Outstanding thermal resistance
Thanks to an extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion, BOROFLOAT® is highly resistant to elevated temperature levels. It also handles rapid cooling from high temperatures, such as the temperature difference between a hot panel center and cold panel edge.
Exceptionally high transparency
SCHOTT’S microfloat production process and purity of component materials ensure that BOROFLOAT® enjoys excellent transparency and distortion-free light transmission in the near infrared and ultraviolet ranges. This makes it highly valued in the optics, photonics and opto-electronics fields.
High chemical durability
Acids, alkalis and other organic substances have negligible impact on the integrity of this glass, making it an extremely stable material ideal for use in the medical and analytical technology fields. Its hydrolytic resistance is also impressive, a quality demanded by laboratories across the globe.
Excellent mechanical strength
Light with high elasticity, BOROFLOAT® is strong thanks to its chemical composition, enhancing reliability and product life. The material handles high pressure and large mechanical loads, with its structural integrity matched by its bending strength. BOROFLOAT® is also abrasion- and scratch-resistant.