TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – AGC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech glass, chemicals and materials, today announced that two of its automotive glass products — UV Glass Premium ™ / UV Glass Premium Cool on ™ and Lamisafe ™ laminated glass – won The Skin Cancer FoundationThe seal of recommendation of, a prestigious symbol of safe and effective sun protection.
The UV Glass Premium series, which consists of UV Glass Premium and UV Glass Premium Cool on, is the first tempered automotive glass of its kind to block approximately 99% of UV rays, which is achieved with an organic hybrid coating. / high performance inorganic interior. The series gained popularity for use as front door windows in family cars in Japan. The UV Glass Premium series was launched in Japan in December 2010 and was used in 25 car models as of September 2013. In the future, AGC will introduce it in North America and other global markets.
Lamisafe consists of two layers of glass and a UV blocking resin film in between. The design, in addition to blocking up to 99% of UV rays, effectively prevents fragments from dispersing when broken and objects from entering vehicles. Lamisafe is used for windshields and / or car door windows around the world. In the future, AGC aims to increase the number of car models that use this product.
The Skin Cancer Foundation is a leading international organization dedicated solely to the education, prevention, early detection and rapid treatment of skin cancer. According to the Foundation, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer in more than two million people are diagnosed each year in the United States
“We spend so much time in our cars that it’s important to make sun protection a priority while driving. Protective glass is a great addition to a comprehensive sun protection regimen that includes covering up with clothing, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and UV-resistant sunglasses, using broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or more and seek shade, ”says Perry Robins, MD, president of the Skin Cancer Foundation.
The AGC Group will continue to develop UV cut glass solutions and aims to introduce such products worldwide as quickly as possible to improve the comfort and convenience of automobile transportation.
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About the AGC Group
The AGC group, together with the company Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class expertise in areas such as glass technologies, fluorine chemistry and ceramics. The group employs around 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of around USD 12 billion through its activities in around 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.agc-group.com/fr.
Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation
AGC Premium ™ Series UV Tempered Glass and Lamisafe ™ Laminated Glass both meet Skin Cancer Foundation standards and are authorized to bear the following seal.
Sunscreen products eligible for the label include: automotive and residential window and window films, sunscreens, sunglasses, awnings / umbrellas, clothing and laundry products.