Automotive Glazing Summit 2019 - Kongress / Konferenz von Qepler s.r.o.

Automotive glass plays an important role in the performance, safety, and aesthetics of the vehicle. High-performance lightweight materials expand design options and the complexity of glazing applications today, with the positive impact on fuel economy, pa


We are honoured invite you to participate at the Automotive Glazing Summit 2019, happening in 27-28 March 2019.

Venue: NH Collection Berlin Friedrichstrasse,Friedrichstraße 96, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Joining companies: Carglass GmbHBelronAutoglassSABICGlAAST GmbHSEA Europe GmbHShanghai HIUV PV Materials Co, Ltd.OLBRICHT Automation GmbHDyson Technology LimitedCEVT ABWebasto Roof & Component SEAB InBevHenkelNokra Optische PrüftechnikItaldesign-Giugiaro S.P.A.AISIN EUROPE S.A.Continental Automotive GmbhBentley Motors LtdOribay GroupFolienwerk Wolfen GmbhResearch Frontiers Inc.Thermo Fisher ScientificDaimler AGa2-solar Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbhWMG | International Automotive Research Centre| University of Warwick3MBystronic Maschinen AGAuto WindscreensGyrotron Technology, Inc.Automotive Glazing AcademyBekaert and other companies have all confirmed their participation.



Automotive glass plays an important role in the performance, safety, and aesthetics of the vehicle. High-performance lightweight materials expand design options and the complexity of glazing applications today, with the positive impact on fuel economy, passenger safety and comfort. The global shift towards electric vehicles and autonomous driving shape further the future developments in automotive glazing. Our meeting facilitates hands-on experience sharing with focus on advanced materials and smart technologies for automotive glazing.


SPONSOR: - Olbricht Automation GmbH



  • Michael Kreilach | Technischer Manager | Continental Automotive Gmbh, AT
  • Iain Tough | Engineer – Roof Systems | Bentley Motors Ltd, UK
  • Iñigo Calvo | R&D Director | Oribay Group, ES
  • Dr. Steffen Bornemann | Reaseach & Development | Folienwerk Wolfen Gmbh, DE
  • Joseph M. Harary | President and CEO | Research Frontiers Inc., USA
  • Hans-Joachim Jahn | Application Specialist Laboratory Equipment Controlled Temperature Technologies | Thermo Fisher Scientific, DE
  • Alexander Schaab | Manager Intelligent Drive | Daimler AG, DE
  • Reinhard Wecker | CEO | a2-solar Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH, DE
  • Christopher Micallef | Engineering Doctorate (Int.) Candidate | WMG | International Automotive Research Centre| University of Warwick, UK
  • Serge Maggi | Application Engineering Specialist - Automotive Electrification -Commercial Solutions Division EMEA | 3M, BE
  • Dr. Robert Prange, Managing Director | Bystronic Maschinen AG, CH
  • Rupert Armitage | Managing Director | Auto Windscreens, UK
  • Serhat Oran | Managing director | OLBRICHT Automation GmbH, DE
  • Mike Shevelev | Technology Director | Gyrotron Technology, Inc., USA
  • Maria Charlton | CEO | Automotive Glazing Academy, UK
  • Johan Palmers | Global Product Market Manager | Bekaert, BE




Day 1st | Wednesday, 27 March 2019


08:00 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:30 - Opening Address from the Chairman

08:40 - Technological aspects of glass bending highly functional windshields

  • Windshields are subject to multiple evolutions as HUD and other added functionalities.
  • The specifications set by OEM for car glass become more stringent.
  • Optical inspections systems are more and more integrated in glass production.
  • Heat resistant separation materials are used to avoid scratches and deformations while bending.
  • A correct understanding and use can help to produce windshields within specification.

Johan PalmersGlobal Product Market Manager - Bekaert, BE

09:20 - Speed ​​Networking

10:00 - New Way of Glass Bending with Microwave Beam.

