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    AGC set to unveil low-carbon glass range

    AGC Glass Europe this week revealed plans for a new glass range with a reduced carbon footprint, with the possibility of first orders ready by the end of 2022. The manufacturer is focusing on switching...

    Clayton buys Motherwell and Canterbury from Saint-Gobain

    Clayton Glass has today announced the exchange of contracts in a deal to purchase the IGU manufacturing facilities at Motherwell and Canterbury from Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland. The buyer said: “With this move, both capacities...

    Glassolutions goes large with £1.5m furnace investment

    Glass processor Glassolutions is responding to growing demand for oversized pieces of glass with a £1.5million-plus investment in a larger furnace capable of toughening larger pieces – up to 2.85m x 4.2m – as...

    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...