Laminated glass prominent at 2009 NAIAS
Numerous vehicles that were on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show tout laminated glass as standard or optional equipment in applications beyond the windshield, reports the Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association. Those window positions include driver and passenger side windows, rear windows and roof glass.
New adoptions of laminated glass demonstrate the value that automakers continue to place on the benefits of the product. Since the year 2000, when the technology began to appear on luxury vehicles at NAIAS, laminated glass has been adopted by many additional vehicles including those designed to exhibit quality, yet be affordable to a wide variety of consumers. Notably, over the past three consecutive years at NAIAS, the vehicle named North American Car of the Year has included laminated door glass as standard equipment, according to a Jan. 27 report in The Auto Channel.