Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

New miracle spray-on glass to launch at B&Q

Published: 2 February 2010
Silica-based solution, which makes cleaning easier and protects surfaces from bacteria, will be available at DIY chain this spring.
New miracle spray-on glass to launch at B&Q
The revolutionary liquid glass solution from Nanopool is based on Si02 (silica). When mixed with water or alcohol and applied to a surface, it creates a film 500 times thinner than a human hair.

Once coated, surfaces become anti-microbially protected, repelling water, dirt and bacteria. The silica film also makes the surface stain repellent and easier to clean, with marks on most finishes easily removed using just water. Limescale build-up on products is significantly reduced, while the coating is resistant to heat, UV light and acid but remains flexible and breathable.

Food safe and environmentally friendly, the product is already on sale for domestic use in Germany. However, a report in the Daily Mail states that the liquid glass product will be launched in the UK via B&Q stores this spring. According to the story, sprays and wipes for bathrooms and windscreens will be available from the DIY chain within months.

The product offers a variety of applications, including bathrooms, ovens, fish tanks, car windscreens and clothing. Even stonework can be treated to help make the cleaning of graffiti easier. The product is also durable: a 30-second DIY application on a sink unit should last for a year or more, according to Nanopool.

The product's growing list of uses does not stop there. Nanopool UK project manager Neil McClelland explained that the spray-on glass is now also recognised as being suitable for agricultural and in-vivo application Trials in a vineyard revealed that pre-coated seeds grow more rapidly without the need for anti-fungal chemicals, while vines coated with Si02 don't suffer from mildew.

Although trials are subject to a degree of secrecy, Mr McClelland said: "Apart from a select group pf professionals, few people in the UK know about this stunning technology...if you visit certain hospitals in the UK you are touching it. If you see an unusually clean train you are probably looking at it, and if you wonder how your white settee looks so clean, you may be sitting on it. All of these surfaces have been coated with invisible glass."

It is unknown if the product will be stocked exclusively in B&Q stores in the UK.

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By samar
To all the people out there,all this hype out there about this spray on miracle or the latest spray on glass which was suppose to come to store's for public use,i have been on the amazing BIG www to no avail @ this time all i have found endless blogs,Pdf & other usless info but No product!!!!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Oksana
In 2006 Nanopool had to recall their product called Magic glass due to severe health risks ( brething problems)


http://www.electroiq.com/articles/stm/2006/05/study-shows-no-nano-in-magic-nano-the-german-product-recalled-for-causing-breathing-problems.html
Published prior to March 2014
By joe
all i see is hype every where, still no one is selling this product in the uk, yet in other countries, they are sold free willingly to the public, again greedy uk companies want it all for themselfs, as usual,
Published prior to March 2014
By fatima
please tell me were can i find the miracle spray
Published prior to March 2014
By MR CLIFFORD REED
having read good reports of this product,can it be sprayed on to windsceens and windows of cars and windows of your home.And when will it be launched for sale in the stores.

(Your email address will not be published)
5 + 2 =  
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

Latest reader comments

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

John Hart
After applying for a green homes how long will it take for a decision? thanks...

re: SX Rainproof Exterior Caulk

Wally
I need the exterior sx rain resistant caulk! Can't get it anywhere so please help! How can I order it? Need it yesterday...

re: BCT can replicate any material in a ceramic tile

Christina Tiritanou
Not sure if you can help as I require a tile which has the measurements of 6”x 6”? Thank you....

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

colin thompson
SarahVery clear and helpful information.Thanks...

Most read stories