A glass and glazing safety standard is changing, but what ... - Pilkington

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, discusses the revision of BS 6262, a key document for the glass and glazing industry, and what implications it might have for manufacturers, fabricators, installers and designers. A combination of Building Regulations and British Standards outline the requirements for glazing in critical locations.

Architectural glass production powered by hydrogen in world first

Matt Buckley, UK MD of Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, said: “The trial was a significant success. Thanks to NSG’s advanced fuel combustion expertise, and the preparation and efforts of the team, we managed to achieve a seamless transition between the two different fuels. It proves that hydrogen is just as capable as natural gas in achieving excellent melting performance, and that it could be possible to operate the furnace with vastly reduced carbon emissions.

UK Sites - Pilkington

A large UK manufacturing base plus a national network of local branches is a clear sign of our ability to give you the best service. Whether you're local or national, big or small we'll work hard to meet all your needs. European Technical Centre - Pilkington Group Limited Hall Lane, Lathom, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire. L40 5UF Tel:+44 (0)1695 50000

A Brief History of Glass - Pilkington

Glass has been produced and used by mankind for thousands of years, and its use in architecture has developed significantly with technological advancements in production. It was during Medieval times that the use of glass was first experimented with – being widely used as a decorative feature, and not just as a means of letting light in.

Pilkington in the UK

Pilkington, which was acquired by NSG Group in 2006, invented the Float Process, by which most of the world’s high quality glass is made. The Pilkington brand is synonymous with technical excellence and service in the glass industry. With buildings accounting for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries, increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency.

Self-cleaning glass: what do you need to know? - Pilkington

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, discusses the facts behind self-cleaning glass. It was 16 years ago that Pilkington Activ™ became the first commercially available self-cleaning glass. Since then, we’ve sold more than 10 million square meters of it – which is enough to cover the football pitch at Wembley 1,380 times!

Glass and Manual Attack - Pilkington

Glass and Manual Attack Glass and Manual Attack We categorise glass into safety and security. Safety is where protection is needed from accidental damage and security for wilful damage. Glass used for security reasons can be further broken down into the types of threat: Manual attack Ballistic attack Explosion resistance - See separate section

External Condensation - Pilkington

We often get asked about external condensation as there is a common misconception that it is caused through a fault in glazing units. Condensation, a natural occurrence, can occur on the external surface of double glazed units, especially as winter approaches. To help explain, we investigate the causes below.

Glass Worldwide - Exclusive Pilkington Interview

The renowned inventor of the float glass process currently employs around 3,000 people across the UK for its operations, which range from the manufacture of float, rolled and coated glass to glass processing and merchanting, automotive original equipment (OE) and automotive glass replacement (AGR) manufacture.

Part O: What you need to know - Pilkington

The supporting Approved Document to Part O identifies two methods of assessment – the simplified method, which is based on location, dwelling type, glazing area and presence of cross-ventilation, and the dynamic thermal modelling method, which involves calculation of the risk of overheating in the property.

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