AGC AntiBacterial Glass™, the architectural antidote for hospitals

Date: 24 February 2010
Source: AGC Glass Europe

Date: 23 February 2010

AGC Glass Europe's AntiBacterial glass has been on the market for just over two years, finding many applications ranging from wall covering to furniture in sanitary environments.

Below we give details of a few recent hospital projects.

Two hospitals in Bulgaria: Saint Ivan Rilsky and Pirogov

Saint Pierre Clinic Unit 900

Located in the city of Stara Zagora, the new Saint Ivan Rilsky hospital features 376 m² of Lacobel painted AntiBacterial glass (beige). The Pirogov hospital in Sofia has around 450 m² in various colours (blue, green, beige and white). Both hospitals have the Safe* version, which is mainly used as a wall covering in operating rooms and maternity wards. At the Pirogov hospital, AB glass is also used in other types of applications: a painted LacobelAB version for furniture in certain areas (cupboards, drawers), with the transparent PlanibelAB version used in doors between operating rooms.

Saint-Pierre hospital in Ottignies (Belgium) and Saint-Georges clinic in Nice (France)

Saint Ivan Rilski Clinic

The Saint-Pierre hospital in Ottignies (Belgium) is currently installing pastel blue LacobelAB glass in high-traffic areas (waiting rooms, consultation rooms, corridors, etc.). The Safe version is used as a wall covering, specifically near the sinks. The same pastel blue was installed at the Saint-Georges clinic in Nice (France) on the walls of an operating room specially designed for hand surgery.

Pirogov Hospital

AntiBacterial glass from AGC Glass Europe is a major innovation in glass, containing silver ions that destroy 99.9% of bacteria that come into contact with it. It also prevents the proliferation of fungi. This remarkable performance makes the glass ideal for applications where hygiene is critical.

For more information on AntiBacterial glass, visit http://www.yourglass.com/.

Safe: Safety film applied to the back of the glass during the manufacturing process. If the glass is broken, the shards remain stuck to the film.

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in the flat glass industry

AGC Glass Europe makes and processes flat glass for the construction industry (exterior glazing and interior decorative glass), the automotive industry and specialist sectors. Based in Brussels, Belgium, it is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world’s leading producer of glass.

Its baseline - ‘Glass Unlimited’ - reflects the possibilities and scope offered by:

· glass as a material that offers a growing range of functions (comfort, energy control, health & safety, appearance) and applications;

· its innovative products resulting from ongoing R&D in advanced glass technology;

· its production facilities comprising 30 factories and some 100 processing plants in Europe, stretching from Spain to Russia;

· its worldwide sales network.

Images can be downloaded from www.agc-flatglass.eu.

For more information, contact:

AGC Glass Europe Sandra Diaz Tel: +32 (0)2 674 30 83 sandra.diaz@eu.agc-group.com

AGC Flat Glass UK Andrea Marston Tel: 017 88 53 53 53 andrea.marston@eu.agc-group.com

For UK Press enquiries: Lesley Hancock Tel: 01 403 23 02 00 lesley@btz-int.com

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