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Research and Development

With a number of unique competencies, an excellent partner network, and specialist knowledge of the properties and applications of glass, our researchers and development engineers are constantly reinventing the material, surpassing technological boundaries by using cutting-edge production techniques and equipment.

Living the pioneering spirit

Our company founders set out to advance the world with groundbreaking glass innovations, fueling science and inspiring progress in a huge range of industries. Our researchers and engineers carry on this tradition with great passion and motivation, always striving to stay one step ahead, driving glass innovations forward to advance sustainable breakthroughs.

Research locations

SCHOTT's global network of offices and production facilities ensures we remain close to all our customers. Our corporate research centers are based in three locations: Suzhou in China, Mainz in Germany, and Duryea in the USA.
Research & Development

Opportunity Lab

Searching for an innovative solution to a challenging problem? The SCHOTT Opportunity Lab offers easy access to our team of experts. Challenge glass. Challenge us.


Our expertise

Melting laboratory

Technology and processing

Our expert knowledge of all major processing techniques results in a broad portfolio of products that use the finest materials for the best performance.

Technology and processing
Molecular structure


Glass is fascinating and extremely versatile. Discover the range of glass and polymer materials with which SCHOTT creates innovative solutions, applications and products.

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Glass melting and hot forming

Advanced melting technologies create glass and glass-ceramic products that excel at the most complex of challenges.

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