SCHOTT solutions no. 2/2012 > Short stories

Photo: SCHOTT/A. Buchwald

Glass tubes with edges

SCHOTT’s expertise and years of experience in special glass made it possible to successfully develop a new type of non-round glass tube: CONTURAX® Pro. This profiled tubing offers high transparency and thermal shock resistance as well as hard, smooth surfaces for vast scratch protection. Furthermore, it enables precise processing through its geometrical accuracy. Due to their variety of shapes, CONTURAX® Pro glass tubes are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications in the field of architecture, art and design. The 12 meter glass wall – shown at the glasstec 2012 trade show in Duesseldorf – was realized together with the company Octatube (NL). <|
Photo: VDI/M. Frankenhauser

Prof. Udo Ungeheuer New President of VDI

Organization represents approximately 150,000 engineers

Prof. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG, will take over as the new President of the VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Association of German Engineers) on January 1, 2013. With around 150,000 members, the VDI is by far Germany’s largest engineers association. Its goals include having a positive influence on the development of technology, innovations and Germany as a technology location and acting as an interface between technology and society. Furthermore, the VDI considers itself to be a dissemi­nator of technological expertise and strives to introduce young people in particular to technology. <|
Photo: SCHOTT/C. Costard

PURAVIS™ Quite Popular

Successful market launch of high purity optical fibers made of glass

The market launch of PURAVIS™ high purity glass optical fibers has been successfully underway since the beginning of the year 2012. ”Thanks to its improved properties compared to existing glass optical fibers, our customers have been very receptive to this new product series,” says Karen Holst, Product Manager at SCHOTT Lighting & Imaging. These environmentally friendly fibers manufactured without using lead, arsenic or antimony are particularly well-suited for medical and industrial applications. In fact, they are already being mass manufactured for use in the new medical product ”Universal Light Guide.” <|

Ultra-compact imaging apparatus miniMML

schott and moritex launch world’s smallest telecentric vision unit

The miniMML for machine vision application is the latest imaging apparatus which has a telecentric lens system with two independent LED illuminations and a camera inside the 15 mm low-profile body. Its ultra-compact design allows for a 1/20 downsized but powerful system compared to conventional imaging apparatuses with the equivalent performance. ”Our miniMML will open up new possibilities of machine vision applications,” says Hiroaki Tomono, Product Manager for SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging’s Machine Vision business in Europe. ”The miniMML’s unique all-in-one design makes component selection and setting adjustments unnecessary.” <|

Brand of the Century


SCHOTT was presented with the ”Brand of the Century” award by German Standards for its brand CERAN®. Thanks to its continuous further development, the company’s successful product stands for the highest quality. ”Never stop inventing” is the philosophy of the brand. With CERAN®, SCHOTT has managed to establish a brand in cooking appliances that is perceived positively by an important audience: consumers. SCHOTT has been setting the standards for cooking comfort and quality with its glass-ceramic cooktop panels for more than 40 years. Today, CERAN® has already been sold more than 110 million times all over the world. <|
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125 Years of Borosilicate Glass

Otto Schott developed this new type of glass for use in science and technology

Excellent resistance to heat, sudden changes in temperature and chemicals are the main characteristics of borosilicate glass. The expertise SCHOTT has in working with this special type of glass goes back all the way to its company founder Otto Schott. He began developing this completely unique glass for use in various scientific and technological applications in 1887, in other words 125 years ago. Early on, it was used as thermometer glass (1891), laboratory glass (1892) and lamp cylinders for gas lighting (1893/see picture) and then later on for many other applications like pharmaceutical ampoules, vials and syringes or heat resistant flat glass for home appliances. <|
Photo: SCHOTT/F. Groß

Strong Glass for Smartphones

SCHOTT Xensation® Cover glass off to a great on the mobile phone market

The first smartphones that feature Xensation® Cover glass hit the market in September. Initial orders from well-known customers from Asia, Europe and United States confirm that a completely new standard has been set for performance and hardness. The world’s strongest aluminosilicate glass Xensation® Cover is incredibly break and scratch resistant and therefore ideal for use as a cover glass in touchscreen devices. In addition, the top model also allows for smoother and thinner modern designs. <|
Photo: SCHOTT/A. Matjuschetschkin

Expansion in Russia

SCHOTT to increase its capacity in the area of pharmaceutical packaging in Zavolzhe

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging remains on a strong growth course in Russia and now plans to increase its production capacities for high quality ampoules and vials by more than 50 percent by the middle of 2013. ”Expanding our presence in Russia represents an important strategic step for the benefit of our customers,” explains Dr. Jürgen Sackhoff, responsible for the Pharmaceutical Systems division of SCHOTT AG. SCHOTT is seeing continued growth in demand for locally manufactured primary packaging that meets international standards for quality. By pursuing a consistent investment strategy, the company is helping its customers in the Russian pharmaceutical industry to achieve their own growth and quality objectives.

Porous and Multifunctional

SCHOTT CoralPor™ addresses broad range of applications

The porous glass CoralPor™ developed by SCHOTT can be used in a wide range of applications, especially those in which moisture absorption or molecular separations are required. CoralPor™ is available in two different versions. CoralPor™ 1000 with pore sizes ranging from 4 to 10 nanometers is typically available as powder, rods, discs or plates for applications such as reference electrode junctions, desiccants, coatings or as components in medical technology devices, among others. CoralPor™ 2000 is available as a powder with pore sizes between 40 and 300 nanometers and can be used, for instance, in chromatography as a material for separations or as a synthesis substrate. <|