Engineering & Manufacturing


PPD has the unique ability to engineer and manufacture the encapsulation of any type of glass or “glazing”. Systems may range from the complex articulating power sliders or simple non-moving static modules. Our capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Tempered Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Chemically Toughened Glass
  • Glass packs with spacers
  • Tinted/Solar control Glass
  • Hydrophobic/Hydrophilic Glass
  • Changeable tint/Smart glass
  • Ballistic Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Ultrathin Glass

The glass encapsulation process can be easily defined as: A polymeric material that is injected around a glass (or plastic glazing) insert, as it is suspended in a mold. The encapsulation process can be utilized on any type of glass such as: tempered, laminated, insulated, changeable, coated, and many other types. The benefits of the encapsulation process are numerous and listed below.

  1. Edge protection, the weakest point in any glass, is the edge itself. The edges are typically encapsulated which will inherently enhance the breakage resistance.
  2. Variable cross section geometry for complex or simple assemblies.
  3. Water tight sealing characteristics.
  4. Inclusion of hardware such as: brackets, barrel nuts, studs, fasteners, wiring terminations, sensors, and decorative trim ornamentation.
  5. Different surface finishes and colors as well as tactile surfaces to match mating surfaces.
  6. Close dimensional tolerances can be consistently achieved when compared to post applied hardware assembly applications.

PPD has the unique ability to engineer and manufacture the encapsulation of any type of glass or glazing

PPD has been developing programs and encapsulating glass for over 20 years with a core group of dedicated seasoned professionals. Our engineering and manufacturing teams experience spans more than 70 years combined. We have completed engineering evaluations and reverse engineered over 1,500 unique products for many different industries. With this wide range of products and experience, we truly believe we have solutions to all of our customer’s needs.