AGC presents a new service for architects and investors: Coating on Demand
AGC’s new Coating on Demand (CoD) service allows architects to develop unique coated glass products for facades and windows tailored precisely to their needs. A prototype product can be manufactured during a one-day development session in Germany. The technical specifications and optical properties are individually defined. The service is powered by AGC’s virtual prototyping software, capable of delivering a true representation of coated glass in its environment and under various climate conditions, based on all the physical values of the glazing. Customers can fine-tune light transmission, reflection and glass colour to find the perfect solution for their project. Once all the technical characteristics and aesthetic features have been defined, the programme runs a feasibility check and, where necessary, optimises the configuration. The first physical glass samples are then produced directly at AGC Interpane's Plattling plant in the afternoon. In addition to custom coatings, CoD delivers another key benefit: slashing the time clients need to select the right product down to just one day. The end result is a unique product that an architect and investor can use to create their own iconic building, as AGC will not use the same solution for any other project anywhere in the world. "Buildings featuring glass facades created using Coating on Demand are like uniquely coloured cars that nobody else in the world can get. The service focuses on ambitious projects by the world's leading architecture firms, with glasstailor-made by AGC ", says Gregor Ranner, Managing Director of Interpane Plattling and Lauenförde.
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.