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Glass Structure - Pilkington

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Glass Structure The world’s leading structural glass system, Pilkington Planar™ opens up vast possibilities for architects, allowing them to create a complete glass envelope for buildings with frameless façades on any plane.. Support structures, located internally or externally, can use glass mullions, a conventional steel construction or the revolutionary Pilkington Planar™ Tension ...

Glass - Pilkington

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Insulating Glass Units; Solar Control Glass; Structural Glazing; Overview Pilkington's expertise in glass manufacture means that the company is able to provide the customer with an extensive range of glass types for total flexibility of design - in performance, appearance and transparency. From the clean lines of a single toughened product to the combined structural and environmental ...

An Architect Who Revolutionised Glass in Architecture

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Skilfully projecting the impression of a curved glass shape from the ground up, Foster’s design in reality only boasts one piece of curved glass – the lens-shaped cap at the very top of the building. The structure encompasses a grid of steel triangles, slotted together to allow the glass to spiral around, achieving the effect of a wholly curved construction.

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

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Overview Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems.With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, allowing architects design flexibility to create bright and highly attractive working environments, with more light and a greater feeling of space.

Glassary - S - Pilkington - First in Glass

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Structural glass: glass used in a manner where it may be supporting other building components (e.g. glass mullions) or where it performs a semi-structural role (e.g. free standing glass protective barriers). The term may also be used for glass fixed using bolted connections (frameless glazing), even if it performs no structural function. Suncool™: Pilkington Suncool™ (see Product Data ...

Glass Strength - Pilkington

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The structure is not regular as it would be if it were liquid. The network of bonds prevent the glass from being ductile. The ingredients for glass are not transparent and it is the melting of these products that creates new bonds. As the glass cools the ingredients are locked together before they can resume their original structures. The notion that glass is a supercooled liquid is a misnomer ...

Glass Doors - Pilkington

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Glass Structure; Internal Partition; Photovoltaics; Roof Glazing; Shopfront; Stairs; Windows; Glass Furniture; Glass Doors The entrance to a building is an opportunity to create a dramatic entrance and make a statement about the building or the client. With glass the entrance can be open and inviting but at the same time different combinations of glass can be used to provide for example ...

Glass and Manual Attack - Pilkington - First in Glass

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For many years glass and glass/plastic combinations have been used in bullet resistant screens. Like anti bandit screens the whole structure has to withstand the attack. Multiple layers of glass and interlayer allows the glass to absorb the energy of the projectile and protect the required area. Glass is tested under the worse case conditions and assumes that the assailant aims square to the ...

European/British Standards and Codes of Practice

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Part 1: Glass products for structural sealant glazing systems supported and unsupported monolithic and multiple glazing; Part 2: Assembly rules; BS EN 13024: Glass in building – Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass. Part 1: Definition and Description; Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard ; BS EN 13541: Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of ...

Glass for Your Home | Windows, Doors, Roofs, Glazing ...

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Pilkington's glass products will make your home more comfortable, secure & attractive. Visit us to find out more about our glass doors, roofs & windows.