Browse through our press and news section by category:

01.09.2014, Stafford

SCHOTT introduces Performance Glass Processing Ltd. as accredited PYRANOVA® value-added partner for fire-resistant glazing in the UK

Stafford (UK), September 1, 2014 – SCHOTT, the international technology group and one of the leading suppliers of specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing applications worldwide, has teamed up with Performance Glass Processing Ltd to offer easy, local access to its PYRANOVA® specialty glass.

PYRANOVA® from SCHOTT is a reliable, high specification specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing combining full insulation with fire integrity and impact protection. Photo: SCHOTT.
PYRANOVA® from SCHOTT is a reliable, high specification specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing combining full insulation with fire integrity and impact protection. Photo: SCHOTT.
Performance Glass Processing Ltd., located in Halifax, West Yorkshire, will be an official UK stockist of PYRANOVA ® specialty glass, offering fully-processed panes and advising customers on the most suitable fire-resistant glazing solutions. With a broad industry network and a commitment to high quality products and outstanding customer service, the company is ideally suited to support SCHOTT in further developing its PYRANOVA ® business in the UK market.

PYRANOVA® is a reliable, high specification specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing, combining full insulation with fire integrity and impact protection. This clear, laminated composite glass is made up of several thin panes of float glass, with a transparent fire-resistant layer that intumesces in the event of a fire located in between the panes. When used as a component in fire-resistant glazing, PYRANOVA® specialty glass meets the requirements of fire resistance classes EI 15 to EI 120. It prevents the passage of fire, smoke and heat radiation and, due to its structure, protects against fires from either side. This makes it ideally suited to glazing systems situated in escape routes. PYRANOVA® specialty glass has been tested within a number of frame types including timber, steel & aluminium. It has also successfully passed fire tests in a butt-jointed configuration up to 3m high.

Steve Wilson, director of Performance Glass Processing Ltd commented, “Historically, I have always turned to SCHOTT products to deliver high quality fire-rated solutions, and I hold it in the highest regard that we are now in a position to work alongside the market leader as an accredited value-added partner in the UK.”

Sales Manager Martin Brown of SCHOTT UK adds, “We are very pleased to have Performance Glass Processing Ltd. as an approved PYRANOVA ® specialty glass stockist with the ability to supply UK installers working on projects that demand on-time delivery to a high standard of quality.”

To guarantee fast and easy access to PYRANOVA® specialty glass for projects throughout the UK, please contact Performance Glass Processing Ltd. on 01422 861116 or

Download link:

SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of 1.84 billion euros for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

Media Contact:

Dr. Haike Frank
Corporate Public Relations
Hattenbergstraße 10, 55122 Mainz, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6131 / 66-4088

Sales Contact:

Martin Brown
122 Drummond Road
ST16 3EL Stafford, UK
Phone: +44 1785275-930

Press contact
Michael Müller
PR Manager
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4088
Further information
Salvatore Ruggiero
Vice President Marketing and Communication
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4140
SCHOTT uses Cookies on this Website to enhance the user experience and provide the best possible Service. By continuing to browse the Website, you consent to our use of Cookies.

Dear visitor,

we’d like to invite you to participate in our survey regarding the usability of our web presence. Your feedback is important to us and will help us to further improve our information offer.

Please take the opportunity to share your opinion with us. It will only take 5 min of your time.

Thank you very much!
Your SCHOTT Online Team