Pilkington fire-resistant glass fuels N&C investment

Demand for British Glass member, Pilkington's products, leads to £250,000 investment from N&C Glass

 

Demand for Pilkington’s fire-resistant glass has grown so much that Nicholls & Clarke Glass (N&C), the UK’s largest independent supplier of glass and glazing products, has invested more than £250,000 in new manufacturing equipment.

 

N&C Glass, based in Beckton in London’s Docklands, specialises in fire-resistant glass, safety & security glass, window glass and high-performance commercial units. Through its on-site manufacturing facilities and owned distribution network, it supplies sealed units and stock glass to a broad range of customers, from high value commercial projects to independent glaziers.

Over the past 12 months N&C Glass has experienced increased demand for fire-resistant glass in a variety of shapes, as customers’ request products that not only meet the necessary safety requirements, but are also aesthetically pleasing. The new investment will enable N&C to deliver a complex product that meets both challenging design and performance requirements.

Pilkington fire-resistant glass products stocked by N&C Glass include Pilkington Pyrostop® and Pilkington Pyrodur®.

Graham Ingle, product manager, Clear Fire Protection Glass at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, said:

“N&C’s significant investment in two new pieces of equipment reflects the growing demand for shaped fire-resistant glass across the industry. It is now a one-stop shop for the complete range of fire-resistant glass, regardless of its complexity.

“Fire-resistant glass plays a critically important role in protecting both buildings and their occupants, and because of this we only work with a handful of trusted firms across the UK to process and supply Pilkington fire-resistant glass products. N&C has fully met our expectations over the years and we look forward to seeing the business continue to go from strength to strength following its investment.”

Richard Howe, operations director at Nicholls & Clarke Glass, added:

“Fire-resistant glass plays a major role in our business and the decision to invest £250,000 in new equipment to meet the increased demand for shaped fire-resistant glass was an obvious one.

“We’ve worked alongside Pilkington for more than two decades now, providing its products to our customers, and our two new machines will enable us to continue to meet customer demand more effectively and efficiently.” 

 

Notes

  • For more information about Pilkington's fire-resistant glass products, please visit: www.pilkington.co.uk
  • NSG Group, the manufacturer of Pilkington glass in the UK, manufactures a wide range of float, coated, rolled, laminated and toughened glass products as well as its own range of high-performance insulating glass units. Glass is distributed direct to customers, either as stock or as bespoke processed products to meet their needs, either direct from St Helens or through its network of branches countrywide. The company is highly focused on quality and service, continually improving to deliver the benefits of the NSG Group's technical ability and innovation to the end user. 
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