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Press Releases in 2013

Feb

21
SCHOTT plans to grow through its core businesses in 2013
  • Strong market position in the areas of Pharmaceutical Systems, Home Tech, Electronic Packaging and Advanced Materials

  • Withdrawal from polycrystalline photovoltaics to leave no lasting adverse effects on the company

  • Investments in tangible fixed assets to increase to 150 million euros in 2012/2013

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Corporate News

Sep

01
SCHOTT introduces Performance Glass Processing Ltd. as accredited PYRANOVA® value-added partner for fire-resistant glazing in the UK
Stafford (UK), September 1, 2014 – SCHOTT, the international technology group and one of the leading suppliers of specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing applications worldwide, has teamed up with Performance Glass Processing Ltd to offer easy, local access to its PYRANOVA® specialty glass.

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Aug

26
SCHOTT Solar CSP Repositions its Receiver Production
Focus shifts to the glass-metal sealings and R&D in Mitterteich, whereas the receiver production will continue in Spain

SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for solar receivers. In Mitterteich, focus will shift to the glass-metal sealings – one of the key components of the receiver and one of the USP’s of SCHOTT Solar CSP. The receiver will continue to be manufactured in Aznalcóllar, close to Sevilla, Spain. Production in Mitterteich will be discontinued indefinitely. Should demand once again rise, then production can be reactivated.
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Aug

11
Solar Thermal Cooling Plant with SCHOTT Receivers Refreshes MNT Headquarter in South Africa
State-of-the art solar receivers from the technology leader energize South Africa’s first concentrating solar thermal cooling system More

July

22
German INDUSTRIEPREIS for SCHOTT Receivers
Mainz, July 22, 2014 – SCHOTT is this year’s winner of the 2014 INDUSTRIEPREIS (2014 German Industry Prize) in the category Energy & Environment. The international technology group was recognized for its high-performance receivers that are used in solar power plants. Thanks to their mature technology, SCHOTT receivers have a significant impact on the performance of these power plants and generate eco-friendly electricity for well over 20 years. In fact, they are even capable of supplying power to entire cities. The INDUSTRIEPREIS was awarded for the ninth time in mid-April to “outstanding industrial enterprises” by the “Initiative Mittelstand” and the German Huber Verlag für Neue Medien. More

July

21
HelioJet SpectrumCC LED aircraft cabin lighting solution to take off for the first time with SAS
HelioJet SpectrumCC (Color Control) with its unique True Color Sensor emits life-long homogeneous colored light

Mainz (Germany), July 21, 2014 – Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have signed a contract for the installation of the HelioJet LED lighting system, designed and developed in cooperation between the specialty glass expert and lighting specialist SCHOTT and LHT. As the first to place an order for the new aircraft cabin LED lighting system, SAS is the launching customer for HelioJet. The installation is part of a comprehensive cabin modification program for seven A330 and A340 aircraft which SAS will execute over the next months. The first aircraft equipped with HelioJet is expected to fly in 2015.

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July

09
New CCTV lenses by SCHOTT MORITEX designed for high-precision inspection
Combined with a 5-megapixel camera, the ML-M MP5 Series achieves great image quality with higher resolution and contrast than conventional CCTV lenses.

Mainz (Germany) & Tokyo (Japan), July 9, 2014 SCHOTT MORITEX, a manufacturer of machine vision systems and image-related equipment, is now introducing the ML-M MP5 Series with four lens models for high precision inspection. The company’s newest lineup of high-end closed-circuit television (CCTV) lenses addresses the needs of applications using high pixel count image sensors, such as the inspection of printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic components, and food and beverage products. The ML-M MP5 Series will be on display at SEMICON West in San Francisco on July 8-10, 2014 at booth #2510.

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July

07
SCHOTT Demonstrates syriQ™ InJentle Syringes for Biotech Drugs at Pharmapack North America
Rise in sensitive drug formulations requires new syringe concepts

NEW YORK—June 10, 2014— SCHOTT will showcase its syriQTM InJentle prefillable syringes at Pharmapack North America in New York on June 10-12, 2014 at booth #3466. These high-quality, prefillable glass syringes represent a superior delivery system for the increasingly advanced medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies, especially sensitive biotech drugs. syriQ InJentle’s unique design safely stores drugs and allows for easy administration in a continuing effort to ensure patient safety and health.

