Is it true that Pilkington Activ™ is only for use in domestic situations?
No, not at all. Pilkington Activ™ Self-Cleaning Glass offers benefits for domestic, commercial and public sector applications. It is particularly beneficial in areas which are difficult to access for cleaning such as upper floor windows, conservatory roofs, other sloping roofs, atria and any building where the occupants find it difficult to clean their windows safely.
Can Pilkington Activ™ be used in shop windows?
Yes, however it should be noted that Pilkington Activ™ needs both daylight and rainfall to work effectively. Shops are often situated in covered walkways or malls where large projecting canopies may prevent sufficient daylight and rain from reaching the glass.
Is it OK to use Pilkington Activ™ to achieve other performance benefits?
Yes. The Pilkington Activ™ range must be on surface 1, the external surface of an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU). Once incorporated into an IGU, Pilkington Activ™ can be used in combination with an extensive range of products offered by Pilkington to achieve the required benefits.
Is Pilkington Activ™ suitable for internal use?
No. Pilkington Activ™ needs daylight and rain in order to work properly so it may only be used externally.
Can Pilkington Activ™ be used with frameless glazing?
Pilkington Activ™ can be installed in a frameless glazing system such as Pilkington Planar™. It requires the use of specialist sealants that don't leach silicone. It is also possible to butt joint panes of Pilkington Activ™ using the specialist sealants. For more information on these products call 01744 692000.
Is it acceptable to use Pilkington Activ™ in single glazing?
Yes, providing that the system meets the requirements of the relevant Building Regulations. Pilkington Activ™ can be provided in annealed, toughened and laminate forms.