AGC Establishes the First Technical Center for the Chemicals Business in Shanghai City, China

Boosting Sales of Fluorinated Functional Chemicals by Enhancing Technical Service Functions—AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) announces that it has established its first technical center for the chemicals business in Shanghai City, China, and will launch operations on March 10.  With this technical center, AGC aims to strengthen its locally based technical service functions and boost sales of its fluorinated functional chemicals in China.

"Arial">AGC has been conducting sales activities to meet regional demand through AGC Chemicals Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai City and its Guangzhou Branch, and sales of its chemicals in China, mainly of fluorinated functional chemicals, have doubled over the last several years. Demand for fluorinated functional chemicals, which have excellent weatherability and long service life, is increasing for use in areas such as automotive, electronics, buildings, and agricultural greenhouses. In addition, they have significant demand growth potential in environmental and other fields.

Demand from customers is increasing for high-level, prompt technical support for fluorinated functional chemicals with the expansion of application fields. Accordingly, AGC has set up a technical center that provides technical services and conducts application development and analysis operations in Shanghai City.

1. Official name  -AGC Chemicals Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Minhang Branch

2. Location         -Minhang District, Shanghai City, People’s Republic of China

3. Start of business  -March 10, 2014 (scheduled)

4. Description of business  -Provision of technical services and application development and analysis operations for fluorinated resin Fluon®, fluoropolymer films Fluon®ETFE Film, fluoropolymer resin for coating Lumiflon™, and fluorinated elastomers AFLAS™, water and oil repelling processing agents Asahiguard™ E-Series and other fluorinated functional chemicals.

The AGC Group is pursuing the growth of its chemicals business as one of the key measures of its medium-term management plan “Grow Beyond-2015”, aiming to further bolster business in fast-growing markets where continuing high growth is expected.

Media Contact

Junichi Kobayashi, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Yasuo Sugiyama; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail:

600450 AGC Establishes the First Technical Center for the Chemicals Business in Shanghai City, China
Date: 7 March 2014

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

In 2015, AGC Glass Europe created a new tool for measuring the thickness of installed glazing with a smartphone, using a special App.
AGC Glass Europe is to re-start its furnace for production of float glass at Boussois (Northern France) in April 2017.
Stronger Dragontrail™ Pro glass facilitates evolution of advanced smartphone and tablet designs
200 m2 of glass: AGC Interpane to display many new products at its eye-catching double-decker booth
The revamped AGC range Lacobel and Matelac 2020, now offers 20 on-trend colours in each version.
AGC Automotive Europe has introduced its darkest grey glass to date, intended primarily for car roofs and rear windows.

Add new comment