Solutions & Innovations

Innovations are crucial to growth and value creation. Because the aviation industry is and always has been on the cutting edge of technology, SCHOTT has been a natural partner for technically advanced projects for more than 20 years. The numerous innovations that are state-of-the-art inside each plane today is a testament to SCHOTT’s expertise in the area of aviation-related research and development.

The figures speak for themselves. The work of our scientists and engineers represents the basis of our company’s future success. SCHOTT makes research and development its top priority. SCHOTT’s focus on R&D leads to an annual new product rate of more than 30% on average. More than 600 highly qualified employees all over the world work on developing new materials, technologies, new products and processes.

The future of aviation has already begun. At research centers in Mainz (Germany) and Duryea, Pennsylvania (US) as well as in the various application centers and development labs operated by the business units worldwide, the focus of development is on the following areas:
  • New and improved glasses and glass ceramics
  • Materials with new optical, chemical and mechanical properties
  • Melting and molding processes
  • Coating technologies
  • Photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies
  • Fiber optic components
  • Glass-to-metal sealing (GTMS) and ceramic-to-metal sealing
  • (CerTMS) technologies
In Research and Development, SCHOTT cooperates with many partners worldwide, including universities, research institutes and commercial enterprises.