Johan Palmers, Bekaert - Qepler Summits And Conferences

Johan Palmers

Global Product Market Manager
Gent, Belgium
Steel wire transformation and coatings -

Johan Palmers has a background of Materials Engineer and is worldwide responsible for the supply of heat separation materials used in automotive glass bending.

He obtained his Materials Engineering degree in 1991 at the Materials Department (MTM) of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

In his previous career he was involved in wear resistant ceramic coatings used for tools, components and automotive parts.

Today he is strategic and commercial in charge at Bekintex (division of Bekaert), which is the world leader in the development, manufacturing and supply of high temperature resistant stainless textiles towards all global car glass manufacturers.

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Automotive Glazing
Summit 2019

Get valuable insights into the complexity of automotive glazing advanced materials, design and applications.
  • 27 Mar 2019
  • Berlin, DE
  • Automotive
Day 1: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
CASE STUDY: Technological aspects of glass bending highly functional windshields.
  • Windshields are subject to multiple evolutions as HUD and other added functionalities.
  • The specifications set by OEM for car glass become more stringent.
  • Optical inspections systems are more and more integrated in glass production.
  • Heat resistant separation materials are used to avoid scratches and deformations while bending.
  • A correct understanding and use can help to produce windshields within specification.
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