior. New functionalities and glass types as well as safety requirements increase processing complexity and quality requirements. Reflecting the trends, Glaston has closed a deal for an automotive solution for production of big size bent and tempered sidelites.

Glass used in the automotive industry has evolved considerably over the years. Growing environmental awareness and energy efficiency requirements as well as drivers and passangers requirements for a safe and comfortable automotive experience are driving the design of automotive glazing.

“This means new and changing requirements. As the technology leader we see a lot of new as well as additional opportunities. Reflecting the market trends and requirements, and in line with our revised strategy, we will continue to develop automotive heat treatment products to complement our market leading pre-processing products for an integrated offering. In addition, we will focus on selected automotive display applications,” says Robert Prange, SVP Automotive and Display at Glaston Corporation.

Highest quality bent and tempered glass

After a slow start to the year, demand in the Automotive market started to pick up during spring with production starting to recover. As disclosed in Glastons half-year financial report, the more positive outlook was reflected in increased investment activity in the market for new machinery, and good market activity was noted in China, with many new projects. Also, good recovery was recognized in the North American market.

Increased activity has recently been noted also in the EMEA area. In August, Glaston closed a deal for a HTBS line for production of big size bent and tempered sidelites with an existing flat tempering customer that is expanding their production to Automotive.

“With its flexibility and high end-product quality, the HTBS (Horizontal Bending and Tempering System) line enables glass processors to meet all current market requirements. The HTBS relies on Glaston’s broad technological expertise in heating and convection technology and enables processing of even more challenging glass types,” says Tuomo Nuottimäki,  Director for Glaston’s Heat Treatment Automotive Business.

The HTBS technology is utilized by world-known original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and automotive replacement glass (ARG) processors that deliver bent and tempered glass in big sizes with superior quality. The line has the capability to process glasses up to size 2400 x 1700 mm and enables the customers to take their automotive offering to a new level.

The order is booked in Glaston’s Q3/2021 received orders and the line will be delivered to the customer in June 2022.

600450 Glaston closes deal for new-generation automotive line glassonweb.com

Others also read

Solarban® 72 Starphire® Glass Curtain Wall and Glass Handrail Balconies Distinguish Office Mid-rise in SoMa San Francisco
GPD2023 announces the extension of the abstract submission deadline to 22 January 2023.
The winners of the Glass Focus Awards 2022 were unveiled last night (17 November) at a black-tie dinner hosted at the Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool.
It is with great sadness that Vitro Architectural Glass announces the passing of longtime colleague and friend Joe Sennese on November 7 at the age of 55 after a long battle with cancer.
As of 1st of December 2022 Lars Wismer (49) will lead the team of glasstec, as well as A+A, International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work.

Add new comment

From industry

İçmeler Mah. D-100 Karayolu Cad. No:44A,
34947 Tuzla,/İstanbul
Turkey

No. 160 Yichuan Rd.,
Jiaonan Shi
Qingdao Shi
Shandong Sheng, 266000
China

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

R.C.N. Solutions Srl
Glaston Corporation
Luoyang North Glass Technology Co., Ltd.,
Dip-Tech Ltd.
R.C.N. Solutions Srl