A range of self-cleaning glasses.
Pilkington Activ™ is glass with a special coating that breaks down organic dirt deposits and causes rain water to ‘sheet’ down the glass washing the loosened dirt away. The coating has no effect on strength, but marginally reduces by about 5% the amount of light and energy passing through the glass. From certain angles it has a slightly greater reflective quality than normal glass, with a faint blue tint, giving it a clear, brighter appearance. It can be installed vertically or at an angle of at least 10 degrees, but ideally 30 degrees or more to the horizontal, and can be used for most exterior window applications, e.g. conservatories, façades, glass roofs, and is especially useful for inaccessible windows where organic dirt normally collects, such as skylights.
The integral coating is permanent, lasting as long as the glass itself. It will not flake off or discolour but can be affected if the surface is mechanically damaged, e.g. by pointed objects or abrasive cleaners. It is environmentally friendly, using harmless chemical substances and because only small amounts of cleaning agents are needed, Pilkington Activ™ is kinder to the environment than normal glass.
Pilkington Activ™ coating is not effective under overhangs or situations where daylight and/or rain cannot reach it. In hard water areas some whitening may occur on the coated surface, which requires solvent-free detergent cleaning. The presence of the Pilkington Activ™ coating can be identified using a unique hand-held detector on the coated surface.
Uses to enhance performance:
Activ Suncool™ 30/17
Activ Suncool™ Silver 50/30
Activ Suncool™ 70/35
Activ Suncool™ 70/40
Activ™ Suncool™ 70/35
Activ™ Suncool™ Blue 50/27
Activ Optitherm™ S4 Glass
Activ Optilam™ Glass (various interlayers)
Activ Optilam Suncool™ 30/17
Activ Optilam Suncool™ Silver 50/30
Activ Optilam Suncool™ 70/35
Activ Optilam Suncool™ Glass HP 70/40
Activ™ Optilam™ Suncool™ Blue 50/27
Activ™ Optilam™ Suncool™ 40/22
Activ Optilam™ Phon Glass
Activ Optilam™ Therm Glass
Consult Pilkington for availability.
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 50/25 DGU
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 50/25 DGU [Curtain Wall Placement]
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 66/33 DGU
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 66/33 DGU [Curtain Wall Placement]
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/35 DGU
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/35 DGU [Curtain Wall Placement]
Pilkington Anti-condensation Glass
Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage Glazing
Pilkington K Glass™ S Low-E Thermal Insulation
Pilkington Optiphon™ Clear