How Auto Glass Is Made
The Tempering Process
The tempering process begins by cutting raw glass to an exact size and shape, then smoothing the sharp edges. Side and rear windows undergo a silk screening process. In addition, the electric circuit for heated rear windows is screened on with a silver ceramic paste that bonds to the glass as it bakes. The bending process follows and the glass is then transported through a furnace with temperatures near 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. Curved rolls, presses or bending rings are used to shape the hot glass and then pressurized air-cools it quickly. The window looks like ordinary glass but it is also much stronger. Nevertheless, if tempered glass does break, it disintegrates into small fragments with dull and rounded edges.
Residents of Parker, Palo Verde, Morristown, and Circle City: The tempering process makes the auto glass in your vehicle stronger and safer, protecting you and your family in the event of a head on or rollover accident.
The Laminating Process
The windshield laminating process begins when two pieces of glass are cut to an exact pattern. Then, the edges are smoothed and the cut glass is washed, dried and matched together. A black paint border is silk screened on the inside surface and the matched pieces of glass are then placed on bending irons and moved through a furnace called a Lehr. Heat softens the glass allowing it to conform to the shape of the bending irons. After the glass cools, it travels into a climate controlled and dust free room where it is sandwiched together with a strong vinyl interlayer. At this point, the heat and pressure of an autoclave permanently bond the glass and vinyl into a single transparent windshield.
Residents of Parker, Palo Verde, Morristown, and Circle City: This process creates what is known as a see-through sandwich! (Your Windshield)
Solar Reflective Windshields
Solar reflective windshields are made with a hi-tech coating process. Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG), an auto glass manufacturer, produces a windshield made with state of the art equipment, creates a remarkable solar reflective coating. This superior coating gives their Sungate automotive windshield the ability to reject 60% of the suns total energy and 99% of the suns damaging ultra violet rays, further reducing the chance of getting sunburn or worse, skin cancer.
SunTec Auto Glass is a family-owned auto glass company in Phoenix, serving most of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. The installation team at SunTec Auto Glass maintains the highest level of certification available in the windshield repair and auto glass replacement industry. If you live in Parker, Palo Verde, Morristown, or Circle City, and need a windshield replacement, auto glass repair, window tinting, or glass etching. Look no further, for professional help and premium quality automotive glass, parts and moldings. Contact us today. 85343, 85344, 85342.
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