A Fully Engineered System
Pilkington Planar™ is never sold as glass or hardware alone, but always as a complete system; the design of which remains the exclusive responsibility of Pilkington, giving you absolute reassurance. The knowledge acquired by Pilkington Architectural over the past 40 years of testing has enabled the company to introduce a Code of Practice for structural glass façades. Every part of every Pilkington Planar™ solution is designed in accordance with these criteria.
When the demands of a specific project are such that Pilkington does not possess the relevant test results or material data, then the internal team of design engineers have access to a test laboratory at the Pilkington European Technology Centre. This facility includes wind load test rigs rated to 10 kPa in addition to test plants for glass fins, impact resistance, UV, high humidity and cyclic temperature testing.