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Glass Structure - pilkington.com

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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

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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.

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

Fully Engineered Structural Glazing System

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Fully Engineered System In supplying Pilkington Planar™ as a complete glass and fittings solution which has been developed and then checked by a qualified engineer, Pilkington Architectural are able to provide the system with a comprehensive 12 year design and materials warranty. A total package of this nature provides total confidence in the ability of the system to meet and exceed the ...

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 ...