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Enhanced Protective Solar Glass Prominent At 2014 North American International Auto Show

More low cost, high volume vehicles offering technology

DETROIT, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerous vehicles, across a wide variety of platforms, that offer available laminated and / or advanced solar control glass in applications beyond the windshield, were on display at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), according to the Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association (EPGAA). Those window positions include driver and passenger side windows, rear windows and roof glass.

New adoptions of laminated glass demonstrate the value that automakers continue to place on the benefits of the product. Since the year 2000, laminated side / roof glass has provided affordable quality while improving safety, minimizing exposure to cancer-causing UV rays, and improving fuel efficiency / EV range. 

"We are pleased to see so many models with laminated side glass at the NAIAS, and in increasing numbers each year," said Mukesh Rustagi, president of the EPGAA, director of strategic product development at PGW. "The automotive industry has come a long way in a short time. It is gratifying to see the value proposition of laminated glass increasingly acknowledged through vehicle adoptions."

"Manufacturers must continue to build in quality, security, comfort, fuel economy, and safety," continued Rustagi.  "Last year, NHTSA stated that laminated glass can help vehicles meet new safety requirements for occupant ejection, when used in conjunction with side air bags – another reason to incorporate it into vehicles."

Laminated glass, automotive safety glass designed for greater comfort and security, is a high-impact resistant glass technology consisting of two or more panes of glass bonded together by a plastic interlayer or film. Automakers and car buyers have trusted its use in windshields for more than 70 years.

Laminated glass offers a variety of benefits, including reduced noise, weight savings of 12 percent over conventional tempered glass vehicle windows, enhanced security, safety, and protection from cancer-causing UV solar rays, including infrared rays. This application also meets all regulatory and industry standards for performance of glazing materials.

Vehicles with laminated glass on display at this year's NAIAS included:

Acura

MDX

Infiniti

QX 80

Acura

RLX

Jaguar

XJR

Buick

Lacrosse

Kia

K900

Buick

Enclave

Kia

Optima

Cadillac

ATS

Land Rover

Range Rover

Cadillac

CTS

Land Rover

Range Rover Sport

Cadillac

SRX

Lincoln

MKC

Cadillac

Escalade

Lincoln

MKS

Cadillac

XTS

Lincoln

MKT

Chevrolet

Impala

Lincoln

MKX

Chevrolet

Equinox

Lincoln

MKZ

Chrysler

200

Lexus

LX

Chrysler

300C

Lexus

ES

Chrysler

300S

Lexus

IS

Dodge

Charger

Lexus

RX

Dodge

Durango

Lexus

LS

Dodge

Grand Cherokee

Lexus

GS

SRT

300 SRT

Mercedes

S Class

Ford

Explorer

Mercedes

GL

Ford

Flex

Porsche

Panamera

GMC

Terrain

Porsche

Panamera Turbo S

GMC

Yukon

Porsche

Macan

Hyundai

Equuis

Toyota

Avalon

Hyundai

Genesis

Toyota

Venza

About the EPGAA
The Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association (EPGAA) is composed of laminate and glass providers to provide information and overall education on the development of laminated glass for added vehicle security, occupant comfort, efficiency, and safety. For more information on the EPGAA, visit www.epgaa.com.

SOURCE Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association

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