AGC’s New AN Wizus™ Glass Substrate for High Resolution Displays Achieves World’s Lowest Level of Thermal Shrinkage

Reduced shrinkage will improve quality and productivity of display devices - AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announced today that AN Wizus™, a glass substrate with the world’s lowest level of thermal shrinkage, will be offered for use in high-resolution display panels, such as those used in smartphones and tablets, beginning this month.     AGC will display AN Wizus™ at the Society for Information Display (SID) show in Vancouver from May 20.High-resolution display panels, such as low-temperature polysilicon liquid crystal and organic electroluminescent displays, increasingly are being adopted for smartphones and tablets.

Shrinkage of the glass substrate due to high-temperature processing, however, can significantly lower the quality and manufacturing productivity of high-resolution display panels.

AGC manufactures glass substrates using the float process, which enables optimal slow cooling for low-level shrinkage. The company’s existing AN100 glass substrate now used by numerous customers features one of the industry’s lowest levels of thermal shrinkage. AN Wizus™, which also is manufactured with the float process and features an upgraded glass composition, limits shrinkage to one fifth that of AN100, creating high expectations for improved performance quality and manufacturing productivity of high-resolution display panels.

Click to enlarge. 

AGC will continue to pursue a wide range of glass technologies, including for glass material design and high-level glass manufacturing using the float process, to contribute to the further development of displays.

About the AGC Group

The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class expertise in fields including glass, fluorine chemistry and ceramics technologies. The group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of more than 15 billion USD through business in about 30 countries. For more information, please visit

Media Contact

Toshihiro Ueda, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Tsuyoshi Odahara; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail:


Exterior view of AN Wizus™

600450 AGC’s New AN Wizus™ Glass Substrate for High Resolution Displays Achieves World’s Lowest Level of Thermal Shrinkage
Date: 16 May 2013

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

Building on its global platform, AGC Glass Company North America is pleased to announce its newly designed website for its Building and Industrial business unit,
Though ideal for shower enclosures, LUXCLEAR Protect may also be used in sunrooms, pool enclosures, greenhouses or other areas exposed to heat and humidity.
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

Add new comment