Gentex opens new aerospace opportunities with technology from recent acquisition
ZEELAND — A recent acquisition by Gentex Corp. will allow the Zeeland-based company to expand on its offerings to the aerospace industry.
Gentex — best known as a supplier of automatic dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry — has purchased a new technology to create lightweight, ultra-thin glass that is used for aircraft cabin partitions, mirrors and wood veneer applications.
The company already supplies the aerospace industry with electronically dimmable windows that darken on demand to dim the sunlight while allowing passengers to see out.
Gentex (Nasdaq: GNTX) officials say the company plans to use the technology for a variety of applications, including glass dust panels, class dividers and mirrors for cabins, galleys and lavatories.
“This new laminating technology complements our expertise in glass processing…