Newly developed automotive glass for rear doors and rear windows that cuts approximately 99%1 of ultraviolet (UV) rays and also protects from infrared (IR) rays. By this addition to the product line, AGC has achieved the world’s first2 approximately 99% UV-cut for all windows covering all directions.

AGC released the world’s first approximately 99% UV-cut glass for front door windows, UV Verre Premium™, in 2010, followed by UV Verre Premium Cool on™ in 2012, equipped with additional function to reduce the burning sensation of the skin caused by IR rays. These products, developed to meet the UV and IR-cut needs of consumers with rising consciousness towards health and beauty, are used in about 50 car models of major automobile manufacturers in the Japanese market.

Under its new management policy AGC plus, AGC is committed to contribute to the safety, security and comfort of the world through continuing to improve its various products.
1. AGC measured value, ISO9050 standard
2. As of Nov. 2015 according to AGC survey. First in the world to achieve with single sheet of glass. (excluding the windshield)
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UV Verre Premium Privashield™

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UV protection equivalent to SPF50+ / PA++++

According to the measurement using the conditions set by the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association, the UV block rate was equivalent to SPF50+ / PA++++. This skin protection index is widely used in products such as cosmetics and sunscreens.

High IR-cut function, keeping you cool even when sitting in strong sunlight by the window

Regarding IR-cut effectiveness, when measured with thermography against existing privacy glass, UV Verre Premium Privashield™ recorded a cheek temperature difference of -1.7℃ and a head temperature difference of -2.4℃.

Inquiries regarding this press release:
Asahi Glass CO., LTD Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
General Manager: Junichi Kobayashi
Rep: Takuya Miyagawa TEL:03-3218-5603