Walker Partners with Pilkington on Bird-Friendly Glass

Glass Magazine
July 31, 2018
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

Walker Glass Co. partnered with Pilkington North America in the launch of Walker Textures AviProtek T, a line of bird-friendly glass products. The AviProtek T offering utilizes patented UV technology applied to the first surface of the glass that is barely noticeable to the human eye, yet visible to birds, says the company.

Pilkington’s proprietary coating provides the UV-enhanced reflective properties and Walker’s acid-etch technology creates the standard and custom patterns needed to meet the various bird-friendly regulations of jurisdictions across North America.

“We’re very excited about our collaboration with Pilkington and this valuable addition to our bird-friendly line of products,” says Charles Alexander, business development director, Walker. “As the North American marketplace continues to adopt regulations requiring the use of bird-friendly glass, this unique offering will provide architects and designers with a ... solution to meet bird collision deterrent regulations.”

“We’re equally excited about teaming up with Walker on the new AviProtek T," says Neil McSporran, manager of business development, Pilkington. "Our pyrolytic coating is ideally suited for this application, with its excellent durability and UV-enhanced reflective properties.”