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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; 66 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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