Friday, June 7, 2013

No. 728: World’s first glass roof bench appears in the Confederation Cup starting on June 15 (June 7, 2013)

At the request of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Asahi Glass developed the world’s first glass roof bench to be used in the six stadiums in the Confederation Cup starting on June 15. It is 11.5 m long, 1 m deep, and 1.9 m high. Each stadium will have five glass roof benches of this kind. The company will improve it and install the improved version in the 15 venues of the World Cup in 2014. 

The company applied, Dragontrail, its strengthened glass technology used for smartphones. The new glass roof does not discolor easily besides being stronger than the standard resin roof. A players’ bench that is 12 meters wide needs glass equivalent to glass required by 7,000 smartphones. Asahi Glass is building a plant in Brazil scheduled for operation within the year for the construction and vehicle markets in Brazil.     

    A glass roof bench for the Confederation Cup 
starting on June 15

Dragontrail - strengthened glass from Asahi Glass

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