Self-Cleaning - Pilkington

During long dry spells the glass can be cleaned by simply hosing it down with clean water. 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.

A complete guide to self-cleaning glass - Pilkington

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.

What is Self-cleaning Glass? - Pilkington

Self-cleaning glass is exactly as the name suggests - glass that keeps itself clean. It uses a photocatalytic process whereby organic 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.

Benefits of Self-cleaning Glass - Pilkington

The time and energy that goes into keeping windows looking great has encouraged many home owners to make the change to Self-cleaning glass. Whether you employ a window cleaning service or you spend hours cleaning them yourself could save a huge amount of time, energy and money.

Pilkington Self-Cleaning Glass: General FAQs

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?

Glass that cleans itself! - Pilkington

The surface coating has two important chemical properties which, when combined, make the glass "self cleaning". It is Hydrophilic - it attracts water and causes it to "sheet" on the surface of the glass, preventing the formation of separate droplets and ensuring that loose particles of dust and dirt can be washed naturally from the surface during normal rainy weather.

Pilkington Self-Cleaning Glass: Marketing FAQs

On the commercial project side, we are increasing awareness of Pilkington Activ™ Self-Cleaning Glass and Pilkington Activ Suncool™ among architects through advertisements, award sponsorship and competitions. At the same time, we are targeting architects who have live projects that may be suitable for Pilkington Activ™.We are also targeting marketing efforts at the social housing market ...

Pilkington Self-Cleaning Glass: Identification FAQs

The glass may carry a label on one of the surfaces stating that there is a Pilkington Activ™ coating and specialists may carry a Pilkington Activ™ coating detector. A simple test is to spray water at the surface and compare it with ordinary glass, see it sheet off the glass rather than form lots of rivulets.

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 ...