SCHOTT in Duryea, PA, USA


Plant for Optical & Specialty Materials & Processing of Optical Components

SCHOTT in Duryea, the main site of SCHOTT Advanced Optics in the NAFTA region, opened in 1969. Duryea offers melting and processing capacity for optical glass, ZERODUR®, laser glass,  optical filters to the point of final coated components. Furthermore, IR-materials e.g. chalcogenide glass is manufactured and processed into final coated and diamond-turned components in Duryea to serve all relevant markets in the US and other regions of the world.
Radiation shielding windows and customized castings for use in art and architectural projects are part of the portfolio.

Duryea is also home of the center for Research, Technology and Development for all SCHOTT sites in the US. Extensive R&D work for business units such as Advanced Optics, Lighting & Imaging, and Electronic Packaging is done in Duryea. The development of laser glass in Duryea that plays an important role in world-renowned research projects like NIF or CERN represents one of our particularly impressive successes.

Duryea employs approx. 200 employees.

Portfolio of Products made in Duryea

Historical Milestones

Duryea, USA - historical picture of the plant - SCHOTT Advanced Optics
Duryea, USA - historical picture of the plant
1967 Founding of SCHOTT Optical Glass Inc., Duryea, PA

1970 Acquisition of PPG’s optical glass business which becomes Duryea’s ophthalmic glass division

1982 Construction of state-of-the-art R&D laboratory

1983 Company name change to SCHOTT Glass Technologies Inc.

1997 Construction of NIF facility

2005 Consolidation into SCHOTT Advanced Optics business unit

2015 Devastating fire provides opportunity for facility renovation and realignment of business