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Materiais 2023

Irena Ivanišević Ph.D. held a lecture "Photothermal treatment of silver coated glass surfaces" (Materiais 2023 - XXI Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais and XII International Symposium on Materials, Guimaraes, Portugal, 3-6 April 2023).

10 April 2023


28th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers

At the conference 28th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Rovinj, March 28-31, 2023. Prof. Domagoj Vrsaljko, Ph.D. presented "Optimization of thermal and photothermal sintering of inkjet printed amphiphilic silver nanoparticles on glass surfaces".

4 April 2023


LOPEC 2023

Asst. Prof. Petar Kassal, Ph.D presented the research "Inkjet printing of nanoparticle-based conductive inks towards electrochemical sensors" (LOPEC, International Exhibition and Conference for Flexible, Organic and Printed Electronics, Munich 1.-2.3.2023) via poster.

6 March 2023


Solutions in Chemistry 2022

Irena Ivanišević Ph.D. presented the results of the research "Glass surface modification with inkjet printable amphiphilic silver nanoparticles" at the Solutions in Chemistry conference, Sv. Martin na Muri, 8-11 November 2022.

15 November 2022


Our technology - a novelty on the global market

"Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies" - in further experimental procedures we proved that any photo or graphic on glass can be obtained with this technology in the form of a partial mirror surface and a transparent or colored part. In addition to the decorative element, applied metals on glass also have specific technical characteristics - they conduct electricity, can heat, and therefore can be used for a wide range of purposes in different industries.

Such glass can be used for various decorative purposes in architecture - as partition glass walls, glass doors, fences, wall coverings, glass floors, etc. This innovative glass processing technology is new to the global market, as proven by a search of patent databases.

May 2023.

Nano-inks in real conditions

As part of the project "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies", we are currently testing the properties of glass processed with nano-inks in real conditions. We are interested in whether it reduces energy consumption in the buildings in which it is installed - i.e. what is its level of energy efficiency; how marketable it is, etc. We expect that the result of this phase will be a special type of glass. Glass that has a layer of copper or silver on it that makes the surface reflective. After applying the desired metals, the glass is either laminated (the process of gluing two or more glasses) or varnished with a protective layer of paint to protect the layer of applied metal.

January 2023.

Experimental development

In the 2nd phase of the project "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies", we are conducting experimental development, i.e. all materials and results obtained in the previous phase were tested in the company Bokart d.o.o. with the aim of using the acquired technological, business and other knowledge and skills related to glass processing technology. We approached a series of experimental printing on glass and variants of glass processing with the help of special nano-ink.

September 2022.

The effect of lamination

"Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies" - an important part of the research is testing the impact of glass lamination and EVA foils for lamination on the durability of the copper/silver print. The need for this arose from the request to make a print of special nano inks on glass in a transparent version. The conductivity of the print will also be tested in order to determine the further possibility of application as heating elements.

May 2022.

Print durability

In the project "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies" we also examine the durability of copper/silver printing and susceptibility to changes in visual and technical characteristics over time. The influence of the medium of the copper/silver solution on the durability of the heads is also important, i.e. whether and how the medium affects the long-term print quality. When protecting the silver/copper layer by applying paint, we find out which protective paint coating is the most stable in the long term and resistant to the effects of glue and other external influences.

January 2022.

Testing of metallic inks

Encouraged by the results so far of "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies", we are approaching further testing. We performed adhesion testing of silver/copper ink on glass, measured the sedimentation layer of silver/copper ink on glass to determine which layer gives the best results.

September 2021.

Metal print on glass

As part of the industrial testing phase "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies", we are developing the technology of applying thin metal coatings to glass by inkjet printing. Our goal is to obtain glass of very high aesthetic value, which increases the energy efficiency of the buildings on which it is installed - it provides shade in the summer, and preserves heat better than ordinary glass in the winter. First of all, it was necessary to develop a solution that has satisfactory technical characteristics for applying the print on glass. That part of the research is carried out by the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology. After that, that media is tested on different heads in the printer to determine which size head gives the best results.

May 2021.

Ink-jet printer for special inks

As part of the project "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies" in Bokart d.o.o. we developed an ink-jet printer on which we tested the inks obtained in the previous research phase. We will use these special inks to print on glass and thereby obtain metal layers on the glass. During industrial research, the goals are to create components of a complex system of innovative new glass processing technology, as well as to realize the first attempts at printing with nano-ink on glass, i.e. the first samples.

January 2021.

Test phase

We have successfully started the test phase of the project "Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies". In the first phase of research conducted by our partner, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, we are developing metal precursor ink. These are special inks for printing on glass, for which it was necessary to test the appropriate solvent as well as to test the conductivity and rate of sedimentation of metals (silver and copper).

