AGC earns Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver for fire-resistant glass products Pyrobel and Pyrobelite
AGC Glass Europe began its journey towards Cradle to Cradle certification in 20101. Today, AGC confirms its commitment to continuously enhancing the environmental performance of its products by obtaining Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver for its fire-resistant glass products Pyrobel and Pyrobelite2 .
By obtaining the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for fire-resistant glass products, AGC continues to meet its goal of making sustainable glass products. The overall certification level for the Pyrobel and Pyrobelite ranges is Silver, reaching Gold in four of the five categories: Material Reutilisation, Water Stewardship, Renewable Energy & Carbon Management and Social Fairness.
Today, AGC Glass Europe offers the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of Cradle to Cradle Certified glass products at Bronze, Silver and Gold level3 .
European leader in fire-resistant glass
With a full range of fire-resistant glass products and dedicated technical support, AGC is playing an active role in fire protection for people and buildings. Pyrobel(ite) is a range of laminated safety glass delivering effective fire protection for 30 to 180 minutes.
These products comply with all applicable fire safety requirements, standards and guidelines. Pyrobel complies with European classifications E (Integrity), EW (Radiation Control) and EI (Integrity and Insulation)4.
By opting for Pyrobel or Pyrobelite Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver glazings, architects and specifiers can guarantee the sustainability of their projects and earn higher ratings in environmental certification programmes for buildings, such as LEED.
(1) Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
(2) The following products are considered Certified Products within the scope of certification: Pyrobelite 7, Pyrobelite 10, Pyrobelite 12, Pyrobelite 9 EG, Pyrobelite 12 EG, Pyrobel 16, Pyrobel 17N, Pyrobel 25, Pyrobel 30, Pyrobel 53N, Pyrobel 54, Pyrobel 81, Pyrobel 16 EG, Pyrobel 17N EG, Pyrobel 25 EG, Pyrobel 30 EG, Pyrobel 53N EG, Pyrobel 54 EG, Pyrobel 81 EG, Pyrobel 19H, Pyrobel 23H, Pyrobel 28H, Pyrobel 33H.
(3) Bronze: Mirox MNGE mirrors; Stratobel and Stratophone laminated glass; Thermobel and iplus/ipasol – insulating glazing, Thermobel Scena
Silver: Float glass; Magnetron coated glass; Coating on demand & Coating on demand T; Painted glass, acid-etched glass, lead-free mirrors, Pyrobel(ite)
Gold: Patterned glass
(4) E ‘Integrity’ retains flames. EW ‘Integrity and Radiation Limitation’ restricts heat transfer to no more than 15kW/m². EI ‘Integrity and Insulation’ blocks heat transfer.
For more information about AGC's environmental activities, read the company's environmental report at www.agc-glass.eu.
To learn more about how AGC products can contribute to environmental certificates such as LEED and BREEAM, visit www.yourglass.com/tools.
Learn more about Pyrobel by visiting www.yourpyrobel.com.
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 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 15,200 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).