SGG BIOCLEAN

DESCRIPTION

SGG BIOCLEAN is a dual-action self-cleaning glass manufactured by depositing a transparent coating of hydrophilic and photocatalytic mineral material onto clear glass. This coating is applied online during the float manufacturing process by means of pyrolysis, ensuring a high level of durability.

SGG BIOCLEAN harnesses the power of UV rays present in daylight and rain to efficiently combat dirt and grime that  accumulates on the outside of windows:

  • Exposure to UV rays triggers the decomposition of organic dirt and causes the surface of the glass to turn hydrophilic
  • Rain (or water) forms a sheet of water across the glass and rinses away the broken-down organic dirt and mineral materials

PRODUCT APPLICATION

SGG BIOCLEAN has been designed for external use, either in the home or commercial buildings, both for new-build and refurbishment projects, including:

  • Windows and external doors
  • Skylights, overhead and atria glazing
  • Conservatories, roofs and patio doors
  • Glazed façades
  • External shopfronts
  • Display windows
  • Street furniture

SGG BIOCLEAN is the ideal cleaning solution for external glazing that is exposed to light and rain.

SGG BIOCLEAN can be used in all environments and is particularly effective:

  • In an urban environment
  • In the countryside
  • In seafront locations
  • In heavily polluted areas (e.g. areas close to heavy traffic, nearby airports, railway lines or industrial estates)

 

ADVANTAGE

  • The most neutral self-cleaning glass available - no unsightly tint or reflective surface. Looks just like normal glass!
  • Less frequent cleaning – windows stay cleaner for longer.
  • Much easier cleaning - less dirt and grime adheres to the glass.
  • Save money - the cost of window cleaning is reduced.
  • Ideal for hard to reach areas - clean where you have never been able to clean before!
  • Permanent coating - lasts the lifetime of the window.
  • Environmentally friendly - less frequent use of water and detergents.
  • Now available with an advanced performance solar control coating.

 

RANGE

  • SGG BIOCLEAN can be combined with Low-E and solar control coating
  • Thickness: 4-6-8-10 mm
  • Size: jumbo size and split sizes

For other thickness and dimension, please contact us.

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Self-cleaning function

SGG BIOCLEAN is designed to combat dirt that is deposited onto the exterior face of the glass:

  • dried water marks
  • organic atmospheric pollutants
  • dust
  • sea spray
  • insect residues

The performance of the self-cleaning function can vary depending on the environment and the location of the glass, such as:

  • the type of dirt
  • the amount of dirt
  • total exposure to light and rain
  • the incline of the window
     

Optimum performance is obtained when glazed in a vertical position with maximum exposure to direct sunshine and rain.

During dry spells or in shaded areas, SGG BIOCLEAN still has the ability to clean itself more easily than ordinary glazing and may simply require a rinse with clean soft water to help keep windows clean.

SGG BIOCLEAN should never be considered as a glass which requires no maintenance. SGG BIOCLEAN cannot break down large areas of solid, mineral dirt such as cement, paint, varnish, silicones, etc.

NB: to activate the coating, the glass must be exposed to natural light for several days after installation.
 

Reflected visual appearance

SGG BIOCLEAN has a very similar visual appearance to that of conventional glass, as it has an extremely neutral coating.
However, all coated glass, even the most neutral, can have a slightly different appearance when viewed in reflection.

This is a characteristic that is inherent to coated products and is dependent on the distance, the angle of incidence, the ratio between the levels of internal/external lighting of the building and the type of objects that are reflected on the facade.

Spectrophotometric performance

The spectrophotometric values of a single or double-glazed unit, are very similar, either with or without an SGG BIOCLEAN self-cleaning coating.

Other properties

The mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties of SGG BIOCLEAN are identical to those of conventional glass.
 

Product Light Transmittance LT (%) Solar Factor
g-value
Shading Coefficient SC External Light Reflectance LRe (%) Internal Light Reflectance LRi (%) U-Value (EN 673)
W/(m².K)
Self-cleaning glass  (DGU 6+12+6mm )           12 mm air 16 mm argon
SGG BIOCLEAN II  78 0.73 0.84 17 17 2.8 2.6
SGG BIOCLEAN II ULTRA N II3 77 0.57 0.65 15 15 1.6 1.1
SGG BIOCLEAN SC II clear 45 0.45 0.52 24 23 2.8 2.6
SGG BIOCLEAN SC II green 37 0.29 0.33 23 19 2.8 2.6
SGG BIOCLEAN-e 75 0.72 0.83 20 19 2.8 2.6
SGG BIOCLEAN-e PLANISTAR SUN 66 0.34 0.40 18 18 1.5 1.0
SGG BIOCLEAN-e SKN 174 64 0.38 0.44 17 15 1.6 1.1
SGG BIOCLEAN-e SKN 165 56 0.31 0.35 21 20 1.5 1.0

(1) DGU 6 mm + 16 mm argon + 6 mm

 

 

SGG BIOCLEAN can be easily processed to combine several functions and be integrated into:

  • double-glazed units
  • SGG STADIP SILENCE acoustic laminated glass, or SGG STADIP or SGG STADIP PROTECT safety glass.

SGG BIOCLEAN can also be toughened, heat-strengthened, heat-soak tested, curved or enamelled (enamel applied to the non-coated side).

 

PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

SGG BIOCLEAN can be easily processed to combine several functions and be integrated into:

  • double-glazed units
  • SGG STADIP SILENCE acoustic laminated glass, or SGG STADIP or SGG STADIP PROTECT safety glass.

SGG BIOCLEAN can also be toughened, heat-strengthened, heat-soak tested, curved or enamelled (enamel applied to the non-coated side).
 

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