Thin glass: reducing fuel comsumption through weight reduction

Benefits

By using thinner glass and reducing weight, CO2 emissions are reduced and less fuel is used.

Reduces weight of windshields, side and Backlites by 15%, when compared to the use of standard glass thicknesses.

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Enables fuel savings and decreases CO2 emissions by reducing weight and using thinner glass (typically 0.1 g of CO2 per saved kilogram and kilometer driven).

For windshields, use of thinner outer and inner glass sheets lead to a weight reduction of about 2 kg per windshield vs. standard configuration

For side windows and backlites : thicknesses down to 2.85mm are available, resulting in weight reduction of 0.8 kg/m² vs standard glass thickness (3.15mm).