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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 ...

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.

Chemistry of Glass - Pilkington

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Other major constituents of Flat Glass: Calcium and Magnesium enter the network structure as Network Modifiers and the action of these modifiers is to make the structures more complex so that when the components are melted together, in the cooling process, it is more difficult for the atoms to arrange themselves in suitable configurations for crystallisation to occur.

Glass in Buildings - The Hidden Benefits of Glazing

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Glass in Buildings - The Hidden Benefits of Glazing. 29 Sep 2015 An independent study commissioned by Glass for Europe has discovered that the social and economic benefits of glazed buildings extend far beyond aesthetics and energy-efficiency. We spend over 80% of our lives within buildings and numerous research studies have demonstrated that glazing has profound implications in terms of human ...

Glass Mullions - Pilkington

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Vertical structures of this type are usually suspended from the head structure above - with the glass panels fastened to the mullions by Pilkington Planar™ fittings. By supporting the facade in this manner it is possible to span distances as high as 24m and perhaps further still. Pilkington engineers are also able to protect against lateral torsional buckling of these glass mullions, drawing ...

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 ...

Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare To Cutting-Edge ...

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Whilst glass is an extensively used and established construction material, it continues to evolve and develop in function and form. The ongoing technical development of glass, is one of the reasons that Pilkington Planar™ had been specified by other leading-edge businesses and academic institutions, that wish to express themselves through their buildings.

Glass and Human Impact - Pilkington

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Glass used in furniture should also comply with the safety requirments for tables, cabinets, shelves and glass doors to wardrobes etc. The most frequently used glass used to improve personal safety is toughened andlaminated glass products. Rarely do we suggest a combination of toughened and laminated glass because it can give the poorest chracteristics of both glasses. Toughened glass achieves ...