Architectural and Automotive Glass
The design and manufacture of low-emissivity and solar control window coatings that improve both the energy efficiency and design aesthetic of buildings are the roots of our business. The equipment to deposit such coatings on large area glass substrates for the AGC Group is engineered, manufactured, and commercially deployed by the team of AGC Plasma Technology Solutions. The driving experience is changing rapidly in recent years with the development of electrical, autonomous, and connected vehicles. Magnetron sputtering technology underpins many of the new technologies deployed in these vehicles. Sputtering is used to produce solar control and low-emissivity coatings on the sunroof, anti-fog and heating functionality in the windshield, integrated antennas in the backlite, and anti-reflective treatment of curved display screens inside the car to improve readability with strong ambient light.