10 years of PURAVIS® glass fibers
What is SCHOTT currently working on?
In recent years, we have been working on specifically changing the surface properties of the fibers. To do this, we use coating processes based on silanes. SCHOTT has developed and optimized this technology over many years as demonstrated in its pharmaceutical packaging business for the production of vials and ampoules. Transferred to SCHOTT PURAVIS® fibers, these coating processes offer optimal preparation for the processing steps involved in installing the fibers into endoscopes. They also enable very good bonding, which in turn contributes to their longevity.
Furthermore, we are working on extending the wavelength spectrum of our fibers. Our goal is to bring solutions to market that can be used to implement the latest endoscope examination methods in the field of augmented visualization - from fluorescence imaging to image recognition using artificial intelligence.
Text: Dr. Haike Frank, SCHOTT
December 15th, 2021