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AGC At Batimat 2009: A World Of Innovation

Post Time:Nov 02,2009Classify:Company NewsView:493

After winning acclaim - and an award - at Batimat 2007, AGC will be back for the 27th Batimat International Building Exhibition, which runs from 2 to 7 November 2009. This year’s theme is sustainable renovation. Visitors to Batimat will have the opportunity to discover AGC’s latest innovations at its three exhibits, each of which showcases a different type of glass:
- AGC is displaying its full range of façade glasses in the Glass Shuttle in front of Pavilion 1, enabling visitors to see how the glass looks outside;
- in the Zoom Touch space (Pavilion 7-3), AGC’s decorative glasses open up new creative dimensions for decorative arts students from Parisian design school ENSAD, who helped designer Alexis Tricoire to create this attractive, ultra-modern feature;
- in front of the main entrance, beside Pavilion 5, visitors will have a chance to see AGC’s glazing work for façades and interior decoration in Be-Green houses.
Glass Shuttle: see façades as they should be
What could be better than seeing façade glass where it should be, i.e. outside? With this in mind, AGC decided to set up a ‘Glass Shuttle’ to display its full range of façade glasses in front of Pavilion 1. Thanks to this fantastic tool, which is ideal for setting specifications, visitors will be able to see the aesthetic differences between all of AGC’s glasses in broad daylight, both from the inside and from the outside.
Zoom Touch: a full spectrum of decorative glasses
In the Zoom Touch area, AGC’s decorative glasses take on an exciting, inspiring dimension. With a structure designed by Alexis Tricoire, this space gave decorative arts students from Parisian design school ENSAD the chance to play with the effects created by colour, light and material using glasses from AGC’s Lacobel (painted glass), Glassiled (LEDs built into the glass) and Matelux (acid-etched glass) ranges, among others. Zoom Touch will also serve as a showcase for three new products:
- Black Mirox: black mirror glass that exudes subdued elegance;
- Matelux Dark Grey, translucent glass made by acid-etching Planibel Dark Grey float glass;
- and finally, Artlite Digital, the new generation of silk-screen printed glasses (printed digitally).
AGC, glazing partner for BE-GREEN houses
The Be-Green project, which combines environmentally responsible architecture, design and comfort, tied in perfectly with AGC’s commitment to the environment, both in terms of product performance and manufacturing process efficiency. An in-depth study on glazing (taking account of buildings’ orientation) was conducted with a view to optimising performance and making a significant contribution to reducing the ecological footprint. The study identified several purpose-specific glazing solutions, including Planibel Tri, which boosts free solar gains, for north-facing façades and Stopray Vision 50, which provides protection against excessive heat, for windows. Other glasses featured in the BE-GREEN houses include ecological Mirox 3G mirror glass and a wall covering made of AntiBacterial glass (winner of the Batimat Innovation Prize in 2007). The range of AGC glasses displayed in these houses goes to show that our wide variety of glazing solutions can be used to create a range of effects.

Source: AGCAuthor: shangyi

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