Innovations

Innovations

A core competence at Glassflake Ltd is that of innovation and significant investment of its sales goes into R&D expenditure in order for Glassflake Ltd to sustain its competitive advantage in a global market.

R&D at Glassflake Ltd includes working both with and on behalf of the customer, identifying their needs and offering solutions to meet their requirements. With its propriety borosilicate manufacturing technology Glassflake Ltd have been able to produce continuously thinner glass flakes over time to as low as 100nm, whilst controlling planarity and particle size morphology. As such, when used as a pigment it offers unique application benefits to formulators.

In addition to inducing colour through metal and metal oxide coatings, Glassflake Ltd have developed a range of self coloured glass flakes, achieved through the combined use of nucleating and colouring agents in the glass formulation. It is possible to achieve intense colours at sub-micron thickness and applications for these glass flakes include automotive and architectural coatings.

Glassflake Ltd believe in the importance of open innovation and as such have good working relationships with a range of external companies and world class universities in order to accelerate their know-how and technological capabilities in order to remain competitive in the industries in which it operates.