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Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass is conventional glass with a special coating on its exterior surface that produces a dual action:
By way of a photocatalytic process it reacts with the ultra-violet rays present in natural daylight to decompose organic dirt. The second stage of the process occurs when rainwater hits the glass.
The coating is hydrophilic, which means that instead of forming droplets, the water spreads evenly over the surface of the glass and as it runs off takes the dirt with it. In addition, the water also dries off very quickly without leaving drying spots. The coating also works on the decomposition of dirt on cloudy days and even at night. The active coating gives the glass a blue tone and reduces slightly the amount of light transmission. Pilkington Activ™ is available in thicknesses of 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mm. It can be tempered, laminated with other types of glass, treated with a sun control coating on its second side and form part of an insulating glass unit.
Pilkington Activ™ decomposes organic dirt so it runs off with the rainwater. The Vistas, Wychwood Park, England.
After installation, the self-cleaning glass needs five or six days to activate and work continuously eliminating dirt every time it rains.
Silicone joints and lubricants should be avoided. Glazed conservatory in Whitby, United Kingdom.
The coating is an integral part of the glass. It will not discolor or peel off. Indoor pool in Bourgogne, France.
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