A range of DURAN® borosilicate glass tubing

DURAN®

Ever since it was invented by Otto Schott in 1897, DURAN® has set the standard for borosilicate glass tubing. It remains a leading material for laboratories, industry and architecture thanks to its strength, versatility, resistance and vast range of dimensions for a variety of worldwide applications.

DURAN® is a registered trademark of DWK Life Sciences GmbH.

A selection of DURAN® borosilicate glass tubes

A true all-rounder

DURAN® glass tubes, rods and capillaries can be processed in a wide variety of dimensions, with very tight geometric tolerances and high optical quality. Its high geometrical accuracy and outstanding transmission properties offer further advantages, and given its robust mechanical durability and thermal shock resistance, DURAN® remains highly effective in harsh environments.

Two DURAN® borosilicate glass tubes

Applications across the board

While DURAN® has been the go-to glass for laboratory and industrial applications for many years, it can now be found playing an important role in numerous other areas, whether that’s in photobioreactors for the cultivation of algae, or in architecture, art and interior design.

A selection of DURAN® borosilicate glass tubes

Product variants

As well as the highly customizable and versatile DURAN® range, DURAN® can be treated with anti-reflective coating, while its thermally prestressed variant DURATAN® offers even higher thermal shock resistance and mechanical resilience.

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Find out why you can trust DURAN® glass in the most extreme conditions.

We are certified

DURAN® meets all significant standards for technical glass, such as ISO 3585:1998 and ASTM E438 Type I. SCHOTT Tubing is certified against the applicable Quality Management System standards ISO 9001 and ISO 15378 (GMP for Pharmaceutical Primary Packaging).

Glass tubing for autonomous solar lighting

Glass tubing for autonomous solar lighting

Find out how the partnership between FlexSol Solutions and SCHOTT brought light into the darkness. Through innovation and expertise, it was possible to overcome the challenge to reduce CO₂ emissions while designing a lightweight lantern that withstands all weather conditions.
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Glass tubing for a colorful world

Glass tubing for a colorful world

Uwe Michael Schlitt, Managing Director of OLDUS GmbH in Bensheim, Germany, explains why DURAN® is ideal for paint-mixing machines, replacing steel with glass tubing for a transparent, abrasion-resistant, and durable solution.
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Glass tubing for LED signal lights

Glass tubing for LED signal lights

Airport and wind farm signal lights are vital for the safe operation of runways and turbines all over the world, and are designed to last for at least 20 years. Find out why Finnish company Obelux uses DURAN® glass tubing for its LED beacon lighting.
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Printing in the third dimension

Printing in the third dimension

The world’s first 3D glass printer uses AR-GLAS® and DURAN® borosilicate glass to create objects with complex geometries. Arik Bracha, CEO of Israeli startup Micron E.M.E. explains why these SCHOTT glasses are ideal for this exciting new technology.
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Air freshener for old buildings

Air freshener for old buildings

Discover how the process of photocatalysis using DURAN® glass tubing can decompose undesirable gases. This can transform musty, foul-smelling rooms into clean and fresh desirable places to be.
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Finished DURAN® Laboratory Glassware

Are you searching for ready-to-use labware items like bottles, flasks, test tubes, or volumetric glassware? If yes, please contact DWK Life Sciences.

Fairs and Events

Meet us between 20-23 September, 2022 as part of the Corporate SCHOTT booth at the Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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20 - 23

Glasstec

Düsseldorf, Germany

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