Nippon Sheet Glass: New solar glass production line in Malaysia


New solar glass production line in Malaysia

NSG Group is pleased to announce its intention to invest in additional TCO (transparent conductive oxide) coated glass production capacity in Malaysia to support the growing solar market.

In the plan, a waterline at the Johor Bahru plant of Malaysian Sheet Glass SDN BHD, a member of NSG Group, will install online coating capacity in the near future and start shipping TCO glass for panel manufacturing. solar after commissioning of the installation. . It is expected that supply from the converted line will commence in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ending March 2024. The investment is contingent on the successful conclusion of commercial negotiations and government issuance of permits and incentives.

The investment is intended to support the expansion strategy of First Solar, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thin-film solar panels that has a long-standing partnership with NSG Group. In addition to its existing facilities in Vietnam and Malaysia, First Solar is building a new manufacturing facility in India, which is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023.

In order to meet the growing global demand for solar panels, especially those manufactured by our strategic partner First Solar, NSG Group started operation of the second float line dedicated to solar glass in Vietnam in January 2020, and a new factory in Luckey, Ohio, USA has been in operation since November 2020. Glass produced at these plants is exclusively supplied to First Solar.

NSG Group promotes “expanding value-added activities” as one of the measures listed in the medium-term management plan “Recovery Plan 24 (RP24)”. Announcing the expansion of solar glass based on our proprietary in-line coating technology is part of this strategy.

The Group will continue its efforts to achieve its medium-term vision of being “A global glass supplier contributing to the world with high value-added glass products and services”.

About NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. and its group companies)

The NSG Group is the world’s leading supplier of glass and glazing systems to the architectural, automotive and creative technology business areas.

Architectural manufactures and supplies architectural glass as well as glass for solar energy and other sectors.

Automotive serves the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket (AGR) glass markets.

Creative Technology comprises several distinct businesses, including lenses and light guides for printers and scanners, and specialty fiberglass products such as glass bead for timing belts and glass flakes.

About First Solar, Inc.

First Solar is a leading U.S. solar technology company and global supplier of responsibly produced, eco-efficient solar modules to advance the fight against climate change. Developed in R&D labs in California and Ohio, the company’s advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, low-carbon alternative to solar panels. Conventional crystalline silicon PVs.

From sourcing and manufacturing raw materials to recycling end-of-life modules, First Solar’s technology approach embodies sustainability and responsibility to people and the planet. For more information, please visit


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