(PRWEB) March 10, 2002
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. Â Pilkington ActivÂ Self-Cleaning Glass will be one of two ÂBest of ShowÂ products featured by reporter Barbara Sloan on an April Home & Garden TV program about the 2002 International BuildersÂ Show (IBS).
ÂPilkington ActivÂ Glass is a great example of how technology is making life more convenient for todayÂs homeowner,Â said Jean Grenda, producer with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Production Group, who filmed the report at the IBS. ÂWith products like Pilkington ActivÂ Self-Cleaning Glass, homeowners can achieve the home of their dreams, and still have time to enjoy it.Â
The hour-long program, entitled 2002 International BuildersÂ Show, is tentatively scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on April 21, and at 5 p.m. on April 27. To find out more about the program and broadcast dates and times, visit http://www.hgtv.com.
PilkingtonÂs 2002 IBS exhibit, which featured Pilkington ActivÂ Glass, attracted great interest from homebuilders, designers, architects, window manufacturers and dealers, etc. More than 71,000 people attended the IBS Feb. 8-11 in Atlanta.
Introduced to North America in June 2001, Pilkington ActivÂ Glass significantly reduces, if not eliminates, the amount of time and costs needed for homeowners and building owners to wash their windows. It is currently available from window manufacturers, dealers, and commercial glass fabricators throughout North America.
Pilkington ActivÂ Self-Cleaning Glass works in two ways. First, its PhotoActivÂ properties use the sunÂs ultraviolet light, which occurs naturally during daylight, to continuously attack and dissolve dirt. This is the glassÂ ÂDirt DestroyerÂÂ action. Secondly, when it rains, water sheets off of the active (exterior) surface washing away any undissolved dirt and eliminating any streaks or water spots. This is called the hydrophilic or Âwater sheetingÂ effect.
After being installed, windows with Pilkington ActivÂ Self-Cleaning Glass need to be ÂchargedÂ by UV light for several days to activate the PhotoActiv and hydrophilic properties. Once activated, the self-cleaning process will continue to work at night and even on cloudy days.
Pilkington ActivÂ Glass can be used in new and replacement windows, transoms and skylights in homes, apartments and condominiums. It can also be used in commercial and institutional buildings, such as offices, schools and universities, retail stores, etc.
For more information about Pilkington ActivÂ Self-Cleaning Glass, call 1-866-88 ACTIV (1-866-882-2848), or visit http://www.activglass.com, and click on North America, and then on ÂInterested?Â
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington D.C.-based trade association representing more than 205,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.
Pilkington, with North American headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A., is an international company and is a leading producer and supplier of float glass for architectural, residential, furniture, mirror and specialty applications. Pilkington is also a major supplier of automotive glass for both the original equipment and replacement markets. Visit http://www.pilkington.com for more details.