Another wonderful and benificial use of this versatile technology is in the agriculteral field. When coated with SiO2, vines are resistant to fungial diseases, and seeds germinate and grow faster. Because of this farmers will enjoy and profit from better crop.
Other vineyard applications include coating corks with liquid glass to prevent “corking” and contamination of wine. The spray cannot be seen by the naked eye, which means it could also be used to treat clothing and other materials to make them stain-resistant. McClelland said you can “pour a bottle of wine over an expensive silk shirt and it will come right off”.
In the home, spray-on glass would eliminate the need for scrubbing and make most cleaning products obsolete. Since it is available in both water-based and alcohol-based solutions, it can be used in the oven, in bathrooms, tiles, sinks, and almost every other surface in the home, and one spray is said to last a year. [Physorg.com]
The technology is already available for domestic use in Germany, and will soon be in DIY stores in Britan soon. I wonder when we’ll see it here in the states.