New smart glass surface protection coating

Bohle has launched BriteGuard Pro, its new ‘smart’ end-user glass surface protection coating, replacing a three-stage coating process with a single application.

An evolution of Bohle’s BriteGuard range, BriteGuard Pro delivers the same powerful protection against grime, stains and dirt, while eliminating three processes, the company said. This means that rather than having to apply a surface activator, sealer and finally finisher, all that’s needed is a single application, cutting coating times by 30 minutes.

This delivers significant savings to glass processors where surface coating protection is being applied as part of manufacture, on-site or in retro-application.

Dave Broxton, managing director at Bohle, said: “The ability to cut application times down by 30 minutes or more is a massive advantage, regardless of whether that’s in manufacture or on-site application. As the leading surface protection coating technology for glass, BriteGuard has always performed to a very high standard. Achieving that same cutting-edge performance in a fraction of the time is another very clear advantage for glass processors and home improvement specialists. It’s designed to support glass processors in adding value to their own offer to the end-user. Water and dirt simply pearls away.”

BriteGuard Pro is suitable for use with glass and glazed ceramic surfaces, including showers, balustrading, conservatories and windows. It works by lowering glass surface tension, significantly reducing the build-up of dirt and preventing staining and corrosion.

Application is simple. After pre-cleaning the surface with a silicone-free glass cleaner or a suitable alcohol based cleaner, BriteGuard Pro is applied manually and creates a matt surface appearance within a few seconds. Polishing then makes the glass surface hydrophobic and reducing surface tension, making it far easier to clean.

Apart from BriteGuard Surface Activator, Surface Sealer and Surface Finisher, BriteGuard Pro also replaces the BriteGuard Express surface protection. The proven BriteGuard Surface Sealer X remains part of the product range as a protection for rough surfaces.