Glass Records

The Thinnest Flat Glass

is made by SCHOTT and has a minimum thickness of only 0.025 mm. It has applications in medical technology and electronics.

The World’s Largest Hour Glass

is composed of DURAN® borosilicate from SCHOTT and stands in Nima park (Japan). The clock was produced in Mainz. It has a diameter of more than 3 feet and is more than 16 feet high.

The World’s Largest Wine Bottle

is 9 feet high, has a diameter of 31 inches and an encasing capacity of 1,200 liters. SCHOTT produced the over-sized bottle in Mainz of DURAN® borosilicate glass according to order for the French city of Rueil-Malmaison.

An 8-Meter Mirror

is the largest piece of glass in the world. Large astronomical observatories use it to research the universe. Glass ceramic mirror substrates manufactured by SCHOTT are an integral part of the Earth’s most productive telescopes.

The First Glass to Leave Our Solar System,

was glass from SCHOTT. It is to be found in the optical systems of the Pioneer and Voyager space probes.

The Largest Marmalade Glass

is 5 feet high, weighs 215 lbs and is composed of ¼-inch thick borosilicate glass. Manufactured by SCHOTT in Mainz, this jam glass, which has a capacity of more than 2,300 lbs, now stands in Bad Schwartau.