Glass Run Channels for Sliding Windows
Tri-Pile is comprised of three rows of pile on a plastic coated textile backing. The backing is scored so that it can be shaped into a “U” and placed in a metal or plastic glass run channel.
Compared to conventional glass runs, Tri-Pile offers important new design and cost reduction possibilities for sliding windows. Because it is thinner than rubber extrusions, Tri-Pile will fit in a narrower channel, allowing weight reduction and cost saving in the channel design.
Windows can now be set semi-flush (within 3mm) of the outside of the vehicle for a sleeker look, aerodynamic efficiency, and reduced wind noise. For some existing vehicle designs only slight modification of metalwork is required for this flush glass look.