Architectural Glass and Glazing Products




Pilkington North America manufactures and markets glass and glazing products for the architectural and automotive markets. Take advantage of the unique properties, advantages and benefits of glass with the Pilkington Sun Management™ System - a powerful energy management tool that lets you create the ideal combination of aesthetics, performance and affordability for each individual project.


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Sun Angle Calculator

This handy tool provides a relatively simple method of determining solar geometry variables for architectural design, such as designing shading devices or locating the position of the sun relative to a particular latitude and time. The Sun Angle Calculator is a quick and accurate tool and has been used extensively by educators, researchers, and design professionals for the past 50 years. Permission to reproduce and distribute the Sun Angle Calculator has been provided by Pilkington to the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), and it is available directly through them.
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Wind Load Calculator

This calculator makes it easy for you to perform preliminary assessments of the Wind Load resistance of single glazed, annealed (not heat treated) window glass, with various edge support conditions, according to the ASTM E1300 standard.
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The Sun Management Calculator

A handy interactive tool for calculator the performance values of every combination thinkable, and even generate sample specs for each, ready to cut and paste into your project specification.
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Thermal Stress Calculator

The Pilkington Thermal Stress Calculator computes general guidelines as to which glass combinations and glazing details may need heat treatment to prevent thermal stress breakage from direct solar radiation.
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Solar Control Low-e Glass - Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus

The enhanced Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus coating provides the same solar and thermal control benefits as our classic Pilkington Solar-E™ coating, with enhanced solar performance and a slightly deeper tint. Perfect for any new commercial building project or renovation, the new Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus glazing offers the same features and benefits and pyrolytic advantages as our classic low-e coating. Available on a palette of natural colors - Arctic Blue, Blue-Green, and Grey to accompany our other lines of pyrolytic low-e products.
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Solar Control Low-e Glass - Pilkington Solar-E™

The Pilkington Solar-E™ family of products provides lower solar heat gain, lower reflectivity and glare control. Available on a palette of natural colors - Clear and EverGreen to accompany our other lines of pyrolytic low-e products.
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Solar Control Low-e Glass - Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™

An innovative Low-E glass that combines low emissivity with solar control, high visible light transmittance and glare control. And subtle reflectivity with crisp, consistent color.
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Thermal Control Low-e Glass - Pilkington Energy Advantage™

Pilkington Energy Advantage™ Low-E Glass is one of the most color-neutral Low-E glass products on the market today. Use Pilkington Energy Advantage™ on the #4 surface with 4th Surface Technology to significantly improve U-Factor.
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Mirror Coated Glass - Pilkington MirroView™

Ideal for concealing television display and video screens in commercial or residential applications, Pilkington MirroView'' is a high reflective mirror coating on a clear substrate which gives television displays and video screens a modern, transitional look. The glass allows for screens to be hidden from sight when not in use, while also allowing the picture to show through unobstructed when the video is on.
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50/50 Mirror Coated Glass - Pilkington MirroView™ 50/50

The new Pilkington MirroView™ 50/50 is ideal for concealing digital displays and video screens. The highly reflective mirror coating will provide a modern, transitional look. Changing the way digital displays and video screens are seen, Pilkington MirroView™ looks like a normal mirror when the screen is 'off.' When the screen is 'on,' the image shows through the mirror for a clear view of the screen beneath.
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Transparent Mirror Glass - Pilkington Mirropane™

Ideal for surveillance, security and administrative applications where discreet observation is required, Pilkington Mirropane'' Transparent Mirror looks like a mirror in a well-illuminated room but works like an ordinary tinted window from the other side. Formed by chemical vapor deposition on 1/4 " (6mm) Pilkington Mirropane'' Transparent Mirror can be laminated with the pyrolytic side out for higher security.
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Self-Cleaning Glass - Pilkington Activ™

Its unique dual action uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows.
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Anti-Reflective Glass - Pilkington OptiView™

Pilkington OptiView™ Glass reduces visible light reflectance to less than 2%, while blocking more than 99% of UV transmittance. Pilkington OptiView™ Glass provides excellent acoustic control, and superior safety and security performance. Pilkington OptiView™ Glass is ideal for museums and displays, retail store fronts, showrooms, and a host of applications where an anti-reflective product was never an option.
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Anti-Reflective Glass - Pilkington OptAR™

Pilkington OptAR™ is an affordable alternative for reducing glare that reflects off computer screens, aircraft transparencies, televisions, flat panels and similar electronic displays. Pilkington OptAR™ is a pyrolitically on-line coated glass that, in addition to reducing glare (reflected light intensity), also provides low reflectivity. As a result, eye strain is minimized, visual acuity is increased and displays are easier to read.
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Vacuum Insulated Glazing - Pilkington Spacia™

Pilkington Spacia'' is the world''s first commercially-available vacuum glazing. It offers the thermal performance of conventional double glazing in only the same thickness as single glass. Pilkington Spacia'' provides a real solution to the problems of balancing historical preservation with modern comfort and environmental requirements.
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Pyrolytic Coated Specialty Glass - NSG TEC™

