Friday, February 5, 2010

Spray-On 'Liquid Glass', a New Super Coating?

A new spray-on 'Liquid Glass' is set to revolutionize the construction industry. There are still a few tests that need to be done, but if it passes muster it could become a 'super coating'. It offers protection against everything from water, uv radiation, and dirt, is harmless to the environment, and can be cleaned with just hot water.

""liquid glass." Applied to nearly any surface, an invisible non-toxic layer of silicon just one millionth of a millimeter thick can protect underlying matter from water, bacteria, dirt and even UV radiation.

Made almost entirely of pure silicon dioxide, liquid glass is harmless to the environment and could replace a variety of harsh cleaning chemicals. The coating can be cleaned with water alone, and tests by food-processing companies have shown that a good hot water rinse left liquid-glass-coated surfaces as sterile as normal surfaces doused with strong disinfecting bleach. The coating is also flexible and breathable, so it can be applied to both static and non-static surfaces.

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