Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has pioneered a new glass range with 50% less embodied carbon when compared to standard float glass* ‒ representing the lowest carbon product of its kind on the market.
Pilkington Mirai™ can be offered as a low carbon alternative to regular float glass, with no difference in performance, quality, or aesthetic appearance. It’s been pioneered using a combination of alternative fuel, high recycled glass content, and green electricity sources.
Kristian Chalmers, Global Strategic Commercial Manager at the NSG Group, said: “The launch of Pilkington Mirai™ represents the beginning of an exciting journey. The new range will be instrumental in providing architects with the solutions they need for reducing the carbon intensity of their projects.
“We aim to expand our offering through further collaboration and technological advancements in the near future on our journey towards achieving carbon neutrality.”
Pilkington Mirai™ is available in various thicknesses, for uncoated and coated specifications, as well as having the ability to be laminated.
The market leading glass can be combined with other high-performance low emissivity, solar control, and acoustic coatings in the Pilkington product family*** ‒ enabling building owners and design professionals to proactively reduce embodied carbon while meeting other building performance and compliance requirements.
*Compared with the company’s standard 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear (European baseline). EPD in progress.
**Research based on polling of 100 architects specialising in residential projects, aged 21+ in England and Wales, carried out independently through research agency Censuswide, between the 13th and 17th of July 2023.
***For example, Pilkington Mirai Suncool™, Pilkington Mirai Optitherm™ S1 Plus, Pilkington Mirai Optilam™, or Pilkington Mirai Optiphon™