Sustainability - Pilkington

Sustainability Sustainability Our environment is the basis of all our business and we will protect nature, communities and people. We have an opportunity to make a difference in everything we make, because we all have the power to makechange™. makechange™ Embrace change in our culture initiatives Design for change with our products

Sustainability FAQs - Pilkington

19 How much CO₂ can be saved using our products? 20 What percentage of glass is reusable? 21 What percentage of the product is recyclable? 22 Do NSG Group products contain hazardous substance? 23 Do you use responsibly-sourced timber?

The Float Process - Step-by-step - Pilkington

Stage 1: Melting and refining Fine-grained ingredients, closely controlled for quality, are mixed to make batch, which flows as a blanket on to molten glass at 1,500°C in the melter. Float makes glass of near optical quality.

Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar Control Glass The increased use of glass in architecture today makes it imperative to consider the comfort of a building's occupants. Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy.

Guarding and protection: how to specify glass barriers - Pilkington

The 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.

Low-emissivity Glass - Pilkington

Low-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.


We have an opportunity to make a difference in everything we make, everything we do, every day. Read on to find out how we plan to improve our impact on the environment and society to create a more sustainable future with our teams, products, processes, suppliers and customers.

Environmental Product Declarations

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide a means for manufacturers to provide transparent data about the environmental sustainability of their products and for specifiers to make informed purchasing decisions. Product Category Rules (PCRs) provide the methodology for producing an EPD for construction products.

Sustainability - Pilkington

Sustainability Proven sustainability A building product is sustainable when it retains its appearance and performance for several decades. Pilkington's Fire-resistant Glass demonstrates impressively a high level of sustainability.

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