The first production run of low-carbon glass in Seingbouse, France. Photo courtesy of AGC Glass Europe.

AGC Glass Europe announced that its plant in Seingbouse, France, will start producing low-carbon float glass that boasts 40% less carbon (CO2). The move comes six months after AGC started production of the low-carbon glass at its site in Moustier, Belgium.

Officials say the glass yields no more than 7 kilograms of CO2 per square meter (m2) for glass that is 4 mm thick. They add that the move is the next step in the company’s planned long-term group-wide rollout.

With this additional production capacity now online, AGC has expanded its low-carbon glass range to include a low-carbon variant of Stratobel (safety glass), Stratophone (acoustic glass), iplus (thermal insulation glass), Stopray and Energy (solar control glass), as well as toughenable coatings (T-coatings). The entire range is now available in all thicknesses from 3 to 10 mm.

AGC’s low-carbon glass products have been installed on several European projects, including the NDR Fernsehen building in Hamburg, Germany. The building features around 2,000 m2 of low-carbon Stratobel iplus 1.1, and low-carbon energy 72/38 was used in the façade.