Asahi Glass to provide world’s first Glass Roofs for Player Benches at FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

Brasil_2013_FIFAAGC (Asahi Glass) announced today that it will provide the world’s first glass roofs for player and official benches at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 football tournament in Brazil between June 15 and 30. The roofs incorporate AGC’s Dragontrail cover glass technology, the same used in smartphone, tablet and television displays. They will be used at all matches of the 16-game tournament, a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Composition includes three layers of Dragontrail, a high-performance, flexible and highly scratch-resistant glass.

dragon_trailFor this outdoor application, the glass is resistant to deformation, discoloration and deterioration, remaining clear and transparent over a long period of time to ensure the best-possible visual experience for spectators. Conventional bench roofs in stadiums are made from plastic. To develop its new glass roof, AGC successfully adapted high-performance glass by synthesizing the company’s technological expertise in automotive, construction and electronic-display glass solutions.

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