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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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Top three contributors for the global automotive windshield market are elaborated below
Automotive windshield market in APAC: China, India, and Japan are the main markets in APAC, accounting for most of the sales of vehicles.
Automotive windshield market in the Americas: Ford Motor and Corning have worked together to develop a Gorilla Glass-based hybrid windshield technology.
In theory it's better to replace the windshield wiper once a year, providing the automotive windshield wiper market with huge growth potential.
Both the automotive windshield wiper OEM market and aftermarket of China are dominated by foreign-funded enterprises.
Tomorrow's windshields will do more still, according to officials of PPG Industries, North America's largest supplier of automotive windshields.
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.
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.
This initial order from a European-based manufacturer, worth in excess of $600,000, is for an AGI 9830 System that will be used to inspect in-process glass in the manufacture of automotive windshields.
WINDSHIELD LINEUP -- Technician Barry White double-checks contour of bent glass for Sungate automotive windshields at PPG Industries' Evansville, Ind.

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