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Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

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Self-Cleaning Reduces the need for cleaning exterior glazing through a dual-action coating. It uses daylight and rain to break down and wash away organic dirt. Find out more about Self-Cleaning Glass Self-Cleaning Glass

Self Cleaning Help in the Home - Pilkington

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After years of development, Pilkington Activ™ is the world's first self-cleaning glass to use a microscopic coating with a unique dual-action. The first stage of the cleaning process is photocatalytic. In this stage the coating reacts with daylight to break down organic dirt. The second stage is hydrophilic.

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

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A new European Standard, EN 1096-5, has been introduced that evaluates the self-cleaning performance of coated glass. This standard allows specifiers to differentiate between glass with a classified self-cleaning performance and without. The way self-cleaning glass is installed can have a big impact on its performance.

How does it work? - Pilkington

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After years of development, Pilkington Activ ™ is the world's first self-cleaning glass to use a microscopic coating with a unique dual-action. The first stage of the cleaning process is " photocatalytic ". In this stage the coating reacts with daylight to break down organic dirt . The second stage is " hydrophilic ".

A complete guide to self-cleaning glass - Pilkington

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Self-cleaning coatings are one of many technologies that have helped boost the number of potential applications of glass in building design. By understanding the science behind it as well as the optimum applications, properties can be made to look spotless for longer.

When I’ve got self-cleaning windows - Pilkington

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For those unaware, self-cleaning glass works by using the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from dirt. It does this in a dual-stage process. Once the glass is installed, its special coating requires up to five to seven days of being exposed to daylight in order to fully activate the self-cleaning properties.

Pilkington Activ™ Self Cleaning Glass

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To maintain those views and the external appearance of this extraordinary building, Carver specified the world’s first true self-cleaning glass – Pilkington Activ™ - to minimise the cleaning regime and keep the structure in pristine condition.

Self-cleaning performance of Pilkington Activ™

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The standard defines a test method to establish the self-cleaning performance of coatings on glass which utilise sun, rain or a combination of sun and rain to enhance the cleanliness of the glass. Samples are subjected to alternating cycles of spraying with model dirt solution (simulating

Pilkington Activ™ Range

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Range Overview. A significant step in the glass industry was made 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.

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