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Are Electric Furnaces the Future of Glass Manufacturing?

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As emissions legislation kicks in and electricity generation moves away from fossil fuels toward renewables, there may well be a swing in glass manufacture from gas to electric energy.

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Glass Ionomers in Dental Restorations and Fillings

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Advances in the formulations of composite and glass ionomer dental materials have given them the required strength and durability to make them effective products for tooth restoration. The properties of both composite and glass ionomer dental materials can be improved by the inclusion of bioactive glass.

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Reducing Implant-Related Infection with Bioactive Glass

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An estimated 2.5% of primary hip and knee replacements and to 10% of joint revision surgeries are complicated by infection. Coating implants with bioactive glass would make their surfaces unsuitable for bacterial colonization and could dramatically lower infection rates.

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Inhibiting Bacterial Growth with Bioactive Glass

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The rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria is driving research into new antimicrobial materials. Bioactive glass is showing great promise due to its ability to resist bacterial growth on its surface.

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3D Printing Optics and Microfluidics from Glass

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Although materials such as metal, plastic, clays, and even biological cells have been used in 3D printing, the 3D printing of glass has remained elusive. However, new research is breaking this convention and glass is now being 3D printed to a high quality.

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Using Calcium Phosphate to Heal Bone Defects

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A variety of bone graft substitutes have been used in the search to find an alternative to bone that provides a rapid and strong repair. Calcium phosphate closely resembles the mineral components naturally present in bone tissue, and so represents an attractive option for a synthetic bone filling material.

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The Healing Power of Bioactive Glass: An Interview with Mo-Sci CEO Ted Day

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What is bioactive glass? Mo-Sci CEO, Ted Day, shares his perspectives on the past, present, and future of this life-changing material.

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Enhancing Road Marking Paints using Spherical Glass Beads

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Road markings are an essential safety feature. Glass beads significantly increase the reflectivity of paints on the road, which in turn significantly improves their visibility and consequently driver and pedestrian safety.

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Iron Phosphate Waste Forms for Nuclear Waste Disposal

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New glass technology has been tailored for the DOE’s need to properly process molybdenum-rich nuclear waste for long-term storage and disposal.

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Using Porous Glass Microspheres for Targeted Drug Delivery

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Porous hollow glass microspheres can encapsulate and deliver drugs more efficiently and provide protection from biological compounds that may interfere with drug availability.

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