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Pilkington OptiShower™ – anti-corrosion glass for the bathroom

Over time, glass exposed to water, heat and humidity can corrode, reducing its natural transparency and aesthetics

Performance consistency in harsh environments combined with ease of cleaning, are essential properties for certain glass applications. Sea-going vessels, aquariums, car washes, showers and kitchens all require a product that, as well as being easy to clean, will not degrade over time – defying humidity, corrosive materials and limescale deposits.

Pilkington OptiShower™ is a durable, on-line coated clear float glass designed to prevent surface corrosion when exposed to water, moisture and humid environments.

Pilkington OptiShower™ can be further treated for additional functionality by shower cubicle/enclosure manufacturers to help make the water slide off the glass faster making it easier to clean and giving better protection. By preventing oxidation of the glass, Pilkington OptiShower™ allows these subsequent treatments to adhere better to the glass and increase their durability.

If the subsequent water repellent treatments deteriorate over time, Pilkington OptiShower™ still guarantees its performance to prevent the glass from corrosion.
The ideal glass for transparent and clean showers over time

Pilkington OptiShower™ is the ideal glass solution for use in humid environments
It offers a modern and easy-to-clean shower solution. For standard glass cleaning, we recommend using a soft cloth, water and a neutral detergent. Avoid aggressive products that could damage the coating thus compromising the glass transparency.

The product is also available in extra clear version Pilkington OptiShower™ OW (coating on low-iron extra clear Pilkington Optiwhite™ substrate).

Comparative analysis
Ageing tests carried out at high temperatures and high humidity prove that Pilkington OptiShower™ glass outperforms untreated glass in limiting corrosion and limescale deposits. The advanced technology in the manufacturing process enables a combination of transparency with excellent anti-corrosive characteristics, thereby eliminating the problem of limescale deposits on the surface of the glass.

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