Benefits of Self-cleaning Glass

Benefits of Self-cleaning Glass

The Pilkington Activ™ range is comprised of Self-cleaning glass (Pilkington Activ™ Clear), and Self-cleaning glass with Solar Control properties (Pilkington Activ™ Blue, Pilkington Activ™ Bronze, Pilkington Activ SunShade™ Neutral and Blue and Pilkington Activ Suncool™ range, each of these products has its own unique and shared benefits.

Thanks to the latest technology, Pilkington Activ™ greatly reduces the maintenance normally associated with glass - and the benefits are enormous. To begin, you could save on window cleaning bills, plus you'll have more time for the things you enjoy. And what could be better than cleaner windows - especially when it takes less effort?

Saving time and money

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 Pilkington Activ SunShade™ 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.

Easy glass cleaning

All that's needed to ensure that Self-cleaning 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.


According to research, the chore homeowners most detest is cleaning windows. Not only is it time consuming but balancing on a flimsy ladder with a bucket of soapy water in one hand and a cloth in the other can be a rather dangerous exercise as well. Less frequent access to windows is needed when using low maintenance glass like those in the Pilkington Activ™ range.


The natural cleaning effect of Pilkington Activ™ is also sustainable, as it cuts down on the damage to the environment caused by use of cleaning products, drinking water or energy.

The special Pilkington Activ™ surface is photocatalytically active when exposed to light. It is known that photocatalyticallyactive surfaces can be used not only on glass, but also other building materials such as roof tiles. They help to purify air and, among other things, have a measurable effect in breaking down nitrogen oxides.
In this way, Pilkington Activ™ also makes an active contribution to air pollution control and the breaking down of nitrogen oxide, in a very real way.

The ability to combine Pilkington Activ™ with other products

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.

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