Sustainability FAQs - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/sustainability/sustainability-faqGlobal Frequently Asked Questions about Sustainability We receive lots of questions about our Group Sustainability policy and credentials. Most of these can be answered by referring to our Sustainability Report however we have highlighted some of the key ones below. If you would like further help please email us using the contact form.The Float Process - Step-by-step - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/about/education/the-float-process/the-float-process-step-by-stepThe Step-by-step Manufacturing of Float Glass Watch the magic of this science-based process begins to unfold, in a series of stages on a float line that may be nearly half a kilometre long. Raw materials enter at one end. From the other, plates of glass emerge, cut precisely to specification, at rates as high as 6,000 tonnes a week.Raw Materials - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/about/education/the-float-process/raw-materialsMaterial % by weight. Source. Silica, SiO 2. 71. Sand. Soda, Na 2 O. 14. Soda ash, feldspar, salt cake. Lime, CaO. 9. Dolomite and limestone. Magnesia, MgO. 4 ...The market benchmark for transparency in glass - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/news-insights/latest/the-market-benchmark-for-transparency-in-glass17 Feb 2021 Pilkington Optiwhite™ extra clear glass, which is produced in our plants in Italy, Germany, UK and the USA, is the most coveted product in the glass industry today. Why? Because it exceeds the ordinary concept of glass transparency and out-performs its traditional alternatives.Glass Technology - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/knowledge-base/glass-technologyGlass Technology Imagine a world without glass! How different our lives would be without it! Our houses and offices would be dark, cars would be impractical and window shopping would not be possible. Take a glimpse into the NSG Group's technology..... adding value through innovation.Low-emissivity Glass - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/residential-applications/types-of-glass/energy-efficient-glass/low-emissivity-glassLow-emissivity glass (or low-e glass as it is commonly referred to) is a type of energy-efficient glass designed to prevent heat escaping through your windows to the cold outdoors. Low-e glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ has an invisible coating which dramatically reduces heat transfer and reflects interior heat ...Shopfront - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/commercial-applications/glass-applications/shopfrontShopfront Windows are extremely important for shop fronts, showrooms, or car dealerships due to the various functions they have to play for the building owner and the visitor.A complete guide to self-cleaning glass - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/news-insights/latest/a-complete-guide-to-self-cleaning-glass14 Sep 2020 Confused about self-cleaning glass? Get familiar with below guide to the benefits of self-cleaning glass and the science behind the product. Glass is the one of the go-to materials used to create modern commercial and residential developments.Guarding and protection: how to specify glass barriers - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/news-insights/latest/guarding-and-protection-how-to-specify-glass-barriersThe use of glass barriers is a common feature of modern architecture. They are used in the stairways and atria of many commercial and residential properties to provide a striking and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional building materials such as brick or wood.