Pilkington’s brands can make a massive difference to the solar heat gain and thermal insulation efficiency of any conservatory, helping you to create a more comfortable living space for your customers.

The Pilkington ActivTM Range

All Abcell glass units are made using warm edge spacer, and combine the best of Pilkington’s and Saint Gobain’s specialist roof glass. Our three main Pilkingtons brands – Climate Active Blue, Climate Active Neutral, and Climate Aqua HP, can make massive differences to the solar heat gain and thermal insulation efficiency of any conservatory, making them a more comfortable living space all the year round.

The Pilkington Activ™ range combines the revolutionary benefits of a self-cleaning coating with solar control and good light transmission.
In summer months, glass with solar control can help prevent heat ‘build up’ by significantly reducing the amount of heat allowed to pass into the conservatory or orangery.

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Where can Pilkington ActivTM be used?

Pilkington Activ™ can be used on any exterior application, such as windows, conservatories, façades and glass roofs. It’s especially useful for difficult-to-clean windows and skylights where organic dirt normally collects. Pilkington Activ™ works best where both sunlight and rain can reach the glass. Although it doesn’t need direct sunlight to work effectively, it does need rain so isn’t recommended where an overhang shelters the glass.

Does it work on cloudy days and at night?

Pilkington Activ™ needs only a small amount of UV radiation to activate the coating – so it works even on overcast days and throughout the night.

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Will those windows ever need cleaning?

We cannot say that the windows will never need cleaning – that depends on the amount of dirt and the amount of rain the glass in the
windows receive. However we can say that Pilkington Activ™ dramatically reduces the amount ofmaintenance required.

If cleaning is necessary – such as during long dry spells or if the windows are heavily soiled – it’s much easier than cleaning
conventional glass, either by gentle hosing to replicate rainfall or by using a soft cloth and warm soapy water.

Note: The minimum recommended angle for a roof containing self-cleaning glass is 10 degrees from horizontal, so that rainwater
can flush away loosened deposits.

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The benefits of Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass with solar control.

  • Perfect for hard to reach places which are difficult to clean such as conservatory roofs
  • Helps to reduce heat build up – when combined with good ventilation
  • Self-cleaning properties work on cloudy days and during the night
  • Easily cleaned during dry spells by hosing down
  • Self-clean coating lasts the lifetime of the glazing
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Using any of the Pilkington Activ™ range of products helps reduce the appearance of external condensation

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