September 2020.

Internationalization of business  by presenting products at international fairs

Project name: Internationalization of business by presenting products at international fairs - KK.03.2.1.16.0269


Beneficiary: BOKART limited liability company for trade and services


Summary: The Applicant's business development strategy implies a significant expansion into new markets in the decorative glass segment, which is why it is necesary to invest in presenting it to potential foreign customers and renowned architectural and design houses through specializes fairs. in order to promote the product in growing markets (Southern and Western Europe, Russia, Southest Asia, North America, Middle East) and take part of the market share, it is necessary that renowned architects and designers who work on buildings in the target markets recognize the Applicant as a quality and reliable supplier. As a result of presentation at fairs in London, Paris and Chicago the applicant will increase sales revenues on the domestic and foreign markets.


- Promotion f new products and services;

- Presentation of reference works in the field of decorative glass;

- Researching the international market and expanding the customer network;

- Competition check;

- Increase in sales through new orders.


Total value of the project: HRK 707.745,45 

Amount of the project co-financed by the EU: HRK 589.896,12 HRK 

Project implementation period: From September 18, 2019. until 16.6. 2021. 

Contact person: Daniel Kvesic, daniel@bokart.hr


Note: The project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Fund for Regional Development. 


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Commercialization of the innovative technology of decorative reflective glass

Project name:Commercialization of innovative technology of decorative reflective glass - KK.03.2.2.06.0025

Beneficiary: BOKART limited liability company for trade and services

Brief description of the project: The project commercializes the company's innovation - digitally produced glass obtained by an innovative technological method (gold, silver, lead or copper is applied using special techniques). The processed glass has superior characteristics compared to the standard low-e layer of iron oxide. The very process of processing such glass is more energy efficient and has less waste than the classic way (digital techniques are used). Glass with applied gold, silver, lead or copper has an even lower coefficient of heat transfer by an additional 20 - 50%, depending on the applied decorative element.
The process is unique in the world and no manufacturer uses the same manufacturing technology.

Goals and expected results of the project: Enable the company BOKART d.o.o. successful launch of an innovative product on the market (commercialization) and increase in sales through new orders.

​Total value of the project: HRK 4,009,404.28
Amount of the project co-financed by the EU: HRK 1,952,043.85
Project implementation period: from June 1, 2020. until June 1, 2022.
Contact person: Neven Kvesić, neven@bokart.hr

Note:The project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Fund for Regional Development. 

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Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies​

Project name: Research and development of innovative glass processing technologies - KK.01.2.1.02.0059

Beneficiary: BOKART limited liability company for trade and services

Partner: University of Zagreb - Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

Brief description of the project: Bokart d.o.o. is a company specialized in the processing and production of glass in architecture, with an emphasis on decorative and art glass. Techniques used in glass processing are: airbrush, glass painting, digital printing on glass, glass fusion, production and restoration of stained glass, glass lamination, glass microblasting, glass sandblasting, blown glass, embossed glass, mirror making, verre eglomise... Such specificity sets the company apart from typical competing companies in Europe, because precisely thanks to investment in development and knowledge, they are able to carry out even the most demanding products and projects.

Project goals: to prove the effectiveness of innovative technology for glass processing, according to the innovative idea of the company Bokart d.o.o.

Total value of the project: 3.694.887,44 HRK / 

Amount of the project co-financed by the EU:  1,897,452.94 HRK

Project implementation period:From August 15, 2020. until 15.8.2023.

Contact person: Neven Kvesić, neven@bokart.hr

Note:The project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Fund for Regional Development.

The content of the website is the sole responsibility of BOKART d.o.o.

Screenshot objave s društvene mreže sa slikom unutrašnjosti crkve

Masters of stained glass

Reporters from Croatian Television visited us and filmed a feature for the show "At our home". The occasion was conservation work on the stained glass windows of the Zagreb Cathedral.

April 2023.

https://fb.watch/kGP0xA_D6b/

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Screenshot objave s društvene mreže s prizorom osobe u proizvodnoj hali

Bokart - little giants

​The BOKART company produces glass products for architectural and decorative solutions. After over twelve years of dedicated work, they have successfully completed projects in over 20 countries. Director Daniel Kvesić told us the family story about the founding of Bokart.

June 2022. 

https://youtu.be/qLouXv47aQs

Pregradni zid od ogledala s modernim ilustracijama, u metalnim profilima

Pavilion of Silvio Vujičić

Nomination for the "Bernardo Bernardi" Award. The author of the project is architect Ana Lisonek. Glass production Bokart d.o.o.

May 2023.

https://uha.hr/nominacija-bernardo-bernardi-projekt-j28-u-zagrebu/

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