Time for spring cleaning is finally here. But we’ve been cleaning something other than our homes...

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Time for spring cleaning is finally here. But we’ve been cleaning something other than our homes...

24 Mar 2022
With spring finally here, we wanted to highlight a world-first which took place in St Helens last month which gave spring cleaning a very different meaning for us at Pilkington UK.

We trialled greener fuels at Greengate! Biofuel was the fuel of choice and we were the world's first flat glass manufacturer to fire our furnace on 100% biofuel, as part of an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas.

During the four-day trial we created 150,000 sq m of the lowest carbon float glass ever made. The fuel emits circa 80% less CO2 than traditional natural gas used in the sector. For more information on this story click here.

Fosse Park

This month we published a new case study. Fosse Park retail park and food court! Corstorphine & Wright (Fosse Park West) and DunnettCraven Architects (Food Central), along with installer Vitrine Systems specified Pilkington Suncool™, Pilkington Optiwhite™, and Pilkington Planar™ for a stunning glazing finish. For more details on the project, click here.

Image courtesy of Vitrine Systems. 

International Year of Glass 2022

Next month there will be a few events taking place in the UK which celebrate glass. A full calendar of events can be seen by clicking here. The following events perfect for those fascinated in glass and its history can be seen below:

18th February - 5th June (Leeds)
A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture
To mark the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022, the Henry Moore Institute is delighted to present a major exhibition exploring glass as a material for sculpture. More info and tickets here.

18:00-19:00 - 19th April 2022 (Online)
Ukrainian Stained Glass
Ukrainian glass artist Oksana Kondratyeva will talk about stained glass in Ukraine, especially in the 20th Century. Proceeds to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee). More info and tickets here.

10:00-19:00 - 29th April 2022 (Oxford)
Late Bronze Age glass - Study Day
The Association for the History of Glass, in co-operation with the Griffith Institute, the School of Archaeology/University of Oxford, and Bodleian Libraries will be hosting a study day at Oxford. More info and tickets here.

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