Improving the Materials Properties of Glass - Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University links with C-Bond Systems

02/11/2018 Swansea University
The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University announced a long term collaboration with C-Bond Systems (OTC: CBNT), a nanotechnology company that improves and strengthens brittle materials.

Swansea and ESRI, a research-led university based in the United Kingdom, are working with the Company to investigate the unique material properties of the C-Bond solution and its impact on the glass industry.

The development is focused on improvement in glass mechanical properties and reductions in energy consumption in the glass fabrication process. The collaboration will solicit innovation grants as follow on to previous Innovate UK funding.

“The collaboration with C-Bond Systems dovetails into ESRI’s focus of reducing industrial energy usage and subsequent CO2 emissions, that is led through a £9.2 million project entitled Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions, funded by the EU via the Welsh Government (WEFO)”, said Prof Andrew Barron, ESRI’s Director.

The goal of the collaboration is to enable lighter glass to be employed in a range of applications, including containers and the construction industry, which will lower energy consumption during production and also during transportation and use.

“We have been working with the experienced teams in ESRI at Swansea to discover innovations to advance our technology and the way it impacts the glass industry in the short and long term,” said Scott R. Silverman, CEO C-Bond Systems.

The Energy Safety Research Institute ( is positioned to discover and implement new technology for a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future and is housed on Swansea University’s new world class Bay Campus. Research and development is focused in the following thematic areas: Sustainable resources and waste recovery; Reducing the impact of hydrocarbon energy sources; Carbon dioxide valorisation and long-term sequestration; The next generation of energy distribution. Follow ESRI via Twitter @ESRI_Swansea

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. Its diverse and welcoming community thrives on exploration and discovery, with a balance of excellent teaching and research, alongside a superb quality of life. For more information visit

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