Self-cleaning Units

Reduces maintenance costs – Continuously cleans external glass helping to ensure the building looks its best at all times

Pilkington Activ™ is the world’s first self-cleaning glass. Incorporated within the glass unit its unique dual-action coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass clear of organic dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better looking windows. It works in two ways: first it uses daylight to break down organic dirt (such as bird droppings) and then it uses rain to wash any loosened dirt away. Pilkington Activ™ also dries off faster leaving the glass cleaner and with reduced streaks, which gives you beautifully clear views and makes it ideal for various applications, from building façades to conservatory windows. Pilkington Activ™ is an on-line coated product and therefore can be toughened, processed and handled using standard techniques.

The Pilkington Activ™ Solar Control range comprises Pilkington Activ™ Blue, Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral and Pilkington Activ Suncool™ and combines the benefits of self-cleaning with varying degrees of solar control performance, offering the ultimate range of solar control solutions for hard-to-reach places that are difficult to clean. Often overhead glazing is subject to high levels of solar gain and is difficult to access for cleaning. Pilkington Activ™ with solar control provides the ideal combination for dealing with these areas.

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