ClimaCoat and Volkmar Offermann in the May issue of Automotive Industries
With our perpetual search for innovations and our need to improve safety and passenger comfort, Saint-Gobain Sekurit develops better products. Find in the May issue of Automotive Industries, the full interview of Volkmar Offermann, marketing director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit, in which he exhibits all the qualities of the transparent heating system of our windshield, the ClimaCoat.
Saint-Gobain Sekurit has adopted a new signature.
It demonstrates a progress in the way that Saint-Gobain Sekurit as a company is perceived by its stakeholders and customers; while supporting the position of Sekurit as a strong brand on the global automotive market.
The blue color represents the automotive sector of Saint-Gobain; the three lines symbolize the road and the green line automotive glazing. The infinite last line symbolizes constant innovation and the capability to work towards a better future: this is what the slogan “Smart Vision” stands for.
Saint-Gobain Sekurit has launched the first low-emissive glass roof. This glazing offers a double thermal protection for winter and summer. It reduces the heat load significantly in hot situations and keep the cabin warm when it is cold outside. Thanks to this, the Air Conditioning usage is reduced. Today, Ferrari and Citroën offer this technical panoramic roof.
Go to the Automotive Industries' article to know more.
A step forward for weight reduction. Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Renault work together in the Super Alma project. The aim of this R&D project is to reach 1L/100km consumption, via more than 100 new technologies. Discover the contribution of Saint-Gobain Sekurit.
Innovating to improve design and aerodynamics
With the Super Alma project, Saint-Gobain Sekurit collaborates with Renault in order to create a vehicle that would consume only 2L/100km and thus, reduce CO2 emissions until 95g/km around 2020 (European objective). This project consists in reducing glazing's thickness and improving aerodynamics while enhancing vehicle's performances and ensuring the same services. For 20 years, Saint-Gobain Sekurit has also developed its expertise in polymer glazing that contributes to the weight reduction and the elaborated appearance.
Article "Saint-Gobain Sekurit : l'innovation au service de l'allègement et l'aérodynamisme des véhicules automobiles" released in the French magazine Ingénieurs de l'automobile in July 2015
The age of lead free soldering
The European Union has officially forbidden the use of lead in the automotive field for all manufactured cars in Europe and also for the ones that are exported in Europe. This regulatory constraint is a real challenge for all automotive glazing makers. Thanks to its expertise and investment in R&D, Saint-Gobain Sekurit has been able to develop a lead free solution that makes it possible to solder glazings’ connectors without using any lead. The company has even a portfolio of connectors that is adapted to all carmakers' requirements. The Saint-Gobain Sekurit lead free soldering is a unique and eco-friendly solution that has already passed the most exigent and legal tests.
Article "Lead-free soldering for automotive glazing" issued in Automotive Industries in April 2015.
Glazing as thin as a hair
Saint-Gobain Sekurit pushes the limits of the light and thin glazing, looking for reducing windshield's thickness from 4.5 mm until 3 mm while keeping the same sturdiness. Laminated sidelights are also lighter than tempered ones which allows to reduce weight and improve the vehicle's performances.
Sidebar issued in The French magazine Le Point, in February 2015.