On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Automotive Glazing: Past, Present, and Future


The design and use of materials for automotive glazing have changed. This 60-minute Webinar explores the backdrop of dynamic design trends and performance requirements over the 100+ years that automobiles have been in existence. It looks at the early days in the auto industry and what the word “glazing” meant, through the initial use in laminated glass for front windshields, then to today’s needs and challenges, and finally to future designs where the very definition of a vehicle is changing.

In addition, this Webinar reviews the contributions that regulatory bodies and performance standards have made to the advancement in materials. Also discussed is the ever-changing landscape, with a principal focus on laminated glazing and on the types and reasons for the various materials used. It also examines the benefits of different materials used as well as new technology advancements to empower the new generation of automotive glazing.

An audience Q&A follows the 45-minute technical presentation.


Tom Niziolek, Commercial Director, Optical and Graphics, SWM International