Ceramic Industry News / Glass / Resource Management

AGC’s Brazil Plant Starts Glass Production

October 24, 2013

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced it has started production of architectural glass at its industrial glass complex in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo State. Construction of the plant began in November 2011 with an investment of approximately ¥40 billion ($407 million). It is reportedly now ready for mass production of architectural glass, mirrors and automotive glass.

The plant is expected to produce 220,000 tons of float glass per year, process automotive glass for 500,000 vehicles and manufacture quality mirrors for the Brazilian market. It will reportedly create 500 jobs by 2016.

“I am delighted to announce that the AGC Group’s technology, quality and services are now being offered in the Brazilian market,” said Davide Cappellino, president of AGC Glass Brazil. “Our new glass plant is the greenest manufacturing facility in South America. State-of-the-art green technologies include waste gas treatment, energy-saving and water resource-saving features. In addition to reducing environmental load during the production process, the glass products we are planning to offer also aim at enhancing environmental conservation, such as the heat-reflecting glass for energy-efficient air-conditioning use and copper/lead-free mirror to name a few.”

For more information, visit www.agc.com.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail innovative advanced ceramic and glass materials and technologies.


Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts


Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40