Chromatics’ unique safety glass process supplied for new Pilkington mirror

Safety glass specialist Chromatics Glass Limited, has supplied Pilkington with its unique safety glass process for the recently launched Pilkington Optimirror™ Protect Plus.

This latest new product is a safety mirror which doesn’t require toughening or laminating and provides enhanced safety capability. It is formed of a composite material – a mirror bonded to metal through the application of the Chromatics process – rather than a mirror with a safety film. Lightweight and flawlessly flat, the glass remains in place if broken until the mirror can be easily and safely replaced.

Pilkington Optimirror™ Protect Plus’ safety credentials and aesthetic appeal make it suitable for a diverse range of commercial applications particularly in high volume traffic areas including shopping centres, hotels, gymnasiums, lifts, and train stations. Or for more general domestic environments where it not only provides optimum safety but also creates stunning and contemporary design features. It has been specified and is currently being installed for a development in London for St James, part of the Berkeley Group.

Jason Leach, Business Development Manager at Chromatics, said:

“After years of development, we’re very excited to be bringing this product to the market through our partnership with Pilkington, pushing forward the safety and aesthetics that mirrors can achieve. The launch is testament to the power of collaboration to bring new and improved solutions to customers.”

Pilkington is the exclusive distributor of the product in the UK and Ireland. Pilkington Optimirror™ Protect Plus comes as standard on Pilkington Optiwhite™, a practically colourless true low-iron glass, but is also available in grey and bronze on request. The product can be cut to size using standard glass processing equipment.

It achieves Class 3 (B) 3 to BS EN 12600 for pendulum body impact resistance; passes durability tests in EN 1036, the European Standard for conventional mirrors; and satisfies the requirements for Class O material for Approved Document B – Fire Safety.

For more information, contact Chromatics Glass Ltd T: 01904 439187 E: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or visit