AGC Glass Europe this week revealed plans for a new glass range with a reduced carbon footprint, with the possibility of first orders ready by the end of 2022.
The manufacturer is focusing on switching to new key technologies, sustainable raw materials, alternative energies and increased glass recycling to avoid process-related as well as indirect emissions, the company said.
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*
A combination of measures at a number of recently upgraded furnaces has made it possible to reduce the carbon footprint of part of the group’s production.
“Achieving carbon neutrality requires a holistic transformation of our glass production,” said Davide Cappellino, pictured, president of AGC Architectural Glass Europe & Americas Company.
“This ranges from sourcing and using sustainable raw materials and increasing cullet content, to the way the glass is melted using new technologies, alternative energies and a growing share of renewable electricity – without overlooking the design and use of our products to optimise the climate benefits they bring during their lifetime.”
“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,” Davide Cappellino. “This represents a key milestone in our roadmap to carbon neutrality.”
Further details of the new range will be revealed during glasstec 2022 in Düsseldorf in September.