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New ground glass process

Objective

The production of ground glass (or frosted or etched glass) is linked to heavy environmental impacts and poor working conditions. The etching based process using fluoric acid (HF) leads to polluting effluent wastes and to severe health-threat towards workers. Environment regulations and health and safety rules are not often fully respected by manufacturers. It is found to be too costly to applied especially because of the competitiveness with low-wages labor costs countries that have much less regulations.

The objective of the project is to replace the etching process with a cost effective green process. The research goal is to create the surface defaults that produced the ground effect by depositing a coating layer (ceramic type in aqueous formulation) on the glass capable of resisting up to 600°C.

Call for proposal

SME1999/1
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Coordinator

GAMAVER S.A.
Address
Route De Nesle 6
Pierrecourt
France

Participants (1)

WATERSTONE GLASSWARE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Common Lane Wath Upon Deerne
Rotterham