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Self-Cleaning Glass

Pilkington Activ™ Clear is a self-cleaning glass with advanced dual-action for superior results.

The Self-Cleaning Process

Pilkington Activ's unique dual-action coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass clear of organic dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking glass.

Using a "photocatalytic" process, the coating on Pilkington Activ™ Clear reacts with ultra-violet rays present in natural daylight to break down and disintegrate organic dirt. The second stage occurs when rainwater hits the glass. Pilkington Activ™ Clear is "hydrophilic" which means that instead of forming droplets, the water spreads evenly over the surface and as it runs off takes the dirt with it. Compared with conventional glass, the water also dries off very quickly without leaving unsightly drying spots.

Watch the video below for a demonstration of how Pilkington Activ™ Clear works.


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Other Self-Cleaning Glass Products in the Pilkington Activ™ Range

Pilkington Activ™ Blue: The ideal conservatory roof glass, Pilkington Activ™ Blue offers self-cleaning and solar control properties with an attractive blue tint.
Pilkington Activ™ Neutral: The ideal glass for conservatory sides and large glazed areas, Pilkington Activ™ Neutral has self-cleaning and solar control properties
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Pilkington Activ™ Clear
Self-Cleaning Glass
This product is effectively the same as conventional glass but with a specially developed coating on the outside that has a unique dual action. Once exposed to daylight, the coating chemically reacts in two ways. Firstly, it breaks down any ‘organic’ dirt deposits – such as bird droppings and tree sap – and secondly, rainwater ‘sheets’ down the glass to wash the loosened dirt away.

Pilkington Activ™ Blue
Self-cleaning Solar Control Glass
The attractive blue glass that combines dual-action, self-cleaning properties with solar control performance for a cooler internal environment. Specially designed for the optimum roof unit, Pilkington Activ™ Blue is a revolutionary new glass that is perfect for use in conservatories. It uses daylight and rainwater to break down and wash away organic dirt from exterior surfaces, making it ideal for hard to reach places that are difficult to clean. Its unique blue colour also helps keep internal temperatures cool whilst still maintaining excellent light transmittance
Pilkington Activ™ Neutral
Self-cleaning Solar Control Glass
The attractive neutral coloured glass that combines dual-action, self-cleaning properties with solar control performance for a cooler internal environment. Specially designed for conservatories and large glazed areas, Pilkington Activ™ Neutral is a revolutionary new glass that is perfect for use in both the roof and verticals. It uses daylight and rainwater to breakdown and wash away organic dirt from exterior surfaces, making it ideal for hard to clean areas. Its unique solar control coating also helps keep internal temperatures cool whilst still maintaining excellent, neutral light transmittance.