Manufactured based on quartz glass, this glass can be easily processed into various forms. Developed by applying the manufacturing technologies for very high purity quartz glass, it has extremely low thermal expansion, and is optimal for cutting-edge applications which require thermal expansion to be minimized.
Low thermal expansion glass AZ was derived from our ultrahigh-purity synthetic quartz manufacturing technology. Being developed using our synthetic quartz manufacturing technology, the glass, like synthetic quartz, can be readily processed into a variety of shapes. AGC’s expertise in precision polishing permits assurance of low defect density. Zero-expansion glass is ideal for applications requiring extremely low thermal expansion, including standards for thermal property measurement, spacers for light resonators, and lithography equipment stages.