GlobalUpdate  
AGC to Build Second Float Plant  
in Brazil; Repairing Italian Lproixinmateely $27.9 million (25 million  
GC Asahi Glass (AGC) is invest- and abundant natural resources, Brazil  
ing approximately $158.3 million is expected to maintain its economic euros),according to the announcement.  
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(18 billion Japanese yen) in its growth from a medium and long-term  
The refurbishment includes design  
consolidated subsidiary, AGC Glass perspective,” according to a company improvements the company claims“will  
Brazil, to build a second float glass pro- release.“The demand for architectural significantly boost the plant’s capacity  
duction plant in the country’s southeast glass and automotive glass is also pro- and reduce its energy consumption,with  
region.According to the announcement, jected to grow. In such a business envi- a corresponding positive impact on its  
completion of the new plant is scheduled ronment, AGC will enhance its yield and product quality.”  
for the end of 2018 and will increase the production capacity in Brazil to  
Improved environmental perform-  
company’s glass production capacity in 530,000 tons per year, up 310,000 tons ance will make the plant eligible for the  
Brazil to 2.4 times the current level.  
AGC Glass Brazil was established in  
from the current 220,000 tons a year.” energy certification system operated by  
In other float glass news, AGC Glass the Italian government, with subsidies  
Europe plans to carry out the cold re- granted over a five-year period in pro-  
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011 and began operations in 2013.  
With a relatively young population pair of its line in Cuneo (Piedmont, portion to the energy savings achieved,  
of approximately 200 million people Italy).This will be an investment of ap- according to the release. s  
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | May 2016  
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