SCHOTT solutions no. 2/2011 > Eco-Label

Photo: SCHOTT/J. Meyer

Doubly Certified and Environmentally Friendly

SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic cooktop panels have been confirmed environmentally friendly by two independent and neutral committees.

Dr. Gabriele Reinartz

CERAN® eco-friendly glass-ceramic cooktop panels are produced without the use of arsenic or antimony and are therefore particularly environmentally friendly. This has now been confirmed twice by independent institutions.

In June of 2011, SCHOTT CERAN® was certified environmentally friendly by the German certification service provider TÜV ­Rheinland (PROOF Certificate,, ID No 0000033481). As a neutral, independent third party, the institution monitors and certifies products on the basis of ­compliance with legal provisions, relevant performance benchmarks and standards. The TÜV Rheinland label is awarded to glass-ceramic cooktop panels, which are subjected to ongoing tests for harmful substances and their suitability for use with food products. Products with this label are tested independently in accordance with the criteria applying to glass-ceramic cooktop panels.

In addition, CERAN® is the very first glass-ceramic cooktop panel to have been awarded the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification (Certification number 10CA54701). The ­independent U.S. organization, which was founded in 1894, ­applies very high standards in its examination and certification of product safety. In this case, CERAN® was tested for dangerous or toxic components and passed the tests. The UL certification is a well-known label, especially in the United States.

”The certificates have a far-reaching and clearly global significance for us and our customers. Environmental friendliness and German quality – independently tested – have a high international standing,” pointed out Stefan-Marc Schmidt, Vice-President Marketing and Sales, SCHOTT Home Tech.