As a substrate
When used in solid-phase biotechnological synthesis processes, the interconnecting microstructure and functionalization possibilities of Controlled Pore Glass (CPG) powder enables the reversible binding of enzymes and oligonucleotides, for example. While conventional polymer solutions cannot fulfill increasing requirements regarding porosity, CPG can be produced with tightly controlled pore sizes and pore size distribution, enabling increasingly complex synthesis processes.
As a carrier for liquids
The high surface area of porous glass powder enables the bonding of large amounts of liquids or other active substances that can be released on demand. Application examples include e-cigarettes or vaporizers, as well as many other applications that require a porous microstructure.
As a desiccant
A high specific surface area and silica content of 90% or more enables the binding of large amounts of residual moisture. Application areas for high-performance desiccants made from porous glass include sensitive optical devices used in harsh environments and safety-critical applications that rely on and benefit from highly efficient, miniaturized, and reusable desiccants. For example, the protection of moisture-sensitive electronics in medical devices or defense night vision goggles from the damaging effects of residual moisture/condensation.Learn more
As a thermal protection system
CoralPor® is designed for use in harsh aerospace conditions and is critical in bringing vehicles back safely to Earth. The glass powder is used as a key component in the thermal protection system of re-entry and hypersonic vehicles because it can withstand extreme temperatures. It can be advantageously employed on the acreage of a vehicle, where a thermally resilient material is required. Also, it contributes significantly to weight reduction due to its low density. CoralPor® is a porous material with a rigid, amorphous microstructure that offers robust mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance.