Matthew Beecham takes another look at some infrared reflective (IRR) trends in the automotive market. The use of roof glazing is becoming an increasingly important development for the automotive glazing industry with certain automakers leading the market, notably BMW, Cadillac, Citroen, Ford and Peugeot.Novel panoramic glass roofs bring weight, noise, solar control and cost issues. Although toughened glass can meet most of these demands, it can limit the opportunities for adding value and functionality.
Given the trend for larger sunroofs, glass makers are working on ways in which to meet heat absorption as well as privacy requirements.
2014-05-28T13:00:00Research Analysis: Infrared reflective glazing glassonweb.com