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    Pilkington Avisafe at Lancashire nature reserve

    Pilkington has given further details of the trial installation of its ‘bird-friendly’ Avisafe glass which led to the product being launched to the UK market. Mere Sands Wood nature reserve in West Lancashire, itself the...

    Thermoseal says ‘get the right desiccant’ with 7-step guide

    Thermoseal Group has issued a 7-step guide to guide IG manufacturers in choosing the right molecular sieve desiccant to prevent premature failure of the units. Sales director Mark Hickox, pictured, explained: “When constructing IG units...

    Glass energy surcharges – ‘the cost must go down the supply chain’

    Glass processors already facing rocketing energy surcharges set by float manufacturers have been told there may be further spikes yet to come. The warning comes from Cornwall Glass group chairman Mark Mitchell, who added...

    Guardian prepares for Part L with ClimaGuard Neutral 1.0

    Guardian Glass has introduced ClimaGuard Neutral 1.0, a thermal insulating coated glass giving a Ug-value of 1.0 W/m2K and claiming a more neutral colour and a lower reflection than other 1.0 U-value residential window...

    Another green first for Pilkington with all-biofuel firing

    Pilkington is claiming another world first towards net-zero glass production after a trial run of its furnace powered entirely by biofuel. The four-day run produced 165,000sqft of what the company says is the lowest-carbon float...

    Glass Futures names contractor for £54m research site

    Glass Futures has announced that Bowmer + Kirkland has been appointed to build the £54million Global Centre of Excellence at Saints Retail Park in St Helen’s. The contractor will begin construction at the former United...

    Guardian introduces SunGuard SNX 70

    Guardian Glass Europe has launched SunGuard SNX 70, the latest product in its SunGuard eXtraSelective range. SunGuard SNX 70 is a triple silver-coated glass with light transmission approaching 70% – plus high thermal insulation. It...

    Mackenzie invests for more cut-to-size

    Mackenzie Glass has increased its capacity to offer cut-to-size product with a six-figure investment in a new automatic Boterro cutting line and table. The facility will include a Bottero 630CBM-R automatic loading machine, 343BCS-R automatic...

    TuffX reveals site, machinery and fleet growth

    Glass manufacturer TuffX has applied for planning consent to add another 30,000sqft to its 80,000 sqft Knowsley site as well as announcing further investment including a third cutting line, a fourth glass furnace, a...

    Climate change and Building Regs drive growth in specialist glasses – survey

    Climate change and the impending new Building Regs are driving a growing demand for specialist glasses with more than 60% of specifiers seeing a spike in orders for solar control glass and over half...