New standard approved for aftermarket auto glass
“The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Technical Committee has approved the CAPA 801 Standard for the certification of automotive glass. The standard—which CAPA describes as the first in the industry for independently produced aftermarket glass—currently applies to windshields but may be expanded to include side and rear windows in the future. The standard contains requirements for materials, dimension and appearance. CAPA is an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts.”
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According to the standard, considerations regarding ADAS technology and visibility (such as clarity) and fit needed to be addressed. This new standard aims to help with compliance when dealing with this new and growing trend in the auto glass industry. It should also be noted that no new regulations regarding glass installation were changed or added.
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