advancements in chemically strengthened glass

“The glass most people deal with every day—as cups, jars, windows, and lightbulbs—shatters easily. But not all glass is fragile. Some types, like the bulletproof stuff produced for windows used in banks, embassies, and head-of-state limousines, are downright tough.

Somewhere between the kind that cracks when two delicate wine glasses clink just a bit too hard and the variety that stands up to a speeding bullet lies chemically strengthened glass. Nowadays, the most common application of that kind of glass is on the screens of -smartphones and other mobile devices. Chemically toughened glass has also been used for years in computer hard disks, photocopiers, and pharmaceutical devices,” Check out the article here.

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Man awarded compensation in exploding sunroof case

“Aaron Dunifon was driving his family of four home to Ohio from vacation last June in their 2015 Honda Odyssey when they were surprised by a loud “pop.” The sunroof glass had shattered for no apparent reason, Dunifon says. Although nobody was hurt, it was alarming.

Since the car was still under warranty, Duniform says he tried to get his local Honda dealership to assume the cost of replacement, roughly $500. The dealership refused.”

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Auto Glass Safety Council performing random audits

“Eric’s Windshield Repairs & Replacement of Rosedale, N.Y., recently passed as compliant on an on-site random safety audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) by undergoing a third-party validation process required by all Registered Members of the AGSC.

The AGSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It is the definitive authority on safe auto glass installation practices and is responsible for North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard™ (AGRSS™). Registered Members of the AGSC are committed to the highest standard of quality and the strongest commitment to safety,” Check out the article here.

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Florida bill aims to require insurers inspect broken windshields before repair

“Florida Rep. Rene Plasencia has proposed an amendment to current legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced. The bill has been pre-filed in the Florida state legislature, and, if passed, could have implications for the auto glass industry within the state.

Rep. Rene Plasencia

The proposed amendment reads, “A policy under this section may require an inspection of the damaged windshield of a covered motor vehicle before the windshield repair or replacement is authorized by the insurer.”

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Auto glass prices on the rise

“Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry increased notably in October after months of stagnation, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The monthly PPI for specialty glass, which includes auto glass, in the commodity category increased 0.5 percent in October—up by the same amount from a year ago. According to the BLS, the commodity classification “organizes products and services by similarity or material composition, regardless of the industry classification of the producing establishment,” Check out the article here.

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Rock chipped windshields are common in South Texas

“If you drive in the Rio Grande Valley, you’re probably familiar with rock chipped windows.

“It’s that rock when you hear that crack and then you’re just praying it doesn’t spread all over,” explained Antonio Serena.

Serena was getting a crack in his less than one-week-old windshield filled at Crackmaster Windshield Repair in McAllen.

“I had a big one and I had to replace the whole windshield and now again,” he said”

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Prepping for next years Auto Glass Week

“A successful Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrapped up last week and show organizers have released the dates and location of the 2018 event.

Auto Glass Week 2018 will be held Thursday – Saturday, September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency San Antonio,” Check out the article here.

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Tips on auto glass replacement and repair

“More collision repairers seem to be adding auto glass replacement capabilities, a glass industry veteran observed last week, sharing some tips for auto body shops wanting to make the leap.

Bob Beranek, the owner of Automotive Glass Consultants and lead instructor for Auto Glass University, will discuss the topic at “Navigating the World of Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement,” which he’s teaching along with Independent Glass Association Executive Director Gary Hart Oct. 31 during the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series at SEMA. (Sign up for the class here, or buy the series pass package deal here.) He gave us a taste of the course last week,” said Jeremy Driscoll.

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Major changes predicted to rear-view and side-view mirrors

“Research firm IHS Markit predicts side-view and rear-view mirror systems will go increasingly high-tech over the next decade — a trend that could add new severity to collision repairs.

In a Tuesday news release promoting a new report on the topic, IHS Markit projected “major changes” that would include augmenting or replacing the traditional mirrors with cameras and displays.

Based on IHS Markit’s projections, if you’re going to be doing collision repair or auto glass repair eight years from now, you’re going to be dealing with these two trends. (Probably particularly on luxury cars)’” Check out the article here.

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Accoutability when it comes to cracked windshields

“You’ve seen them on trucks as they drive around town, a sign saying “Stay Back, Not responsible for broken windshields.”

But is that true? Does the sign relieve the truck driver, or company, from any responsibility if your windshield breaks from something that falls from their truck?

The simple answer is, false. Just because there’s a sign, it doesn’t let the trucking company off the hook, but it still may not be something you want to pursue.

“So the rock first made contact right here in the bottom of it,” said Jeremy Driscoll.

He’s a pro at fixing chipped, cracked, and broken windshields,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!