Chemistry of Glass - Pilkington

Chemistry of Glass The main constituent of Flat Glass is SiO 2 (silica sand). This has a high melting temperature in the region of 1700 degrees C and its state at this temperature is like syrup on a very cold day. ... Calcium and Magnesium enter the network structure as Network Modifiers and the action of these modifiers is to make the ...

Guarding and protection: how to specify glass barriers - Pilkington

Balustrades. Architect. Designing glass for use in barriers can appear complex at first, with a number of safety and technical measures to take into consideration. In this article we explain the design principles behind some of the most common glass barriers.

The sky’s the limit: structural glazing and building design - Pilkington

The use of glass enables light to fill the internal spaces of a building, something that simply wouldn’t be possible with other construction materials. Similarly, advances in coating technology mean that glass can increase a building’s energy-efficiency, helping to control its temperature or reduce glare.

Glass Structure - Pilkington

Glass Structure. There are numerous structural glass systems offered by various suppliers that open 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 ...

Gl@ssary - Glass definitions

Structural glass: glass used in a manner where it may be supporting other building components (e.g. glass mullions) or where it performs a semi-structural role (e.g. free standing glass protective barriers). The term may also be used for glass fixed using bolted connections (frameless glazing), even if it performs no structural function ...

Glass Systems - Pilkington

Glass systems offer many interesting and varied architectural solutions. Pilkington Profilit™ allows designers and specifiers to transform courtyards into cosy interiors, enclose private and public outdoor areas under glass roofs and build stunning glass façades.

Internal Partition - Pilkington

Glass is an excellent choice for internal partitions. Not only does it allow light to penetrate further into a building but it can provide many other functions: fire resistance – provide protection against fire. There are numerous applications for glass as an internal divide.

Insights - Pilkington

With glass remaining increasingly favoured by architects when creating tall, modern structures, it looks like the material will continue to play a central role in transforming city’s skyline. Tags: Pilkington Planar™ , Glass Systems , Curtain Walls , Glass Structures , Architect

All Aboard with Pilkington Planar™

Pilkington Planar™ provides a bolted glass surface for façades and internal walls, utilising stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes to fix the glass directly back to the structure. The result is a fully engineered system offering all of the properties of conventional framed façades, with the minimum of visual obstructions.

Pilkington Optiwhite™

Pilkington Optiwhite™ is the ideal solution for glass doors, glass partitions, glass stairs, balustrades, and more. Interior glazing is increasingly popular in commercial and residential buildings in order to allow natural light to flow throughout the building or as a design feature.

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