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Asahi Glass to boost LCD glass substrate output

Asahi Glass Co. announced in July that it will increase production of glass substrates for LCDs. The manufacturer is to install production equipment at its Kansai plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture,…

Asahi Glass Co. announced in July that it will increase production of glass substrates for LCDs. The manufacturer is to install production equipment at its Kansai plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, by October 2003. Asahi Glass will also bolster subsidiary capacities for substrate polishing processes in Taiwan. Overall investments will come to JPY 17 billion, of which JPY 12 billion will be invested in the Kansai plant. The investments will boost annual substrate production capacity, including that of the manufacturer“s plant in Yokohama, from 6 million sq. m. to 10 million sq. m.. Asahi Glass anticipates rising demand for the substrates on growing demand for LCDs for use in products such as notebook computers and televisions.

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