Presenter Information

Garth D. Brown



Research Advisor

Collier, Harvest L.

Advisor's Department


Meeting Name

4th Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1994: Mar. 23, Rolla, MO)


The feasibility of using chemically modified, finely pulverized recycled glass as an additive in coatings was investigated. The ground glass was added as partial replacement for the conventional pigment titanium dioxide (TiO2). The loss of TiO2 pigment was compensated with an optical brightening agent (OB agents). OB agents can help contribute to a coating’s hiding capacity by absorbing light in the UV range, releasing light of a lower energy in the visible spectrum. Glass supplemented coatings were formulated and common paint tests were performed. The glass changed the optical and physical properties of the coating formulations. The results of the project demonstrated the feasibility of using recycled glass as an additive in coatings.

Document Type


Presentation Date

23 Mar 1994

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Chemistry Commons