Peng S.,State Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology of Float Glass
Materials China | Year: 2015
Advanced glass materials have recently been recognized as the key material in the fields of information display, alternative energy, green building, etc. Compared with traditional glass, the great extention and progress have been made in aspects of application, property, function, composition and manufacturing technology. It becomes more difficult to research and develop its technology and products, so that the sophisticated combination and integration of multi-discipline and multi-technology are extremely needed for industrial production. After a brief history introduction of advanced glass materials, the recent research status of international advanced glass material technology was introduced. The latest technology innovations for advanced glass material in China were reviewed with special focus on material purification, composition design, melting, forming and intensive processing, then the industry status of TFT-LCD glass substrate, touch panel glass and low-iron high transmittance glass in China was presented. The future advanced glass material products will be ultra-thin, ultra-white, with high transmittance, large size, and multi-function. The future important research directions of advanced glass material on structure-property relationship, acoustics, optics, surface technology, biological properties, and melting were suggested. ©, 2015, Materials China. All right reserved.