The Next Week’s The Verge’s Paul Dolan is excited about bubble glass.
“The way we make bubble glass is, instead of the glass you put in the window, you make the glass inside the window.”
Dolan’s company, Bubble Glass, is making a glass window in his apartment, which is already made of bubble glass, for the first time.
“We’re building a glass door in my apartment,” he says.
“It’s not just for windows anymore, it’s for anything that you can do with glass.”
Dictionaries and online guides define bubble glass as glass that has a high porosity.
The glass itself is typically made from glass, and it’s usually made of a polymer called molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ).
But some of the best glass windowing materials are polycarbonate.
In the past, the most common polymer to make glass windows was molyborate, which requires a great deal of energy and can break down quickly.
“Polycarbonate is a very expensive material,” Dolan says.
That’s because it’s a highly volatile material, so it’s difficult to reuse.
So when it comes to glass, “polycarbonate” doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone.
“I think there’s a difference between what we call ‘molyborates’ and ‘polycarbonates,'” Dolan explains.
“For a glass that’s glass that was made from molybourates, the material would be the one that would be used.
It would not be the material that would actually be used to make the actual glass.
So it’s very important to understand that.”
Dola says that since the glass is made of polycarbonates, there’s no glass that can’t be recycled.
But when it came to glass window glass, it was clear that there was a lot of demand for a new glass material.
“There’s a lot more people than there are people who are actually interested in glass,” he explains.
Bubble glass was a promising option for the company, but it was also expensive.
It was made by melting polycarbonated glass in a furnace at a factory in India.
That process required a lot, and the company had to pay off its debt before it could even sell the product.
“That’s a real problem,” says Dolan.
“Because the glass we use is really cheap and easy to make.”
But that wasn’t the only problem: “When you have a product that’s so expensive that you don’t have a very good business model, it can lead to people making really poor decisions,” he adds.
“And that’s where a lot people get into trouble.”
In the end, Dolan decided to start his company as a pure glass company.
“If you’re trying to make something that’s going to last, you need to make a product for people that is not going to have a bad business model,” he told The Next Word.
He had an idea: a glass filter that would not only filter out some of what’s in the air, but would also give the glass a little extra oxygen.
The company was named after the phrase “glass filter,” which was a reference to the fact that the glass filter would act like a filter on air.
Dolan took a few risks with the glass in order to see if he could make a glass product that was actually useful for people.
The first thing he did was test out the glass at a local factory in Singapore.
“At the time, I thought, ‘We’ve got this really cool idea that we can make a filter for people,'” he says, “and it’s not a product we’ve ever tried before.
It’s an experiment.”
The glass filter Dolan designed was a prototype that was so thin that he could easily slip it under the skin of a person and use it for a few hours.
“My first impression of it was it was really, really, super thin,” he recalls.
But that was only the first test.
“One day I went down to the factory and put it on, and I’m like, ‘It’s a little too thin,'” he recalls, “so I removed it and put another one on, but the one I put on was still too thin.
And it still wasn’t thin enough to be useful.”
Dano was frustrated.
So he tried the glass on people.
“Some of them were very disappointed,” he said, “because they thought, Oh, this is going to kill us.”
He started to see that his glass was actually good for people, and he started to test it on himself.
The next day, he showed his glass filter to a friend.
The friend was impressed by the filter, and was even impressed by how good it was for people who had been suffering from a lot the effects of the cold.
The idea was that Dolan would put it in the nose of people who would inhale the filter and get rid of some of their carbon