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Apr 10th, 2012
World-leading glass maker AGC to invest in advanced nanotechnology startup in U.S.
Eyes nanostructured value-added glass via stake in Rolith, Inc.
AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announced that its wholly owned Georgia-based US subsidiary AGC America, Inc. has invested approximately two million U.S. dollars1 in Rolith Inc., a California-based developer of ultra-advanced, industrial-scale nanostructured coatings. AGC intends to combine its proprietary glass-coating technology with Rolith’s own nanostructure formation technology to strengthen its high value-added glass development and produce glass products satisfying a variety of needs.
“Combining the AGC Group’s coating technology with Rolith’s nanostructure formation technology will enable us to produce high-function glass for advanced application envisioned in fields such as electronics, solar power, automotive and architecture,” said Naoki Sugimoto, General Manager of Global Technology Networking for AGC America, Inc. “Meanwhile, AGC will continue to develop its own coating technologies to apply functional layers to glass surfaces for extra functionality.”
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