Self Cleaning / Low Maintenance
Novaglaze can bend self-cleaning glass, which is specially bonded with a chemical coating on the outside. When it rains the water instead of forming droplets, spreads evenly over the surface of the glass, it then runs off the coating (the glass attracts rather than conventionally repelling water), washing off the loosened dirt.
These are usually referred to by manufacturers trade names such as:
- Activ™ by Pilkington has an added cleaning method when daylight occurs; the natural UV rays, air and the coating react, breaking down any organic dirt and make it disintegrate.
- SGG BIOCLEAN by Sain-Gobain
For glazing purposes the most ideal is dry gasket glazing or MS polymers based products should only be used. Oil based compounds (silicon or putty) must not be used.