Since they claim the coating is heat resistant to 450 degrees Celsius (842 degrees Fahrenheit), you could actually coat your grill with it, or the engine of your car, to keep them shiny and clean since they are exposed outdoors. I guess you could also treat most cookware since they rarely get used above that temperature.
According to the company:
Intelligent surface coating from Quantum LiquiGlasÂ® is based on ultra thin layering technology. In essence the technology allows us to deposit a nano scale layer of molecular, particle free glass, on the surface of most surfaces. The molecules of glass (silicon dioxide) come from pure quartz sand, which is one of the most abundant substances on the planet.
Just like domestic glass the coatings are chemically inert and resistant to acid, alkali and solvents; however Quantum LiquiGlasÂ® is also stunningly different. It is flexible, breathable, highly durable, anti microbial and has non stick characteristics.
The application of the Quantum LiquiGlasÂ® coating is very straight forward. â€¨After pre-cleaning, the coating can be applied in seconds to the newly cleaned surface. Items coated with the ethanol based liquids can be used within minutes.
Since they say it’s harmless to humans, I wonder how long it will be before swimmers start greasing up their bodies with Liquid Glass before hopping in the water? I mean, you know they are going to coat boats and things like that since this will reduce their drag signifigantly…
Big question is… how long does the coating last?
The treatments are all very durable and they will last for many months or even years. We expect the hard surface coatings to last for at least 6 months in domestic environments.
Anyway, here is a little coverage from Reuters. Personally, if this stuff is for real, I’m going to by gallons of it and coat everythign I own. Hopefully we won’t find out a few years later that it causes cancer, or testicular shrinkage, or something like that.
Of course, the prankster in me imagines doing all sorts of stuff with this new treatment:
- Spray it on your little brother’s notebook so whenever he tries to write on it the ink won’t stick!
- Douse your roommate’s towel with liquid glass. Let’s see you dry off now!
- Spray it on a squeegee. Would glass on glass actually work?
The problem with this kind of invention is that one of two things usually happen:
- The product turns out to be a sham
- The manufacturer never actually gets the product into the hands of the consumer
If you think about it, as great as this product could be, it would take massive scale production to get it into the hands of all the consumers who would want it. Which is like… every single person on the planet. So they are either going to have to build some unbelievably large facilities or they are going to have to partner with large consumer products companies through a licensing deal.
Anyway, I’d love for this story to be true, and I’d love to believe that they are beginning to ship it early next year… but forgive me for being a skeptic.
What would you do with it if you could get your hands on some Liquid Glass?