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Nippon Electric Glass

Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 5214
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Glass
Founded (December 1, 1949; 70 years ago (1949-12-01))
Headquarters 7-1, Seiran 2-chome, Ōtsu, Shiga 520-8639, Japan
Key people
Yuzo Izutsu
(Chairman of the Board)
Masayuki Arioka

11px US$ 2.4 billion (FY 2013)

(¥ 252.54 billion) (FY 2013)</td></tr>
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11px US$ 118.2 million (FY 2013)

(¥ 12.43 billion) (FY 2013)</td></tr>
Number of employees
5,275 (consolidated as of June 2014)</td></tr>
Website Official website</td></tr>

Footnotes / references

Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (日本電気硝子株式会社 Nippon Denki Garasu Kabushiki-gaisha?), also known as NEG, is a Japanese glass manufacturer. The company is a manufacturer of glass for flat panel displays (FPD). It has about 20% share in the world's production of glass for liquid crystal displays (LCD).[4]

The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[5]


  • 1944: Established with investment from NEC Corporation and other companies.
  • 1949: Separated from NEC, and Nippon Electric Glass was founded as an independent company.
  • 1951: Successfully began use of the Danner process to form glass tubing automatically; initiated mass production.
  • 1956: Started continuous production of glass tubing using a tank furnace.
  • 1965: Started production of black-and-white CRT glass.
  • 1968: Started production of color CRT glass.
  • 1973: Company stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) (Second Section).
  • 1974: Started production of thin sheet glass for LCDs.
  • 1983: Company stock transferred to the First Section of the TSE and OSE.
  • 1988: Started CRT glass operations in the US via joint venture.
  • 1998: Started production of PDP substrate glass using the float process.
  • 1999: Acquired ISO 14001 certification for all plants in Japan.
  • 1999: Started production of LCD substrate glass by the overflow process.
  • 2004: Ended CRT glass production in the US and Mexico.
  • 2010: Started production of substrate glass for solar cells.[6]


Glass for display devices

  • Glass for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
    • Substrate glass for LCDs
    • Glass tubing for cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL)
    • Cell spacing for LCDs (micro rods)
  • Glass for Plasma Display Panels (PDPs)
    • Substrate glass for PDPs
    • Glass pastes for PDPs
    • Glass for exhaust tubes, tablets, and firing setters
  • Glass for CRTs
    • Panel glass for CRTs
    • CRT neck tubes, stem tubes, and exhaust tubes

Glass for electronic devices

  • Powder glass
  • Cover glass for image sensors
  • Glass for diodes
  • Glass for laser diodes
  • Glass for optical devices
    • Glass ferrules and micro capillaries for optical connectors
    • Glass material for aspherical lenses
    • Collimator components
    • Micro prisms
    • Coupler housing

Glass fiber

  • Chopped strands for function plastics
  • Yarns for printed circuit boards
  • Roving for reinforced plastic
  • Alkali resistant glass fiber

Building materials, heat-resistant glass

  • Glass for building materials
    • Glass blocks
    • Glass-ceramic building materials
    • Fire-rated glass
    • Radiation shielding glass
  • Heat-resistant glass
    • Super heat-resistant glass-ceramic
    • Super heat-resistant glass-ceramic for cooking appliance top plates
    • Heat-resistant glass
  • Glass for lighting and medical use
    • Glass for lighting
    • Glass for medical and laboratory applications
    • Glass for thermos flasks

Glassmaking and processing machinery


  1. ^ "Corporate Information". Nippon Electric Glass. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Company Summary". Google Finance. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Corporate Financials". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Display Glass: Bigger, Thinner, and Stronger". Society for Information Display. January 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Company History". Nippon Electric Glass. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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