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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.
About R&D

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.

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Our expertise

Our Expertise

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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.

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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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Optical coatings

Optical Coatings

Customized high-end PVD coatings for superior optical components.

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Opportunity Lab
Opportunity Lab

Research & Development

If you are searching for a unique answer to a complex problem, our global team of experts are on hand to push the boundaries of glass to develop a brand new solution.
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Writing glass history

Constantly fascinated by the material glass, Dr. Matthias Müller, Executive Vice President R&D, has been Head of Research and Development at SCHOTT since 2018. Here he talks about why he enjoys working with glass and tackling the challenges of climate-friendly glass production in the future.
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Generating power for the future

SCHOTT Vice President of Research and Development for North America, Bill James, explains how laser glass is enabling scientists to develop new applications in energy generation.
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Research locations

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.