Updated worldwide glass market study 2019 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2019.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

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Contact Info

Address AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd.
4-1-23, Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0014
Country Japan
Phone 0081 3 54429177
Fax 0081 3 54429192
Email Get in contact with AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Internet www.agcc.jp
Year founded 1903

Contact Persons

Contact 1. Akinobu Shimao
President and CEO
Contact 2. Akira Nishida
Contact 3. Masuro Ota
General Manager Glass Industry Division
Contact 4. Ryouta Tejima
Contact 5. Ken Watanabe

Products or Machinery

Utilizing our knowledge accumulated over decades using "Global Technology Leadership", AGC Ceramics offers 5 solutions that match each life-stage of glass melting furnaces.
Global technology leadership
1)  Knowledge of refractories.
2)  Selection and supplying of the most suitable refractory.
3)  Knowledge of glass melting technologies.
4)  Knowledge and understanding of operation and maintenance of glass melting furnaces.
5)  Defect-analyzing technology of glass melting furnaces and knowledge of detecting the emergence of defects.
6)  Melting simulation analysis technology within the glass melting furnaces.


Company Background / History

1916     Production of bonded refractories began in Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Amagasaki Plant.
1932     Japan´s first fused cast refractories began in Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Amagasaki Plant.
1969     Purchased the New installation method for monolithic refractories division from NKK Corp. and started intensive production of fused/bonded/New installation method for monolithic refractories in Takasago plant
1983     Production of fine ceramics began in Takasago plant.
1991     Established Asahi Furnace Systems Co., Ltd.
Purchased Plibrico Japan Co., Ltd
1993     Established Zibo Asahi Glass Fused Materials Co., Ltd. (Shandong, China).
1996     Obtained ISO 9001 certification.
1999     Obtained ISO 14001 certification.
2000     Established Zibo Asahi Glass Alumina Materials Co., Ltd. (Shandong, China).
2002     Asahi Glass Company´s ceramics division and Asahi Furnace Systems Co., Ltd. merged and became Asahi Glass Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Established Shanghai Asahi Furnace Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.(Shanghai China).
Acquired capital in Zibo GT Industrial Ceramics Co., Ltd. (Shandong, China).
2007     Asahi Glass Ceramics changed the company name to AGC Ceramics.
2011     Established Yixing AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd.(Jiangsu, China).
2013     Established AGC Ceramics Singapole Pte.Ltd.

The history of the Asahi Glass Company is a history of diversification. The company, which began as a sheet glass manufacturer, is now expanding the technological envelope on four fronts: glass, chemicals, ceramics and electronics.

Asahi Glass manufactures products for almost every field of industry including construction, transportation, telecommunications, medicine and environmental protection, as well as for consumer use. In search of further progress, our newest developments overcome the barriers between different fields. We combine products and technologies and blend previously distinct product categories, creating entirely new businesses.

We are moving towards a future where product planning, technology development, production and marketing are integrated into a single flexible and environmentally sustainable process.