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Pilkington Activ™ Blue is an attractive blue glass that combines dual-action, self-cleaning properties with medium solar control performance helping to create a cooler internal environment which can be used all year round.

 

Pilkington Activ™ Bronze is an alternative option to the popular blue body tinted glass.

 

Glass from the Pilkington Activ™ Range can be used in a variety of commercial and residential applications, including doors, windows, roof-lights, glass facades, conservatories and orangeries. Its self-cleaning properties make it ideal for use in hard-to-reach places that are difficult to clean.

 

Over the past decade the increase in popularity of glass roofs in conservatories and orangeries has led to glass from the Pilkington Activ™ Range being the ideal solution to create an additional living area that can be utilised all year round. The unique colour helps to keep internal temperatures cooler whilst still maintaining excellent light transmittance, low light reflection and high energy absorption.

 

For optimum self-cleaning and thermal performance, Pilkington Activ™ Blue and Pilkington Activ™ Bronze can be combined with a glass from the Pilkington K Glass™ Range or Pilkington Optitherm™ Range in an Insulating Glass Unit.

 

How It Works

 

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 wash away any dirt and reduce streaking.

Benefits

 

   

  • Self-cleaning properties reduce the need for manual cleaning, saving water and eliminating potentially harmful run-off from expensive detergents, also increasing personal safety

  • Additional medium performance solar control properties, reducing solar heat entering the building, enhancing comfort and reducing the need for cooling the building

  • Attractive blue or bronze body tinted glass, perfect for roof glazing, enhancing the view from inside to outside

  • Good light transmission

  • Low exterior reflection, improving aesthetics of the building

  • 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 in its monolithic form or incorporated into Insulating Glass Units (self-cleaning coating on surface #1), for instance with a glass from the Pilkington K Glass™ Range or Pilkington Optitherm™ Range to offer additional thermal insulation properties

  • Pilkington Activ™ Blue is available in 4mm and 6 mm

  • Pilkington Activ™ Bronze is available in 4mm

  • Achieves Class A to EN1096 for coated glass

  • Achieves ASTM C 1376 standard specification

 

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Pilkington Activ™ Self-Cleaning Glass

 

After years of research and development leading glass manufacturer Pilkington has introduced the Pilkington Activ™ range of products. The range has products which combine both self-cleaning and solar control properties, making them highly desirable amongst homeowners looking for the ultimate in glass solutions.

 

By exploring this website you will find all the information you need about the use of self-cleaning glass in your home and its extensive range of benefits. These include saving time, energy and money as well as the ability for Pilkington Activ™ products to be combined with other Pilkington products to achieve such benefits as thermal insulation, solar and noise control.

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Self Cleaning Solar Control Glass

Glass technology allows us to combine different products with different features like Thermal Insulation, Safety, Solar Control and Noise Control. Pilkington Activ™ not only brings you a fantastic low maintenance glass cleaning method but also allows you to combine various products for the ultimate in glass solutions.

All that's needed to ensure that Self-cleaning and Solar Control glass performs at its peak are the natural forces of sunlight and rain (or, in dry spells, a garden hose). Besides giving you cleaner glass, Pilkington Activ™ is better for the environment as there is no need to use detergent. So you're doing your bit as well as keeping your home looking good.

 

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.

 

You could also save on the cost it would take you to help keep your conservatory cool by installing solar control glass in the form of Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Neutral. You can also save on heating costs by combining Pilkington Activ™ with any product from the Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ ranges in an insulating glass unit.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.

 

You could also save on the cost it would take you to help keep your conservatory cool by installing solar control glass in the form of Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Neutral. You can also save on heating costs by combining Pilkington Activ™ with any product from the Pilkington K Glass™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ ranges in an insulating glass unit.