Pilkington Activ SunShade™

Pilkington Activ SunShade™

Pilkington Activ SunShade™ - overview

Pilkington Activ SunShade™ is a self-cleaning and medium performance solar control dual coated glass:

  • surface #1 on-line self-cleaning coating with photocatalytic and hydrophilic properties,
  • surface #2 off-line solar control coating, with medium light transmittance and high light reflectance.

Pilkington Activ SunShade™ combines dual action, self-cleaning properties with medium solar control performance and an aesthetically pleasing appearance to reduce the amount of direct sunlight that penetrates into a building. Available in both Blue and Neutral colours it creates a cool and comfortable environment all year round.

Specially designed for conservatories and large glazed areas, Pilkington Activ SunShade™ is perfect for use in both the roof and verticals. It uses daylight and rainwater to break down and wash away organic dirt from exterior surfaces, making it ideal for hard-to-clean areas. Typically the Blue is used in the roof and the Neutral in the verticals of a conservatory giving you a year-round clearer view of your garden. Its unique solar control coating also helps keep internal temperatures cool whilst still maintaining excellent light transmittance.

For optimum self-cleaning and thermal performance, Pilkington Activ SunShade can be combined with Pilkington K Glass™, Pilkington Energy Advantage™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ in an insulating glass unit.


Pilkington Activ SunShade™ offers following 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 solar control performance properties combined with good light transmission, reducing solar heat entering the building, enhancing comfort and reducing the need for cooling the building,
  • attractive aesthetics and optimum performance,
  • reduces cleaning and maintenance costs and gives windows a better appearance for longer, 
  • Pilkington Activ™ coating lasts the lifetime of the glass and works even on cloudy days and during the night, 
  • easily cleaned during dry spells by hosing down, 
  • ideal for use in the walls and roof of conservatories,
  • durable, single stock, toughenable on- and off-line coated glass, easy to handle and process; can be cut, laminated, toughened, heat-strengthened, bent and made into IGUs using standard processing techniques ensuring speedy delivery,
  • colour match whether toughened or annealed,
  • has to be incorporated into insulating glass units (self-cleaning coating on surface #1 / solar control coating on surface #2),
  • can be combined in an insulating glass unit with a low-emissivity glass such as Pilkington K Glass™,
    Pilkington Energy Advantage™ or Pilkington Optitherm™ for additional thermal insulation properties,
  • available in a range of different sizes and thicknesses (4 and 6 mm),
  • achieves ASTM C 1376 standard specification.

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