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Self-cleaning

Reduces the need for cleaning exterior glazing through a dual-action coating. It uses daylight and rain to break down and wash away organic dirt.

Self-cleaning Glass

Overview

Thanks to its revolutionary coating, our Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning range of glass stays cleaner, all-year round. Its unique dual-action coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt, giving not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows.

How it works

The unique dual-action self-cleaning coating is located on the external glass pane.

It has got photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties, and works in two stages:

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  • (Stage 1) The coating reacts with natural daylight to break down and loosen organic dirt
  • (Stage 2) When it rains, instead of forming droplets, the water spreads evenly over the surface of the glass, forming a thin film and helping to wash away any dirt and reduce streaks.

During long dry spells the glass can be cleaned by simply hosing it down with clean water.