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March 29th, 2010
It's flexible, thinner than a human hair and protects everything from cups to concrete against liquids, dirt and germs. It's called 'Liquid Glass,' and is the latest trend in the world of nanotechnology.
Liquid Glass works by merging with the treated material and becoming an impenetrable barrier - impervious even to UV-radiation. Although it hardens within half an hour, the glass remains flexible so it can also be sprayed on textiles, such as carpets, in order to make them dirt- and smell-resistant.
At the same time, the layer acts just like a membrane, allowing the surface underneath to breathe; from the inside, water and oxygen can diffuse through the barrier.
Nanopool, a family-owned company in Germany, holds patent rights on the widely-praised technology. Dieter Schwindt, who established the company in 2001, told Deutsche Welle that the product is based on SiO2, known as silica, which is the second most common compound on Earth and the main component of glass.
Nanopool-founder Schwindt says he is pretty confident that Liquid Glass will soon modernize the world. "Within the next two to five years nothing will be produced without this technology."
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