New Antimicrobial Glass Provides Extra Peace of Mind for Homeowners

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New Antimicrobial Glass Provides Extra Peace of Mind for Homeowners

31 Oct 2020
2020 has been a turbulent year and one in which we couldn’t have predicted the amount of time we’d be spending at home. Over the last few months our homes have gone from being our safe haven to spend time with family, to our workspaces, home school, social space and all things in between.
And as the world continues to navigate its way through the pandemic with renewed hope for a return to normal sometime soon, Pilkington UK part of The NSG Group has launched a new antimicrobial glass that can help to provide extra peace of mind for homeowners. Because let's face it, we could all do with one less thing to worry about this year.

Pilkington SaniTise™ is a world first in glazing that can help to reduce the transmission of infections via surfaces in shared community spaces and busy areas around the home. Helping to provide extra assurance that while our homes are busier than ever, regularly touched and cleaned glass surfaces have an extra layer of protection.

Its transparent coated glass is activated through UV exposure. When the glass is exposed to UV light, its antimicrobial activity is significantly increased compared to using uncoated glass. It has a pyrolytic coating, which provides antimicrobial properties and acts against enveloped viruses on the glass surface.

Once activated by UV light, Pilkington SaniTise™ was found to considerably reduce microbes.

An ideal solution for areas with high traffic, such as communal entrances in flats and apartments. It is also perfect for patio and bi-fold doors, plus glass porches. All of which are regularly touched areas of the home that naturally attract more dirt by coming into contact with more traffic.

For those with holiday lets or second properties, it gives you an extra layer of sanitisation – perfect for homes with a high turnover of guests.

The launch of Pilkington SaniTise™ follows extensive research and development from our teams, who fast tracked research into antimicrobial coatings in the wake of the pandemic. The work was supported by testing at leading UK Universities.

At Pilkington UK, we are always working to bring our customers the very best in glass innovation, and Pilkington SaniTise™ is the product that truly meets the needs of the world right now.

Combining our pioneering glass with antimicrobial properties, Pilkington SaniTise™ is especially well suited to buildings that welcome larger numbers of people day in, day out. We’re all being increasingly vigilant at present, and Pilkington SaniTise™ provides an extra sense of security in high traffic areas.

For more information about Pilkington SaniTise™, click here.