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1. (WO2018178882) AUTOMOTIVE LAMINATE WITH HOLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178882    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/052106
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B32B 17/10
B60J 1/10
B60J 1/17
Applicants: AGP AMERICA S.A.
Inventors: MANNHEIM ASTETE, Mario Arturo
SUAREZ, Juan Pablo
MANNINO, Vincenzo
VOELTZEL, Charles Stephen
Title: AUTOMOTIVE LAMINATE WITH HOLE
Abstract:
Laminated glazing, once limited to just the windshield, is finding more and more application in other positions on the vehicle due to its ability to improve passenger safety, security and comfort. Problems are encountered when producing a laminated version of a tempered part with holes, because tempered glass is 4 to 5 times stronger than annealed glass. The laminate of the invention has a hole in the exterior glass layer. An insert is bonded to a cutout in the area of the hole on the interior glass layer so as to reinforce the hole and distribute the load over a wider area. The result is a laminated glazing with one or more holes that has the reliability of and is a direct replacement for a tempered part.