AGC begins mass production of 3D curved cover glass
AGC has announced that its has started mass production of 3D curved cover glass for car-mounted displays for the first time in the world.
AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, has announced that it has started mass production of 3D curved cover glass for car-mounted displays at its Keihin Plant (Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture) for the first time in the world.
The company also decided to boost production capacity to respond to increasing demand for its product.
AGC Group’s car-mounted display cover glass accentuates the sense of luxury and design of car interiors. Its anti-reflective surface treatment offers a number of benefits that include improved visibility and operability, which has led to its increasing adoption as the choice material for car navigation systems and information panels. AGC’s subsidiary, AGC Display Glass Yonezawa Co., Ltd. (ADY), began production of the flat-surfaced version of the product in 2013 on a dedicated production line, and was prompted to increase production capacity in April 2016 in order to meet overwhelming demand for the product.
This new curved cover glass is surface-treated using AGC Group’s proprietary technology, a process that includes chemical strengthening treatment, optical thin-film coating, and surface printing. The finished product brings vehicle interiors to a new level of sophistication. The trend of in-vehicle displays that offer larger and curved surfaces is expected to continue in years to come. In response to this, AGC’s Keihin Plant will boost its production capacity of curved cover glass for car-mounted displays. The AGC Group is committed to solidifying its position as the leading manufacturer of car-mounted display cover glass by swiftly setting up a supply system capable of meeting ever-diversifying needs.
Under its AGC plus management policy, the AGC Group has made a commitment to create products that add various pluses for stakeholders. Pluses for society include ‘safety’, ‘security’, and ‘comfort’, while pluses for customers include ‘new value’ and ‘functionality’. As a pioneer of car-mounted display cover glass, the AGC Group is dedicated to pursuing technological innovations that allow it to continue providing products that add new value and exceed customers’ expectations.