Solar Control


The increased use of glass in architecture today makes it imperative to consider the comfort of a building's occupants. Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy.

In hot climates, solar control glass can be used to minimise solar heat gain and help control glare.

In temperate regions, it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light. 

Solar control glass can be specified for any situation where excessive solar heat gain is likely to be an issue, eg. large façades, glass walkways, atria and conservatories.

The Pilkington range of Solar Control glass offers a range of performance options to suit most building applications
(including the NEW Pilkington Suncool™ 70/35)

All products are available in toughened or laminated form for safety and security requirements and can be combined with other benefits such as noise control.


Products in this Category:

Pilkington Activ Blue
Combines self-cleaning and solar control. Ideal for conservatories, winter gardens or commercial buildings.

Pilkington Activ Bronze
Combines self-cleaning and solar control in a new Bronze tone. Ideal for conservatories, winter gardens or commercial buildings.

Pilkington Activ Suncool
A range of 4 performance options offering various levels of light transmission, solar radiations transmission and alternative colours for the ultimate in design freedom.

Pilkington Activ SunShade
The NEW attractive neutral or blue double coated glass that combines dual-action, self-cleaning properties with solar control performance for a cooler internal environment.

Pilkington Arctic Blue
The cool blue glass which creates a comfortable interior without sacrificing natural light.

Pilkington Reflite
Medium solar control and medium light reflectance.

Pilkington Cervoglass
Range of high performance insulating glass units for conservatory roofs and sideframes.

Pilkington Eclipse Advantage
Combines low emissivity with solar control, high visible light transmittance and glare control.

Pilkington Insulight Sun

Pilkington Optifloat Tint
Pilkington Optifloat™ is available in clear and a choice of colours - Green, Blue-Green, Bronze and Grey.

Pilkington Optilam I
Laminated glass incorporating a choice of eight standard coloured interlayers.

Pilkington Suncool Range
Energy management glass combining high light transmission with solar control performance.

Pilkington Solar-E
An on-line coated pyrolitic glass, neutral in appearance with low-emissivity.