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Monday, April 15 2019 - 15:00
AGC Group's Indonesian Company, PT Asahimas Flat Glass, Starts Commercial Production of High Value-added Products at Cikampek Plant
TOKYO, Apr. 15, 2019 /Kyodo JBN-Asianet /--

AGC Inc. announced on April 15 that the AGC group's Indonesian unit, PT 
Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (AMG) (*1), began operating a mirror line at its 
Cikampek plant in the first quarter 2019 following the launch of its new float 
furnace and mass production on its new magnetron sputtering coater in the third 
quarter of 2018, marking another milestone in AGC's glass footprints in Asia.

With the integrated, state-of-the-art float glass furnace, magnetron coating 
line and mirror line, AMG offers a single source for a wide variety of 
specialty glass products and solutions catering to different market needs 
across the Asia-Pacific region.


The new magnetron coater with cutting-edge AGC-Interpane Europe technology is 
capable of delivering excellent products of solar control, high performance and 
spectrally selective glass in jumbo size up to 6 meters. A series of 
high-performance coatings, T-Sunlux and Stopray targeted at residential and 
commercial segments for Asia-Pacific markets is launched progressively. 

T-Sunlux, a temperable magnetron-coated glass, has a durable coating that is 
able to go through tempering without compromising on its appearance. The 
T-Sunlux coating presents good performance to block heat when there is 
excessive solar heat. With the ability to be used in both annealed and tempered 
versions, with a long shelf life, it provides glass processors with the 
flexibility to cater to project needs by just stocking one single product. 

Stopray, high-performance magnetron-coated glass, gives excellent selectivity 
with a neutral appearance. It offers improved balance between visible light 
transmittance, solar control and enhanced U-values, thereby delivering maximum 
energy savings that meet or exceed energy code requirements. Always used in 
double or triple glazing, its performance is optimized and suits tropical and 
cold climates.

The new mirror line is a big step for AMG as it enhances its product lineup 
with the launch of Mirox MNGE (Mirox New Generation Ecological Mirrors), 
manufactured with patented AGC Europe technology and the same optimum levels of 
quality and service.

Mirox MNGE stands out for its copper-free metal coating, very low-level lead 
paints and its high resistance to corrosion. With the ecology of Mirox MNGE, 
end users are assurred of low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)(*2) 
and formaldehyde emissions from the mirror. With Mirox MNGE being launched with 
product warranty and attaining Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) 
certification, it presents end users with greater benefits (i.e. enhance indoor 
air quality, improve their health and well-being).

Customers in the Asia-Pacific region can look forward to a comprehensive range 
of both pyrolytic and magnetron-coated products and ecological interior glass, 
allowing architects and glass customers to combine creativity, aesthetics and 
facade technology, while fulfilling today's energy regulations and green 
building trends. 

(*1) PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (AMG) is part of the global AGC group. AMG was 
established as a joint venture in 1973 between Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japanese 
glass manufacturer) and PT Rodamas (an Indonesian distributor of glass and 
related consumer goods).

(*2) VOCs and formaldehyde are some of the sources of indoor air pollutants 
that come from the chemicals released by buildings and products (e.g. paints, 
lacquers, silicon, glue, paint strippers, cleaning materials and pesticides) 
used in them. With high concentration of VOCs, it can cause short- to long-term 
adverse health effects. 

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Source: AGC Inc.