Glafo, PG Vejdes väg 15,
Vejdes plats 3, 352 52 Växjö
Tel: +46 10 516 63 50
The RISE institutes Glafo,
SP, Swedish ICT and
Innventia are merging in
order to create a unified
institute sector and
become a stronger
innovation partner for
businesses and society.
At the end of the year we
will change our name to
RISE. Read more at
GLAFO KNOWS GLASS!
Glafo, the Glass Research Institute, works internationally with glass
research, development, education and technical support, mainly to glass
works, processors and users of glass. It can for instance concern flat
glass (in buildings, vehicles and interiors) art glass, container glass,
mineral wool, glass fibre and the interface to other materials.
The following is an overview
of our technology areas and a who's-who of associated personnel.
Please have a look at our general projects here.
We also perform confidential contract
essence of glass, and its most important property, is its transparency.
Combining it with
other transparent materials such as metal oxides, thin metal coatings
and transparent polymers opens the way to creating a wide range of products
with intelligent multi-function features.
Smart windows, screens with genuine multitouch capabilities, transparent
solar cells and load-bearing glass structures are just a few examples.
To realise these potentials, Glafo is running a programme under the
name of "Transparent Intelligence". Read more here.
Welcome Tora Sirkka newly emplyed at Glafo. Read more here.
Towards lighter, cheaper and more effective solar modules
A European consortium has just received 1.3 million Euros from EU supporting the research project LIMES - Light Innovative Materials for Enhanced Solar Efficiency. Read more here.
overview of our technology areas
The following is an overview of our technology areas to help you to
contact the correct person for each area. Read more here.
Optical profiler - great surface analysis
Read more here.
Introduction to Glass - Craft, technology and art
Read more here
and see example pages.
Degree project at Glafo, read more here.