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Tuesday, December 13 2022 - 17:00
AGC Develops Anti-Glare Glass for 4K HD Displays
TOKYO, Dec. 13, 2022 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

- Approximately 30% Reduction in Glare Compared to Conventional Products -

AGC Inc., a Tokyo-based world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and 
high-tech materials, announced on December 13 that it has developed anti-glare 
(AG) glass for 4K high-definition displays. The new AG glass reduces glare 
(random unevenness on a screen caused by optical factors) by approximately 30% 
while suppressing light reflection. The product will be launched in the first 
half of 2023, with the aim of adoption in notebook PCs and other devices 
equipped with 4K HD displays.


Image1: Visibility comparison

Image2: Comparison of glare characteristics

AG glass reduces eye fatigue by adding unevenness to the glass surface to 
reduce reflections, and is mainly used as cover glass for displays installed in 
PCs, tablets, and other products. In product development, it is extremely 
difficult to satisfy all three optical characteristics of anti-reflectiveness 
(suppression of light reflection), clarity (clear images), and anti-glare 
property (suppression of random unevenness on the screen). Especially with HD 
displays, optical interference with the LCD panel becomes stronger and causes 
glare to worsen. Overcoming this problem is a challenge.

AGC has now developed a new type of AG glass with more uniform unevenness on 
the glass surface through a special mechanical process. While maintaining the 
same level of anti-reflective performance as its conventional products, 
reducing glare has been an issue, but this new glass cuts glare by 
approximately 30% and reduces eye discomfort when viewing HD displays.

The new AG glass will be exhibited at AGC's booth at CES 2023, one of the 
world's largest technology and innovation trade fairs, to be held in Las Vegas, 
the U.S., on January 5-8, 2023. Please see the following press release for 
details of AGC's other exhibits at CES.
"AGC to Exhibit Next-generation Mobility-enabling Products & Technologies at 

- AGC's anti-glare glass
Glass thickness: 0.4 mm - 2.0 mm
Glass size: Max 730 mm x 920 mm
Other specifications: Chemically tempered glass specifications are also 
available (offered in the Dragontrail (R) series).
Contact form for technical inquiries:

- Glare vs anti-glare:

Source: AGC Inc.