Pilkington North America, Inc.

811 Madison Avenue, 43604-5684 Toledo, OH

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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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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