Liquid glass spray

Researchers have announced a new spray on liquid glass, which they claim is transparent, non-toxic and that can protect a wide range of surfaces from water, radiation, dirt and bacteria.

The coating is said to be flexible and breathable which makes it suitable for use in almost unlimited applications.

According to patent holder Nanopool, the liquid glass spray consists of silicon dioxide extracted from quartz sand, into which water or ethanol is added, depending on the type of surface to be coated. The spray (SiO2 ultra-thin layering) has no additives and the nano-scale glass coating bonds to the surface due to the quantum forces involved. The manufacturers claim that it has a long lasting antibacterial effect due to the fact that it is difficult for the microbes landing on the surface to divide or replicate.

Source: 9 February 2010