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June

25
SCHOTT MORITEX Offers New High-Brightness LED Line Illumination and High-Power Bar Illumination Series
Machine vision illumination for a wide range of inspection targets, including printed circuit boards and automotive parts More

June

10
SCHOTT to take part in the Skincare Ingredients Online Conference and Expo
SCHOTT will present its mobile cosmetic counseling devices in the webinar „Under the Skin – Technology-Based Visual Analysis“ More

June

02
SCHOTT POWERAMIC™ glass-ceramics: A New Class of Dielectrics for High Voltage Capacitors
Glass-ceramics as dielectrics in capacitors provide a high energy storage density for an extended temperature range More

May

26
Renowned geoscientist recognized for his pioneering work on volcanic glasses
13th Otto Schott Research Award presented to Professor Donald B. Dingwell / Research provides important insights for industrial glass melting processes More

May

20
SCHOTT to expand its portfolio of PURAVIS® glass optical fibers
Aperture angle of up to 120° expands application possibilities in the area of medical endoscopy More

May

19
SCHOTT now offers a complete range of filters after expanding its coating expertise
Highly advanced interference filters for medical diagnostics now available in accordance with customer specifications More

May

19
125 Years of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledges its historic importance and promising future orientation
  • The Foundation celebrates its anniversary this year together with its companies ZEISS and SCHOTT
  • Unique company model successful to this day
  • 80 million euros in funding support for the sciences since 2007
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May

15
SCHOTT plant in Brazil celebrates diamond anniversary
The company believes in the importance of the plant, and is making a major investment in its future. R$15 million is budgeted for modernization in 2015. More

May

14
SCHOTT N-FK58: New optical glass with extremely low dispersion and outstanding processing properties
Various glasses with low dispersion in refractive index level 0.5 now available More

May

12
Interpack 2014: New syringes from SCHOTT for use in infusion therapy and with biotech ingredients
Large-format 20 ml TopPac syringe for syringe pumps

syriQ InJentle: innovative glass syringe for biotech drugs
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May

05
Wide variety of glass and metal combinations from SCHOTT for long-term protection
SCHOTT offers a broad range of material combinations for use in hermetic glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealed packages – from titanium and aluminum to Monel and Inconel

Landshut (Germany), May 5, 2014 – The international technology group and specialty glass expert SCHOTT offers hermetic housings, made from a wide variety of materials, for the protection of sensitive electronics used in harsh environments. Sensors, for example, are used in numerous applications that function in demanding conditions. In order to reliably protect these sensors, various metals and alloys ranging from titanium and aluminum to Monel and Inconel can be used. In addition to glass-to-metal combinations, ceramic-to-metal seals are also possible depending on the compatibility of the coefficients of thermal expansion. The company has been active in this business for over 70 years and based on its broad know-how of material selection and combination, SCHOTT offers in-depth consultation to help customers achieve their desired product properties. SCHOTT will be presenting its product portfolio in the area of hermetic housings and feedthroughs at the SMT in Nuremberg from May 6-8. (SCHOTT booth no. 301 in hall 9).

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Apr

15
SCHOTT India Acquitted of Anti-Competitive Conduct
Competition Appellate Tribunal rules in favor of SCHOTT India against the Competition Commission of India and Kapoor Glass Pvt. Ltd.

The Tribunal condemns Kapoor Glass’ act of forging SCHOTT India glass tubes as a direct hazard to human lives
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Apr

11
Family celebration at SCHOTT in Jena on the 20th birthday of its BOROFLOAT® specialty glass
The floated borosilicate glass BOROFLOAT® provides the basis for many successful businesses / Open House Day for SCHOTT employees and their families More

Apr

09
SCHOTT wins Crystal Cabin Award for its innovative interior sidewall window panes in passenger aircraft
Laminated glass composite made from Xensation® Cover glass is superior to traditional plastic-based windows More

Apr

02
A New Dimension in Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT and Lufthansa Technik create homogeneous colors with HelioJet SpectrumCC
Innovative sensor technology allows for colors to be displayed in a consistently uniform manner for the first time ever More

Mar

24
Small component – big impact: SCHOTT Eternaloc™ electrical terminal headers securely feed LNG pumps with power
The Korean floating LNG facility Prelude trusts German engineering: SCHOTT Eternaloc™ terminal headers with glass-to-metal sealing technology have a 30-year track record of safety and maintenance-free performance in LNG applications More

