Glaston closes deal for new-generation automotive line
New functionalities and glass types as well as safety requirements across the automotive industry have increased 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.
“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.
Glaston has closed a deal for a Horizontal Tempering and Bending System (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 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 utilised 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.
Image: Glaston’s Automotive Horizontal Tempering and Bending System