Annual New Products Guide
We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time to highlight some of the hottest new products and services in the auto glass industry. From software to sunroofs and everything in between, here’s a handful of solutions for shop managers to consider when seeking an upper hand on the competition.
The Velocity CR007 A and B are SRP’s new contamination removal products for the auto glass industry. Developed to tackle tough grime and debris, the company says the Velocity CR007 A and B formulas remove contaminants from windshields, including grease, oil, dirt and other stubborn substances. SRP says its CR007 cleaners ensure a thorough cleaning, leaving surfaces spotless and ready to be primed.
Sika has launched its SikaTack Ultimate, what the company calls the world’s first 30-minute minimum drive-away time (MDAT) and primerless-to-glass AGR adhesive. SikaTack Ultimate is a cold-applied, fast-curing, high-viscosity polyurethane adhesive designed for use in replacing direct-glazed auto glass parts, without requiring the use of a Sika Aktivator or Sika Primer pre-treatment product on glass or ceramic frit. The company says it has been crash-tested according to FMVSS 212.
Snap, Search and Shop
Pilkington says its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) search tool reduces the time users spend searching for the right windshield. The advanced search option, accessible through the company’s e-commerce platform, lets customers quickly identify the correct replacement products for a vehicle’s glass openings. A photo taken with a mobile phone or inputting a VIN into the system will provide the appropriate replacement glass pieces, and Pilkington says customers can quickly add the desired product to their online basket and continue with the checkout process.
Total Calibration Package
Triad Diagnostic Solutions is marketing the IA900LDWT as two tools in one. The company says it brings speed and efficiency by performing calibrations and wheel alignments in minutes. The package includes the IA900 frame and the MaxiSys Ultra diagnostic tablet with step-by-step calibration and alignment instructions. The frame features a camera-based optical positioning system that Triad says allows users to conduct calibrations in less than five minutes. According to the company, the forward-facing,
lane departure calibration targets cover 95% of vehicles in North America.
More Selections from Sunroof Express
Sunroof Express, suppliers of replacement sunroof glass panels and component parts, has expanded its product line to include all 2023 model year vehicles. The company says it offers quick delivery of more than 6,000 sunroof SKUs nationwide, managed by a team of knowledgeable sales representatives who can answer pricing, service and technical installation questions. Sunroof Express also offers online ordering that gives customers access to discounted pricing.
In Your Neck of the Woods
The QuickSet tool from VD-K.Tools can now be ordered with an adapter for the Woods 6-inch vertical post vacuum cup. The Woods adapter is used to hold the glass off the urethane when setting the replacement glass, and the company says the tool is lightweight and easy to set up, remove and store.
Are you an auto glass industry supplier with a new product in the pipeline? When you’re ready to reveal it, share your announcement with editor Jesse Burkhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) for possible inclusion in a future issue of AGRR™ magazine. Please be sure to include a brief description of your auto glass product or service along with a high-resolution photo.
To view the laid-in version of this article in our digital edition, CLICK HERE.