Red Dot Award
Cologne Cathedral, which is visited by eight million people every year, was given its first window protection glazing that defends the unique medieval glass paintings against the effects of weather, UV radiation and vandalism. For this purpose, SCHOTT developed the special glass AMIRAN® Heritage Protect, an anti-reflective protective glazing for historical facades and cultural assets. The restoration glass not only offers extremely high transmission, but also reduces reflections by around 90 – even with extreme differences in brightness in front of and behind the pane.
The largest photobioreactor plant for the cultivation of microalgae in Europe at the ecoduna site in Austria, with a volume of 780 cubic meters, got off to a good start since spring. Daily maximum harvests of 160 kilograms of dry biomass were achieved. The large-scale plant consists of around 43,000 DURAN® glass tubes arranged vertically on an area of around 10,000 square meters. Due to the demand signaled by customers from the food supplement industry, ecoduna is planning to expand its capacity by another two hectares.