Glaston has received its first order from Saint-Gobain Sekurit for the new Matrix EVO line. Introduced in 2022, Glaston says the fully-automated bending furnace allows the industry to meet the needs that come with increasingly-complex windshield designs.
Glaston says that Saint-Gobain Sekurit needed technology to produce a short series of complex-shaped, high-quality end products for the aftermarket.
“Glaston designed and introduced its fully automated Matrix EVO bending furnace to specifically meet the automotive industry’s requirements of a fast-paced production with high optical quality for applications such as windshields with integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), head-up displays (HUD) and the use of coated glasses when combined with the most complex shapes,” reads a company announcement.
The order from Saint-Gobain Sekurit is the first since the product was introduced in 2022.
“Our customer has nearly a century-long experience and know-how in car glazing manufacturing,” says Robert Prange, senior vice president, automotive and display technologies at Glaston. “Selecting Glaston technology to enable them to reach the combination of the highest required quality, production pace and energy-efficiency needs places trust in our continuous efforts in product development and confirms that our new technology is a major improvement compared to the existing products on the market.”