Axalta Coating Systems has introduced the first clear, water-based coating that provides an invisible membrane to glass surfaces and is designed to keep potentially dangerous fragments in place, should the glass break or shatter.

The technology was developed by the Glass Coatings Division of Spencer Coatings Group, which was acquired by Axalta in June of this year.

The shatter-proof coating has already completed successful trials with the largest pharmaceutical glass bottle maker and the largest cosmetics bottle maker in the world, which were attracted to the potential of protecting glass containers of hazardous chemicals, blood plasma, and other fluids in high risk environments.

In addition to these keys uses, the coating has the potential to protect a multitude of glass substrates for products such as expensive liquid fragrances, perfumes, and beverages.