Everyone knows glass, but only a few actually know the possibilities glass enables. Our 6,000 scientists and engineers are constantly unveiling new secrets about the material. Together with our customers, we are persistently exceeding technological and creative boundaries. Here is where we tell their exciting stories.

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Digitalization & Connectivity

Our world is more connected than ever before. All-new devices like wearables find their way into everyday life, while cars mutate into rolling computer systems. Whether as a cover for smartphone displays, substrate for 5G antenna technology, or even as a core element of unprecedented device designs: specialty glass is an essential component of the digital world. Not always visible, but always there.


The glass structuring revolution

Let the future evolve in your hands

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of daily life. In the near future they will transform into a wearable device around our wrists – all thanks to ultra-thin glass.

Shaping the networked future with glass

Health & Wellbeing

Health is in the foreground for many people and it shapes the most diverse areas of life. The term stands for physical, mental and social well-being with a lifestyle of personal fulfilment and prevention. As life expectancy increases worldwide and the connection to the digital world continues, health-conscious consumers are making new demands.


Supporting the fight against COVID-19

The importance of COVID-19 diagnostics

How to bring light into the airway


The increasing population makes available space a limited good in growing global metropolitan regions. Whether usable living space for more and more people, stable mobile radio networks and frequency spaces for increasing networking, or usable street space for mobility solutions: Urbanization brings with it compellingly necessary changes that often only become possible with the help of specialty glass.



A backyard barbecue is a time-honored tradition, but little has changed in the world of grill design to keep pace with today’s outdoor living and entertainment spaces. Grill masters and weekend [...]

The CERAN® kitchen rock star turns 50

SCHOTT engineers revolutionized cooking in 1971 with a black glass-ceramic: CERAN®. Today, the rock star sets new standards for cooking in the future.

Shining a new light on cooking

SCHOTT is shining a new light on cooking with CERAN EXCITE®. Discover more about tomorrow's cooktop innovation.

Cozy up. Clean less. Chill more.

Few places are better than a relaxing spot in front of a fireplace. Until the fire gets too hot. How could the heat radiating into the living space be controlled with an invisible solution?

Pleases the eye. Brightens the night.

The tinted glass-ceramic ROBAX® NightView allows a completely new and highly pleasant pellet fire experience. Find out how.


The 21st century is characterized by a growing need for new mobility concepts due to individualization, connectivity, urbanization and neo-ecology requirements. Technical innovations and changing needs are becoming the driving force. This trend is characterized by the acronym ACES: autonomous, connected, electrical and shared. We are experiencing an evolution: the beginning of a new, multimobile ecosystem.


High heat – Reliable data transmission

Find out more about SCHOTT's Heatan™ technology: enabling reliable data transmission in high-temperature applications.

The key to LiDAR safety

Why high-performance sensor packaging is crucial in high-level advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Relaxation and well-being on board

Knowledge-driven Economy

Technical progress allows the distribution and exchange of digital information and data which enables the expansion and availability of knowledge worldwide. Countries and companies are competing for the best in inventions, innovations and patents. To generate the necessary scientific knowledge or to develop the newest technologies, sophisticated materials are a must. They enable what´s requested: enlarging human horizons.


Decoding the glass genome

Writing glass history

Ask a Question Day


Globalization, digitalization and climate change are profoundly changing our lives. For the future, therefore, sustainable development is one of the biggest challenges. Sustainability means that economic, ecological and social actions must always align with the guiding principle of responsibility - for the benefit of both the people and the environment, hence the entire planet Earth.


As clear as water

Water is a scarce resource. And the technologies to clean water in a sustainable way and to reduce users' footprint are extremely important. Tiny algae are the ones to provide a really [...]

An ambitious goal

Climate-neutral by 2030


Change is afoot in the world’s energy industry. Alternative energy sources, soaring demand in emerging markets and a growing digitalization are just some of the elements disrupting the status quo. To keep the world’s lights on, humanity will need to find smart solutions to make energy supply cleaner, renewable and more efficient at the same time.


A fireplace with corners and edges

Generating energy naturally

The latest work by artist Andreas Greiner is a photobioreactor made of glass tubes.

Energy of the future

At Expo 2017, microalgae are being presented as energy-efficient future products – in photobioreactors made of DURAN glass.

More energy with safety

Our world is becoming increasingly digital – and our hunger for energy more insatiable. Glass plays a significant role in this process.