Gentex Expands Aerospace Offering With Acquisition of New Thin-Glass Laminating Technology
Gentex is a long-time supplier of electro-optical products for the global automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries. Within aerospace, the company is best known for supplying aircraft manufacturers with electronically dimmable windows that darken on demand to cut sunlight while sill providing an exterior view.
The new laminating technology and related patents were included in Gentex’s 2020 acquisition of Air-Craftglass, a
“This new laminating technology complements our expertise in glass processing while opening the door to new features within the aircraft cabin,” said
Gentex foresees numerous potential aircraft uses for its new technology, including glass dust panels, class dividers and monitor protectors, as well as mirrors for use in lavatories, cabins and galleys. Other applications include tabletops, cabinet doors, ceilings and decorative glass elements.
Gentex’s aerospace technologies will be on display (booth #3659) at this week’s 2021
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