Stratobel and Stratophone: the first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver laminated safety glass and acoustic laminated safety glass products
AGC Glass Europe is the first glassmaker able to offer Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver(1) laminated glass. Since beginning its Cradle to Cradle journey in 2010, AGC has been fiercely committed to continuous improvement and today offers the widest range of Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM silver and bronze certified products(2) available on the market.
Stratobel and Stratophone: looking to the future
Stratobel laminated glass provides protection from injuries, falls, break-ins and vandalism. Stratophone laminated glass ensures acoustic insulation, an invisible form of protection supplied by a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer sandwiched between the sheets of glass. Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM certification means that the combination of glass and a PVB interlayer has been tested and approved for Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver certification in the five performance categories. This makes all the difference: Stratobel and Stratophone earned silver certification in three categories, including chemical composition and gold certification in two categories. And as a result, the Stratobel range is now offering forward-looking products in response to market demand.
By opting for Stratobel or Stratophone, 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 awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
(2) Silver: Planibel (TopN+, TopN+T), Stopray, Stopsol Phoenix, iplus, ipasol and Clearsight magnetron-coated glass; Coating on Demand and Coating on Demand T; Lacobel and Matelac painted glass; Matelux acid-etched glass; Mirox 4Green lead-free mirrors; Pyrobel(ite); Imagin and Oltreluce patterned glass; Stratobel and Stratophone laminated glass. Bronze: Planibel (clear & coloured) and ipaclear float glass; Mirox MNGE mirrors; Stratobel and Stratophone laminated glass; Thermobel and iplus/ipasol insulating glass.
For more information on AGC's environmental projects, visit www.agc-glass.eu. To learn more about how AGC products can contribute to green building certificates such as LEED or BREEAM, go to www.agc-yourglass.com.
Scorecard for Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Silver Stratobel and Stratophone:
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).