AGC invests in advanced nanotechnology startup in U.S.
Asahi Glass Co. officials announced, April 4, that U.S. subsidiary AGC America Inc. has invested about $2 million in Rolith Inc., a California-based developer of ultra-advanced, industrial-scale nanostructured coatings. AGC intends to combine its proprietary glass-coating technology with Rolith’s own nanostructure formation technology to strengthen its high value-added glass development and produce glass products satisfying a variety of needs, according to a release.
“Combining the AGC Group’s coating technology with Rolith’s nanostructure formation technology will enable us to produce high-function glass for advanced application envisioned in fields such as electronics, solar power, automotives and architecture,” said Naoki Sugimoto, general manager of Global Technology Networking for AGC America, Inc., in the release.
“Meanwhile, AGC will continue to develop its own coating technologies to apply functional layers to glass surfaces for extra functionality,” he added.