AGC and Citrine Informatics collaborate to develop new glass technology

Mol plant (float glass, automotive coated glass, thin glass): thin glass production - Photographer: Emmanuel Crooÿ, © AGC Glass Europe

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass, and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of next-generation glass. Citrine Informatics is a technology platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled product value.

AGC’s ultra-thin and highly resistant tech glass for displays, used in automotive and communication applications – © AGC Glass Europe
Mol plant (float glass, automotive coated glass, thin glass): quality control of the float glass – Photographer: Emmanuel Crooÿ, © AGC Glass Europe

There is currently high global demand for optimizing optical and mechanical properties for strong scratch and abrasion-resistant glass in the automotive and communication industries. The purpose of the collaboration is to look for innovative solutions to meet this ever-higher glass performance demand faster than ever before.

AGC is providing experimental data to build proprietary AI models using the Citrine platform and is iteratively testing the newly suggested materials.  The models are improved by Citrine through this sequential learning process, which targets the identification of the best process conditions to reach high-performance glass materials.

”The future of materials development depends on speed. Developing these high performance materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing, and using materials data to harness the power of AI,” said Marc Van Den Neste, CTO of the Building & Industrial Glass Company from AGC. “Artificial Intelligence is expected to dramatically change how the scientists design experiments or value data, leading to breakthrough results.”

Mol plant (float glass, automotive coated glass, thin glass): automatic quality control of extra-thin glass – Photographer: Emmanuel Crooÿ, © AGC Glass Europe

“AI-driven materials development is the future of the materials industry and we are honored to be working with AGC,” said Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics. “The companies who are first to invest in this technology such as AGC, will reap tremendous market rewards.”