Self-cleaning glass has been long described as an impossible dream. But now Pilkington ActivT Self-Cleaning Glass makes this dream a reality.
Pilkington ActivT Self-Cleaning Glass uses the forces of nature to maintain its clear appearance without leaving unsightly streaks. In a dual-action process organic dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain, thus making it environmentally friendly and very easy to maintain.
The benefits of self-cleaning glass are numerous. If you clean your own windows you will save time and energy as the coating on self-cleaning glass will eventually break down even the heaviest deposits of organic dirt; if you currently employ a window cleaner, you'll save money to spend on things you really enjoy.
How self-cleaning glass works
After years of development, Pilkington ActivT uses a microscopic coating with a unique dual-action. The first stage is "photocatalytic" - the coating reacts with daylight to break down organic dirt.
The second stage is "hydrophilic" - instead of forming droplets, rainwater hits the glass and spreads evenly, running off in a "sheet" and taking the loosened dirt with it, also drying quickly without leaving streaks
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 you will save a huge amount of time, energy and money. There is no better way to keep glass looking good than by installing self-cleaning glass.
All that's needed to ensure that low maintenance glass cleaning performs at its peak are the natural forces of sunlight and rain, (or the unnatural forces of the garden hose)! Besides giving you cleaner glass, Pilkington ActivT is environmentally friendly as there is no need to use detergent. So you're doing your bit for the environment as well as keeping your home looking smarter.
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.