SCHOTT solutions no. 2/2016 > Short stories

Photo: Morphy Richards

Keyword: Innovation

Would you like to watch your breakfast toast turn brown? The high-tech glass-ceramic NEXTREMA® makes this possible. It transforms appliances into design objects – like this transparent and extremely robust toaster.

AMIRAN® Showcase Glass
Photo: R. Chunji

Clear view in the Imperial Palace

In the former Imperial Palace in Beijing, a magnet for millions of ­visitors, 2,800 square meters of AMIRAN® showcase glass ensured a clear view of two exhibitions in the Tower Gallery. The anti-reflective SCHOTT glass coated on both sides provided a great view of 234 exhibits from the ­Russian artist, Peter Carl Fabergé, and 200 paintings by the Chinese ­artist, Cui Ruzhuo. Even with different levels of lighting on both sides of the glass, AMIRAN® still reduces reflections to a minimum.


For 50 years

The founding of the sales company SCHOTT Nippon in Tokyo back in 1966 marked the starting point for SCHOTT’s direct presence in Asia. The company has been steadily developing its business from a strategic perspective and increasing its share of sales in Asia ever since. Japan is one of the most important markets for specialty glasses and glass-ceramics. Customer service is the key to its success here. SCHOTT is therefore focusing on key account management, application support, and its joint venture with the electronics group NEC.

Dr. Jens Schulte
Photo: SCHOTT/A. Sell

Dr. Schulte the new CFO

Dr. Jens Schulte was named Chief Financial Officer of SCHOTT AG effective July 1, 2016. The 44-year-old business graduate is also responsible for the areas of Information Technology and Purchasing on the Board of Management. Dr. Schulte last worked for Hilti AG in Liechtenstein, where he recently served as Head of Finance and Controlling. Earlier in his career, he worked for McKinsey, Goldman Sachs and ­Siemens. In 2000, he received his doctorate from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel. Dr. Schulte is a recognized financial expert with international management experience.

125th birthday of Erich Schott

Erich Schott

March 29, 2016, marked the 125th birthday of Erich Schott (1891 – 1989). The son of the company founder Otto Schott, Erich Schott is considered the most important figure in the company’s history alongside his father and his father’s partner Ernst Abbe. He helped to shape SCHOTT as a member of the Board of Management from 1927 to 1968.

Run for Children
Photo: SCHOTT/A. Sell

Corporate Social Responsibility

At the 11th Run for Children, sponsored by SCHOTT, the runners passed the 250,000 lap mark (= 100,000 km) and thus reached 1.5 million euros in total donations since the event was founded in 2006.


Innovation begins with a story

A new online platform shows how glass demonstrates more innovative strength than ever before. At, visitowrs can immerse themselves in multimedia-based stories about the versatility of this fascinating material. The stories tell about glass-based lighting innovations in airplanes and cars, ultra-thin glass for curved smartphone displays, the ”Next Extreme Material” for industrial designs of the future and packaging that stores drugs safely. A new story will be added each month.


Laser glass protects the eyes

With LG-960, SCHOTT has ­developed another ”eye-safe” laser glass that ­protects the user’s eyes. It emits in the infrared range and is particularly well suited for use in pulsed laser systems for measuring distance, as well as LIDAR systems and medical lasers.