BRAZIL – AGC’s Brazil Plant Starts Glass Production

AGC’s new glass plant in Brazil has started production of glass at the industrial glass complex in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo State, Brazil. AGC Glass Brazil will now produce architectural glass, mirrors and automotive glass, according to company officials.

The plant it expected to produce 220,000 tons of float glass per year, process automotive glass for 500,000 vehicles and manufacturer mirrors for the Brazilian market. The new plant is slated to 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,” says Davide Cappellino, president of AGC Glass Brazil.

“State-of-the-art green technologies include waste gas treatment, energy-saving and water resource-saving features,” he adds. “In addition to reducing environment load during the production process, the glass products we are planning to offer also aim at enhancing environmental conservation, such as heat-reflecting glass for energy-efficient air-conditioning use and copper/lead-free mirror to name a few.”

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