Pilkington wins top environmental prize

UK glassmaker, Pilkington, part of the NSG Group, has won a top prize at the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards.
The company won the Process Premier Award fo…

UK glassmaker, Pilkington, part of the NSG Group, has won a top prize at the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards. The company won the Process Premier Award for the refurbishment of its UK5 float glass line, the largest glass furnace in the UK. The refurbishment, which included the installation of a pollution control plant (PCP), an improved combustion system, a new insulation package and an on-line glass coater, ensures the availability of glass with the lowest overall carbon footprint on the European market.