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How are Shatterprufe windscreens keeping passengers safe?

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The Arrive Alive website received an accident report yesterday of a road crash crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Attached to this report was photos clearly showing the massive impact that such a collision could have on the windscreen/ windshield of a car. This also emphasizes the importance of correctly fitted windscreens and the need to ensure that only quality windscreens are used!

The proper manufacturing and correct fitting of windscreens are important factors to keep the passengers of a motor vehicle safe, says Bernice Bailey, marketing director of the PG Group.

Bailey warns that inferior, ill fitting windscreens will pop out in an accident situation and put passengers at risk of being flung out of the vehicle. It can aggravate injuries and increase the possibility that the vehicle roll over them and crush them in the process.

“Shatterprufe windscreens, manufactured by the PG Group inSouth Africawith the utmost precision, and using only the best materials can save your life in these circumstances. Indeed, it saves lives regularly in accidents on SA roads.”

Bailey said the PG Group is committed to the promotion of road safety inSouth Africaand pointed out a number of other disparities between inferior windscreens and Shatterprufe.

Virgin vinyl only

Some non-original equipment (non-OE) manufacturers use recycled vinyl to bind the two glass components of a windscreen or use sub-standard glass specifications. In an accident situation, occupant’s heads can penetrate the windscreen resulting in severe lacerations to the face and head.  Shatterprufe® only uses virgin vinyl and manufacturers according to SABS and original equipment (OE) glass specifications.

— Ill fitting windscreens can also pop out on impact.  This results in the airbag flying out of the window causing the passenger being crushed against the dashboard.  Shatterprufe® provides a solid area for the airbag to deploy effectively thus protecting the occupants of the vehicle from serious injury.

— Shatterprufe® windscreens and correct fitment ensure that windscreens stay in place, which prevents the roof from caving in. This safety feature assists to prevent occupants in the vehicle from being crushed. Shatterprufe® provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s strength.

No distortion

Inferior, non-OE windscreens often are distorted, which causes eye fatigue whilst driving. Driving with a distorted windscreen during the day or night can cause optical distortion – causing objects to look closer or further away from you. Shatterprufe® windscreens are rigorously tested against distortions.

— Bailey confirmed that Shatterfrufe® and PG Glass would continue its ongoing commitment to, and education of the public regarding road safety.

Shatterprufe and PG Glass are both divisions of the PG Group.

[Photos from Emer-G-Med]

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Road Safety and Your Windscreen

SHATTERPRUFE WINS TWO MERIT AWARDS AT 2012 EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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Waters Conference Centre, Shatterprufe was awarded two Merit Awards in the Corporate Category, one Environmental Award and one Innovation Award.

The Awards are organized by Exporters Club of the Eastern Cape and this year was the 32nd Awards Ceremony.  The awards recognize companies who have excelled in terms of exports over the past year.  Shatterprufe was the overall winner in 2010 and last year won a Merit Award for Environmental awareness.  This year’s achievement means that Shatterprufe has now been recognized by the Exporters Club for three consecutive years.  The overall winner this year was Eberspacher.

The Environmental Merit Award was presented to Shatterprufe in recognition of efforts to save water at both Struandale and Neave and the Innovation Merit Award for Shatterprufe’s process improvements on Struandale’s doors glass stream.  In handing out the Awards the Exporters Club noted how Shatterprufe had implemented many initiatives to conserve water, specifically the tanks at Struandale and the cisterns at Neave.  They also noted how at Struandale Shatterprufe had used the improvements in cycle time on the CSF along with other initiatives to build export stocks in order to improve our Export delivery performance.

Being recognized for our environmental and process innovation efforts is a major achievement for Shatterprufe and one that we can certainly all be proud of.  

Thank you to everyone at Shatterprufe, for your contribution towards us achieving this Award.

STEVEN LURIE
SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

 

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Make sure your windscreen is fitted correctly!!

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Posted by jonckie in November 25th 2011

A windscreen is either fitted right or wrong – there is no path down the middle! As we head towards the December Holidays it is important to check that your windscreen is correctly fitted and that it is the genuine Shatterprufe windscreen.

We would like to share the above informative clip from Springbok legends and commentators Kobus Wiese and Ashwin Willemse!

Six Shatterprufe® facts that could save your life

1.   Shatterprufe® enables the airbag system to function effectively

Inferior, ill fitting windscreens pop out on impact.  This results in the airbag flying out of the window resulting in the passenger being crushed against the dashboard.  Shatterprufe® provides a solid area for the airbag to deploy effectively thus protecting the occupants of the vehicle from serious injury.

2.   Shatterprufe® prevents projectile objects from penetrating the windscreen

Shatterprufe® uses original equipment specifications when it comes to glass thickness and quality.  Shatterprufe® also only uses virgin vinyl – beware of windscreens containing recycled vinyl. Recycling and using recycled goods may be the “green” thing to do – but not when your life is at risk.

3.   Shatterprufe® prevents the vehicles roof from caving in

Inferior windscreens will pop out in an accident situation.  Shatterprufe® windscreens are designed to say in place, which prevents the roof from caving in.  This safety feature assists to prevent occupants in the vehicle from being crushed. Shatterprufe® provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s strength.

4.   Shatterprufe® keeps passengers in the vehicle in the event of an accident

Inferior, ill fitting windscreens will pop out in an accident situation.  Passengers are then at risk of being flung out of the vehicle, having the vehicle roll over them and crushing them in the process.

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