Visit gives shadow minister a window on hi-tech manufacturing

Blog Post

Visit gives shadow minister a window on hi-tech manufacturing

06 May 2014
Shadow Minister for Industry Iain Wright MP, along with Dave Watts, MP for St Helens North, got a chance to see advanced manufacturing in action when they visited our St Helens site.

The visitors toured our UK5 float glass manufacturing line at Greengate – where we produce all glass stock used in Pilkington products – and our £36 million offline coater at Cowley Hill, which opened in October 2012.

The party was greeted by MD Matt Buckley and Mike Sharples, our off-line coatings operations manager, who talked through our latest product developments, research and development activities and plans for 2014.

Our offline coater applies a variety of technologically advanced coatings onto the glass, providing both energy-saving and solar control properties using a cutting-edge ‘sputter deposition’ process, which allows engineers to control the thickness of each coating with extreme precision.

Among the products we make at Cowley Hill is Pilkington K Glass™ S, our latest low-emissivity product. The microscopically thin coating we apply – much thinner than a human hair – minimises emission of thermal radiation from the outside of the window, reducing heat loss while maintaining a neutral look.

For further information on our product range visit: http://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/products

[Blog post attributed to Tony Smith]

We value your privacy.

We use cookies on this website for analytics, remarketing, social media (optional) and content (essential) purposes.

By clicking ‘Accept All’ you consent to the use of cookies for non-essential functions and the related processing of personal data. Alternatively you can reject non-essential cookies by clicking ‘Essential Only’. You can adjust your preferences at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy and access the settings on that page.

For more information please read our Cookie Policy.