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.
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.
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.