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Automotive Overview - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/automotive-international/automotive-overview

Vehicle build shows long-term industry growth to be around 2.1 per cent a year on average. But for glazing this is only part of the story - other demand drivers play an important part, both in terms of volume, and importantly, value.

Automotive Glazing - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/automotive-international/automotive-glazing

High quality glass production starts with the float process, developed by Pilkington and now the industry standard. Automotive glass production includes pre-processing, toughening, laminating, encapsulation, extrusion and assembly, adding functionality.

The market benchmark for transparency in glass

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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.

The Float Process - Pilkington

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At the heart of the world's glass industry is the float process - invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1952 - which manufactures clear, tinted and coated glass for buildings, and clear and tinted glass for vehicles. The process, originally able to make only 6mm thick glass, now makes it as thin as 0.4 mm and as thick as 25 mm. Molten glass, at approximately 1000°C, is poured continuously ...

Automotive Glass Replacement - Pilkington

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Automotive Glass Replacement Pilkington Automotive is the global number one in AGR distribution & wholesale. As well as its major OE facilities within each region, Pilkington operates additional capacity focused on production for the aftermarket.

Raw Materials - Pilkington

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Take high quality sand, soda ash, limestone, saltcake and dolomite and melt at white heat to a highly viscous consistency. Let the mixture digest for a time - and you are well on the way to making one of the world's most important materials.

Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

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Self-cleaning Glass NSG Group made a significant step in the glass industry with the development of Pilkington Activ™, the first dual-action self-cleaning glass.The unique dual-action of the Pilkington Activ™ coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt, giving not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows.

NSG TEC™ for Technical Applications

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Overview. A range of low-emissivity glasses with a pyrolytic on-line electric conductive coating of special qualities. NSG TEC™ offers a wide variety of thermal and heated glass performance properties, whilst increasing light transmittance and optimising electrical conductivity. The products are specifically tuned to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications.

Aftermarket Automotive Glass Replacement

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/automotive-international/business-profile/aftermarket-automotive-glass-replacement

Pilkington Automotive has well-developed independent Aftermarket distribution and wholesale networks throughout Europe, Japan, North America, South America and Asia.

Glass Systems - Pilkington

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Pilkington Planar™. The Pilkington Planar™ system is the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems.. Pilkington Profilit™. Translucent linear channel glass system. Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass with its installation system offers many interesting and varied architectural solutions.. Planar™ | SentryGlas ® System The Planar™ l SentryGlas ® System became possible ...