AGC BUILDS ON OE EXPERTISE

AGC’s ability to produce the highest quality and widest range of automobile replacement glass is based on the company’s strong OE business.
 

MERCEDES “FUTURE BUS” ON THE ROAD

The self-driving Mercedes Future Bus completed a 20-kilometre test run in Amsterdam last month, navigating its way safely from Schiphol airport to Haarlem.
 

AGC LEADS THE WAY WITH NEW ECO-FRIENDLY VEHICLE REFRIGERANT

Innovation can improve people’s lives in many ways, not least by creating products that reduce the environmental load while making daily life more comfortable.
 

M7, A RECORD CONTRACT FOR AGC’S TRANSPORTATION ACTIVITY

M7 is the name of the future SNCB (Belgian rail company) double deck trains. These trains will be built by a consortium made of Alstom Valenciennes (head motor cars) and Bombardier Bruges (passenger cars), second worldwide train manufacturer. The first trains should be put into service in 2018. A first firm batch of 445 cars will be built up to 2021 and the SNCB has an option of 917 additional cars to be built between 2021 and 2028.
 

TOP-SELLERS TURN TO AGC

Three iconic models star in AGC’s original equipment start of production in June: Renault New Scenic, Mercedes GLC Coupé and Toyota Corolla (Facelift).
 

AGC SPONSORS ADVENTURE, WITH A HUMAN TOUCH

The AGC mission to help improve people’s lives with innovative solutions sometimes goes beyond products. A recent example is the AGC Automotive Replacement Glass (ARG) sponsorship of Huma’Venture – a non-profit organisation that gives volunteers an adventure while at the same time helping deprived children.
 

LEOFLEX™: REDUCING THE WEIGHT OF GLASS

AGC Innovation of the Month for June is Leoflex™, a chemically-strengthened specialty glass with the promise of a big future. Because it is five times stronger than conventional thermally-tempered soda lime glass, it creates the opportunity to produce thinner glass – and therefore glass which is much lighter in weight.
 

COME AND SEE US AT AUTOMECHANIKA!

AGC Automotive Replacement Glass will be at Automechanika in Frankfurt, 13th to 17th September this year. If you visit the fair, we warmly invite you to come and meet us, see some of our latest innovations, and talk to us about your business.
 

TOUGH COORE®: KEEPING OUR CITIES COOL IN SUMMER

With summer approaching, we start to notice the “heat island” effect in our cities: higher street temperatures caused by the absorption of heat from the sun. The problem is that this extra heat encourages the formation of photochemical oxidants, which cause more air pollution. To fight this heat build-up, some cities use heat-shielding material on paved surfaces, although these tend to wear out quickly with the abrasive effect of heavy traffic.

ADAS WILL TRANSFORM ROAD SAFETY …AND THE AUTO GLAZING BUSINESS

Although motorists have taken big steps in recent years to improve road safety, such as using seat belts and not drinking when we drive, the next great leap forward in safer driving is coming from ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems based on sensors, cameras, radar and light detection & ranging technology linked to the on-board computer (see AGC February News: “Meet ADAS…”).