Glass Industry

Will Liquid Glass Change Everything?

Is a product called "liquid glass" about to revolutionize every aspect of human existence? If the hopes of a German company, which owns the patent to the technology, Nanopool, are realized, a spray-on product will soon be available for a variety of applications.
 
Liquid glass is entirely made of silicon dioxide, or the essential ingredient of ordinary glass. Water or alcohol is added, depending on the surface being treated, and a surface is coated with the liquid glass with a thickness of just 100 nanometers or 500 times thinner than human hair. Any surface thus treated would be protected against water, dirt, bacteria, heat, acid, and UV radiation. The liquid glass coating is flexible, breathable, and not visible to the human eye. The liquid glass surface is resistant to bacteria because bacteria landing on it cannot reproduce with ease.
 
A surface treated with liquid glass can be cleaned with simple hot water, whereas before bleach or some other cleaning product was necessary. Liquid glass would therefore be used to treat floors and walls in homes and buildings, making the cleaning of such surfaces far easier, eliminating the need for most cleaning products. Medical supplies would be rendered sterile far easier when coated with liquid glass.
 
Clothing coated with liquid glass would be far easier to clean as well. Those tiresome stains would come right off with a dish rage soaked in hot water. So too would dishes and other house wares. Indeed any surface that requires cleaning would be improved by a coating of liquid glass. Wood treated with liquid glass resists termites.
 
Since liquid glass is breathable, meaning that air can pass through it, seeds and plants can be treated with it, making them resistance to diseases and insects. Thus chemical sprays needed to treat fields against such things would be curtailed.

Liquid glass will be available in retail outlets in Great Britain sometime this year. Spray bottles of liquid glass will sell for about eight American dollars or five British pounds. A surface treated by liquid glass would last a year before needing to be re-sprayed.
 
Some analysts suggest that the sale of liquid glass will meet with some resistance because of the profits made by super markets on cleaning products. On the other hand, the presence of online retail outlets, such as Amazon.Com, will likely make liquid glass available even if the local super market or home improvement chain balks at selling the product.