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Glasstech to Feature Automotive Glass Systems at China Glass 2008

Perrysburg, Ohio-based Glasstech Inc. will feature its advanced auto glass processing systems at China Glass 2008, April 10-13, at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, booth 0101.

Two systems the company will display is the External Press Bending (EPB) Systems for automotive glass and the Advanced Bending and Tempering System for Deep Bend™ Automotive Glass (DB™ 4).

Company officials say the EPB family of automotive systems enables manufacturers to produce sidelites, quarterlites, backlites, laminated backlites and windshields that meet the stringent optical quality requirements of Audi/Volkswagen and other industry requirements.

The system includes the EPB-L™ system for forming and annealing windshield glass, the EPB-SS™ system for forming and tempering a single-stream of sidelites and the EPB-DS™ system for forming and tempering a single backlite or a dual-stream of sidelites. In addition, EPB automotive systems have been used in the production of laminated sidelites (see the upcoming May-June 2008 issue of AGRR for an in-depth look at the current use of laminated and plastic sidelites).

Likewise, GlassTech's Advanced Bending and Tempering System for Deep Bend™ Automotive Glass offers a quick-change option to reduce tooling changeover time from approximately six hours to 90 minutes. It also has a fast-cycle option that reduces cycle times, on average, from 22 to 17 seconds, according to information provided by the company.

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