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14.
August
SCHOTT AG delivers pharma vials to package 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines; Indian JV SCHOTT KAISHA leads the supply of vials from India
German glass manufacturing giant SCHOTT AG is supporting the world’s fight against COVID-19 with vials capable of holding up to 2 billion vaccination doses. The pharma glass and packaging specialist has reached agreements with leading pharmaceutical companies, including key players in India. The global agreements became effective last month and first vials are already being delivered to companies in Asia, North America and Europe.

In India, SCHOTT’s 50-50 joint venture, SCHOTT KAISHA is supplying vials for COVID-19 vaccines to Serum Institute (India) and several other players. The joint venture operates four manufacturing facilities in the country located in Jambusar and Umarsadi in Gujarat, Daman, and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. In addition, the company produces the pharmaceutical glass tubing for the packaging itself at its global sites including one in Jambusar in Gujarat.
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Corporate News
22.
September
SCHOTT acquires INCOM’s MEGAdraw business - Expansion of portfolio of fiber optic imaging technologies
SCHOTT North America, Inc. announced today that it has successfully closed the acquisition of INCOM, Inc.’s MEGAdraw business. With this investment, SCHOTT expands its portfolio of fused fiber optic imaging technologies at its Lighting and Imaging production site in Southbridge, MA. More
16.
September
SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light receives German Design Award
The German Design Council awarded the SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light as “Winner 2021” in the category “Excellent Product Design - Aviation, Maritime and Railway”. It recognizes Jade as a product that plays a “pioneering role within the international design landscape”. More
08.
September
Three out of every four COVID-19 vaccine projects across the globe rely on SCHOTT vials
In 2019, SCHOTT announced a $1 billion investment in its pharmaceutical packaging business to expand capacity by more than 50 percent. Now, SCHOTT has achieved a milestone, delivering vials to three out of every four COVID-19 vaccine projects undergoing phase I, II, and III testing (Source: Global Data). Already, the company has delivered millions of glass vials to SARS-CoV-2 programs including partners of Operation Warp Speed in the U.S. More
01.
September
Structured glass portfolio: SCHOTT FLEXINITY® now more precise than ever before – available in mass production
SCHOTT, inventor of specialty glass and optical technology pioneer, has broadened its structured glass wafer portfolio FLEXINITY® for diverse industry applications. Tolerances are now below the ultra-tight 20 microns (± 10 micron threshold, enabling highly precise and accurate alignments with partner components. SCHOTT’s comprehensive product portfolio offers a broad range of thicknesses, from the ultra-thin 100µm to 3.3 mm. Wide formats of up to 600mm in width are also available. A new production line in Penang, Malaysia now operates on mass production scale. With FLEXINITY®‘s expanded structured glass product portfolio, SCHOTT can offer full services from product development up to mass production. More
29.
July
TearLab and SCHOTT MINIFAB Announce ’20 Million’ Manufacturing Milestone
TearLab® Corporation, together with SCHOTT MINIFAB are celebrating an important milestone with the delivery of the 20 millionth microfluidic eye test card from the production line in Melbourne, Australia. The milestone comes as a result of a 13-year contract manufacturing partnership between the two companies, beginning in 2007 with an ambitious microfluidic product development program. More
15.
July
Smart Skin Technologies opens new Office in downtown Fredericton to support growing team
Today, we are sharing news from our partner Smart Skin Technologies, of which we are a lead investor. More
01.
July
Reflective waveguides for Augmented Reality: Lumus and SCHOTT enter into Strategic Partnership
Lumus, the pioneering innovator of reflective waveguide displays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, has joined forces with SCHOTT, the leading supplier to the growing AR industry. Based on a strategic partnership agreement between the companies, SCHOTT has built a manufacturing setup to supply Lumus’ core technology, the Lightguide Optical Element (LOE), which is based on reflective waveguide technology. More
26.
June
SCHOTT delivers pharma vials to package 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines
SCHOTT supports the world’s fight against COVID-19 with vials capable of holding up to 2 billion vaccination doses. The glassmaker and pharma packaging specialist has reached agreements with leading pharmaceutical companies, including partners of ‘Operation Warp Speed’ – the US government initiative to serve local vaccine production needs. The agreements become effective immediately and first vials are being delivered to companies in North America, Europe and Asia. SCHOTT is ideally positioned to meet the challenging demand situation, as it has been maintaining a global and already validated production network for decades. Even before the expansion, the company already produced more than 11 billion pharma containers for life-saving drugs per annum. More
25.
June
SCHOTT launches new VisiLED UV Ring Light for stereo microscopy
Switch between white light and UV illumination at the touch of a button

The new SCHOTT® VisiLED UV Ring Light for stereo microscopes combines classic bright-field illumination with UV illumination. It is the only segment ring light on the market in which white-light and UV-LEDs are alternately installed in eight segments. This LED arrangement allows objects to be examined from the same illumination angle, which significantly improves the ability to compare and reproduce resulting images. While the homogenous white light displays samples in natural color, UV excitation reveals previously invisible parts of the sample through fluorescence. The SCHOTT MC 1100 Controller (available for separate purchase) makes it easy to switch between the two illumination modes.
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22.
June
The end of the war brought the deepest cut in company history
SCHOTT celebrates the legendary “Odyssey of 41 Glassmakers” 75 years ago More
17.
June
Better Together: Partnership of Two Industry Leaders Provides Fast and Easy Access to Optical Filters
Two top brands, Edmund Optics® and SCHOTT, have expanded their collaboration to better serve customer needs. More
16.
June
Leading pharma packaging companies commit to supply for Covid-19 fight
Stevanato Group, SCHOTT, and Gerresheimer confirm the readiness to support future Covid-19 Vaccine with pharmaceutical containers More
10.
June
Glass-ceramics optimize exhaust gas sensors
Heatan™ reduces manufacturing steps, components and space required for sensors

