Kawasaki, Japan
Kawasaki, Japan

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. , more commonly known as AGC, is a global glass manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo. It is one of the core Mitsubishi companies.The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Topix and Nikkei 225 stock indices.Asahi Glass was named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators in 2013. Wikipedia.

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Agc Glass Europe and Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-03-22

The invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition that comprises, in an amount expressed in percentages by total weight of glass: SiO2 : 55 - 85%; Al2O3 : 0 -30%; B2O3 : 0 - 20%; Na2O : 5 - 25%; CaO : 0 - 20%; MgO : 0 -15%; K2O : 0 - 20%; BaO : 0 - 20%; Total iron (expressed in Fe2O3 form): 0.002 - 0.06%; said composition also comprising one of the following components: manganese (expressed in MnO form), in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 1% by weight; antimony (expressed in Sb2O3 form), in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 1% by weight; arsenic (expressed in AS2O3 form), in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 1% by weight; or copper (expressed in CuO form), in an amount ranging from 0.0002 to 0.1% by weight. The invention also relates to the use of such a glass sheet in a device employing infrared radiation propagating essentially inside said sheet. By virtue of its high transmission at infrared wavelengths, said glass sheet may advantageously be used, for example, in a screen or panel or pad, the glass sheet defining a touch surface.


To provide an ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer sheet excellent in the mechanical strength and the outer appearance, continuously produced by extrusion, and a process for producing it. An ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer sheet obtained by extrusion, which is characterized by having R_(0)/d (wherein R_(0 )is an in-plane phase difference [unit: nm], and d is a thickness [unit: nm]) of at most 3.010^(3), and a thickness of more than 300 m, and a process for producing it.


Patent
Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-01-30

To provide a translucent structure, which is excellent in the antiglare property, and which has its sparkle sufficiently suppressed. The translucent structure of the present invention has the following concavo-convex structure on its surface. The concavo-convex structure: having first convex portions having a diameter of larger than 10 m in a cross section at a height of 0.05 m+the bearing height of a surface shape obtained by measuring a region of 101135 m to 111148 m by a laser microscope, and second convex portions having a diameter of larger than 1 m in a cross section at a height of 0.5 m+the above bearing height of the surface shape; the average diameter of the first convex portions being larger than 10 m and at most 185 m in a cross section at a height of 0.05 m+the above bearing height of the surface shape; the maximum height of the first convex portions being from 0.2 to 8 m based on a height at the lowest portion in the above region; and the number of the second convex portions being from 0.0004 to 1.2 per 1 um^(2), and the average height of the second convex portions being from 0.1 to 8 m based on the above bearing height.


To provide an ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis, which has low membrane resistance and which reduces the electrolysis voltage during alkali chloride electrolysis, even if the spacing between reinforcing yarns is made narrow to increase the membrane strength. This ion exchange membrane 1 for alkali chloride electrolysis comprises a fluoropolymer containing ion exchange groups; a reinforcing material embedded in the fluoropolymer and formed of reinforcing yarns and optionally contained sacrificial yarns; and elution holes of the sacrificial yarns present between the reinforcing yarns, wherein in a cross section perpendicular to the length direction of the reinforcing yarns forming the reinforcing material, the average distance (d1) from the center of a reinforcing yarn 22 to the center of the adjacent reinforcing yarn 22 is from 750 to 1,000 m, the total area (S) obtained by adding the cross-sectional area of an elution hole 28 and the cross-sectional area of a sacrificial yarn 24 remaining in the elution hole 28 is from 500 to 5,000 m^(2 )per elution hole, and the number n of elution holes 28 between adjacent reinforcing yarns 22 is from 4 to 6.


Patent
Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-01-30

To provide a heat cycle system with high durability, which employs a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene having a low global warming potential. A heat cycle system 10 which has a circulation path in which a working fluid for heat cycle containing trifluoroethylene is circulated from a compressor 11 via a condenser 12, an expansion valve 13 and an evaporator 14 to the compressor 11, wherein a conductor wire provided in the circulation path is covered with a heat resistant material having a heat resistance of at least 300 C.


