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Glass Systems - Pilkington

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Pilkington offers a range of glass systems for different architectural and interior applications, such as solar control, thermal insulation, fire protection, noise control, safety/security and self-cleaning. Learn more about Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass systems, developed for use in glass façades, walls or roofs, and also for internal glazing.

List of British/EU Standards and Codes of Practice

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There are many British and European Standards which apply directly or indirectly to glass for use in building. Although not exhaustive, the following lists some of the most commonly used. British and European Standards (BS EN) BS EN 356: Glass in building – Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.

Glass Structure - Pilkington

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Glass Structure There are numerous structural glass systems offered by various suppliers that open 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 ...

Energy-efficient Glass

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Energy-efficient Glass for your home. Replacing the heat lost through your windows can be expensive so don’t throw your money out of the window! Install low emissivity (low-e) energy-efficient windows to help to reduce your heating bills by up to 20% each year. Using a product from our energy-efficient glass range in your windows will reduce ...

Type of Glazing - Pilkington

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roof systems for fire protection. A long history of close co-operations with leading national and international system suppliers have resulted today in an unrivalled range of choice of systems in steel, aluminium, steel-and-aluminium, wood and concrete together with frameless or flush installations of the fire-resistant glazing in special fire-resistant wall systems.

How It Works - pilkington.com

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Glass manages solar heat radiation by three mechanisms: reflectance, transmittance and absorptance. These are defined as follows: Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation reflected back into the atmosphere; Direct transmittance – the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass; Absorptance – the proportion of solar radiation absorbed by the glass.

Windows - Pilkington

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The combination of glass you require needs to be carefully considered, depending on the location and orientation of your home and your key objectives for replacing or upgrading your windows. Pilkington Activ™ Range The Pilkington Activ™ Range of products combines both self-cleaning and solar control properties,...

Appearance of Glass

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Pilkington Texture Glass Wired; Glass Systems. ... The principle area of importance for glass is the range between Ultraviolet and Infrared rays representing daylight or visible light. Energy can exist in many forms including heat, light, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, and electrical which can be transformed from one form to another. ...

Window Energy Ratings

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The rating system is based on a scale of E to A++, with A++ windows being the most energy-efficient. The scheme is similar to those seen on household appliances, white goods and light bulbs. Benefits of installing energy rated windows: ... Choosing windows incorporating a low-e glass such as a glass from the Pilkington K Glass ...

How It Works - Pilkington - First in Glass

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