Pilkington UK was honoured to be recognised at the glass industry’s Glass Focus 2018 awards with the ‘Innovative Solution’ award on 22nd November.
Pilkington UK received the award for their Pilkington AviSafeTM development – an innovative coated glass which aims to prevent the occurrence of bird/window strikes. AviSafeTM utilises a patterned UV-enhanced coating to make the glass visible to birds while maintaining the optical transmission of the glass.
With millions of birds dying every year due to flying into glass, it is important for the industry to do what it can to help them.
Although Pilkington AviSafeTM has not yet been commercially released, it has been tested on jumbo plates of glass and Pilkington expects the coating to be applied in other applications including solar control, safety and security, and noise control.
Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) was proud to sponsor the ‘Innovative Solution’ award. Philip Marsh, Business Development Manager at Glass Technology Services Ltd, presented the award on the night and comments: “Congratulations to Pilkington UK on this innovation, which through research comparing human and avian vision in the visible and ultraviolet spectrum enabled a patterned coating to be developed and applied to the glass that is visible to birds without any significant detriment to the aesthetic properties of facades and glazing.”
Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) is a leading provider of analysis, mechanical and performance testing, quality assessment, failure analysis, glass research and development and a range of consultancy services – specialising in glass, raw materials and glass products. Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 quality standards, Glass Technology Services has an established reputation for specialist knowledge in glass and technical support.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited,
WA9 5 DZ
Phone: 01744 692000
Fax: 01744 692569
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