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National Windscreens cuts drive away time to 30 minutes with new adhesive

National Windscreens has cut its drive away time after windscreen replacement to 30 minutes with the help of a Thatcham-approved adhesive.

Man using adhesive to fix in new windscreen

The Dow adhesive has been certified for use by Thatcham Research.

The company is using BETASEAL 1580 glass bonding adhesive from Dow Automotive Systems at all of its 108 ADAS centres to provide peace of mind and help get customers back on the road quicker.

Pete Marsden, managing director for National Windscreens, said: “Safety is of paramount importance when replacing a windscreen. BETASEAL 1580 adhesive, when used correctly, allows a car body to be at least as strong after glass replacement as it was on the day it left the factory. In today’s vehicles, as much as 40% of the structural integrity is derived from the glass so it is vital that the best possible adhesive is used when installing replacements.

“The fact this adhesive has been approved by Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ automotive research centre also informed our decision to use this adhesive at our UK-wide network of fitting centres, supporting our commitment to always put motorists’ safety first.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.