Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

Self-cleaning Glass NSG Group 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 - Pilkington

Self-cleaning glass is ideal for any external application, especially large areas like conservatories or difficult to reach places such as skylights. By continually cleaning itself, self-cleaning glass gives you a clearer view and your windows look cleaner for longer. It needs little maintenance, and can be combined with other types of glass ...

Self-cleaning - Pilkington

Self-cleaning Roof-lights by their very nature are often situated in difficult to reach areas so the inclusion of self-cleaning glass such as Pilkington Activ™ in the windows is ideal. It should be noted that the self-cleaning process in Pilkington Activ™ includes the use of the rain to wash away loosened dirt. This process can work best where the glass is inclined at greater than 30° to ...

How does it work?

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.

Pilkington Self-Cleaning Glass: Technical FAQs

Light use of a hosepipe can simulate rain and clean the glass. If the glass is overwhelmed by a contaminating source, for example a large tree, the self-cleaning properties may not keep up with the rate of organic material falling on the glass, and the glass may need to be cleaned to remove any heavy deposits of tree sap.

Pilkington Activ Suncool™

Pilkington Activ Suncool™ - overview. Pilkington Activ Suncool™ is a range of self-cleaning, superior solar control and thermal insulation performance, dual coated glass:. Surface #1 on-line self-cleaning coating, Surface #2 off-line superior solar control and low-emissivity coating. Pilkington Activ Suncool™ combines excellent solar control with a range of optical performances to ...

Pilkington Activ™ Clear

Pilkington Activ™ Clear - overview. Pilkington Activ™ Clear is an on-line coated self-cleaning glass with photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties.. Pilkington Activ™ Clear is the perfect choice for situations where cleaning is difficult or costly, such as high-rise buildings, glass roof structures, conservatories and atria, or in housing for use by elderly residents.

Pilkington Activ™ Blue

Pilkington Activ™ Blue - overview. Pilkington Activ™ Blue is an on-line coated body-tinted, self-cleaning and medium performance solar control glass, in an attractive blue colour. Its surface #1 self-cleaning coating has photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties. The unique blue colour helps to keep internal temperatures cool whilst still maintaining excellent light transmittance, low ...

Pilkington Activ™

Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass. Pilkington Activ™ is the world's first pyrolytic self-cleaning glass.This revolutionary kind of glass actually uses the power of the sun to clean itself. The Pilkington Activ™ coating is applied to the surface of the glass via an on-line chemical vapour deposition process.It is an integral part of the surface, and lasts the entire life of the glass.

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 ...