High-performance Glass and Glass Ceramics Opens New Technological Dimensions for Next-Generation Applications

Glass technology has evolved from simply melting a mixture of sand and sodium carbonate, followed by casting, molding or blowing the molten mass, to requiring state-of-the-art technologies to ensure faster and cheaper production.

Technology advancements have taken place in areas such as computerized process control systems, glass composition, novel coating techniques, light and solar control technology, self-cleaning glass, energy efficient glass, environment friendly glass, and smart glass solutions that integrate microelectronics that can respond to changes in external forces. These are likely to have an impact on the development of novel applications of glass.

Frost & Sullivan (www.ti.frost.com) finds that Advances in Glass and Glass Ceramics reviews the advancement in the field of glass and glass ceramics. The research service has an array of information on organizations, companies, universities, and research institutions involved in the R&D of glass and glass ceramics. It also provides contact details for most of these organizations. A summary of key patents will give an insight into notable activities, technology trends, and major participants in this market.

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the advances in glass and glass ceramics, then send an e-mail to Shwetha Thomas , Corporate Communications, at sthomas@frost.com with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, city, state, and country. We will send you the information via e-mail upon receipt of the above information.

“With technology innovation and novel processes propelling development, a broad spectrum of high technology and specialty applications in various market segments use advanced glass and glass ceramics,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Archana Jayarajah. “The stringent environmental regulations associated with the combustion of fuels that are used for process heating in the glass industry has increased awareness among the key participants with regard to the need for R&D of energy-efficient solutions.”

Advanced glasses and glass-ceramics are present in today's electronic displays, optical waveguides, electronic packaging, lighting, medical and dental implants, and radiation shielding. Recent research trends suggest that novel uses of these materials are likely in wireless communication, next-generation displays, optical telecommunication, optical memory devices, next-generation semiconductor devices, ion exchange membranes for fuel cells, and solar cells.

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