New glasses originated from recycled sea shells

The artist Lucile Viaud and the chemist Ronan Lebullenger, associate professor at the University of Rennes 1, collaborate at the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences: they explore the properties of unique glasses, originated from the recycling of natural materials.
New glasses born from recycled sea shells

Recycling waste derived from natural materials to create unique glasses is the idea of Lucile Viaud. As an artist-researcher, Lucie adds value to seashells to create an original sea glass which is infinitely recyclable. She named this material Glaz like the changing colors of the Brittany sea.

This sea glass Glaz also provides a gradient of colors, naturally, depending on whether it is made from oyster, abalone or scallop shells. ...

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  • Lucile Viaud - lucile [dot] viaudatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
  • Ronan Lebullenger, Univ Rennes, CNRS, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    ronan [dot] lebullengeratuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr


Published February 17, 2021