Who we are
Our Fire-Resistant Glass Department has nearly 250 experienced members of staff and we work with agents and distributors across Europe.
Pyrobel glazings are manufactured at three industrial sites: Seneffe in Belgium, and Oloví and Sokolov in the Czech Republic.
We also collaborate closely with researchers at the AGC Technovation Center to design innovative products with unrivalled performance levels.
Pyrobel makes living and working environments safer with the widest range of fire-resistant glazings on the market. We supply reliable and sustainable fire-resistant glazing solutions renowned for their outstanding quality. We support our customers with technical expertise, flexible service and short lead times.
Pyrobel captures AGC's Look Beyond vision: we aspire to become your partner of choice in building a brighter, safer world.
AGC Glass Europe, the European flat glass leader
While the Fire-Resistant Glass Department is part of AGC Glass Europe, it is a separate business unit with its own specific objectives and resources.
AGC Glass Europe manufactures, processes and markets flat glass for the building sector, the automotive industry and other applications (transport, solar and high-tech). The European division of the AGC Group, which has its headquarters and research centre in Belgium, numbers more than 100 industrial sites in Europe, while the Group as a whole has 200 subsidiaries in over 30 countries worldwide.
A pioneering history
The BSN-Gervais-Danone Group takes control of Glaverbel, absorbing the company into its flat-glass business.
Pyrobel and Pyrostop are jointly developed within BSN by Glaverbel and Flachglas AG. The German subsidiary Flachglas is then sold to Pilkington.
BSN sells Glaverbel to Asahi Glass (AGC), and Glaverbel-AGC subsequently continues working on the development of Pyrobel on its own.
In Belgium, Glaverbel launches its Pyrobel glass manufacturing operations and markets the product.
A new manufacturing plant is built in Oloví in the Czech Republic.
Pyrobel-T manufacturing starts in the new plant in Sokolov in the Czech Republic.
Protecting the environment is a priority for Pyrobel. At AGC we are always seeking solutions to reduce the environmental impact of our products and processes. One of our goals is to reduce our ecological footprint.
Cradle to CradleTM Silver certification
Pyrobel fire-resistant glazings have Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, which guarantees its sustainability in terms of material reutilisation, use of renewable energy, water management, carbon management and social responsibility. Pyrobel has achieved Gold certification in four of the five categories. Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
The German institute ift Rosenheim have checked and approved the EPDs for Pyrobel(ite).
This Environmental Product Declaration enables the standardised reporting and comparison of the environmental impacts of the products according to life-cycle analysis (LCA) findings.
Systems such as LEED and BREEAM use these EPDs to calculate buildings' durability.
For more information about AGC's environmental performance and objectives, please refer to our environmental report.
Glass experts who are there for you
At Pyrobel, we make a point of providing a service that goes beyond just supplying a product. Over 40 years we have built up genuine expertise in fire-resistant glass engineering.
Our engineers and AGC's Technical Advisory Service provide customers, architects and fire safety consultants with special technical assistance to meet the various needs and requirements of fire-protection glazings, drawing on the latest technological innovations and calculation methods.
They will be glad to answer all your specific questions about fire-resistant glass and guide you through the various options available to you: cuts, dimensions, performance levels, combinations, acoustics, thermal insulation, colours, delivery times, transport, and so on.
Or perhaps you will find the answer you are looking for in our list of frequently asked questions.