Airports with AGC materials
Airports of the future are built on the key objectives of Sustainability, User Experience, Durability, and Safety. The materiality of the airports should help the developers to achieve performance levels that will deliver these key objectives. Material attributes should facilitate multiple objectives and achieve more.
AGC with its legacy as a materials supplier has contributed to 100+ airports enabling the projects to achieve its key performance indicators.
How do AGC materials contribute to the Airports of the future?
Be it new airport facilities or upgrades, building envelopes give immense opportunity in achieving Net Zero status or operating at Net Zero carbon levels. While high-performance coated glass will help in reducing the heat gain through the envelope while retaining the light transmittance, Fluon™ ETFE film provides value by contributing to lightweight structures. SunEwat Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) provides multiple functions of generating energy, providing shade, and bringing in natural light. For upgrades, Attoch onsite Insulated Glazing units will help in ensuring the sustainability agenda by retrofitting with high-performance glass while not affecting operations.
Airports of the future will strive to give memorable experiences to the passengers fuelled by technological advancements. Lacobel/Matelac back painted glass helps in the zoning of different areas of the airport with colourful & easily cleanable surfaces while positively contributing to the indoor air quality. Natural Light is an important contributor to the overall perception of the passenger experience, which is amply provided by the AGC high-performance glazing that comes in varying sizes.
Airports are strategic investments built to service a large number of people over many years. Which is why they must be designed and built as maintainable structures that help the facility managers. Lumiflon™ resin-based coatings and claddings will maintain the look and shine of the structures for a long time, while Fluon™ ETFE film will ensure structures will require less maintenance.
Safety is an important concern for any airport as it holds many people while also being in close proximity to aircraft and associated infrastructure. Fluon™ ETFE film has the advantage of not shattering in the event of a blast while the High-Performance Glass combinations in the facades are capable of resisting jet blast situations. Lumiflon™ based claddings adhere to various international fire safety standards and hence can act as fire-safe claddings. Low VOC interior glazing contributes to the health & well-being of the occupants. Pyrobel Fire safety glass is purpose-built to resist high temperatures in the event of a fire.