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  • 25 May 2011

    AGC increases its global production capacity of fluorinated resin Fluon® ETFE by 50% (109KB)

  • 24 May 2010

    We exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2010.

  • 1 April 2010

    We will exhibit at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2010.

  • 2-4 December 2009

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at SEMICON Japan 2009.

  • 18-20 November 2009

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at INCHEM TOKYO 2009.

  • 20-22 May 2009

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2009.

  • 3-5 December 2008

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at SEMICON Japan 2008.
    A new Fluorinated Resin
    "Fluon® PTFE E-SERIES" will be Free of PFOA*
    (818KB)
    ■ Fluon® Adhesive Perfluoro Polymer (R&D Sample)
    AFLAS® the high performance fluoroelastomer (595KB)

  • 3-5 December 2008

    Exhibitions
    We will exhibit at SEMICON Japan 2008.

  • 18 September 2008

    Press Release
    New Asahi Glass "Fluon® PTFE E-SERIES" Fluorinated Resin Will Be Free of PFOA ( at or above detection limits ) (61KB)

  • 9-11 July 2008

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Bio Fuels World 2008.

  • 21-23 May 2008

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2008.

  • 5-7 December 2007

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at SEMICON Japan 2007.
    ■ Fluon® Adhesive Powder (R&D Sample)
    High Performance Fluoroerastomer AFLAS® (190KB)

  • 11-13 July 2007

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Bio Fuels World 2007.

  • 5-8 June 2007

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at FOOMA JAPAN 2007.

  • 23-25 May 2007

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exhibition 2007.

  • 6-8 December 2006

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at SEMICON Japan 2006.
    Product lineup of Fluoropolymers Fluon® and Fluoroelastomers AFLAS® (394KB)
    Fluon® ETFE (189KB)
    Fluon® ETFE : Lining & Coating Powder (200KB)
    Fluon® PTFE (220KB)
    Fluoroelastomers AFLAS® (170KB)

  • 20 June 2006

    Press Release
    Acquired Certification of ISO/TS 16949:2002, International Standard for Quality Management System for Automotive Industry

  • 6-9 June 2006

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at FOOMA JAPAN 2006.
    Fluon® and AFLAS® for Food Industries Use (PDF:235KB)

  • 24-26 May 2006

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at Automotive Engineering Exhibition 2006.
    Fluon® and AFLAS® for Automotive Use (PDF:222KB)

  • 1 February 2006

    Press Release
    Ground Breaking ceremony for new Fluon® ETFE plant

    Ground Breaking ceremony for new Fluon®

    On 1st February 2006 Mr Michiyoshi Kaino, President of the Asahi Glass Co Chemicals Company and Mr Takashizu Minato, Chief Executive Officer of Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers UK Ltd (AGFP) carried out a ground breaking ceremony in front of invited guests on the site of AGFP’s new ETFE plant at Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire.
    The Mayor of Wyre Borough, Councillor Peter Pimbley, then joined Mr Minato in planting a tree at the site. AGFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Asahi Glass Company of Japan.
    Asahi Glass Company's principal business interests are glass and chemical products and it is one of the world's leading producers of fluorochemicals and fluoropolymer materials.
    ETFE is a fluoropolymer with excellent chemical resistance, electrical insulation and mechanical properties. It has applications in wire and cable insulation (e.g. aerospace, automotive, robotics and electronic equipment), different types of coatings and linings, material for parts in the semi-conductor industry, tubing, film, sheet and tape. AGFP manufactures PTFE resin and lubricant powders at its existing plant located Thornton Cleveleys.
    AGFP is a significant local employer and one of the top export companies in North West England.
    The new plant, costing some £15M and the first Asahi Glass ETFE plant located outside Japan will create 20 new jobs and safeguard the employment of the 140 people currently working in the PTFE operations at the site.
    AGFP and its contractors will be working to the highest standards of construction during the building of the new plant. Particular emphasis will be given safety and to minimising disruption to those living near the plant In his speech Mr Kaino said: The plant is designed to produce ETFE, which is a strategically important fluoropolymer for Asahi Glass.
    It will be on stream in April of 2007, 14 months from now. With this new plant, the Asahi Glass group will have three ETFE manufacturing plants in two regions. Customer satisfaction is a key objective and this plant will enable us to better serve our important customers in Europe and contribute to the enhancement of their satisfaction with us.
    This investment in the UK is, of course, a most important event for Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers UK as it will give a new production capability in addition to the conventional PTFE products. Having two kinds of fluoropolymers, the Company will surely enjoy a magnificent synergy.

