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Entropic rejuvenation of thin glass products by liquid metal immersion

Project description

A new way to thin out strong glass

Glassmaking was discovered some 4 000 years ago, or more. Today, glass is omnipresent – from architecture to automotive windshields and solar panels on rooftops. While the manufacturing of strengthened glass has matured, there are limitations in terms of glass thickness. The EU-funded enjulii project is targeting the commercialisation of a novel post-processing method for thin-walled glass products. This new technology is expected to decrease accessible glass thickness by applying an efficient technology that will enable significant reductions in embodied energy, CO2 and product weight. It will also result in the strengthening of non-sheet glass products (fibres, rods and tubes) for a range of fields from pharmaceutical packaging to functional lighting and illumination.

Host institution

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Germany

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Beneficiaries (1)

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena

See on map

Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data