Pilkington UK is to launch a range of glass infrared radiators to support demand for low-carbon heating solutions in homes and non-domestic buildings.

The glass manufacturer will reveal its new Pilkington HeatComfort radiator this week at the Futurebuild show at the ExCel, London, ahead of a full launch planned for the product this Summer.

It represents the architectural and automotive glass giant entering the heating market for the first time, with the radiator being manufactured from its UK base in Merseyside.

HeatComfort falls under the HomeComfort product range, set to be launched by the NSG Group later in 2023.

The HomeComfort product range brings features such as connectivity, sustainability, and, of course, comfort into homes and commercial buildings through glass products.

The slimline radiator panel uses the glass manufacturer’s electrically conductive NSG TEC glass to convert electricity into heat, which directly heats objects and people inside rooms.

The glass radiator will be supplied to UK commercial and domestic builders by infrared heating distributor G3D Heating Solutions.

The panels are single sealed units with wall brackets and will be available in a variety of sizes and power ratings.

The slimline panels have curved, polished edges and will be available with a polar white or mirrored glass front. The mirrored version uses Pilkington Mirropane Chrome Plus, which is resistant to corrosion and humidity, making it suitable for use in bathrooms.

Pilkington HeatComfort Panels are designed to integrate with modern smart-home control systems for domestic applications and Building Management Systems (BMS) in commercial developments.

Leo Pyrah, Marketing and VA Manager at Pilkington UK, said: “Infrared heating has an essential role to play in the future low-carbon heating mix, as the phasing out of natural gas systems picks up pace in the years to come.

“Pilkington HeatComfort Panels are a practical and sustainable heating alternative to traditional radiators.

"It’s a low investment way of making immediate carbon savings in buildings, without the need for significant installation work.

"Meanwhile, it’s unobtrusive design helps enhance the aesthetical appeal of spaces.”