Asahi Glass to donate natural disaster-resistant glass to Tornado-Stricken Tsukuba City in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
AGC (Asahi Glass Co) will donate its disaster-resistant glass to Azuma Elementary School in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture as part of the effort to support the city, which suffered terrible damage in a tornado in May 2012. The disaster-resistant glass is comprised of two sheets of glass and special film that are thermal compression bonded with each other. With the following advantages, the glass will keep shelters safe even in the event of a natural disaster, such as earthquake or typhoon and prevent secondary damages caused by glass.
A total of approximately 140m2 of glass at the school gymnasium, a designated evacuation center, will be replaced with AGC’s disaster-resistant glass. Disaster-resistant glass is a laminated glass which is designed to hold fragments in place when it breaks. It effectively prevents damage during earthquakes, typhoons or strong winds, protecting children and other evacuees from injuries caused by glass fragments. Once installed at schools and other designated evacuation centers, the glass provides greater safety and security even in the event of a natural disaster.