UV Verre Premium(TM) to be installed in Fuji Heavy Industries' Subaru Impreza as an option

Date: 6 December 2011
Source: http://www.noodls.com
Tokyo, November 30, 2011 - AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) is pleased to announce that UV Verre PremiumTM is to be installed in Fuji Heavy Industries' Subaru Impreza as an option.

UV Verre Premium*1 is the world's first*2 tempered glass for automotive front door windows which successfully filters out approximately 99%*3 of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Amid consumers' increasing awareness about UV protection, UV Verre Premium was included in Subaru Impreza's options that help make driving the car a more comfortable experience.

Subaru Impreza is a stylish, sporty and upscale compact car and is popular among a wide range of drivers. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. has made a full model change of the car, aiming to achieve a stylish exterior and luxurious interior. In developing this vehicle line, Fuji Heavy Industries has considered drivers' lifestyles and values, and adopted UV Verre Premium as an option to respond to in the consumer's recent concerns about UV protection. UV Verre Premium filters out the sun's UV rays completely, making it equivalent to wearing sun gloves. Thus, it will help to make the drivers more comfortable.

AGC will continue to explore the potential of glass materials and help make people's living environment more comfortable. To this end, we will make use of our many years of experience, technological expertise and consumer-focused product development.

*1 UV Verre Premium is called "Super UV Cut Glass" in Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

*2 Based on AGC data as of December 2010.

*3 AGC's survey data. UV Verre Premium blocks approx. 99% of the sun's UV rays based on ISO9050-1990.

Media Contact

Toshihiro Ueda, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Yuichi Kirayama; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail: info-pr@agc.com)

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza G4 Subaru Impreza Sport

Structure of UV-blocking tempered glass for automotive front door windows

Former UV-blocking tempered glass New UV-blocking tempered glass

UV Verre UV Verre Premium

Existing UV-blocking tempered glass

High-performance

UV-absorbing layer

UV absorbant

For more information on UV Verre Premium, please visit AGC's website at

www.agc.com/products/uv_premium/index.html.

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