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Sustainability FAQs - Pilkington

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To achieve maximum sustainability products should be reused at the end of their initial usage life and then if this is not practicable the product or the component materials should be reused or recycled. This is known as the reuse recycling hierarchy. Of course things may be more complicated and some products may be retired before they have ...

Green Resources - Pilkington

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Sustainability; Green Resources; Green Resources USGBC LEED® In every region of the world in which we operate, the need to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions has never been as important as it is today. Buildings account for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries. People, companies and communities are searching for ...

Sustainability - Pilkington

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Sustainability Glass has a major part to play in society's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the effects of climate change. We aim to be the global leader in innovative high-performance glass and glazing solutions, contributing to energy conservation and generation, working safely and ethically. ...

Our Solar Commitment - Pilkington

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Sustainability; Our Solar Commitment; Our Solar Commitment Our commitment to solar energy runs deep. We partnered with Hull & Associates to develop a 250 kilowatt, one-acre solar photovoltaic energy array at our Research and Development facility in Northwood, Ohio. The solar field project was completed February 2011.

Glass and Human Impact - Pilkington

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Glass in its annealed form, framed and in tact is not an immediate threat but when it is broken the long shards turn into effective cutting devices with sharp edges and momentum.

Solar Glass Float Furnace in US Starts Operation - Pilkington

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USA & Canada. News Insights. Insights. Solar Glass Float Furnace in US Starts Operation. News Item. 12 Nov 2020. NSG Group announced today the float furnace to produce TCO (transparent conductive oxide) coated glass for solar panels in Luckey, Ohio has started operation.

NSG Group Announces Location of New U.S. Manufacturing Plant - Pilkington

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19 Oct 2018. NSG Group announced today it has selected a location for its new glass production facility in the United States. The 500,000 square foot facility will be located in Troy Township, Ohio nearby First Solar’s Lake Township, Ohio site.

Glass and Solar Energy - Pilkington

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Sustainability; Glass and Solar Energy; Glass & Solar Energy Glass is an integral and important element of photovoltaic solar panels. To increase efficiency, low-iron glass, which is more expensive, but clearer than ordinary glass, is increasingly specified. Anti-reflective coatings can also increase the amount of usable solar energy.

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.

Pilkington Energy Advantage™

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Overview. Pilkington Energy Advantage™ is a pyrolitically on-line coated low-emissivity glass. It offers substantial improvement on thermal insulation when compared to clear float glass. It is also characterized by high solar heat gain, which means that as well as retaining heating warmth in a room, it allows high level of solar energy to enter, for warmer and brighter interiors, and reduced ...

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