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14.09.2017, Mainz, Germany

For the ‘Sunny Side’ of Displays

The latest laminated, anti-reflective cover glass from SCHOTT – CONTURAN® IR Protect – deflects infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation with a high degree of success. Its properties allow the glass to reliably protect sensitive electronic and digital signage displays or digital banner boards from the challenges brought on by outside use.
Hot summer days present an extreme challenge to displays in self-contained advertising systems. Active cooling systems are needed to keep the interior space of the displays at safe temperatures so that the displays do not overheat, malfunction or become badly damaged. To achieve seamless operation of digital signage displays, even when the sun beats down with its most intensive rays – the international technology group SCHOTT is proud to introduce a new laminated anti-reflective cover glass which uniquely combines display protection with optimal visibility.

Reliable protection from UV and Infrared radiation

CONTURAN® IR Protect reliably repels infrared and UV radiation. The laminated safety glass is made by combining two flat glass panes with an integrated IR protective film and provides the respective protection against fracturing, bottoming out and shattering while reducing the transmission of infrared radiation by more than 80 percent. The UV protection is as high as 99 percent. Additionally a high transmission of more than 91 percent within the visible spectrum of light and virtually no annoying reflections thanks to a residual reflection of < 1 percent ensure unrestricted visibility of the display content.

The IR-protected low temperatures in the enclosed system of the outdoor display not only mean less the less likelihood of a malfunction occurring, but they also reduce the need for an active or passive cooling system. The space saved can lead to the utilization of a more compact overall system size as well as the realization of additional cost benefits.

Combinable with all other glass members of the CONTURAN® family

This special glass, which is produced in Germany, is available immediately in maximum dimensions of 1,520 mm x 3,250 mm. However, for customers in need of alternative specifications, the option to customize exists. And CONTURAN® IR Protect can be combined with all other glass types belonging to the CONTURAN® Product family. In addition, SCHOTT also offers a variety of processing features such as strengthening, heat strengthening or printing.

CONTURAN® IR Protect can be used for a variety of applications and is particularly ideal for digital signage, public information boards, train destination display panels or interactive information terminals.

Further information:

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.99 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2015/2016. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. 
Press contact
Michael Mueller
Public Relations Manager
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4088
Further information
Salvatore Ruggiero
Vice President Marketing and Communication
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4140