FIT Show To Feature Trio Of Innovations In Pilkington Glass Range

Press Release
25 Apr 2014

The NSG Group, manufacturer of Pilkington glass in the UK, will be exhibiting its latest innovations in high performance glass at the 2014 FIT Show.

FIT Show 2013

Visitors to the company’s stand (Hall 2, 236) will be able to explore recently introduced products focused on creating glass with excellent energy performance for a range of building projects, whatever their particular challenges and budget.

Headlining at the stand will be Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage, a unit that delivers U values as low as 0.9 W/m²K, a figure previously only associated with triple-glazed solutions, without the related increase in thickness and cost. This is achieved by combining Pilkington K Glass™ OW – a hard-coated low-emissivity glass – with Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus, the company’s highest-performing low-e glass.
The company will also showcase Pilkington Spacia™, the world’s first commercially available vacuum glazing. With a total thickness of just 6mm, the glass offers a thermal performance equal to or better than most low-e double glazing in the same thickness as a single glass pane - ideal for use in listed properties or buildings in conservation areas.

Rounding up the trio will be innovative fire-resistant glass product, Pilkington Pyroclear®. The glass, which remains transparent in the event of a fire to aid evacuation, sets the standard for monolithic fire-resistant glass and fire-resistant insulated glass units, and achieves 30-minute fire integrity.

Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to find out more about My Pilkington™ the company’s support platform for customers, which provides technical advice, literature, safety tips, account documentation, sales leads and much more all in one place on

Andy McDowell, Commercial Director at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, said: “There have been a number of ground-breaking additions to our product range over the past 12 months, and our focus remains on performance, quality and value.

“We have invested in state-of-the-art on- and off-line coating facilities right here in the UK, allowing us to push the frontiers of coating technology to produce high performing low-e and solar control products with excellent handling characteristics.

“Deploying innovative combinations of these coatings has allowed us to deliver a unique range of sealed-unit products tailored specifically to meet the most pressing challenges in glazing.

“Working in partnership with our customers to deliver the products they need is a vital part of our business, and the FIT Show will provide a great opportunity to share feedback with them.”

Other popular products from the Pilkington range will be available to view on the stand, including Pilkington Anti-condensation Glass and the recently-launched Pilkington Oriel Collection, an exciting range of stunning, high-end decorative etched glass.