A bright future is ahead for glass, thanks to a serious focus on innovation, the environment, and sustainability, at the industry’s annual prestige awards ceremony at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. (Thurs 22 November).
British Glass and Pilkington United Kingdom Limited have hosted a familiarisation visit for the new Health and Safety Executive glass lead, Andrew Bowker.
British Glass took Lord Prior and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to see glass manufacturing in action – with site visits hosted by British Glass members Pilkington UK Ltd and Encirc to demonstrate all that glass offers the UK economy.
Glass Futures plans to construct two hub centres employing dozens of highly skilled staff, creating 100’s of related jobs across the supply-chain. While the sites have not been finalised, one of the hubs is planned in the Liverpool City Region and the other in Yorkshire, between Sheffield and Leeds.
Pilkington UK Ltd has contributed glazing and technical expertise to academics at the Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings (SPECIFIC) at Swansea University, to help deliver the UK’s first net energy-positive commercial building.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is manufacturing two more of its solar control products in the UK to shorten lead times for customers, as demand for specialist glazing grows.
Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd (part of NSG Group), a member of the British Glass Health and Safety Forward scheme, shared some of the practical measures it has put in place to make sure everyone is involved and accountable.