Organic contaminants are decomposed due to the catalytic effect of the coated surfaces. Moreover, the hydrophilicity of the surface improves water run-off. The combination of these two effects results in self-cleaning surfaces (easy-to-clean effect). Dirt is washed off the surface, meaning that manual cleaning is only required very occasionally.
Self-cleaning coatings are available for the following outdoor applications:
- flat glass
- metallic sheets and strips