Czech researchers develop revolutionary new material for interior design

Photo: Radek Petrášek, Technical University of Liberec

Czech researchers at the Technical University of Liberec have developed a new material that could find multiple uses in interior design and various artistic fields such as the creation of perfumed jewelry. The new glass-ceramic porous material called Porous Glass Plasticine (PGP) will have its world premiere at the international glass fair glasstec in Düsseldorf later this month.

The material called Porous Glass Plasticine – was created by a team of researchers at the Department of Glass Machinery and Robotics of the Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University of Liberec, which has over 60 years of experience in the glass industry.

Vlastimil Hotař spearheaded the project.

“The material itself is not hard to make. The secret lies in mixing the different components in the right order and the right proportion. What is special about glass plasticine is that, unlike similar materials such as foam glass, it has open pores that give it exceptional qualities. It can be used to make perfumed jewelry, for micro-particle filters or nanoparticle carriers.”

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Authors: Daniela Lazarová, Tomáš Mařas