To provide a fluorinated elastomer from which it is possible to produce a crosslinked article excellent in cold resistance and excellent in mechanical strength; a fluorinated elastomer composition containing said elastomer; and a fluorinated elastomer crosslinked article obtained by molding and crosslinking said composition. The fluorinated elastomer comprises units (A) based on vinylidene fluoride and units (B) based on a perfluorovinyl ether represented by CF_(2)=CF-O-R^(f), and has iodine atoms at main chain terminals, wherein the molar ratio [(A)/(B)] of units (A) to units (B) is from 88/12 to 50/50. In the formula, R^(f) is a C_(1-20) perfluoroalkyl group having a branched structure, or a C_(2-20) perfluoroalkyl group having a branched structure and also having an etheric oxygen atom between carbon atoms.


Patent
Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

An apparatus for window is used for moving a movable window plate among an insertion position for being inserted into an aperture portion of a fixed window plate, an extraction position for being extracted from the aperture portion toward an indoor side, and an opening position for being moved from the extraction position in a sliding direction that is different from an inserting and extracting direction to open the aperture portion. The apparatus includes a rotating shaft rotatably supported at a predetermined position for the movable window plate; a movement conversion mechanism configured to convert a rotation of the rotating shaft into a translation of the movable window plate between the insertion position and the extraction position; and a drive shaft, fixed to the rotating shaft, configured to rotate the rotating shaft around a central axis of the rotating shaft by revolving around the central axis of the rotating shaft.


To provide an ion exchange membrane for alkali chloride electrolysis which has high membrane strength and low membrane resistance, thereby capable of reducing the electrolysis voltage during alkali chloride electrolysis. In this ion exchange membrane (1) for alkali chloride electrolysis, a reinforcing material 20 formed by weaving reinforcing yarns 22 and sacrificial yarns 24 is disposed in a layer (S) 14, and layer (S) 14 has elution portions 28 formed by elution of at least portions of the sacrificial yarns 24. In a cross section perpendicular to reinforcing yarns of the warp, the average distance (d1) from the center of a reinforcing yarn 22 to the center of the adjacent reinforcing yarn 22, the total area (P) obtained by adding the cross-sectional area of an elution portion 28 and the cross-sectional area of a sacrificial yarn 24 remaining in the elution portion 28, the number (n) of elution portions between adjacent reinforcing yarns 22, and the ion exchange capacity of a layer (Sa) located on the most anode side in the layer (S) 14 during alkali chloride electrolysis, are controlled to be within specific ranges, respectively.


Patent
Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

To provide a composition for powder coating material capable of forming a coating film having excellent water and oil repellency, capable of maintaining excellent water and oil repellency even when the surface is rubbed or when used in an environment in contact with water, and having excellent resistance to adhesion of organisms such that organisms such as mold, algae, etc. are less likely to adhere thereto; a powder coating material; and a coated article. The composition for powder coating material comprises polymer (A) composed of at least one member selected from polymer (A1) and polyvinylidene fluoride, and polymer (B). The polymer (A1) is a fluorinated non-block copolymer having units based on a fluoroolefin and units based on a monomer having a crosslinkable group. The polymer (B) is a fluorinated block copolymer having a segment () in which the content of fluorine atoms is at least 20 mass%, and a segment () in which the content of fluorine atoms is less than 20 mass%, wherein the difference in the numerical value of the content of the fluorine atoms represented by mass%, between in the segment () and in the segment () is at least 10, and at least one of the segment () and the segment () has a hydroxy group.


Patent
Asahi Glass Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

To provide a composition for powder coating material capable of forming a coating film which does not have appearance defects such as seeding, cissing, etc. and which is excellent in surface smoothness; a powder coating material using said composition for powder coating material; and a coated article that has a coating film formed by the powder coating material. The powder coating composition comprises a fluoropolymer having units derived from a fluoroolefin, of which the melt viscosity at 190C measured by a rotary rheometer at a temperature raising rate of 10C/min is within a range of from 0.1 to 25 Pas, and fine particles which are composed of at least one member selected from silica, alumina, titania and zinc oxide and of which the specific surface area is from 10 to 500 m^(2)/g and the average primary particle size is within a range of from 0.1 to 100 nm, wherein the fine particles are contained in an amount of from 0.01 to 10 parts by mass to 100 parts by mass of the fluoropolymer.

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