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Unbreakable glass a reality soon: Scientist

Post Time:Apr 07,2009Classify:Glass QuotationView:506

Unbreakable glass that won't shatter even when thrown from a height of 10 feet will soon be available at an affordable price, claims an American scientist.

"No glass is unbreakable, but our process produces the highest strength glassware available today, and at price that makes it affordable," said Dr William LacCourse, a professor of Glass Science at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

The process could save a lot of money in glassware costs for houses and hospitality business.

"It has the potential to save restaurants, catering services and families up to 80 per cent, and perhaps more, on their glassware costs. We have dropped glass bottles from 10 feet high onto a concrete floor, and the glass simply bounces," claimed LacCourse.

The university has now signed an agreement with Santanoni Glass and Ceramics for proprietary technology related to the strengthening of glass, the Science Daily reported.

The process will allow Santanoni to produce "unbreakable" glassware such as wine glasses, canning jars, bottles, tumblers, goblets and mugs at a cost that allows the products to be competitive with normal, un-strengthened glassware, it said.

Source: NDTV.comAuthor: shangyi

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