    FCH-I Ground Breaking ceremony

    FCH-I Ground Breaking ceremony
  • 7-9 December 2005

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at SEMICON JAPAN 2005.

  • 15-18 November 2005

    Exhibitions
    Presentation panel at INCHEM TOKYO 2005 Advanced Material Show(ADMAT).
    Fluon® and AFLAS® for Plants Use (PDF:231KB)

  • 26-29 October 2005

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at New Earth 2005.

  • 24-28 October 2005

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at IRC 2005 YOKOHAMA.

  • 6 October 2005

    Press Release
    Announced the expansion of Production Capacity of Fluon® ETFE

  • 7-10 June 2005

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at FOOMA JAPAN 2005.

  • 18-19 May 2005

    Exhibitions
    We exhibited at Automotive Engineering Exhibition 2005.

  • 16 May 2005

    Press Release
    Asahi Glass Increases Production Capacity of AFLAS® Fluoroelastomer

  • 1-3 Dec 2004

    Exhibitions
    Paticipated in Semicon Japan 2004

  • 11-12 Nov 2004

    Presentations
    The Polymer Material Forum R&D activities and application developments of PA12/ETFE two-layer tube system

  • 20-23 Oct 2004

    Exhibitions
    Paticipated in FOODTECH 2004

  • 8-9 Sep 2004

    Presentations
    Polymers in Aggressive and Corrosive Environments 2004 (PACE 2004), Cologne (Ger)
    ETFE Powders for Anticorrosive Coatings

  • Sep 2004

    Presentations
    The discussion panel of The Society of Polymer Science
    Adhesion mechanism between the adhesive-fluoropolymer and polyamide

  • Aug 2004

    Presentations
    ACS (American Chemical Society)
    Development of a New Adhesive-Fluoropolymer for the Multi-Layer Fuel Tube

  • 30 June - 2 July 2004

    Exhibitions
    Paticipated in 15th FPD R&D AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY EXPO & CONFERENCE

  • 25-27 May 2004

    Presentations
    53th Annual Meeting
    Title: New adhesive fluoropolymers - Polymerizations and adhesion properties of fluoropolymers having acid anhydride groups Development of a New Adhesive-ETFE for The Multi-Layer Fuel Tube

  • 19-21 May 2004

    Exhibitions
    Participated in Automotive Engineering Exposition 2004

  • 18 Mar 2004

    Press Release
    Became first company in the world to realize practical application of recycling technology of Fluorinated resin.

  • 8-11 Mar 2004

    Presentations
    「2004 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI」
    SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1440 (Copyright to SAE)

  • 5 Mar 2004

    Presentations
    「ITB Automotive Fuel Systems 2004, Dearborn, MI」
    SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1440 (Copyright to SAE)
    Title: ETFE/PA12 Two-layer Tube System for Fuel Lines
    March 5, 2004
    Annuciator: Tsuyoshi Iwasa

  • 22 Jan 2004

    Press Release
    Fluon® ETFE Foil to be used for the Allianz-Arena Soccer Stadium in Germany (Opening game for World Cup 2006 will be played in this stadium.)

  • 14 Mar 2003

    We held a technical session on Fluon® AFLAS® at SAE 2003 World Congress.

  • 4-6 Dec 2002

    We exhibited at SEMICON JAPAN 2002

  • 21 July 2002

    English Fluon®site is launched.

  • 22 Apr 2002

    Fluon®site is launched.
    Our unique fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers are presented.
    As we are trying to keep in touch with our customers, questions and opinions are appreciated.

  • 01 Apr 2002

    Renovation of Chemical Division
    Asahi Glass introduce ''In-house Company System''

  • 01 Oct 2001

    ''Fluon®'' is launched as the global brand of fluoropolymers of Asahi Glass

    Previous brand New Global Brand
    Aflon®PTFE Fluon®PTFE
    Aflon®PFA Fluon®PFA
    Aflon®COP Fluon®ETFE
    Aflon®LM Fluon®LM-ETFE
    AFLAS® Fluon®AFLAS®


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