An innovative technology for glass-ceramic insulators can fundamentally change the production of exhaust gas sensors. Heatan are components manufactured entirely by SCHOTT. They combine a material developed specifically for this purpose with a matching production method. The result is a significant reduction in the number of parts in a typical sensor as well as the space required. What’s more, only two production steps are needed instead of 20.
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18.
May
Reduced Contamination Risk and Higher Process Yield in Bioreactors
Innovative SCHOTT ViewPort™ PAT components enable in-situ bioprocess monitoring without compromising the sterile boundary

Biopharmaceutical processes require reliable analytical methods to ensure product safety, quality and productivity. However, conventional methods depend on opening the bioreactor when extracting a sample or compromising the sterile boundary when inserting a probe, which increases the risk of contamination. With SCHOTT ViewPort™ process analytical technology (PAT) components, continuous in-situ measurement is possible without penetrating the bioreactor barrier. The metal conduit, which acts as a receptacle and optical interface for sensors or spectrometers, features a tightly sealed optical window consisting of sapphire, which enables real-time process monitoring. The components are developed and manufactured by the optical glass and glass-to-metal sealing expert SCHOTT in Germany, and are available as standard variants for multi-use bioreactors (MUB) as well as customized versions for single-use bioreactors (SUB).
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13.
May
The most flexible ultra-thin glass for foldable displays and flip phones: SCHOTT introduces Xensation® Flex – the foldable glass revolution
New Xensation® Flex is ultra-thin glass (UTG) that is flexible enough to bend around one’s finger after processing and available in mass production.

SCHOTT – a leading global UTG powerhouse since the 1990s – offers the industry’s most flexible glass, with a bending radius lower than 2 mm and thicknesses less than a human hair after processing.

Besides its outstanding flexibility, Xensation® Flex can be chemically toughened. This makes it a suitable material for flip phones, which require both flexible and strong displays. The high-transparency of Xensation® Flex makes it a premium option to create high-end user experience.

SCHOTT, the inventor of specialty glass, is pushing the boundaries of human imagination with its flexible glass line-up. The international technology group now introduces Xensation® Flex, the most flexible ultra-thin glass that is available in mass production. The new flexible cover glass product line-up offers breathtaking bending radii below 2 mm after processing and is an addition to the company’s Xensation® high-performance glass portfolio.
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29.
April
SCHOTT Pharmaversity – Sharing expertise. Shaping tomorrow
Global pharma specialist in primary packaging SCHOTT launches a new service for the entire pharmaceutical industry. SCHOTT founded the Pharmaversity, an inspirational network hub for experts in the industry, provided by experts in glass and polymer. This is in line with SCHOTT’s mind-set to strongly focus on collaborative aspects as a key business driver and to share knowledge among the key players in the industry to move it forward together. More
29.
January
SCHOTT increases sales in India and plans record investments
- Fiscal year 2018/2019: Global Sales rise by 5.1% to EUR 2.2 billion
- India sales growth by 18% to INR 388.6 crores (EUR 49.5 million)
- Highest investments in the company’s history planned at EUR 320 million, ongoing expansion in India

Mainz/Mumbai, January 29, 2020: SCHOTT AG, a leading international specialty glass and technical ceramic materials manufacturer, has continued on its growth course in fiscal year 2018/19 (October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019). Its key financial figures developed positively or remained at a solid level from previous year.
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2019
16.
December
SCHOTT Glass India conducts its SCHOTT FIOLAX® Scholarship Program for the 6th year
SCHOTT Glass India announces its sixth SCHOTT FIOLAX® Scholarship Program in India for higher studies in pharmacy; Young women students outperform again.

In the sixth year of SCHOTT FIOLAX® Scholarship Program, SCHOTT awarded ten scholarships to meritorious students pursuing Bachelors (B. Pharmacy) and Masters (M. Pharmacy) Degrees in Pharmacy in Mumbai and Gujarat.
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28.
November
SCHOTT inaugurates new production facility at its Gujarat plant, production capacity to increase by 50%
SCHOTT AG, a global leader in pharmaceutical glass manufacturing, is inaugurating its new glass tank facility in Jambusar, Gujarat following an investment of €21 million last year. The company forecasts a rapid growth trend for high quality glass material in the pharma industry, and has thus committed additional investments of €26 million for yet another tank facility in 2020.

Each of the new production facilities with a combined investment of €47 million, will double the capacity of SCHOTT Glass India’s manufacturing plant, allowing the group to produce its highly specialised FIOLAX® tubing material for both domestic and export demands.
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Trade Fairs & Events
05.
October
Trade fair PDA Prefilled Syringes, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 05.10 - 06.10.2020
07.
October
Trade fair Forum Labo, Eurexpo, Lyon, France, 07.10 - 08.10.2020
05.
November
Trade fair Denkmal, Leipzig, Germany, 05.11 - 07.11.2020