Volume 13, Issue 5 - September/October 2011

Feature
SPECIAL SECTION

A Peek at “THE” Week
Auto Glass Week™ to Feature Latest New Products and Services

Whether or not you’re headed to Memphis this September for Auto Glass Week™, you won’t want to miss the latest products and services on the display at the event. If you’re attending, use the below guide as a way to plan your route through the event’s exhibition. If you’re not, read the following for an overview of what will be offered at the show—and watch for the November/December 2011 issue of AGRR™ magazine for even more details.

Auto Glass Week will be held in Memphis, Tenn., September 15-17, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Memphis Marriott Downtown. It will bring together all of the major auto glass groups, including the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS®), Independent Glass Association (IGA), National Glass Association (NGA), and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), along with AGRR magazine’s Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics and Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics. The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ also will be held concurrently. The event is managed by AGRR magazine.

For more information, visit www.autoglassweek.com, and see below for full event details.

REMOVAL TOOLS
Booth #213: Smooth as a Cobra™
The new Equalizer® Cobra™ wire auto glass removal tool was designed to use a smooth, ratcheting process to glide specially designed cut-out wire through urethane with ease. According to the company, the system takes just a few minutes to set up.

The Cobra also was designed to avoid damaging the pinchweld, so that technicians also have to spend less time priming. The Cobra kit includes the company’s Wireguard™, an installation stick, dash protector, HEADLIGHTS™ safety glasses, and 660 feet of cut-out wire.
http://www.equalizer.com

Booth #402: Glass Bot™ Gets Lighter, Stronger
Nelson Marketing, developer and manufacturer of the Glass Bot™, has introduced the latest version of the tool, the MKII. Company officials say they re-designed the tool to make it stronger and lighter than the original version of the powered wire-winding auto glass removal tool.

The MKII comes with a life-time guarantee. Live demonstrations will be offered at Auto Glass Week™.
http://www.glassbot.net

WINDSHIELD REPAIR SYSTEMS
Booth #122: Glass Technology Ups the Intensity
The Diamond BluWave™ from Glass Technology is a new high-intensity ultraviolet curing process. Company officials say the process ensures proper cross-linking and cross-hatching and results in a strong, fast cure.

The Diamond BluWave allows a technician to cure the resin inside the break while the windshield repair equipment is still on the glass, which also ensures a complete fill and proper cure, according to the company. Glass Technology also offers its Diamond Clear Resin™, which was designed for use with the BluWave system.
http://www.gtglass.com

Booth #109: Delta Kits Adds New Systems, Components
Delta Kits Inc. has introduced two new lines of windshield repair systems—the Mobile Pro and the Shop Pro lines, along with a new B250 bridge, which features stainless steel components for durability and ease. According to the company, the Mobile Pro line includes systems with a 12-volt lamp with a rechargeable battery pack, while the Shop Pro utilizes a 115-volt ultraviolet lamp.

Delta also has produced a new training video and instruction manual for its windshield repair systems.
http://www.deltakits.com

ADHESIVES
Booth #110: SRP® Announces New 30-Minute Drive-Away Time
SRP’s new Icon™ product is a high-viscosity adhesive that features a high-modulus, low-conductive formula plus a 30-minute drive-away time down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

“The SRP Icon is the outcome of an intensive product development cycle that started with a customer wish that ended up as a great product for everyone,” says Keith Beveridge, senior vice president of Shat R Proof Corp.

The SRP Icon is available in both 310-ml cartridges and 600-ml sausage packs.
http://www.shatrproof.com

Booth #201: Need It ASAP?
Sika Corp. recently introduced SikaTack®-ASAP+, a one-component, hot-applied, direct glazing polyurethane adhesive designed to have a maximum one-hour safe drive-away time in all weather conditions. Additionally, SikaTack®-ASAP+ is all-in-one-modulus and can be used to install windshields on all high-modulus vehicles and also is non-conductive.

The new adhesive has an application temperature ranging from 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
http://www.sikausa.com

Booth #208: Looking for an Hour?
DINOL Americas now offers D-9000, a high-modulus, non-conductive urethane that offers a safe drive-away time of one hour. The adhesive is solvent-free, cold-applied and has a high viscosity, according to the company. It also can be utilized in all
temperatures.
http://www.dinol.com

MOULDINGS
Booth #120: Jack of All Mouldings
Yih-Tair Industries Inc./Flexline® offers domestic, foreign, and universal mouldings.
The company’s products are available throughout the world, in a total of 63 countries,

HEADLIGHT RESTORATION
Booth #300: Make Headlights Gclear™
GlasWeld’s Gclear™ headlight restoration system features an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coating and ultraviolet (UV) curing process designed to restore headlights to their original clarity quickly and easily.

The system features a simple, three-step restoration process: clear, coat, and cure. The first step removes the oxidized coating from the headlamp to clean and prepare the surface. The second step is applying the aerosol OEM UV coating with a sweeping motion across the headlight. The third step is to cure the headlight with the frequency-tuned UV curing lamp.
http://www.glasweld.com/gclear



Your Guide to Auto Glass Week™

In the following information below you’ll find all of the most crucial information needed for Auto Glass Week—what’s happening, who’s speaking, and where to head for each event.

 

 

 

 


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