How Fire-resistant Glass Can Help Architects Break Down Walls - Pilkington

The architect wanted to fill every floor with natural light, from both the front and the back, by using floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout. However, the rear of the property was just three metres away from a neighbouring building, so fire protection was needed to reduce the risk of fire spreading between the two.

Architectural glass production powered by hydrogen in world first

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG group, has successfully manufactured architectural glass at its St Helens facility using hydrogen power in a world-first trial.

Overheating in new dwellings - Pilkington

A new Building Regulation for overheating in new dwellings in England is expected to have a significant impact on glass and glazing products in residential buildings.

Part L 2022 - Pilkington

A technical hub containing information about Part L 2022 and the effects this has on the glazing industry.

Pilkington Spec-it!

If you have any problems in registering or have a general query, please email us at the following address: Pilkington Spectrum allows you to combine a wide range of products available from Pilkington and determine their key properties such as light transmittance, g value and U g-value. The program includes restrictions that prevent some combinations being selected that may be ...

Glassary - A - Pilkington

Glassary - A AA see reaction to fire Absorptance the proportion of incident solar radiation absorbed by the glass, expressed as a fraction (see solar properties).

Glassary - M - Pilkington

Glassary - M M60: obsolete tinted interlayer. Magnetron sputtering: a technical term to describe the process used in off-line coating. This involves passing the glass into a vacuum chamber. Argon gas is then introduced and electrical currents are then passed into a series of special coating beams in the roof of the chamber.

Glassary - R - Pilkington

Glassary - R Radiation: depending on the context it could mean: one of the methods of heat transfer across the cavity of an insulating glass unit, or electromagnetic radiation. one of the forms in which heat from a fire gets through non-insulating glass.

Glassary - I - Pilkington

Glassary - I I.G.U.: Insulating Glass unit. Impact performance: the impact resistance of a safety glass when tested according to BS 6206. See also Technical Bulletin Glass and Safety. Impact resistance: the classification according to BS 6206. See also Technical Bulletin Glass and Safety.

A glass and glazing safety standard is changing, but what ... - Pilkington

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, discusses the revision of BS 6262, a key document for the glass and glazing industry, and what implications it might have for manufacturers, fabricators, installers and designers.

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