Home appliances are increasingly turning into design objects – also thanks to modern flat glass solutions. With Duo Design, SCHOTT developed a unique technology with highly resistant ceramic ink that now enables printing on the front and back of flat glass for the first time. This allows manufacturers of home appliances to present their brand logo in unprecedented designs or create 3D image effects. Additionally, the double-sided printing enables haptic surfaces adding a tactile experience when touching the glass. The home appliance manufacturers V-ZUG and Hoover have already launched product families that showcase Duo Design’s infinite possibilities.
The largest photobioreactor plant for the cultivation of microalgae in Europe at the ecoduna site in Austria, with a volume of 780 cubic meters, got off to a good start since spring. Daily maximum harvests of 160 kilograms of dry biomass were achieved. The large-scale plant consists of around 43,000 DURAN® glass tubes arranged vertically on an area of around 10,000 square meters. Due to the demand signaled by customers from the food supplement industry, ecoduna is planning to expand its capacity by another two hectares.