  • Comparison volumetric heating using the microwave beam versus traditional heat processing.
  • Modern high power microwave generator - gyrotron, the source of the microwave beam.
  • Controllable heating for large glass sheets by scanning the beam.
  • Advantages of using a microwave beam for gravity and press bending: complex shapes, no gap while bending, low distortion, ability to produce bullet proof, ultra-thin, and special automotive glazing.
  • Video footage of fast and controllable glass bending using microwave beam.
  • Commercial experience with microwave technology for bending complex windshield shapes.

Mike ShevelevTechnology Director - Gyrotron Technology, Inc., USA

10:40 - Morning coffee and networking break

11:10 - High Efficient Processing of Thin Glass for Automotive Applications.

  • Thin glass with thicknesses between 0.5 and 1.1 mm is being used more and more in automotive exterior and interior glazing
  • Different processing technologies (e.g. conventional cutting, grinding, laser processing) each have specific advantages and disadvantages
  • Depending on the application and the shape of the part, different processing strategies are required to achieve a high efficiency
  • Processing strategies and use-cases for thin glass processing with optimized process layouts will be presented

Dr. Robert PrangeManaging Director - Bystronic Maschinen AG, CH

11:50 - Moisture effect on initial adhesion of SBT for automotive glazing.

  • Work of adhesion – Moisture effect on cohesion and adhesion and final properties.
  • Experimental study of the moisture effect on structural adhesive tapes.
  • Reversibility of the moisture effect.
  • Moisture reactive groups to increase initial adhesion.
  • New SBT adhesive.

Iñigo CalvoR&D Director - Oribay Group, ES

12:30 - A comparison of various de-airing methods for windshield, sidelite and sunroof production

An important step in automotive laminated windshield, sidelite and sunroof production is the de-airing process prior to final autoclave processing. Today, manufacturers can choose between one of three available industrial solutions: vacuum ring, nipper roller and vacuum bag processes.

The presentation describes the pros and cons of each process and provides a comparison based on total cost per unit between these methods.

Serhat OranManaging director - OLBRICHT Automation GmbH, DE

13:00 - Business lunch

14:00 - Improving the performance of laminated glasses by use of special interlayer films.

  • Performance requirements for glass laminates in automotive applications.
  • Advantages of EVA interlayers in glass lamination.
  • Glass laminates with acoustic performance and sound absorption.
  • Possibility to add functionality for smart glasses.
  • Adhesion of the interlayer as key to materials for decorative challenges.
  • Smart glazing which can harvest and store energy and heat.

Dr. Steffen BornemannReaseach & Development - Folienwerk Wolfen Gmbh, DE

14:00 - Using Dynamic (Switchable Tint) Glass Technology to Improve Performance and the Passenger Experience in Electric, Autonomous and Other Vehicles.

Discussion Topics:

  • Improving the passenger experience in vehicles through the use of dynamic glass: Lessons from the Real World
  • Increasing driving range of electric vehicles through the intelligent use of dynamic glass
  • How the intelligent use of glass can reduce emissions in internal combustion engines to help meet the coming standards in Europe

Overview of Presentation:

  • Types of Smart Glass technologies
  • Benefits of using Smart Glass
  • Types of vehicles that can most benefit from Smart Glass
  • How is Smart Glass currently being used
  • Use of Smart Glass in the future

Joseph M. HararyPresident and CEO - Research Frontiers Inc., USA

15:20 - Afternoon coffee and networking break

15:50 - Innovations in automotive glazing from an electronics perspective.

  • Technology roadmap - which intelligent glass solutions are possible when combining glass and electronics.
  • Vehicle integration: how to integrate intelligent glazing into a vehicle architecture and enable optimized performance of the whole glazing system.
  • Switchable glazing with an perspective on various technologies (e.g. SPD, PDLC, EC and LC).
  • Further functions, especially light, human-machine interface, photovoltaics or heated glass.
  • Continental Intelligent Glass Control demo applications.
  • Advantages and challenges of Intelligent Glass Control.

Michael KreilachTechnischer Manager - Continental Automotive Gmbh, AT

16:30 - Newest ADAS technologies: the impact on automotive glazing.

  • Addresses the newest ADAS technologies and the impact that these are having on the automotive glazing repair sector.
  • Analyses how such advancements are adding complexities to the windscreen repair process.
  • Explores future-proofing ready for the next new-to-market ADAS features.
  • Examines the UK perspective on tackling emerging ADAS technologies within the automotive glazing repair.

