Nevertheless, this razor thin glass can also be used as an attractive design element in the area of interior design or in motor vehicles. After all, it can even be manufactured in 3-D glass geometries with the help of forming technology. A laminate that consists of ultra-thin glass and plastic that combines the benefits of both materials could be just one of the interesting application possibilities.
One thing is clear, however, packaging and further processing of this glass, in particular, requires cooperation with the users. ”SCHOTT has always worked very closely with the industry and this will be no exception,” Wilkens promises. ”Our customers are showing great interest and this confirms us on our way.” The current plan calls for setting up permanently installed rolling machines and online inspection systems for use in quality control, but also laser cutting systems, in other words, setting up production capacities by the end of the year. Ultra-thin glass from off the roll is scheduled to be officially introduced to the market in 2013. <|
Thin glass and High transmission glass