NSG TEC'' is a group of products, including a comprehensive range of TCO glass (Transparent Conductive Oxide coated glass), optimised to suit a variety of thin film photovoltaics, with different haze and conductivity levels. All our NSG TEC'' products are manufactured using a patented chemical vapour deposition process to produce a durable, on-line pyrolytic coating that may be heat strengthened or fully tempered, providing complete flexibility for photovoltaic module production.
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Low Iron Glass - Pilkington Optiwhite™

When true color is of paramount importance , Pilkington Optiwhite'' is the perfect solution. Noticeably clearer than ordinary standard clear float glass, the colorlessness of Pilkington Optiwhite'' is especially apparent when it is combined with white or light colors, and when exposed, polished edges are in view. As a result, Pilkington Optiwhite'' offers enhanced clarity and aesthetics for everything from photovoltaic modules and solar collectors to showroom and furniture applications.
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Noise Control Glass - Pilkington Optiphon™

Pilkington Optiphon™ is a high quality acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. The desired acoustic performance can be achieved through combining various thicknesses of glass with a special PVB (polyvinylbutyral) interlayer. With a large variety of product combinations, Pilkington Optiphon™ offers the opportunity to achieve specific noise reduction requirements.
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Decorative Glass - Pilkington Texture Glass

The Pilkington line of Texture Glass products provides a range of designs and varying degrees of translucency. These products combine elegance and decorative effects, and give architects and designers functional options that emphasize teh natural light-enhancing properties of glass. Pilkington Texture Glass is a rolled, textured glass which has a specific pattern or design impressed into one surface. Pilkington Texture Glass allows the passage of light, but varying levels of obscuration, depending on the depth and configuration of the pattern. It's available in numerous designs and finishes, including an antique style that recreates the unique appearance of traditional hand-blown glasses.
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Ultra Fine Flat Glass - NSG UFF™

NSG UFF'' (Ultra Fine Flat Glass) is an ultra-thin glass used in displays for LCD digital displays. Our product reduces power consumption in communication devices such smart phones, computers and tablets. NSG UFF'' reduces the need for additional peripheral equipment, such as keyboards and pointers.
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Fire-Resistant Glass - Pilkington Pyrostop®

Pilkington Pyrostop® fire resistant glass is composed of Pilkington OptiWhite low iron glass for the best optical clarity and high visible light transmission, is classified by Underwriters Laboratories for 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes, and is Cat II human impact rated by the CPSC.
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Glazing System - Pilkington Profilit™

While Pilkington Profilit™ Glass is marketed in North America by Pilkington, engineering, installation and the onsite technical support are coordinated by Westcrowns, Inc.
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Structural Glazing System - Pilkington Planar™

Invented by Pilkington over 35 years ago, Pilkington Planar™ systems provide a complete glass envelope for building structures, satisfying the most demanding and creative architectural requirements. FaCades can be on any plane either vertical, horizontal or multi angled.
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Clear Glass - Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear

Heavy Clear Float from Pilkington - the only complete heavy float line manufactured in the U.S. - is available for a wide variety of commercial glazing possibilities. Ideal for large, frameless expanses of glass in lobby and entrance area applications, it offers superior strength, greater spans, reduced deflection, high daylight transmittance and enhanced noise suppression.
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Tinted Glass - Pilkington Optifloat™ Green, Blue-Green, Bronze, and Grey

Add a splash of natural color to your design with a popular color choice that is aesthetically pleasing and performance driven. Reduce unwanted heat gain while allowing high natural daylight transmittance. Enhance visual performance and lower artificial lighting needs.
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High Performance Tinted Glass - Pilkington Arctic Blue, SuperGrey, EverGreen

This line of tints provide significant improvements in solar performance compared to normal tinted glass. The colors are richer, however natural views from the interior are maintained with low exterior reflectance. They are readily available and can be processed and fabricated similarly to normal float glass to provide an economical choice for reducing air-conditioning loads and costs.
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High Performance Tinted Glass - Pilkington Arctic Blue™

Pilkington Arctic Blue™ is a high performance body-tinted float glass in a unique blue color, that offers solar control performance without the use of surface coating. Its solar control properties and color density vary with each thickness so that glass with properties appropriate to a particular application can be chosen.

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Green Building and LEED®

Pilkington has been proud to be the technological leader in glass manufacturing for many years. Whether it's improved processes such as the float glass manufacturing process; of which produce more than 95% of glass worldwide, advanced coating technologies (pyrolytic or hard-coat coatings that require significantly less energy to produce than soft coated glass), or our wide range of solar and thermal control glass products, Pilkington is proud to lead in areas of environmental consciousness, sustainable building, and green building initiatives.

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Project Gallery

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Pilkington University

Pilkington North America is now sponsoring a Continuing
Education Center. This educational resource helps architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn about glass design, specification and production. The courses feature comprehensive information on a variety of topics, including:

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Last Update: 2021-03-04