AGC patterned glass now Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold


As of January this year, AGC Glass Europe is the first glass manufacturer to have received Cradle to Cradle certifiedTM* Gold for its range of patterned glass. In this latest accomplishment of a certification process begun in 2010, AGC now has the honour of being the only manufacturer to offer such a wide portfolio of products under the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Products Program with no fewer than 6 product ranges now being certified.

Largest portfolio of certified products
AGC has already obtained Silver Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM for its float glass and its magnetron coated glass, and Bronze for its range of decorative products (Mirox MNGE, Lacobel, Matelac, Lacobel T and Matelac T, and Matelux), its laminated glass (Stratobel and Stratophone) and its insulating glass (Thermobel and iplus/ipasol Insulating Glazing).

The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Products Program recognises the overall sustainability of products throughout their life cycle.AGC patterned glass products (Imagin, Imagin Sandblasted, Imagin Wired and Oltreluce) have obtained Platinum standard  for material health and Gold for the five other criteria taken into account in this certification.

This new accreditation is the latest step in AGC's policy of sustainable development, aimed at constantly raising the environmental performance of its products and of its production plant.

* Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.



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AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and solar power applications. It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 16,000 employees.

More information on www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.agc-yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry) and www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry).