AGC celebrates 90 years in Mol

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AGC held an official ceremony attended by Employment minister Monica De Coninck and numerous other prominent people to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its glass factory in Mol, Belgium.

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AGC’s 90 years in Mol, Belgium, were celebrated during an official ceremony
The AGC glass factory in Mol, Belgium, celebrated its 90th anniversary on 1 June 2012. The occasion was marked by an official ceremony attended by Employment minister Monica De Coninck and numerous other prominent people. The factory was opened in 1922 and quickly developed into a specialist facility for making high-quality glass. Today Mol continues to innovate, offering products that meet the most stringent requirements for comfort, safety and the environment. A powerful illustration of this forward-oriented thinking is the production of glass for the Tesla, the electric car of the future.
AGC in Mol has always been an innovation leader, thanks to a mix of people, expertise and technology. Already in 1948 Mol showed its innovative strength with the production of Thermopane, the first double-glazing, which represented a breakthrough in building insulation.
Today the plant responds to the growing demand for new materials and the need to use less inputs. One example of this is the super-thin high-quality flat glass with a thickness of 0.5mm – no thicker than a sheet of paper – used mainly in touchscreens. AGC in Mol is the only facility in Europe to make and export this product.
Other examples of innovation are clear glass with the highest energy transmission in the world, used for parabolic solar mirrors; glass for energy-saving, quick defrosting windscreens with a triple silver coating, which reduces the weight of the car and lowers consumption and CO2 emissions; and glass ...


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