Ceramic Industry

Pilkington to Build and Operate Float Glass Plant in Abu Dhabi (11/21/06)

November 21, 2006
Pilkington Group Limited, a member of NSG Group, and Al Hamed Enterprises LLC recently announced the formation of a joint venture company; Pilkington Emirates LLC. This new company will order a float glass manufacturing line to be built and operated by Pilkington in the Abu Dhabi Industrial Development Zone with a daily capacity of 550 metric tons.

The latest technology will be used in the largely automated plant, which is due to come on stream in late 2008. The US$200 million project will produce the latest range of Pilkington clear and tinted glasses for the building products and automotive glass markets of the region. Producing predominantly large sizes for the glass processing industry, the plant will be independent and will focus on offering the highest quality of products and services.

For more information, call (44) 0207-7476004, fax (44) 0207-7476052, e-mail david.roycroft@pilkington.com or visit www.pilkington.com. Al Hamed Enterprises' website is located at www.alhamed.com.