These high-tech fibers from SCHOTT are manufactured without using lead. Many other optical glasses and glass optical fibers still contain lead because this heavy metal actually increases the refractive index and acts as an optical stabilizer. In this case, the challenge that arose from not using lead was to come up with the right type of glass recipe with a high refractive index and excellent transmission.
SCHOTT hopes to be able to capitalize on these advantages as soon as possible. “We are in the process of replacing all of our conventional glass fibers with PURAVIS™. After all, this will enable us to work together with our customers on finding solutions to new challenges that extend well beyond current areas of application,” Karen Holst concludes. <|