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Glass Systems - Pilkington

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Glass Systems The Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system provides a flush glass surface by utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass facade back to the structure instead of using the more conventional framed systems. With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, enabling ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/types-of-glass/structural-glazing

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.

Why use the Pilkington Planar™ system?

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The Pilkington Planar™ structural glass system is the original and leading structural glass system in the world. It combines clean aesthetic lines and elegant detailing with strength and structural integrity in service. The Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system provides a flush and uninterrupted glass surface by utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix ...

Curtain Wall - Pilkington - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-applications/curtain-wall

The curtain wall method of glazing allows glass to be used in large uninterrupted areas creating consistent attractive facades. The flexibility in choice of Pilkington products allows the designer to control every aspect of the performance from thermal to solar considerations and ultimately the design statement for the building. The Pilkington

Glass Floors - Pilkington

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The glass tends to be relatively thick and heavy even with toughened laminated constructions so the support system for the glass needs to adequate to prevent distortion under load. The technical advisory service can help with four edge supported systems and stair treads supported along the long edges. For novel designs and bolted fixings you may need to employ the services of a structural ...

Glass and Human Impact - Pilkington

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Another risk area is where glass may be loaded to a high level due to the pressure applied by bodies as in the case of glass floors and barriers. In floor and barrier locations the contact wih the glass will be predicted rather than by accident. A further area of interest is overhead glazing where the integrity failure of glass may have dire consequences unless the glass is modified. Glass ...

Glass Strength - Pilkington

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Glass during manufacture is cooled to a solid state. For many materials the atoms return to their original state when cooled but for glass the backward transition is restricted and the new structure maintained. The rigidity of the product sets it apart from other materials. Most sheet products will deform when placed under load. The structure allows atoms or molecules to move past each other ...