AGC Chemicals Americas is a global subsidiary of AGC Inc., a multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products.

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Fluorpolymer-based Chemistry is our Specialty

Our company manufactures, markets and sells fluoroproducts including Fluon® fluoropolymer resins, Fluon+™ enhanced fluorinated materials and compounds and AFLAS® fluoroelastomers. We also market and sell specialty chemicals including AsahiKlin and AMOLEA fluorinated solvents, LUMIFLON® FEVE resins, AsahiGuard E-SERIES and FibraLAST water and oil repellents, RESIFA SOLESPHERE™ fine silica additives, polyols for polyurethanes, CYTOP™ amorphous fluoropolymers and various fluoro intermediates for pharma and agro products.

Specialty materials offered are FORBLUE™ ion exchange membranes, Fluon® ETFE film and F-CLEAN® greenhouse films completing our wide array of product offerings for many uses and markets.

A worldwide network of product development, support and sustainability

AGC Chemicals Americas is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, which includes a state-of-the-art technology center. We maintain manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a satellite sales office in Guarantinguetá, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. We are always working to reduce environmental impact by supplying chemicals needed to make sustainable products.

Our History

The corporate milestones that made AGCCA the company it is today.

1907
  • Asahi Glass Company established in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture
1917
  • AGC Chemicals Company is established by in house production of soda ash, a key raw material for glass
  • Headquarters moved to Tokyo
1950’s-1960’s
  • Glass bulbs for television picture tubes began production
  • Automotive glass business launched
  • Established Chiba plant in Goi-machi, Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture
  • Started caustic soda production using the ammonia method
1970’s
  • Developed AsahiGuard™ fluorinated oil and water repellents, Fluon® ETFE fluorinated resins and Flemion™ ion exchange membranes
  • Fused film molding technology with ETFE to develop Fluon® ETFE fluoropolymer film
  • Started the manufacture of AFLAS® fluoroelastomers and polyether polyols
1980’s
  • Established Asahi-ICI Fluoropolymers UK joint venture and began the manufacture of Fluon® PTFE resins
  • Began production of LUMIFLON® fluoropolymer resins for coatings
1990’s
  • Cytop™ transparent amorphous fluoropolymers were developed
  • Started production of AsahiKlin alternative fluorinated solvents
  • Developed PREMINOL™ and EXCESTAR™ polyols for polyurethanes
  • Established fluorinated pharma chem intermediates technology
  • Acquired ICI Fluoropolymers as a wholly owned subsidiary in the USA and UK
2000’s
  • AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. is established
  • Developed AsahiGuard E-SERIES environmentally compliant oil and water repellents
  • Established a state-of-the-art technical center in Exton, PA
  • Unified group brand as AGC
2010’s
  • Established a sales base in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Launched the Fluon+™ global brand of enhanced material science solutions
  • Asahi Glass Company, Ltd. became AGC Inc. globally
2020’s
  • Started sales of Sureco™ anti-fingerprint coatings, AMOLEA™ refrigerants and foam blowing agents and FORBLUE™ membranes
  • AGC Chemicals expanded compounding operations for the Fluon+™ brand
  • AGC Chemicals Company increased fluoropolymer production to meet the rising global demand for high performance material science solutions
  • Started sales of AMOLEA™ HCFO solvents
  • Developed and patented FibraLAST™ non-fluorinated barrier technology for paper and textile products

Our Brands

“Your Dreams, Our Challenge”
is our Corporate Vision

This vision embodies our mission to become the preferred global fluorochemical materials solutions provider. Working with others to combine knowledge and advanced technology, we create unique materials, solutions and reliable partnerships that help make ever greater achievements possible and bring bolder ideas to life.

Where There's a Challenge, There's a Solution.

Our founding spirit is to confront difficulties and never take the easy way out. We manufacture materials essential for our modern world.

Careers at AGC Chemicals Americas

AGCCA provides you with the opportunity to work with great people. As a part of a global company, you’ll gain important international perspective and will be part of a network of thousands of colleagues around the world, while still enjoying the small-company environment where you can see your impact on the company’s success.

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