Nippon Sheet Glass launches self-cleaning glass

Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co.“s new glass, developed in cooperation with Matsushita Electric Works Ltd., is treated with a photocatalytic surface coating applied at high temperature. Thi…

Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass Co.“s new glass, developed in cooperation with Matsushita Electric Works Ltd., is treated with a photocatalytic surface coating applied at high temperature. This results in a very durable film which, by decomposing organic compounds, can keep the glass clean, for 30-40 years. Test marketing has begun in the Tokyo area, and the companies are now working on further appplications for the coating.