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Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

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Self-Cleaning Glass Pilkington made a significant step in the glass industry with the development of Pilkington Activ™, the first dual-action self-cleaning glass.The unique dual-action of the Pilkington Activ™ 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.

Self-cleaning glass: what do you need to know?

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After self-cleaning glass has been installed in a building, care must be taken during any further construction work to avoid staining or damaging to the coating. Rusty deposits, plaster products or adhesives can affect the coating. So, after building work is completed, the glass should be cleaned as soon as possible by rinsing with water to remove all traces of dust and abrasives that may have ...

When I’ve got self-cleaning windows - Pilkington

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However, self-cleaning windows have been around for more than a decade now, with Pilkington announcing the launch of the world’s first commercial self-cleaning glass in 2001. The awareness of them among homeowners is still fairly low, but the market is growing thanks to reduced costs and technological developments improving the glass properties.

A complete guide to self-cleaning glass - Pilkington

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After self-cleaning glass has been installed in a building, care must be taken during any further construction work to avoid staining or damaging to the coating. On sites with multiple phases or when a number of schemes are being delivered in tandem, architects should remind developers and contractors that plaster products or adhesives can affect the glass coating. A simple rinse with water is ...

How does it work? - Pilkington

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How Self-Cleaning Glass Works External window cleaning and maintenance has been simplified by the abundance of glass cleaning agents on the market. However, these glass cleaning agents still require sufficient elbow grease to get your windows looking great - and can't even begin to rival the ease and effectiveness of self-cleaning glass. The Pilkington Activ™ Range: A Two Step Cleaning ...

Pilkington Activ™ Clear

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Self-cleaning properties reduce the need for manual cleaning, saving water and eliminating potentially harmful run-off from expensive detergents, also increasing personal safety ; Works even on cloudy days and during the night ; Highly durable pyrolytic on-line coating that lasts the lifetime of the glass ; Can be laminated, toughened, bent and enamelled using standard techniques ; Can be used ...

Benefits of Self-cleaning Glass - Pilkington

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Installing self-cleaning glass combined with solar-control glass in the form of Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Neutral, can reduce the need for air conditioning and heating costs can be reduced by using a low-e glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ as the inner pane of the insulating glass unit.

Pilkington Activ™ Range

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The unique dual-action self-cleaning coating is located on the external pane of glass. The coating has revolutionay photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties, and works in two stages: 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, helping to ...

Self-cleaning performance of Pilkington Activ™

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Self-cleaning performance of Pilkington Activ™ SUMMARY A new European Standard has been introduced to evaluate the self-cleaning performance of coated glass. Pilkington Activ™ has been independently tested to the new standard and successfully meets the pass criteria. This Standard should allow specifiers to differentiate between glass with a classified self-cleaning performance, such as ...

Pilkington Self-Cleaning Glass: General FAQs

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Self-cleaning glass requires both daylight and rain to activate the cleaning process. 6 What is the price of self-cleaning glass in comparison with normal double glazing?