Mar

20
SCHOTT donates EUR 23,000 in aid to help the victims of the Typhoon in the Philippines
Mainz, March 20, 2014. Typhoon Haiyan decimated the Philippines last November. SCHOTT AG employees and the company itself collected EUR 23,029.32 in donations together to help with the reconstruction effort by holding a fundraising campaign. During a company assembly that was held today, the Chairman of the Works Council, Wolfgang Heinrich, and Hans-Peter Langer, Head of Personnel for the SCHOTT Group, presented a check in this amount to Dr. Michael de Frênes, Head of the Malteser in the diocese of Mainz, and Dr. Kai Kronfeld, Managing Director of the Malteser in Mainz. These donations will be put toward a rebuilding project sponsored by Malteser International in a village on the island of Bantayan. The funds will help to provide 13 families with new places to live. More

Mar

11
SCHOTT and DELO protect passengers
New material composite for displays prevents glass splinters in crashes More

Mar

10
SCHOTT’s High-Tech Electronic Packages Enable Maximum Speed Data Transfer in High-Frequency Applications
Detailed measurement data on HTCC feedthroughs for 100 Gbit/s QSFP transceivers and TO PLUS® 28 Gbit/s packages available More

Feb

18
SCHOTT returns to profitability
  • Fiscal year 2012/2013: EUR 26 million in consolidated net income
  • Sales declined by 2 percent to EUR 1.84 billion due to currency translation
  • Investments in tangible fixed assets rose to EUR 122 million
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Feb

12
SCHOTT ROBAX® showcases its range of 3-dimensional fire viewing panels
ROBAX® glass-ceramic panels offer panoramic views of the fire in a large variety of designs More

Feb

10
SCHOTT KAISHA completes five years of successful co-operation
Expansion plans on track; first module reaches full capacity / Over 100 new jobs to be created within 2014 More

Feb

05
SCHOTT to Display Future Innovations in Drug Packaging at Pharmapack 2014
Paris, February 05, 2014 – SCHOTT invites the pharmaceutical industry to take a peek at future innovations in drug packaging at the Pharmapack Trade Show (Paris, February 12 - 13, 2014). At booth 602 SCHOTT will be showcasing a whole range of new packaging solutions – starting from glass vials that help pharma companies to prevent delamination to ready to use solutions that enable lyophilization of nested glass containers. In order to ensure a smooth integration into existing customers’ processes, SCHOTT has been working on both of these topics together with its customers and filling line manufacturers. More

Feb

03
At Photonics West SCHOTT introduces coatings with high laser damage threshold
New coating facility improves quality of active and passive materials for laser applications More

Jan

30
At BiOS SCHOTT to present a variety of glass substrates for use in biotechnology
Specialty glass and in-house micro-structuring technology for top quality substrates / NEXTERION®products now also pre-scribed to final format More

Jan

29
SCHOTT MORITEX Introduces Vibration-Resistant Megapixel Macro Lens Series
New ML-MCHR series with five focal lengths for use in factory automation More

Jan

27
SCHOTT to Exhibit Component Innovations at SPIE Photonics West and BiOS
SCHOTT’s products and specifications include optical and laser glass, glass for biotechnology, and fiber optics More
2013

Dec

02
Nuclear Power Experts agree: Raising safety standards of Nuclear Power Plants world-wide is a central task
SCHOTT offers glass-to-metal sealed electrical penetration assemblies that meet the highest safety requirements of modern Nuclear Power Plants More

Nov

21
Anti-reflective glass with anti-fingerprint coating: SCHOTT presents AMIRAN® DARO at Exponatec
DARO coating makes fingerprints harder to see and glass much easier to clean More

Nov

20
SCHOTT offers 360° panorama view
Display cases made of anti-reflective glass tubing provide a 360° panorama view of products and exhibits More

Nov

19
New VG20 filter glass from SCHOTT for maximum protection against harmful infrared radiation
Ideal for use in surgery: lighter weight laser safety glasses now even possible with high color accuracy More

Nov

14
SCHOTT to offer fully RoHS-compliant fiber optic faceplates for use in medical technology
Serial production of monolithic faceplates of up to 320 mm x 320 mm in size for use in digital X-ray sensors featuring C-MOS technology More

Nov

08
SCHOTT emphasizes growth targets of its global syringe business
New brand appearance syriQ(TM) presented at PDA Universe of pre-filled syringes and injection device conference in Basel, Switzerland More

Nov

07
SCHOTT Smart Touch Sets New Design Trend in Control Panels for Electrical Appliances
In the future, appliances will be able to be operated using finger grooves in the glass surface More

Nov

06
SCHOTT Research fellow to Chair the Advisory Board on Glass Technology
Mainz-based technology group SCHOTT supports Museum with know-how and by providing innovative exhibits More