SCHOTT’s production site in Grünenplan, Germany

SCHOTT Grünenplan

The SCHOTT production site Grünenplan, Germany, is the global competence centre for manufacturing thin and ultra-thin glass.

The home of the thinnest glass in the world

Different types of glass and optical materials are produced in Grünenplan using the down-draw-production process. The process enables the production of ultra-thin glass „SCHOTT UTG®“, which is with a thickness of 25 microns thinner than a human hair. The 115.500 m² site is divided across three locations. Two of them are in Grünenplan and one is 10 km away in the neighbouring town Eschershausen.

What we offer

Markets and applications

As the SCHOTT competence centre for thin and ultra-thin glass the Grünenplan site is one central leader for the business field „Special Flat Glass & Wafer“. This business is constantly developing new innovations for different markets. They range from architecture and health to automotive, space and consumer electronics, to name a few.

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Using the down-draw-process, the Grünenplan site is able to produce different glass types with thicknesses between 0,025 and 1.1 mm. The results are (ultra-)thin flat glasses and glass wafers. Using the up-draw-process, flat glasses with a thickness up to 10 millimetres are also produced in a varied portfolio of restoration, design and decorative glasses. Additionally, SCHOTT produce radiation shielding glasses.

Thin glass sheet undergoing bending test in laboratory

Where to find us

SCHOTT AG - Grünenplan

Hüttenstraße 1
31073 Grünenplan, Germany

About the region

A history of glassmaking

Grünenplan is known as „the glass makers village“ and was founded in 1747 during the expansion of a workers settlement of a former mirror glass factory. Today, the town, which is located in the south of lower saxony between Hanover and Göttingen, has more than 150 kilometres of hiking paths and is a popular centre for outdoor activities.



The Glass Museum in Grünenplan, Germany
Glass Museum Grünenplan

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