Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has sold 10 million square meters of its self-cleaning glass product Pilkington Activ™.
Having marked its 15th anniversary just last year, the product uses a microscopic dual-action coating. The coating is activated by daylight to break down organic deposits such as dirt, which is then washed away when rainwater hits the glass and runs off in a ‘sheet’.
Pilkington Activ has been named the first dual-action product to meet the new European Standard for self-cleaning glass.
The range has been specified for use in various high-profile projects across Europe, including the £3 million renovation of the orangery at Mansion House.
Kevin Sanderson, head of innovation at the NSG Group, said: “When we launched self-cleaning glass in 2002 it represented a key innovation in the sector, and we’ve continued to invest in and develop the range to ensure it remains best in class.”
He continues to explain: “Our research and development team continue to break new ground and push boundaries in terms of the role glass can play in the built environment, from building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) to switchable glazing.”
You can see how Pilkington Active is used and see what goes on at the NSG Group’s European Technology Centre in Lathom, Lancashire, here.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited,
WA9 5 DZ
Phone: 01744 692000
Fax: 01744 692569
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