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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

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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.

System Components - Pilkington - First in Glass

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System Components Pilkington Planar™ lets you design the buildings of the future; using large glass façades to create stunningly attractive working environments with more light and a greater feeling of space.The Pilkington Planar™ system comprises glass, fittings and support structure.Each element has an array of options enabling the best possible solution to be realised no matter what ...

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 ...

Fire Protection Glass - Pilkington - First in Glass

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Glass Systems; Health Applications; Special Applications; Solar Energy; Fire Protection. Pilkington fire-resistant glass . Tried, Tested, Trusted. Find out more about Fire Protection. Fire Protection Glass We offer a wide range of fire-resistant glass options with varying levels of protection to suit your needs. Protection levels are measured in defined time periods (30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 ...

Banks and Insurance - Pilkington - First in Glass

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In high-rise buildings in particular, such open space designs can only be approved by the building control authorities when they feature transparent fire-resistant glazing, modern, active fire suppression equipment and alarm systems.

About Fire Protection - Pilkington - First in Glass

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Development of glass types for the first transparent fire-resistant roof systems; construction of efficient production facilities on the Gelsenkirchen site; combinations of functional glass products for additional properties, such as safety, solar control and thermal insulation; major projects: "Bundestag" parliament buildings in Bonn, Hamburg publishers Gruner & Jahr and Terminal 2 at ...

Window Energy Ratings - Pilkington - First in Glass

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A Window Energy Rating and label apply to a whole window (ie the frame and the glass). They do not apply to either the frame or the system or the glass individually. Therefore it is at the point at which all these components come together to produce a whole window that the Rating and label are obtained. Usually it would therefore be the window ...

Glass and Thermal Stress - Pilkington

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Laminated glass and annealed glass behave in a similar way. Thicker glasses are less tolerant. Glass containing wire is more vulnerable. The edge quality of the glass can play a part. Glass with damaged edges will take less stress than clean cut glass. A good clean cut edge is the best finish along with fully polished edges. Ground edges and arrissed edges may not be as good. A ground or ...

European/British Standards and Codes of ... - First in Glass

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BS EN 14449: Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass - Evaluation of conformity/Product standard. BS EN 12600: Glass in building – Pendulum test – Impact test method and classification for flat glass. BS EN 12758: Glass in building - Glazing and airborne sound insulation - Product descriptions and determination of ...