Playing with silica | 2015
New materials are fascinating. Developing materials with new physical and chemical properties help to address challenges in the industry. Fumed silica is a material widely used in the food, paints and cosmetic industries as viscosity increaser. This powder has an extremely low bulk density and high surface area.
The inspiration for this work was a 10 Kg big package of fumed silica found in my lab. I did not have another option than to experiment and obtain interesting shapes, patterns, and textures.