Portfolio Companies

Pilkington’s Glass Plant in Russia and STiS Group

Energy-efficient and Self-cleaning Glass

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Pilkington Group Limited (NSG Group), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, STiS Group

Industry Sector 
Nanomaterials

Production Location 
Moscow Oblast
Jobs to be created: 300

Investment Started:  2012

Total Budget

29.6  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
7.4  bln rubles

Production of high-quality glass and insulated glass units with nano-enabled coatings

Energy-efficient and self-cleaning glass—the primary products of the portfolio company—possess extraordinary characteristics thanks to multilayer coatings. By applying special layers ranging in depth from 5 nanometers to 500 nanometers, a window becomes capable of retaining heat within a building and maintaining a comfortable environment inside when it is too warm outside.

The use of energy-efficient windows can reduce heat loss during winter months by as much as 70 percent, and when the weather is warm, the glass prevents heat from permeating the building, reducing heating and cooling expenses. In mass production, the cost to manufacture insulated glass units with energy-efficient glass is only a little more than that of glass units with ordinary glass. Therefore, in many countries of the world, energy-efficient glass has become the standard, accounting for 80 percent to 100 percent of glass installed in new windows.

Areas of Application

  • Residential construction
  • Industrial construction

Market

  • Producers of windows, builders and siding companies

Competitive Advantages

  • Reduces heat dissipation by 50 percent
  • Reduces damage from the sun’s rays and heat entry on hot days
  • Uses photocatalysis for self-cleaning