The new self-cleaning glass “Planibel Easy” from AGC Interpane now makes window cleaning easier. The special pyrolytic coating of the glazing is extremely durable and uses the UV radiation in sunlight to break down dirt in five to seven days – the next shower of rain simply washes the residue away. The product is especially useful for glazing that is difficult to reach, such as in the roofs of conservatories, in roof lights or in large areas of glass that can only be cleaned with great effort.
The self-cleaning function has been independently tested and confirmed by the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST) according to EN1096-5. In the rain, the special coating distributes the water especially evenly across the glass and allows it to run off more easily, so that it also dries faster. The product is available in multiple variants: Planibel Easy Clear (4mm) achieves a high daylight transmittance of 84 percent; the solar factor is 82%, which allows desirable solar energy gains to be made in the cooler months. Planibel Easy Blue (4mm) is the bluish variant, which is especially recommended, for example, for the roof glazing of conservatories. The daylight transmittance here is 63%; the solar factor is 58%. For insulation glazing, it is no problem to combine Planibel Easy with other functional coatings such as iplus for excellent insulation or ipasol for the best solar control.