Energy efficient glass is displayed in a fair byViglacera, who officially opens a factory producing the first made-in-Vietnam energy efficient glass in Binh Duong province. (Source: viglacera.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Glass and Ceramics for Construction Corporation (Viglacera) officially opened a factory producing the first made-in-Vietnam energy efficient glass in the southern province of Binh Duong on July 25.

The firm’s hi-tech glass project, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is capable of manufacturing 5 million sqm of glass annually.

It includes two phases. In the first phase, a production line with an annual capacity of 2.3 million sqm of glass is based at Tan Dong Hiep Industrial Park in Di An town, Binh Duong. The company will build another facility in the northern province of Bac Ninh with a designed capacity of 2.3-2.7 million sqm per year during the second phase.

The project uses technology and equipment provided by Von Ardenne GmBH from Germany, the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial equipment for vacuum coatings on materials such as glass, wafers, metal strip and polymer films.

Viglacera’s energy-efficient glass can save up to 45 percent of electricity consumed by air-conditioners and protect human health by blocking 99 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

On the same day, the corporation also began construction on a high-class porcelain factory at My Xuan A Industrial Park in Tan Thanh district, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau with a total investment of 481 billion VND (21.56 million USD).

The facility with a designed capacity of 750,000 products a year, is expected to be operational in the next 9 months.-VNA