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Industry Trends - Pilkington

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Industry Trends. As the industry responds to customer demand for style variants and niche models, with shorter development times, Pilkington Automotive helps customers engineer value into vehicle glazing - cutting costs in parallel with product enhancement. Shortening development time.

About NSG Group - Pilkington - First in Glass

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We have major market shares in most building and automotive product markets of the world, with a broad geographic reach, enabling us to respond to customers whose Operations, particularly in the case of Automotive OE, are increasingly global.

Automotive Glazing Processes - Pilkington

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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 Float Process - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/knowledge-base/glass-technology/the-float-process/the-float-process

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.

Sir Alastair Pilkington

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Many people in the glass industry had dreamed of combining the best features of both processes. They wanted to make glass with the brilliant surfaces of sheet glass and the flat and parallel surfaces of polished plate. Float glass proved to be the answer.

The Float Process Step by step - Pilkington

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The 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.

Glass Technology - Pilkington

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Glass 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.

How does Energy Saving Glazing work? - Pilkington

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The total transmittance of the glass (or more correctly the total solar heat transmittance or g-value) is the value given to the glass. The higher the figure the better for gaining heat which is the objective in most domestic situations. Low-e glass types can be compared using the U g -value and the g-value. Shading Coefficient.

NSG’s Solar Glass Float Furnace in U.S. Starts Operation

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With the expanded supply capability for VA products, such as solar glass and other products, NSG Group intends to drive its growth strategy while supporting the expansion of renewable energy. NSG’s Solar Glass Float Furnace in U.S. Starts Operation.

Glass for Europe: Flat glass in a climate-neutral Europe

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/news-insights/latest/glass-for-europe-flat-glass-in-a-climate-neutral-europe

The flat glass sector is expected to play a crucial role in the decarbonisation of Europe and its high-performance products will be essential in contributing to the EU's legally binding targets to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

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