Dirty glass is problem glass! It is low in visibility, high in maintenance and poor in appearance. For architectural glass in commercial and residential buildings, dirty glass means reduced light transmission and increased frequency of maintenance with higher energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. For shower glass, limescale ruins the appearance of a shower, and for decorative glass (especially sandblasted), fingermarks are extremely difficult - if not impossible - to remove.
A not-so-satisfactory solution to dirty glass is to simply tolerate it. Another solution is to carry out frequent cleaning, but for architectural glass this generates high energy requirements for manpower and operation and maintenance of access equipment. It also creates higher consumption of water and cleaning chemicals.
Now there is a much better, solution that saves energy, time and money, the ClearShield Eco-System™, which upgrades ordinary, high-maintenance glass to ClearShield Eco-Glass™ – before, during or after installation. This high-performance glass has durable surface protection that is ‘non-stick’ and therefore much easier to clean and keep clean. ClearShield Eco-Glass™ is the first technology that reduces by 50% on average the energy and time requirements for cleaning glass, and decreases the environmental impacts.
ClearShield Eco-Glass™ has also been independently proven to resist the adhesion and growth of bacteria, so is more hygienic compared to ordinary, unprotected glass. This is an extremely important benefit for shower or bath screens.