Pilkington invests to increase structural glazing capacity

Pilkington UK Ltd has invested more than £3 million to meet growing market demand for its Pilkington Planar structural glazing system. The glass manufacturer has acquired a state-of-the-art toughening furnace, an increased capability heat soak oven and a glass measuring device.

Scheduled to be operational by August, the toughening furnace will be located at the Pilkington Architectural site in St Helens. The investment increases the size capability of the toughening furnace and heat soak oven to 6000mm x 3000mm, while the recently developed measuring device will enhance the manufacturer’s quality control systems and processes for the benefit of customers.


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