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Whatever plans you have in mind for rail transport, AGC Glass Europe – Transportation Glass can develop the glazing you need for your project. With the assistance of our integrated Research & Development Centre, we work directly with the railway industry to play an increasingly important part in your plans.
Around the world, you’ll see AGC’s glazing in state-of-the-art railway and metro systems. Our integrated windows systems (incl. frame) were selected for the most famous high speed trains which have smashed through the 500 km/h barrier. In all types of rolling stock from Belgium to Australia, Germany, France or Dubai, you’ll find our glazing providing comfort and safety to passengers and personnel alike.
Throughout industry, AGC Glass Europe has won a global reputation as a leader in glazing products and for over 100 years has been committed to technological innovation and customer service.
As well as making float glass, AGC Glass Europe processes it into secondary products with a wide range of functions: comfort in the automotive, home, energy control, health & safety, aesthetic appearance etc. The main types of processed glass produced by AGC Glass Europe – Transportation Glass are:
Coated glass: very thin, practically invisible layers of metal oxides are deposited on the glass to give it heightened insulation against heat and/or cold
Laminated glass: two or more sheets of glass are placed together with one or more layers of PVB (polyvinyl butyral, a type of plastic) between them. Laminated glass is a type of safety glass.For glasses with higher resistance needs, a sheet of polycarbonate can also be used in the laminated structure.
Thermally toughened glass: the glass is raised to softening temperature (650°C) and is then cooled suddenly.
Toughened glass is also a type of safety glass, five times stronger than normal glass.
Chemically toughened glass: through a chemical treatment, the glass is achieving a higher mechanical resistance compare to thermal tempering. This kind of toughening is allowed for lower thicknesses.
Double glazing: two sheets of glass are held in a metal frame with a space filled with dry air or other gas between them, forming a hermetically sealed unit with heightened thermal and acoustic insulation.
Fire-resistant glass: sheets of glass are assembled with one or more clear intumescent interlayers. In case of fire, the interlayers expand and become opaque, forming a protective screen.
Bended glass: the glass is raised in temperature and is taking naturally a shape in a mould. Bending can be cylindrical or spherical; can be also thermally or chemically toughened.
Heated glasses: the glass is heated by putting a metallic coating under tension. With this technology we’re optimizing the vision by avoiding wires in the PVB. But for specific application, a PVB with wire can also be used.