Asahi Glass to begin operating first Taiwan furnace later this month

Japan-based Asahi Glass expects its first glass furnace in Taiwan to begin operation later this month with shipments beginning in September, according to the company.

Asahi said that the new furnace is designed to produce substrates that are more flexible in width and length, so the substrates will be suitable for panels of special sizes from companies running half-generation (x.5G) plants.After commencing operation, the new furnace will begin test production for two months.Once online, the furnace should help ease the tight supply of 5G substrates, as it will have five times the capacity of each of Corning’s two Taiwan furnaces.

600450 Asahi Glass to begin operating first Taiwan furnace later this month
Date: 16 July 2004

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