AGC Flat Glass Italia officially inaugurates new float line at its Cuneo plant

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After some months of renovation work, a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around EUR 25 million, AGC Flat Glass Italia has officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo, northern Italy.

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AGC Flat Glass Italia officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo on 3 November
AGC Flat Glass Italia officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo on 3 November with an opening ceremony attended by the AGC Group President and CEO, Takuya Shimamura, the Regional President - Building & Industrial Glass Europe, Philippe Bastien, representatives of the local authorities and the press.
After a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around EUR 25 million, the new float presents high-end technologies that will enhance the plant's productivity and its environmental impact in addition to improving the performance of the existing product ranges produced in Cuneo. 
During the summer, renovation work was carried out on the Cuneo plant using the most innovative design techniques. The upgraded float line will significantly increase the plant capacity, reducing energy consumption by 25%, with a corresponding positive impact on its performance and product quality. Lower energy consumption also means a remarkable reduction in atmospheric emissions, with 50% less CO (carbon monoxide), 14% less CO2 (carbon dioxide) and 30% less NOx (nitrogen oxides).
The Cuneo site manufactures a wide range of products in various thicknesses, from 3 to 25 millimetres. Besides clear float, the site now also produces the renewed Planibel Linea Azzurra range, a float glass made solely in this plant. Available in thicknesses from 8 to 25 mm, this special glass has a slightly bluish tint. It is made from nickel-free materials without any inclusions, yielding a unique...
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