Pilkington Activ Suncool™ combines excellent solar control with a range of optical performances to improve the aesthetic appearance, energy efficiency and occupier comfort of a building, as well as self-cleaning properties. Pilkington Activ Suncool™ is a range of 8 performance options offering various levels of light transmission, solar radiation transmission and alternative colours for the ultimate in design freedom. This now includes the two NEW products recently announced, PilkingtonActiv Suncool™ 66/33 and Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 50/25, making this the widest range available.
Pilkington Activ Suncool™ is provided as an Insulating Glass Unit where the front pane of glass is coated with PilkingtonActiv™ on the external surface and Pilkington Suncool™ on its inside surface. Pilkington Suncool™ high performance products such as this also incorporate ultra low-emissivity for excellent thermal control.
How It Works
The unique dual-action self-cleaning coating is located on the external pane of glass.
The coating has revolutionay photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties, and works in two stages:
Stage 1 - The coating reacts with natural daylight to break down and loosen organic dirt.
Stage 2 - When it rains, instead of forming droplets, the water spreads evenly over the surface of the glass, helping to wash away any dirt and reduce streaking.
During long dry spells the glass can be cleaned by simply hosing it down with clean water.