AGC launches Luxclear glass

AGC has launched Luxclear, which features an ‘invisible’ anti-corrosion coating. According to AGC, it is the ideal solution for shower screens and can also be effectively deployed in outdoor applications, such as balustrades and conservatories.

Luxclear’s coating means there is no clouding or the stained look that typically occurs as a result of long-term exposure to moist or humid environments. Luxclear is also said to be easier to clean and maintain as it is resistant to limescale deposits and soap residue.

The Luxclear coating is applied in an offline magnetron process by physical vapour deposition (PVD). Luxclear is now available on super transparent low-iron Clearvision glass as well as on Linea Azzurra.

Since Luxclear is especially resistant to chemical corrosion (class A under EN1096-2), it preserves the original aesthetics of the glass by limiting the corrosive process and surface degradation. Simply rinsing with clear water is sufficient to clean the glass, claims AGC, enabling environmentally friendly and cost-effective maintenance.

Luxclear can be processed and tempered with parameters similar to float glass of the same thickness. It can be cut into straight, circular or curved shapes, and edge grinding, drilling and notching are also routine.

Special treatments, such as laminating or finishing with printing, are also possible. After final toughening at the processing plant, the end product is a robust single-pane safety glass that can be installed directly at the end user’s premises.

Luxclear comes with a 10-year warranty.