Glass maker Pilkington Building Products has supplied its laminated glass product Optilam I to the transport interchange at the North Manchester Business Park.

The airport-style canopy structure uses panes measuring 1.5 × 3m and consists of 11.5mm heat-soaked, toughened, laminated glass, with a 1.52mm Ocean Blue polyvinyl butyral resin interlayer. The curved copper roof incorporates a bespoke lens-shaped section of glazing, which requires a large number of one-off components. Pilkington Optilam is produced by combining two or more sheets of glass with one of more plastic interlayers.

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