Russia has mastered a unique, low-cost technology for manufacturing glass for transport, including trains and fighter aircraft.
This was stated by the head of the research laboratory sector of the enterprise, Dmitry Chechin, who added that, in addition to Russia, several countries in Europe, as well as the USA and China, have the technology to create glasses with a minimal degree of optical distortion.
“Our difference is that we know how to make glazing products from monolithic polycarbonate sheets. All other countries do this using injection molding, which is very expensive and labor-intensive,” said Chechin.
Sheet monolithic polycarbonate is used to create, among other things, a glazing element for the Russian fifth-generation fighter Su-57.
Chechin added that the cost of creating glass using new methods is much cheaper than using older technologies.