Self-Cleaning and Solar Control with Pilkington Activ™ Neutral

03 December 2010
Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is a revolutionary new double-coated glass that combines dual-action, self-cleaning properties with solar control performance and is perfect for use in glass extensions and conservatory roofs and windows. As the name suggests, Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is neutral in colour and particularly suitable for conservatories, glass extensions, skylights and large French doors to allow natural uninterrupted views of surrounding gardens.

Solar Control

Pilkington Activ™ Neutral uses advanced solar control technology which helps prevent conservatories becoming unbearably hot in the summer. The interior surface of Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is covered in a thin layer of solar control coating, which reduces the amount of heat let into a room by reflecting the heat back outside. Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is so effective it can prevent around 60 per cent of solar heat from entering into a conservatory.


The exterior surface of Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is covered in a microscopically thin and virtually invisible permanent dual-action coating, which reacts with UV rays to breakdown and loosen organic dirt (e.g. finger prints, tree sap, bird droppings and pollen) from the surface of the glass. The coating then encourages rainwater to sheet down the surface of the glass without forming into separate droplets. This 'sheeting' process washes away the broken down dirt and easily removes loose particles of non-organic dirt (sand, dust particles etc).

Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is available now through all good suppliers in the UK at a price premium of around 15-20 per cent over the fully-installed cost of standard PVC-U windows.

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