Glassflake Technology for Novel Applications
Dr. Lee BrownR&D Manager - Glassflake Ltd
Time & Location
Thursday: 13.20 to 13.40, Stage 2
About this presentation
Glassflake has been available as a material since the 1950s, with traditional uses found in the industrial and heavy duty coatings in severe environments. While the demand for glassflake in these markets remains, significant advances have been made in manufacturing technology, leading to increased product experience and knowledge. With a far wider range of glassflake possibilities now available, the range of coatings, polymers and engineered materials that can benefit from glassflake continues to grow. This presentation provides an overview of glassflake as a functional and decorative material, manufacturing process technology and key benefits that can be exploited for a diverse range of high performance applications.
Lee Brown completed his chemistry masters and PhD at the University of Huddersfield where he focused on synthetic inorganic chemistry. He has also previously worked at the DECHEMA-Forschunginstit, Frankfurt gaining materials science experience, primarily in electrochemical study of corrosion. Since joining Glassflake in 2019 he oversees several ongoing research projects including formulation of novel glass compositions with high intrinsic strength, fire retardant and anti-microbial properties as well as driving process development in manufacturing and quality control. His expertise lies in glass formulation chemistry and a broad range of spectroscopic, electrochemical and microscopy techniques.