Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

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.

What is Self-cleaning Glass? - Pilkington

Self-cleaning glass is exactly as the name suggests - glass that keeps itself clean. It uses an organic process whereby dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain. Long described as an impossible dream, self-cleaning glass is now a reality.

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Pilkington Activ™ Range

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 ...

Benefits of Self-cleaning Glass - Pilkington

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.