Pilkington NSG Group introduces production of Optiwhite brand of low-iron glass in North America

February 16, 2009 |

Pilkington has announced the production and availability of Optiwhite brand low iron float glass at its Laurinburg, North Carolina facility. The trend to decorative glass and the overall push to higher daylight transmittance products have created this opportunity in North America.

Pilkington Optiwhite™ has a near colorless appearance which is remarkably noticeable as compared to standard clear float glass. Optiwhite™ glass offers enhanced aesthetics for a wide variety of applications, including but not limited to; storefronts, showers, appliances, decorative and furniture applications, photovoltaic modules and solar collectors.

In 1984, Pilkington began producing low iron glass in Europe. Since then, Optiwhite™ has shown continued growth and popularity, and as a result, is now being produced on two continents.


Optiwhite™ is readily available; please contact your local sales representative at

800 221 0444 for sizes, thicknesses, literature and samples.

The Flat Glass business of the NSG Group, operating under the Pilkington brand, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building and automotive markets, with manufacturing operations in 29 countries on four continents and sales in 130 countries

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