Automotive modular glass is expected to show exceptionally strong growth in the next five years. The benefits of modular vs conventionally produced windows have been proven and documented in the literature. Key to the growth and success of the modular window, is the availability of a primer which will bond the urethane gasket to the glass in a cost effective manner resulting in a durable seal for the life of the window.
In order to expand the state of the art for window encapsulation, this paper will provide new technical data relating to the effect of the variables experienced in the bonding process on adhesion and environmental resistance. A new primer for encapsulation offering both improved in-plant process quality control and superior failure analysis testing will be announced.
The marketing aspect will briefly examine market share and growth and its impact on modular glass.