Now available: Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass

With a view to meeting growing market demand and reducing the environmental impact of its production processes in line with its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, AGC Glass Europe launched its Low-Carbon Glass range in 2022. Today,  the company announces the launch of Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass, its new fire-resistant glass product featuring significantly reduced embodied carbon1.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions when producing Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass, a holistic approach is applied across the entire value chain. Not only is the recycled content2 of Low-Carbon Glass above 50%, but it is produced with sustainably sourced raw materials in highly efficient melting furnaces with electro-boosting and renewable energy. Moreover, transport between AGC Group sites for finishing processes has been optimised.

Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass delivers the same aesthetics, quality, technical performance and fire-resistant properties as AGC’s standard Pyrobel.

Developing sustainable buildings with EPD-certified products

AGC has a large portfolio of products featuring third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Pyrobel’s environmental performance has been available in a third-party verified EPD since 2018 and Pyrobel delivers best-in-class results in terms of Global Warming Potential. For example, the embodied carbon of Pyrobel 16 is 60.5 kgCO2eq/m², while that of Pyrobel 25 is 98.1 kgCO2eq/m². 

Today, Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass combines the performance of AGC’s Low-Carbon Glass (verified EPD published in May 2024), the use of green electricity and the optimisation of the manufacturing process to achieve a 45 to 50% reduction in embodied carbon compared to standard Pyrobel3. The verified EPD for Low-Carbon Pyrobel Glass will be issued within the next few months after third-party verification. 

Professionals can use these EPD documents to help them make informed choices when developing more sustainable buildings having lower environmental impacts. 


To know more on Low-Carbon Pyrobel :


  1. Currently available: Pyrobelite 10, Pyrobel 16, Pyrobel 25. Other compositions will be available at a later stage.
  2. Calculated according to ISO 14021:2016, excluding internal cullet
  3. Global Warming Potential (GWP) of standard Pyrobel version from third-party verified EPDs has been compared with the GWP estimations for the same Pyrobel products using Low-Carbon Planibel as substrates and renewable energy. Those GWP estimations has been calculated using Life Cycle Assessment models, production data and data from Planibel Low-Carbon EPD. 

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Andrea Marston 
Sales and Marketing Manager
Fire Resistant Glass
UK and Ireland.


Bernard Deloge
Sales & Marketing Manager 
Fire Resistant Glass
Scandinavia, Switzerland, USA

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and other industrial sectors (transport, solar power and high-tech). It is the European branch of AGC, a world leader in flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe and employs around 13,000 employees.

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