Heat resistant material for automotive glass bending

Heat resistant material for automotive glass bending
Bekaert contact materials for automotive glass bending are based on high quality stainless steel fibers that can be combined with other materials such as PBO, para-aramid and glass fibers. These materials can cover various parts of your hot glass bending system; including male molds, press rings and rollers.

Achieve flawless optical quality

Bekaert cover materials for hot glass bending consists of press cloths, woven fabrics, tapes, felt and quench products, sleeves and ropes. Our products are able to handle gradually increasing temperatures of 700 °C and higher. The material’s high temperature resistance enables the smooth production of windshields, back lites, side lites and sunroofs. Our materials feature excellent corrosion resistance and enable the production of automotive glass with the highest optical quality under the toughest bending conditions.

Boost your hot glass bending process

The quality of our products is ensured by integrated production and the use of high quality materials. We are able to customize the structure, composition and weight of our materials to the life-time, batch size and performance requirements of each furnace type. A more efficient production process means less scrap, more uptime and lower maintenance costs.


  • Resists process temperatures of 700°C and higher
  • Ensures the highest optical quality under the toughest bending conditions
  • Improves productions efficiency
  • Meets the lifetime and batch size of each furnace type


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