Chapter 2.7. Glass Foams

  1. Dr. Michael Scheffler2 and
  2. Prof. Ing. Paolo Colombo3
  1. Giovanni Scarinci,
  2. Giovanna Brusatin and
  3. Enrico Bernardo

Published Online: 24 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606696.ch2g

Cellular Ceramics: Structure, Manufacturing, Properties and Applications

Cellular Ceramics: Structure, Manufacturing, Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Scarinci, G., Brusatin, G. and Bernardo, E. (2005) Glass Foams, in Cellular Ceramics: Structure, Manufacturing, Properties and Applications (eds M. Scheffler and P. Colombo), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606696.ch2g

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 418 Roberts Hall, Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195-2120, USA

  2. 3

    Dipartimento di Chimica Applicata, e Scienza dei Materiali, Università di Bologna, V. le Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Author Information

  1. Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Meccanica – Settore Materiali, University of Padova, via Marzolo, 9, 35131 Padova, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAR 2006
  2. Published Print: 9 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527313204

Online ISBN: 9783527606696

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Keywords:

  • cellular ceramics;
  • manufacturing;
  • glass foams;
  • starting glasses;
  • modern foaming process;
  • foaming agents;
  • glass foam products;
  • alternative processes;
  • alternative products

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Starting Glasses

  • Modern Foaming Process

    • Initial Particle Size of the Glass and the Foaming Agent

    • Heating Rate

    • Foaming Temperature

    • Heat-Treatment Time

    • Chemical Dissolved Oxygen

    • Cooling Rate

  • Foaming Agents

    • Foaming by Thermal Decomposition

    • Foaming by Reaction

  • Glass Foam Products

  • Alternative Processes and Products

    • Foams from Evaporation of Metals

    • High-Silica Foams from Phase-Separating Glasses

    • Microwave Heating

    • Glass Foam from Silica Gel

    • High-Density Glass Foam

    • Partially Crystallized Glass Foam

    • Foaming of CRT Glasses

  • Summary