Air-Craftglass and AGC Glass Europe join forces

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Chemically strengthened thin glass from AGC Glass Europe (AGC) will be used by Air-Craftglass in its products for the aviation market.

“AGC is part of the Asahi Glass Company group, a global market leader in both the building and automotive glass markets,” said Patrick van Bortel, director for new business development at AGC Glass Europe. “We look forward to working with Air-Craftglass to build a strong presence in the aircraft glass niche market by combining our experience and products and Air-Craftglass’s unique product and market know-how.”

“The supply of glass by the largest glass manufacturer in the world will be a major breakthrough for the market acceptance of glass products in the aviation industry,” said Frans van Hapert, CEO of Air-Craftglass. “In addition to excellent quality, we will be able to immediately guarantee customers access to AGC’s products and to satisfy current demand and the strong future demand we anticipate.”

Air-Craftglass began operating in March 2016 and has patented its laminating techniques. Its fully certifiable real glass products for the aviation industry include mirrors, transparent glass and its Natural Collection. The complete range is created to meet or exceed safety requirements including the recent EASA and FAA CS-25 Amendment 25/19 for glass applications. As well as being shortlisted for the 2017 Crystal Cabin Awards, recent award nominations include the German Design Awards and the International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

September 28, 2017

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