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AGC Glass and Euro 2012: Let the Games Begin!

Post Time:May 10,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:54

AGC Glass Europe glazing was selected for the two brand-new stadiums built to host the Euro 2012 football championship*. Nearly 18,500 m² of glass, manufactured and processed by AGC, was used in the construction of the Warsaw and Gdansk stadiums.

The 58,000-seat National Stadium in Warsaw – the venue for the opening match with the host country and one of the semi-final matches – features 16,500 m² of AGC glass. In addition to hosting sporting events, the new stadium will also be home to offices, shops, bars, restaurants, meeting rooms and more. The facade features Stopray Vision-50T coated glass, specified due to its solar control performance which allows comfortable temperatures to be maintained in the arena, as well as its aesthetically pleasing neutral appearance. To increase safety, the glass was combined with Stratobel (a laminated glass) in double glazed units covering a total of 8,500 m². AGC also delivered 4,000 m² of enamelled Planibel Clear for the facade. The roof was made of 4,000 m² of Stratobel 88.4 tempered and laminated glass, ensuring superb mechanical and safety performance.

The PGE Arena in Gdansk – set to host the Group C matches and one of the quarter-final matches – can hold up to 41,500 fans.  2,000 m² of glass was supplied for the construction of the first level and VIP boxes. Planibel TopN+ (the version featuring Stratobel laminated safety glass) was selected for its high level of thermal insulation and light transmission.
Don’t miss the kick-off for Euro 2012 on 8 June!

For more information about the stadiums, please visit:
High resolution photos can be downloaded from: www.2012.org.pl/en/media/media/images-stadia.html

* Competition organised jointly by Poland and Ukraine and running from 8 June to 1 July 2012.

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

Based in Brussels, AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and indoor decorative glass), the automotive industry, solar applications and various specialist industries. It is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass.

Its baseline “Glass Unlimited” reflects the possibilities offered by:
• glass as a material to meet a growing variety of needs (comfort, energy control, health & safety, aesthetics);
• innovation in products and processes, derived from sustained research in advanced glass technology;
• industrial facilities comprising more than 100 production, processing and distribution facilities throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia;
• a worldwide marketing network;
• the resources of its personnel motivated by operational excellence and innovation.

AGC Glass Europe currently employs some 14,000 people.

For further information, see www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.yourglass.com (glass for the building industry), www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry) and www.agc-solar.com (for solar applications).

For further information:

AGC Glass Europe – Communications
Katia Hansen
Tel: +32 (0)2 674 34 41

For UK Press enquiries:

BTZ Marketing SL
Lesley M. Hancock
Tel: +44 1403 230200

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