Markets and Applications
The reach of the products made in Duryea is seemingly endless. The facility supplies components for a huge range of fields, including astronomy, space travel, aviation, sensors, lighting and imaging, targeting systems, laser range finders, digital projection, mobile electronics, smartphone cameras, flat panel displays, machine vision, and endoscopy and microscopy for advanced medical procedures.
The portfolio of products manufactured in Duryea is extremely broad, with the site specializing in optical glass, infrared materials, optical filter glasses, radiation-shielding windows and substrates, active and passive laser glass, and customized glazing for use in art and architectural projects. ZERODUR® blanks are also produced here, which have proved invaluable to astronomy research projects and the production of exceptionally powerful telescopes.
Celebrating half a century in Duryea
Duryea is well-located, within easy driving distance of both New York City and Philadelphia, while the city of Scranton (the setting for the US TV series The Office) is nine miles to the north. In 2019, the Duryea plant celebrated its 50th anniversary. This longevity has been achieved through consistently meeting the support and challenges of SCHOTT customers. During that time, the facility has evolved from a high-volume melting operation to a sophisticated optical components facility.