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St Helens Crown Glass Company (St Helens, Great Britain) was established
1829. The company was renamed Greenall & Pilkington
1849. After Peter Greenell resigned as founder, the company was renamed Pilkington Brothers
1850. Over the next century, the company became the only producer of sheet glass in Britain and expanded its presence around the world
1872. Pilkington patented the cylinder-blown glass production method
1923. Pilkington and Ford Motors developed a rolling method of glass production, primarily for the glass in Ford cars
1952. Pilkington patented the sheet glass manufacturing process (float method)
1959. Pilkington made the float method publicly available and signed the first licensing agreements for its use with the world's largest glass manufacturers
1963. Pilkington's float method was licensed to the Soviet Union, Japan, and other countries
1970. Pilkington was no longer private. Its shares were listed on the London Stock Exchange Alastair Pilkington, the inventor of the float method, was knighted.1970
1970. Alastair Pilkington, the inventor of the float method, was knighted.
1970-2000. New Pilkington factories were launched in Europe, North America, and other countries. By the end of the 20th century, Pilkington glass was produced by 48 enterprises in 28 countries on four continents
2006. Pilkington became part of the Nippon Sheet Glass Corporation (NSG Group, Japan). By combining their facilities, they formed one of the world's largest glass manufacturers
Pilkington in Russia
1998. A Pilkington representative office opened in Russia. It imported Pilkington glass for the Russian architectural market1998
In the same year, the first Pilkington glass product warehouse opened in Moscow.
2003. Construction of the Pilkington Glass Russia float plant began in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region.
2006. A float line was launched at Pilkington Glass Russia
2012. Start of coater construction at Pilkington Glass Russia
2014. Coater was launched at Pilkington Glass Russia2014
2014. Pilkington Glass Russia began production of functional glass with magnetron sputtering
2015. Pilkington Glass Russia developed and patented a series of highly selective glass for windows and facades with colored shade in reflected light: Lifeglass and Suncool-R.
2016. Pilkington Glass Russia began exporting to global markets.