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06.03.2018, Karlsruhe / Mainz, Germany

Clear view of information boards and displays

For the first time an exhibitor at “IT Trans”, SCHOTT offers a variety of sophisticated solutions for technical glazing for transport and traffic

Technical glazing performs important functions in transport and traffic, for example as nearly invisible, low-reflection cover glass for display boards at train stations or for public information boards, even with touchscreen surfaces. The technology group SCHOTT will be showcasing its wide range of non-glare CONTURAN® glass and other anti-glare glasses along with comprehensive expertise in the processing, refinement and application of its applications at the IT Trans trade fair in Karlsruhe from March 6 to 8, 2018 (Stand B15).
The CONTURAN® DARO antireflective coating combines antireflective coating with a protective film to prevent contamination on cover glasses for professional touch displays. Picture: SCHOTT
The CONTURAN® DARO antireflective coating combines antireflective coating with a protective film to prevent contamination on cover glasses for professional touch displays. Picture: SCHOTT
Karlsruhe/Mainz, March 5, 2018 – Display boards at stations such as rail travel destination indicators are exposed to extreme weather and temperature conditions. Other outdoor displays and digital signage must withstand frost, wind, rain, sunlight, ultraviolet and infrared radiation and remain easily readable even in direct or unfavorable light conditions. If these have touch functions as well, the cover glass used must also offer protection against fingerprints, dirt and sweat.

Conventional soda-lime float glasses rarely meet such special requirements. Although they offer strong properties and relatively low production costs, higher optical demands require special glasses with special finishes and qualities.

To meet to these demands, SCHOTT offers its growing family of anti-reflective glasses under the CONTURAN® brand. These chemically resistant products can be used wherever valuable displays need to be protected and unwanted reflections minimized. CONTURAN® glass also carries an optical interference coating on either or both sides. Optical reflections on the glass’s surface caused by sunlight or artificial lighting can be reduced by about 90 percent. The glass provides transmission of over 98 percent and is nearly invisible. “CONTURAN® has already proven itself in a multitude of applications, especially in the transport and traffic sector,” says Erik Richter, Product Manager of Processed Glass at SCHOTT

Fewer fingerprints, more protection in every way
This all-rounder not only offers a clear view of digital displays and information. CONTURAN® IR Protect, for instance, offers both antireflection and infrared protection. The risk of outdoor displays overheating and getting damaged due to direct sunlight can be significantly reduced. CONTURAN® DARO keeps displays clean longer and makes fingerprints up to 90 percent less visible. CONTURAN® DARO combines non-reflective and oleophobic surface protection with unmatched durability for the first time – ideal for professional touchscreen displays

Besides its many other CONTURAN® variants, SCHOTT also has anti-glare glass in its portfolio. This float glass is given a slightly diffuse, roughened surface by chemical etching. Reflections are thus scattered over a larger spatial angle so that very few reflections remain at each respective position, causing less disruption to viewing. Anti-glare glass is relatively impervious to dirt and fingerprints, ideal for touch applications and outdoor use in bright, pointed ambient light.

“We offer customized solutions for many applications and would be happy to offer advice on technical glazing of any kind,” says Richter. SCHOTT’s expertise covers the entire process chain, from glass production, mechanical processing and chemical and thermal tempering to various finishing processes such as lamination and screen printing. The company has offered CONTURAN® glass for more than 30 years

SCHOTT and CONTURAN® are registered trademarks of SCHOTT AG.


SCHOTT Processed Glass:


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 33 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 2.05 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2016/2017. 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.
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