Nippon Electric Glass

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Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
Type Public
Traded as (TYO: 5214)
Industry Glass
Founded 1949
Headquarters Shiga, Japan
Key people Yuzo Izutsu (Chairman of the Board),
Masayuki Arioka (President)
Products specialty glass products,
glassmaking machinery
Website Nippon Electric Glass

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).[citation needed]


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd.". 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-20.