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2010-11-01 11:01:00

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- JN Phillips Auto Glass today unveiled a program to address the massive amount of windshields that end up in landfills each year. Called "GreenShield(SM)", the program is JN Phillips' commitment to responsibly recycle 100 percent of the windshields the company replaces. GreenShield is the first large-scale effort by any retailer/installer to recycle and reduce the impact of consumer windshields at the end of their useful lives. In the United...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) LLC, a world leading supplier of automotive glass and services, will expand in Europe with the construction of a new automotive glass manufacturing facility in Sroda Slaska, near Wroclaw, Poland, to provide value-added products to its European customers. The new facility's manufacturing focus will be on high-technology, high-content windshields with full surface control that meet the needs of the European premium vehicle...

2010-08-03 10:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PGW LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and Xinyi Automobile Parts (Wuhu) Co. Ltd. have entered into discussions relating to the potential formation of a joint venture company, or other cooperative effort. The effort could result in the manufacture of automotive glass products to serve automotive manufacturers in China and for the export of such products from China to global OEM markets. As a subsidiary of Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd., Xinyi...

2010-06-08 14:59:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal-Mogul Corporation's (Nasdaq: FDML) Bayonet Connection System for flat blade wipers has emerged as the choice in premium wiper blade technology. The innovative flat blade system enables vehicle manufacturers to deliver a superior wiping solution that is extremely effective and easily installed by automotive professionals and consumers alike. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100608/DE17793 ) (Photo:...

2010-05-26 07:00:00

TRINIDAD, Colo., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Glass Exchange is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Road Guardian Corporation of Norridgewock, Maine. Prior to the acquisition the National Glass Exchange had exclusive sales and marketing rights for the company's windshield replacement contract program. "Road Guardian has written thousands of contracts over a number of years and enjoys an impeccable reputation in the market with both consumers and vendors," stated National...

2010-03-18 13:26:00

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fog, rain and darkness can create a number of potential dangers for drivers. Now, a new technology is being developed that will some day help drivers navigate through hazardous road conditions. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=_T6zvlSqejdu6lEXmbsMAzd3hqJAvWhg The Enhanced Vision System, being developed by General Motors, involves night vision, navigation and camera-based sensors that transform windshields into...

2010-01-14 17:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced the introduction of its Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic product for automotive head up display (HUD) windshield applications. This next-generation technology provides significant weight saving benefits to automakers while delivering hi-tech display and acoustic comfort to consumers. The HUD console...

2009-09-15 01:00:00

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has perfected a windshield wiper system that distributes the washer fluid evenly along the entire length of the blade, representing a major innovation in wiping systems. The AquaBlade(R) System improves driving safety with more homogenous wiping that does not interrupt visibility, since the fluid is completely invisible and is wiped away immediately. Traditional wiper systems spray the washer fluid from the engine compartment...

2009-09-15 01:00:00

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has developed three innovative detection systems combining camera, sensor and radar technologies, which significantly enhance road safety and give the driver complete peace of mind. Safety is significantly improved if the driver is not surprised by the appearance of a hazard in the vehicle's immediate environment, especially during delicate parking maneuvers or when driving in conditions of poor visibility. The multi-camera...

2009-08-24 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), is continuing its quest to make cars smarter, safer and more convenient through the development and packaging of advanced camera and sensor technologies. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/DE65093 ) "Giving a vehicle the capability of seeing the road, the environment and the lighting conditions under which a driver is operating can be incredibly powerful," said Martin Thoone,...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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