The world's first self-cleaning glass Pilkington Activ™ was launched in 2002. In the UK, Pilkington have now sold over 10 million square metres - the equivalent of 1,400 football pitches.
The milestone follows Pilkington marking the product's 15th anniversary last year, when the range was also independently verified as the first dual-action product to meet the new European Standard for self-cleaning glass.
The glass works by using a microscopic dual-action coating. The coating is activated by daylight to break down organic deposits; when rainwater hits the glass it spreads evenly and runs off in a ‘sheet’ - removing any dirt at the same time.
Pilkington Activ™ is the ideal solution for glass extensions and hard to reach areas, including conservatory roofs and orangeries, and can also be used in commercial applications.
Watch the video to learn the benefits of using Pilkington Activ™ in glass extensions, and see what goes on at Pilkingtons European Technology Centre in Lathom, Lancashire.