Rupert ArmitageManaging Director - Auto Windscreens, UK

17:10 - Panel Discussion

17:40 - Chairman's closing remarks and end of day one

19:00 - Business dinner


Day 2nd | Thursday, 28 March 2019

08:30 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 - Opening Address from the Chairman

09:10 - Advancements in Infrared (IR) Rejecting Interlayer Films.

  • MOF - Multiple Optical Layers Films in laminated glass for automotive industry - 3M’s UCSF : Ultra Clear Solar Film
  • Designed to reduce cabin temperature, enhance occupant comfort and reduce energy consumption.
  • Minimizing electromagnetic signal interference
  • Introduction of higher performance next generation products (for clear - windshield - and tinted glass - sunroof - applications)
  • Printability of UCSF)

Serge MaggiApplication Engineering Specialist - Automotive Electrification Commercial Solutions Division EMEA - 3M, BE

09:50 - Latest Developments in Special Solar Systems for the Automotive Industry (cars, trucks, busses)

  • The use of solar modules in automobiles since 1994, e.g. parking ventilation;
  • The impact of the strongly increased efficiencies, the significantly lower costs, CO-2 emission and credits for solar systems and the “electrification” of cars are now opening the markets.
  • Outlook and future innovations of solar systems in automotive applications

Reinhard WeckerCEO - a2-solar Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH, DE

10:30 - Morning coffee and networking break

11:00 - Intelligent Drive - One Approach to Autonomous Driving.

  • Technology roadmap, history and sensor setups
  • Vehicle integration and testing challenges
  • Advantages and challenges of Intelligent Drive approach to autonomous driving L3-5

Alexander SchaabManager Intelligent Drive - Daimler AG, DE

11:40 - The Automotive Glazing Technician of the future.

  • Evolving Technology and the implications to current practice.
  • Where, how and why we need to access relevant information.
  • Why just being AWARE is not enough. It’s not «just» about ADAS.
  • Why on-going training and CPD is essential.

Learning outcomes: Understanding the requirement and essential need for knowledge training regardless of the technician’s experience and years in the trade and how to access and apply that information.

Maria CharltonCEO - Automotive Glazing Academy, UK

12:20 - Business lunch

13:20 - Sunroofs. Defining luxury in a changing market

  • History of sunroofs at Bentley
  • Materials used
  • Technical challenges faced
  • Transitioning to an evolving market
  • Decisions that need to be made
  • Closing remarks / Questions

Iain ToughEngineer – Roof Systems - Bentley Motors Ltd, UK

14:00 - Horizon fog testing systems.

  • Understanding a fog testing system.
  • Gravimetric and reflective testing.
  • Standards DIN, ISO and SAE.
  • Comparison of different standards in Europe.

Hans-Joachim JahnApplication Specialist Laboratory Equipment Controlled Temperature Technologies - Thermo Fisher Scientific, DE

14:40 - Afternoon coffee and networking break

15:20 - The novel utilization of polycarbonate glazing to facilitate a novel lightweight upper-deck structure for double decker buses.

Christopher MicallefEngineering Doctorate (Int.) Candidate - WMG | International Automotive Research Centre | University of Warwick, UK

16:00 - Panel Discussion

16:30 - Chairman's closing remarks and end of summit



  • Innovative materials and solutions for automotive glazing
  • Lightweight glazing design considerations
  • Polycarbonates for automotive glazing applications
  • Gorilla glass technology for automotive glazing
  • Coated automotive glazings
  • Multilayered hybrid windshields
  • Modern solar control glazings in vehicles
  • Roof systems of the future
  • Glazing for electric vehicles
  • Smart glass: HUDs, augmented reality
  • Automotive glass failure analysis
  • Adhesive systems for glass replacement
  • Vehicle glazing regulations



  • Automotive Glazing
  • Automotive Glass
  • Advanced Materials
  • Materials Science
  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Window & Glazing Systems
  • Roof Systems
  • Aftermarket
  • Glass Repair
  • R&D
  • Drug Delivery
  • Engineering
  • Injection Molding
  • Business Development

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