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windshield

1. US and Canadian the sheet of flat or curved glass that forms a window of a motor vehicle, esp the front window
2. an object designed to shield something from the wind

windshield

[′win‚shēld]
(engineering)
A transparent glass screen that protects the passengers and compartment of a vehicle from wind and rain.

windshield

A transparent glass or plastic covering used to protect the occupant of an aircraft from the wind and the rain while allowing forward vision. Also called a wind-screen.
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In theory it's better to replace the windshield wiper once a year, providing the automotive windshield wiper market with huge growth potential.
OEM market concentration increased: the combined market share of top 4 manufacturers in China's automotive windshield wiper OEM market realized 56%, an increase of 4 percentage points over 2010;
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With operations on both sides of the Atlantic, Devtek is now a leading, fully-integrated supplier of complete automotive windshield wiper systems and components to customers around the world.
In addition to novel uses in consumer electronics, transparent OLED displays can create significant new markets for displays in automotive windshields, architectural windows and other vision-area applications.
It will also advance the development of new applications including heads-up displays for automotive windshields and architectural "smart" glass, as well as conformable displays for novel consumer electronics, automotive interiors and wearable electronics.
The parent company of Carlite is Zeledyne, whose products include automotive windshields, tempered body glass and tempered backlites, as well as Versalux(TM) float glass, which is a premium line of tinted and reflective coated glass for architectural construction and transportation products.
Future applications for Nanosil(TM) super hydrophobic technologies include sports goggles, glasses, automotive windshields, aircraft flight surfaces, satellite antennas, radomes and advanced materials such as nano-fibers where super-hydrophobicity can enhance fiber properties particularly in wet conditions where performance is generally degraded.
International Trade Commission (ITC) preliminary finding today that replacement automotive windshields are being imported from China at prices injurious to American producers.
In Mexico, PPG also operates an automotive coatings plant at San Juan del Rio, an amorphous precipitated silicas plant at Altamira, a joint-venture facility in Tepeji del Rio for automotive windshields and tempered glass, and an automotive coatings service center at Hermosillo.

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