Xensation® FlexBack in 1884, Otto Schott invented specialty glass and founded SCHOTT as a technology company. What if someone told him that over 130 years later, his company would completely change the perception of glass as a rigid and heavy material? However unthinkable, today – the future is finally here. With ultra-thin, ultra-flexible Xensation® Flex.
Enabling the foldable glass revolution
SCHOTT has been producing ultra-thin glass for more than 25 years. With Xensation® Flex, the “ultra-thin glass powerhouse” has now introduced the first ultra-thin glass (SCHOTT UTG®) product with the ability to be chemically strengthened. It is enabling what was once a key technical barrier for foldable displays.
Flexible, bendable glass is reality
More flexible than the limits of your imagination. With thicknesses below 100 micrometers, SCHOTT is creating a new generation of ultra-thin glasses that are ideally suited for integration into all kinds of devices, thanks to their ability to be flexible or chemically strengthened, or both. In this way, SCHOTT is paving the way for unprecedented device designs – be it as foldable displays, components in mobile cameras or a completely new product groups: ultra-thin glass is what makes innovations in the area of consumer electronics possible in the first place.
The smallest bending radii that make ultra-thin glass beyond the 100 micrometer mark possible are particularly breathtaking. For example, the embedded video shows a flexible SCHOTT glass of the latest generation that is bent to a bending radius below 2 millimeters.
We are certain that there is even more to it. Not least thanks to the glass-making heroes at SCHOTT who reinvent our beloved material glass every day. Building on a company history of over 135 years, which is still part of our DNA today.