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NSG Group Pioneers New Low-Carbon Glass Range

NSG Pilkington MiraiNSG Group launched 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, says the company. It’s been pioneered using a combination of alternative fuel, high recycled glass content, and green electricity sources.

About Pilkington Mirai

Pilkington Mirai is available in various thicknesses, for uncoated and coated specifications, as well as having the ability to be laminated. The 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.

The glassmaker also has Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for selected glass ranges, to provide building designers with greater transparency over the carbon lifecycle of building materials.

NSG's response

“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,” says Kristian Chalmers, global strategic commercial manager of architectural glass SBU, NSG Group. “We aim to expand our offering through further collaboration and technological advancements in the near future on our journey towards achieving carbon neutrality.”

“The gradual decarbonization of glass will be pivotal as developers and asset owners mobilize towards meeting 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets,” says Leopoldo Castiella, head of architectural glass SBU, NSG Group. “Pilkington Mirai is a sign of the glass industry’s continued progress towards decarbonization for the benefit of the broader built environment. Cutting half of the embodied carbon of glass, without compromising on performance or aesthetical attributes, is a major technical feat born out of great collaboration.”

“The new range presents a simple, more sustainable alternative that enables building designers to make immediate improvements on the carbon impact of their projects,” adds Castiella. “Bringing forward solutions like this is central to the mission of NSG Group of changing our surroundings while improving our world.”