Insights & News For Auto Glass Professionals

Two Good Warming Units for Cold Auto Glass Adhesive

Dow Automotive Systems one hour urethane like Betaseal Express and Betaseal One do not require heat in order to achieve their One Hour Minimum Drive Away Time.

However, any experienced Technician will tell you that High Performance Adhesives begin to challenge the best cordless caulking gun technology once the adhesive dips below 50 degrees.  

How do professionals extrude Cold Weather Auto Glass Adhesive once the temperature dips below 50 degrees?

They utilize a quality Adhesive Warming Unit.

Auto Glass Insider has evaluated many systems and come up with 9 attributes of an effective Adhesive Warming Unit. Let's review the attributes of the best solutions and then select two that have performed well.


Topics: Cold Weather Installation

Pilkington Syracuse New York to Host Auto Glass Installation Training

Auto Glass Safety Council Approved Training: Tuesday, November 11th from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Pilkington Syracuse New York.

More Third Party Administrators(TPA's) are requesting Technicians provide proof they are knowledgeable about Safe Installation procedures.  Proof, like a training certificate from Dow Automotive Systems.

Topics: Upcoming Events Auto Glass Safety Council Training Dow Automotive Systems

Jeep Wrangler Considering Move From Steel to Aluminum | Dow Automotive

A recent article in the Toledo Blade Newspaper outlines the challenges car makers face in meeting the CAFE Standard requirement of 54.5MPG by 2025

The article states:

Topics: Upcoming Events Training Dow Automotive Systems

Mygrant in Baltimore Maryland to Host Auto Glass Installation Training

Auto Glass Safety Council Approved Training: Wednesday, October 29th from 5-7pm at Mygrant Baltimore.

More Third Party Administrators(TPA's) are requesting Technicians provide proof they are knowledgeable about Safe Installation procedures.  Proof, like a training certificate from Dow Automotive Systems.

Topics: Upcoming Events Auto Glass Safety Council Training Dow Automotive Systems

Can Aluminum Dethrone Steel in the Auto Industry? | Dow is Ready

A recent article for www.bidnessetc.com stated:

Topics: Dow Automotive Systems

Auto Glass Safety Council Standards Committee Talks Urethane

Glassbytes reported about a heated discussion at the Auto Glass Safety Council Standards Committee meeting regarding proposed changes to the standard. The discussion centered around changes at the OE level and the Auto Glass Installation Professionals ability to return the vehicle to Original Specifications. 

Topics: Auto Glass Safety Council

The Insiders Guide to Selecting Cold Weather Auto Glass Adhesive | FAQ


Part 1 | FAQ's

 

Selecting the right Cold Weather Auto Glass Adhesive is critical to ensure safe windshield installation.  But it isn't easy.  Each Urethane Manufacturer has a variety of products in their offering.  Some Urethane products are not made for cold weather installation and put unsuspecting consumers at risk.

Topics: Cold Weather Installation Dow Automotive Systems