The player and official benches at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013™ football tournament in Brazil will have glass roofs made of AGC’s Dragontrail, a high-performance, flexible and highly scratch-resistant glass.
AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals, ceramics and high-tech materials, will provide the world’s first glass roofs for player and official benches at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013™ football tournament in Brazil 15-30 June.
The roofs incorporate AGC’s Dragontrail™ cover glass technology, the same used in smartphone, tablet and television displays. They will be used at all matches of the 16-game tournament, a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
Composition includes three layers of Dragontrail, a high-performance, flexible and highly scratch-resistant glass. For this outdoor application, the glass is resistant to deformation, discoloration and deterioration, remaining clear and transparent over a long period of time to ensure the best-possible visual experience for spectators.
To develop its new glass roof, AGC successfully adapted high-performance glass by synthesizing the company’s technological expertise in automotive, construction and electronic-display glass solutions.
In October last year, AGC was named a 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Branded Licensee as the first B-to-B company to market the “Official Licensed Glass Roof of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Player Benches” for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Moreover, the company is also constructing its first glass manufacturing facility in South America, which will begin operating later this year in Sao Paulo State, Brazil.