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Pilkington North America, Inc.

811 Madison Avenue, 43604-5684 Toledo, OH

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glasstec 2018 hall map (Hall 10): stand D38

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glasstec 2018 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.01  Float and mirror glass

Our products

Product category: Float and mirror glass

Solar Control Glass

Solar control is a key issue in terms of energy saving:
In hot conditions, or for buildings with high internal loads, it is used to minimize solar heat gain by rejecting solar radiation and help control glare
In more temperate conditions it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light
Our range of solar control products cover all architectural requirements, offering solutions for large and small glazed areas of all types of buildings.

How it works
Glass manages solar heat radiation by three mechanisms: reflectance, transmittance and absorbance
These are defined as follows:

(1) Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation reflected back into the atmosphere
(2) Direct transmittance – the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass
(3) Absorbance – the proportion of solar radiation absorbed by the glass.

In hot conditions or for building with high internal loads, solar control glass is used to minimize solar heat gain. It allows sunlight to pass through a window while radiating and reflecting away a large amount of the sun's heat.

In more temperate conditions, it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light.

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Product category: Float and mirror glass

Thermal Insulation Glass

Today's building codes, homeowners and communities are demanding more from glass. In particular, the focus on energy efficiency and tighter regulations are creating a greater need for low-emissivity (low-e) glass. Through advances in low-e glass, windows now play a big part in energy conservation and comfort, minimizing heat loss and internal condensation.
With our wide range of low-emissivity glass we can meet all your energy saving requirements.

How it works
Low-e glass reduces the heat loss of the building by:

(1) Reflecting the energy emitted by room heaters and surfaces back into the room (long wave radiation).
(2) Allowing high transmission of the solar radiation (short wave radiation) through the glass to benefit from passive solar heat gain through the glass.
During the winter, low-emissivity (low-e) glass can reduce heat loss while allowing high levels of valuable free solar gain to heat buildings with no significant loss in natural light.

Low-E 4th Surface Technology
Pilkington Low-E 4th Surface Technology allows double-glazed insulated glass units to achieve better thermal performance. Applying two pyrolytic low-e lites in an insulated glass unit reduces the center-of-glass u-factor by 45%, compared to a unit with two panes of standard clear glass.
In cold weather conditions, the pyrolytic low-e coating on the #2 surface reduces room heat from transferring across the airspace toward the outside. By adding a second low-e coating to the #4 surface the thermal insulation is improved.
A low-e coating on the #4 surface reflects room heat, back inside in cold weather conditions. This reduces the radiant heat loss and improves the overall insulation of the unit.

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Product category: Float and mirror glass

Decoration Glass

Our decorative glass is very versatile; it allows total freedom in design and can be customized to fulfill any requirements. Various technologies can be used to create the finished products, whether it is patterned or colored glass. We can also influence the transparency of the glass surface, as well as its light transmittance (i.e. be translucent).

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Company news




Oct 16, 2018

The NSG Group to Exhibit at Glasstec 2018, Dusseldorf

The NSG Group, who manufacture glass under the Pilkington brand, will be exhibiting its latest innovations at Glasstec 2018, the world’s leading glass industry trade fair, in Dusseldorf from 23 – 26 October 2018.

Visitors to the stand D38 in Hall 10, will be able to explore the recently-introduced value-added products and innovative solutions suitable for a wide range of architectural projects, whatever their particular challenges and budget.

Featured will be the newest vacuum insulated glass unit, Pilkington Super Spacia™. It is slightly thicker than the standard Pilkington Spacia™ at a total overall thickness of 10.2 mm, but has the lowest Ug-value equal to 0.7 W/m2K of all Pilkington Spacia™ products. Additionally, it has a wider pillar array than the standard Pilkington Spacia™.

Also showcasing will be a range of new solar control glass, such as Pilkington Suncool™ Dynamic, which is powered by Suntuitive, and Pilkington Suncool™ Q 60/25. The first is a thermochromic laminated safety glass, which adapts to changing incoming solar heat radiation conditions throughout the day and seasons. The second is a neutral, superior solar control glass with high colour stability, low reflection and superb selectivity. The stand will also exhibit a Future Window concept - a fully autonomous dynamic working window element that fits into the SmartSkin concept of the company Physee consisting of an active element to control light transmission and g-value. This example uses electrochromic glass from the company EControl-Glas.

The NSG Group will also unveil a second generation digital display mirror applied in a touch screen and a special chromium-based mirror, which is resistant to both corrosion and humidity. Coated with a highly reflective mirror coating, the Pilkington MirroView™ range of products is ideal for concealing digital displays and video screens when they are turned ‘off’. When the display is turned ‘on’, the glass allows the display to show through. The range is also suitable for touch screen applications. Pilkington Mirropane™ Chrome is a very versatile chromium-based mirror that can be used in a variety of interior and decorative applications, such as bathrooms, hotel lobbies, health clubs or gyms, as well as façade panels, or in technical applications such as commercial refrigeration and lighting systems etc.

Also on display will be innovative products that are prototypes in development. One example is the use of a technology to upgrade properties of glass products for diverse market segments. An innovation that is particularly promising as a wide variety of properties can be achieved at a reasonable cost. A good example of this being showcased on the stand, is the enamelled spandrel glass with a new anti-graffiti coating.

In the area of PV / BIPV, on show will be a PV spandrel solution that allows a building to generate energy as an environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional energy sources.

Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to learn more about the full product range presented in a new on-line Global Product Directory.

The NSG Group team at Glasstec is looking forward to meeting all customers and visitors who would like to know more about how Pilkington glass solutions can help them.

Visit us at the NSG Group booth #10-D38.

For more information please visit:

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About us

Company details

The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three major business areas: architectural glass, automotive and technical glass.

The mission of the NSG Group is to be the global leader in innovative high performance glass and glazing solutions, contributing to energy conservation and generation, working safely and ethically.

Founded in 1918, NSG acquired the leading UK-based glass manufacturer Pilkington plc in June 2006. Today, the Company has combined sales of just over JPY 603.9 billion, with manufacturing operations in around 30 countries and sales in some 105 countries, employing some 27,000 people worldwide.

We operate in three main sectors. Architectural supplies glass for architectural and solar energy applications. Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement and specialized transport glazing markets. Technical Glass products include very thin glass for displays, lenses and light guides for printers, and glass fiber, used in battery separators and engine timing belts.

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.

Geographically, 38 per cent of the Group's sales are in Europe, 27 per cent in Japan and 13 per cent in North America, with the remaining 22 per cent being generated mainly in South America, China and South East Asia.

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Company data

Area of business
  • Glass manufacture/production technology
  • Glass processing and finishing
Target groups
  • Architecture / Construction
  • Windows and Facades