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Alastair Pilkington

SGT initiates Pilkington early career award

By / November 7, 2011

Sir Alastair Pilkington. Credit: SGT. The Society of Glass Technology announced that it is beginning an “early career” biennial £1000 award (about $1,600) to promote creativity and excellence in studies related to glass. SGT says the award will be named the Alastair Pilkington Award in honor of the man best known for his invention of…

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Manufacturing Flat (Float) Glass

By / April 8, 2009

This video demonstrates modern techniques of making large sheets of flat glass that has a smooth surface – something that perplexed glassmakers for centuries.

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