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20.05.2014, Mainz (Germany)

SCHOTT to expand its portfolio of PURAVIS® glass optical fibers

Aperture angle of up to 120° expands application possibilities in the area of medical endoscopy
SCHOTT expanded its portfolio of lead-free PURAVIS® step index fibers for illumination applications to include the GOF120. The new glass fiber achieves an aperture angle of up to 120° and is well-suited for applications in the field of medical
SCHOTT expanded its portfolio of lead-free PURAVIS® step index fibers for illumination applications to include the GOF120. The new glass fiber achieves an aperture angle of up to 120° and is well-suited for applications in the field of medical
Mainz (Germany), May 20, 2014 – The international technology group SCHOTT has announced that it has expanded its portfolio of lead-free PURAVIS® step index fibers for illumination applications to include the GOF120. The new glass fiber achieves an aperture angle of up to 120° with its aperture of 0.86. This means it is particularly well-suited for applications in the field of medical endoscopy to illuminate internal cavities. SCHOTT will present its range of glass optical fibers for use in medical applications at OPTATEC, the international trade exhibition on optical technologies, components and systems, to be held in Frankfurt/Main from May 20-22, 2014, (booth 3.0 D12).

“The strength of our PURAVIS® GOF120 is that it offers high light transmission, yet maintains its natural white light appearance. This enables the technician to make exact diagnoses when examining tissue samples,” explains Karen Holst, Product Manager for optical glass fibers at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging.

Like its two sister fibers GOF70 and GOF85 that were successfully launched two years ago, the GOF120 fiber improves blue light and near ultraviolet transmission. SCHOTT thus offers fibers for use in the most advanced disciplines of medical technology, such as fluorescence diagnostics, for instance.

The special glass formula used to make these SCHOTT fibers includes an improved resistance class and therefore ensures that PURAVIS® fibers offer even greater long-term stability. As a result, these fibers can be subjected to repeated cleaning and autoclaving without impairing the quality of their light transmission.

SCHOTT uses an environmentally-friendly production process to manufacture its lead-free PURAVIS® glass fibers that does not require the use of either arsenic or antimony. This means PURAVIS® fibers already meet the requirements of the RoHS regulations. The production technique is thus in line with SCHOTT’s commitment to protect the environment. For additional information visit:
https://www.schott.com/lightingimaging/english/medical/medical-products.html

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http://www.schott-pictures.net/presskit/236673.GOF120

SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 1.84 billion euros for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
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