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Pilkington Activ now available in India

By Daya Kingston | Vjmedia Works | 3 | March 25, 2013

Pilkington Activ breaks down any'organic' dirt deposits such as bird droppings, while rainwater'sheets' down the glass to wash the loosened dirt away.

Pilkington Activ is effectively the same as conventional glass but with a specially developed coating on the outside that has a unique dual action. It is suitable for almost every commercial application, proving particularly useful in situations where cleaning would be difficult or costly.

The coating contains harmless chemical substances already found in the home, in such things as bath oils and toothpaste. In fact, with only small amounts of cleaning agents needed, Pilkington Activ is kinder to the environment than ordinary glass. It takes about five to seven days to activate itself following installation and only needs a small amount of UV radiation to work.Once exposed to daylight, the coating chemically reacts in two ways.

Breaking down organic dirt
Using a'photo catalytic' process, the coating reacts with ultra-violet rays present in natural daylight to break down and disintegrate organic dirt.
Washing dirt away
Pilkington Activ is'hydro philic' 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'.

Special advantages

•         The coating continues working on cloudy days and during the night.
•         The ideal choice for situations where cleaning will be difficult, costly or where good visibility is      important.
•         Unique coating cannot be worn away or rubbed off and lasts lifetime.
•         Can be easily cleaned during dry spells by hosing down or wiping with a soft cloth
Pilkington Activ is available in 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10mm thicknesses
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