Pilkington Activ™ Range

Pilkington Activ™ Range

Range Overview

A versatile range of glass which offers multiple benefits

The  Pilkington Activ™ Range includes products which benefit from both self-cleaning and solar control properties helping to create an environment that can be used all year round.

The range comprises:

Pilkington Activ™ Clear: clear float glass with self-cleaning properties

Pilkington Activ™ Bronze: bronze body tinted float glass with self-cleaning and solar control properties

Pilkington Activ™ Blue: blue body tinted float glass with self-cleaning and medium solar control properties

Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral: clear float glass with neutral coating offering self-cleaning and medium solar control properties

Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Blue: blue body tinted float glass with self-cleaning and high solar control properties

Pilkington Activ Suncool™: high performance solar control glass with self-cleaning properties

Product combinations:

 Function  Product and combination
 Self-cleaning  Pilkington Activ™ monolithic, single-coated, used as single or in insulating glass units.
 Plus solar control  Pilkington Activ Suncool™ monolithic, dual-coated, used in insulating glass units.
 Plus safety  Pilkington Activ Optilam™ laminated safety glass, coated, used as single or in insulating glass units.
 Plus noise control  Pilkington Activ Optiphon™ sound insulating laminated safety glass, coated, used as single or in insulating glass units.
 Plus thermal insulation  Pilkington Activ Optitherm™ monolithic, dual-coated, used in insulating glass units.

Apart from the above-mentioned combinations, other configurations are possible (e.g. Pilkington Activ Suncool Optilam™).  

Furthermore Pilkington Activ™ is available in combination with other products from the Pilkington range in a form of insulating glass units Pilkington Insulight Activ™ to provide additional benefits such as impact resistance or increased security, noise control, thermal insulation, etc.


Pilkington Activ™ range offers following benefits:

  • latest technology, exclusive, prestige product Pilkington Activ™ both breaks down organic dirt and helps it to be washed away,
  • chemical reaction that uses UV light to break down and detach particles of organic dirt from the glass,
  • water spreads evenly over the glass surface to form a thin film, helping to wash dirt away, and drying off quickly,
  • windows carry on cleaning themselves, even on cloudy days,
  • improved vision while raining, and afterwards,
  • windows never need drying - even after hosing down,
  • saves time and money - makes Pilkington Activ™ ideal for hard-to-reach glazing such as skylights,
  • more friendly to the environment than ordinary glass,
  • windows look good for longer,
  • Pilkington Activ™ Clear is virtually indistinguishable from ordinary glass.

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Technical Update Document

The following document contains flow charts which are designed to provide you with up-to-date information about the technical aspects of Pilkington Activ™. It includes a list of gaskets that have passed NSG Group's compatibility tests and are approved for use with Pilkington Activ™ glass.

Click here for details on sealants and compatibile materials 

Click here for Technical Tips

Pilkington Activ™ Glass Coating Detector

Pilkington Activ™ glass coating detectors are now available to purchase direct from the supplier, Norcott Instrumentation Limited.

Click here for further details.

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