Glass Systems - Pilkington

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 - Pilkington

System Components; Glass; Product Category: Fire Protection Glass; 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 ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

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.

Roof Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

Creating a light well by using glass in the roof is a popular way of introducing light to central areas of a building. In addition to the normal considerations of thermal and solar-control, we need to consider the safety of the overhead glazing. If the glass forms part of an accessible roof area then it may need to be treated as a glass floor.

Glass Mullions - Pilkington

The use of Pilkington Planar™ in a glass mullion system enables the specifier to produce vertical glass curtain walls, canopies and skylights. Glass mullions are used as support for maximum transparency and to transfer wind, snow and self-weight loading to the structure. Pilkington have led the way in the development and testing of this new technology having based it upon technology ...

Solar Control Glass - Pilkington - First in Glass

Solar Control Glass The increased use of glass in architecture today makes it imperative to consider the comfort of a building's occupants. Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy.

Glass and Explosions - Pilkington

Like fire resistance and manual attack the glass has to form part of a complete system and will not perform as required in isolation. Glass can be tested to the European standard below. EN 13541 : 2000 : 'Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure' Subject to blast waves generated using shock tube . Simulation of high explosive ...