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
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
For more information, visit www.autoglassweek.com,
and see below for full event details.
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.
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™.
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.
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
Delta also has produced a new training video and instruction manual for
its windshield repair systems.
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
“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
The SRP Icon is available in both 310-ml cartridges and 600-ml sausage
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
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
Booth #120: Jack of All Mouldings
Yih-Tair Industries Inc./Flexline® offers domestic, foreign, and universal
The company’s products are available throughout the world, in a total
of 63 countries,
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.
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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