Markets and Applications
SCHOTT and SCHOTT Pharma have two production sites in Jinyun County, which both supply the pharmaceutical market in China – a market that’s predicted to become the world’s biggest by 2050. The tubing plant in Jinyun processes highly robust borosilicate glass that’s both durable and chemically resistant to ensure long-term reliability for the packaging of potentially volatile substances. The pharmaceutical packaging plant then processes this glass tubing into a wide variety of products that package life-saving medications. For instance, pharmaceutical vials made by SCHOTT are used in about 75 % of Covid-19 vaccine projects around the world until 2022.
In Jinyun County, SCHOTT manufactures FIOLAX® borosilicate glass tubing, the world's gold standard to package pharma drugs. In addition, SCHOTT Pharma manufactures pharma drug containment and delivery solutions to meet the demands of commercial partners and customers in China and overseas.
A modern industrial hub set in natural beauty
Jinyun County is located in southern Zhejiang, a hilly area in the east of China, south-east of Hangzhou. It’s a famous tourism destination in China, with breathtaking mountain and river views, all set within a comfortable climate. The city of Lishui is part of an area known as China's “Green Valley” since its forest coverage rate is over 80 %, while Jinyun County as a whole remains an industrial hub, with steel and textiles widely manufactured here.