AGC Glass Europe will create a glass range with a reduced carbon footprint, to be launched by the end of 2022.

Following advanced testing and successful production trials, the company will be producing a new low-carbon glass range, with the possibility of delivering the first orders by the end of 2022.

Further details of the range will be provided at a press conference at glasstec 2022 in Düsseldorf in September.

The implementation of combined measures at several recently upgraded furnaces has made it possible to reduce the carbon footprint of part of the group’s production.

Davide Cappellino, President of AGC Architectural Glass Europe & Americas Company, said: “I am very proud to announce that, with our continued progress in decarbonisation, AGC will launch its first low-carbon glass product range by the end of 2022. This represents a key milestone in our roadmap to carbon neutrality.”

AGC has already announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 and its interim target to reduce direct and indirect CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030*.

The roadmap includes many actions for the coming years, based on an integrated approach – from research and development, sourcing and production, moving through the entire supply chain and transportation, and closing the loop according to the Cradle to Cradle approach.

The company will focus on switching to new key technologies, sustainable raw materials, alternative energies and increased glass recycling to avoid process-related and indirect emissions.

(*) Emissions scope 1, 2 and 3 compared to 2019.